Play in atlantic beach

Beach? Check. Boats? Yup. Boutiques? We got ‘em, and so much more. The communities of the Crystal Coast each have their own vibe and offer a variety of things to do, see, taste and learn. Whether you find your place on a paddle board on Bogue Sound or prefer a culinary tour of the area’s eateries, we know the perfect activity is just waiting for you to join. What excites you about the Coast? Explore our options to find out.

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Atlantic Beach Surf Shop

Since opening our doors in 1964, we’ve served generations of surfers, locals and travelers alike, offering the widest selection of Surf Equipment, Apparel and Accessories available.

515 West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 726-9382


Adventure CALO – Port City Pirates & Ghosts Tour

An interactive pirate guided tour inside of an authentic haunted historic building.  The building has such a haunted reputation, that it has been investigated dozens of times by professional paranormal teams, and their findings have been nothing short of spectacular.  Everyone in your group gets a real swordfighting lesson. You get to help load & fire a working cannon & of course you will hear some of the area’s creepiest ghost stories. This tour is perfect for families & groups – interactive and tons of FUN!! Paranormal experiences can and do happen, so be prepared for anything – bring your camera!

601-4 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 772-9925


The Barnacle

Located nearly 1,000 feet out into the Atlantic Ocean, The Barnacle is a beach must with a laid-back atmosphere that has a wide variety of drinks and specialty cocktails. Come enjoy the best view in Atlantic Beach while you try one of The Barnacle’s famous frozen painkillers.

700 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina 28512

(252) 726-0863


Tom Doe Memorial Beach Access

Located on Ocean Boulevard and features outdoor showers, restroom, a foot-washing station, handicap ramp, handicap parking and beach playground. Additional parking along Henderson Boulevard.

Ocean Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(800) 786-6962


Salty Dog Charters

Atlantic Beach fishing charter Salty Dog Charters offers fishing trips on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Let US Coast Guard-certified Captain Troy Pate guide you to the best locations to catch marlin, sailfish, dolphin, wahoo, tuna and mackerel. Salty Dog Charters provides full day fishing charters, 3/4 day fishing charters, half day fishing charters and so much more. Whether you are looking for inshore or offshore fishing, we have the fishing trip for you. Just minutes from Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Beaufort and surrounding areas, fishing with Salty Dog Charters is the experience of a lifetime!

416 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 917-0445


Bathhouse at Fort Macon State Park

The picnic area and bathouse at Fort Macon is located on the right before getting to the fort at the end of the road.  Provides 335 parking spaces, outside showers, informational kiosk, picnic gazebos, oceanfront gazebo, and bathroom facilities.

From June through Labor Day, a seaside bathhouse and refreshment stand are open and lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Because of strong water currents, visitors are encouraged to swim only in the protected area. Surfing is not allowed in the protected swimming area. Wading, swimming and surfing are not allowed on the inlet beaches.

East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 726-3775


Saltwater Bait and Tackle

We are a full-service tackle shop specializing in CATCHING YOU MORE FISH.  We cater to the beginner to the most experienced and everybody in between. Here at Saltwater we strive to take the guess work out of fishing so you can fully enjoy the sport.  We will be happy to sit down and show you “hands on” anything you would like to learn.  If you’ve never been in our shop before, stop by, pull up a bar stool at our rigging bar, and let us show you why we would love to be YOUR tackle shop.

601 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512



Carolina Lady Inc. Charters

“Shore Thang” is a 24′ Carolina Bay Boat captained by Captain Curt Bunch out of Atlantic Beach, NC. She is the perfect vessel for taking the family out or going out with a group of friends. Shore Thang is available for:

  • Inshore/near shore light tackle
  • Fishing/cruising day or evening
  • History Tours
  • Dolphin/Turtle Watching

201 West Bogue Sound Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC, United States

(252) 247-7500


Tackle Box Tavern

The Tackle Box Tavern is a Carteret County institution and one of the longest standing watering holes on the Crystal Coast.

107 Atlantic Blvd Atlantic Beach, North Carolina 28512

(252) 222-3474


Don Carlo Italian Wine Bar and Beer

Serving Italian wine and beer from 11:00am-2:00am daily, year round.

114 West Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(919) 995-2007


Ruby’s Wine Shop

Ruby’s Wine Shop located inside of Eastern Offset Printing Co. in Atlantic Beach offering wines by the bottle, half-case, and full case.

410 West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-6791


Capt. Joe Shute’s Charters

Capt. Joe Shute’s Charters has some of the best quality saltwater skirts and terminal tackle that an offshore saltwater fisherman could ask for. With over 25 years of charter boat fishing experience and 22 years experience in both the retail and wholesale saltwater tackle industry, we have come up with what we believe are some of the best fish catching lures, rigs and accessories that will help you have a more successful day of fishing on the ocean. Whether you are looking for skirts to dress up your ballyhoo, or custom tied rigs, we have the tackle that can help you get the job done!

601-H Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 222-0670


Atlantis Charters

The Atlantis IV is the most comfortable way to dive in North Carolina! “Once you go ‘pink’, you don’t go back!”

908 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 728-6244


Fort Macon Marina

Fort Macon Marina has been family-owned and operated for 40 years as Carteret County’s full service boating facility providing you with services for all of your boating needs. We offer dry storage, forklift service, bottom cleaning/painting, detailing, and engine parts and repair. We are factory authorized dealer and service/warranty facility for Suzuki and Yamaha engines. We are the largest dealer for Suzuki engines in Carteret County, specializing in repowers. We offer new boat sales of the following brands: World Cat, Livingston, C-Hawk and Lookout Skiff. We also offer brokerage sales of used boats – Use the links to the left to learn more about these products. We have a ship store on site with all of your boating supplies, including engines and parts, boat hardware & accessories, vending items, gasoline/oil and more. Call or come visit today and let us make your boating experience as enjoyable as it can be!

417 E. Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 726-2055


Tipsy Turtle Tavern

Conveniently located in the Crows Nest Shopping Center on the Atlantic Beach Causeway offering live music and boat access.

407-8 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC, United States

(252) 499-9248


Beachside Bikes

Tour this wonderful island on a scooter or beach cruiser bike!

Imagine the sites you see on our scooters.  We can send  you on some of our favorite scooter and bike rides.  We can even give a guided tour at a small extra cost.  We offer anywhere from an hourly rental to weekly rentals with both bikes and scooters.

212-a W Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC, United States

(252) 646-2294


Complexion Med Spa

Complexion Spa and Medical Aesthetics is an elegant destination for sophisticated skin and body treatments, located in Atlantic Beach. Each treatment is carefully crafted to enhance your journey of personal rejuvenation and renewal. With hand-picked, highly trained therapists, skilled estheticians and a widely trained medical staff, led by Dr William Lambeth, MD, the Complexion team will help you to gain very personal, beautiful, relaxing results.

201 West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach NC

(252) 773-0841


Anchorage Marina

Located on the Southern Outer Banks in beautiful Atlantic Beach, NC, Anchorage Marina boasts a protected, deepwater harbor, making it a perfect spot for deep sea fishing as well as sound fishing. Add to that one of the area’s best boat ramps, ample parking, and a fully-stocked ship store—featuring everything for the serious fisherman along with food, drinks, boat parts/supplies, navigational charts, and more—and Anchorage Marina truly is A Fisherman’s Paradise!

517 E. Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 726-4423


Mount Maker Charters

Mount Maker Charters offers inshore and offshore fishing charters year-round for the whole Family!

709 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 342-0464


Beach Tavern Bar & Grill

Favorite Sports Bar & Grill in AB since 1972. Awesome food, cheap drinks, ice cold beer, pool hall, darts & fooseball! Live venue & banquet room available.

413 W Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 247-4466|(252) 247-4466


Fishn’ Warrior Charters

With Fishn Warrior Charters, a captain offers guided charters for offshore fishing or inshore in Pamlico Sound. Full day or half day charters are available.

1511 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach NC 28512

(252) 230-5315


AB Watersport Adventures

We love thrills, and we expect nothing short of exhilarating. We at AB Watersports share our customers’ passion for water sports and the outdoors, especially those pastimes that don’t have uniforms or referees. If you’re serious about water sports, we’re serious about doing business with you. Check out our Jet Ski rentals, Kayak rentals & Paddleboard rentals, our expert team and our fantastic adventures. We’re ready to make you shine.

612 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 422-0520


Reelax Fishing Charters

We offer everything from deep drop for bottom fish, trolling for pelagic fish, or we can stay close to the beach with the family, we guarantee you will have a memorable time. At Reelax Fishing Charters we strive to make your time with us as relaxing as possible. We also offer dinner cruises and fun in the sun days! Call Captain Corbett to book your trip.

508 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 721-3041


Family Time Fishing Charters

Your next North Carolina Charter Fishing trip should be with an experienced guide. Captain Justin Hill is a fishing guide with year round experience fishing the local waters of Eastern North Carolina for a variety of offshore and nearshore fish.

2400 Lennoxville Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516

(336) 345-7369


Atlantic Station Cinema

Tickets are on sale for most movies a week in advance.

You can purchase your tickets online or at the box office or concession counter

during our regular business hours. This is perfect for large groups.

1010 West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC, United States

(252) 247-7016


Pelagic Sport Fishing Charters

Capt Mike has been fishing the waters off Atlantic Beach and Hatteras since 1987. He will do all that is possible to make your fishing day productive and fun for lasting memories. If you are looking for a memorable and fun filled fishing experience along the Crystal Coast and will be visiting the Morehead City, Emerald Isle, Beaufort, or Pine Knoll Shores area, then Pelagic is the boat for you!

400 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 904-3361


Fort Macon State Park

NC’s most visited state park includes a 19th century Civil War fort, recreation area with lifeguard-protected swimming, bathhouse and picnic area. Civil War reenactments performed in summer months. Join a guided tour of the fort or conduct your own following the guide available at the bookstore. The fort is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and closed Christmas Day. The fort is located on the eastern end of Atlantic Beach.

901 Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 726-3775


Sunrise II Fishing Charters

Captain Daniel Brisson is starting his second season at the helm of the Sunrise II, but the 38 foot custom fishing vessel is no novice to the waters around Morehead.  Captain Bobby Freeman founded Sunrise Charters and is a fishing legend in Morehead.  After working together, Captain Daniel Brisson bought the business and the Sunrise II from Captain Bobby upon his retirement.  Captain Daniel continues Bobby’s legacy and combines his own knowledge of the area to put his customers on the fish.

Captain Daniel grew up fishing these waters with his grandfather and his passion for it led him to buy Sunrise Fishing Charters. He specializes in bottom fishing with deep drop electric reels for snapper, grouper, black sea bass, triggerfish and tilefish. He also trolls for wahoo, tuna and mahi mahi and jigs for cobia, tuna, jack and grouper. Day or nighttime swordfishing is also available. It doesn’t matter what level of fisherman you are, Captain Daniel will ensure you have a fantastic time.  Groups ranging from families to seasoned fisherman are welcome and no matter what, Captain Daniel will put you on the fish!

221 Smith Street, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(919) 440-4073


Crystal Coast Adventures

Crystal Coast Adventures specializes in flyfishing and light tackle guided charters as well as cruising and sightseeing in the Cape Lookout, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, and Harkers Island areas of North Carolina. We offer a unique variety of services utilizing two boats (18ft Maverick Master Angler & 24ft Hydra Sports CC) for Red Drum on flats, inshore and offshore fishing.

515 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28594, United States

(919) 414-2452


Oceanana Fishing Pier

The Oceanana features the only ocean fishing pier in Atlantic Beach. The pier stretches nearly 1,000 feet into the ocean which allows for catching a wide variety of fish. For those who do not fish, the pier is an excellent place for an evening walk to watch the sunset.

In addition to serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Oceanana Pier House also sells fishing tackle, bait and all of a fisherman’s needs.

Motel guests are provided with complimentary fishing passes before Memorial Day weekend and after Labor Day weekend. Complimentary passes are not provided during the summer season.

700 E Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 726-0863


The Les and Sally Moore Public Beach Access

Provides 50 parking spaces, bathroom facilities, picnic tables, and outside showers.

177 New Bern Street, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(800) 786-6962


Capt. Joe Shute’s Bait & Tackle

Capt. Joe Shute’s Bait and Tackle, established in 1991, is a “full service” tackle shop for all your fishing needs. We offer a wide variety of both inshore and offshore baits, tackle, supplies, and accessories along with providing custom rigging and instruction. Capt. Joe has 23 years experience and knowledge in fishing the Crystal Coast and surrounding areas as a fishing guide. He is available for individual lessons and group meetings as a speaker or an instructor.

601-H Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512



Freeman’s Bait and Tackle

In business since 1967, Freeman’s Discount Bait & Tackle is Atlantic Beach’s oldest and best-established bait and tackle shop. We’re located on the left just before the Atlantic Beach light, the closest tackle shop to the Oceanana Pier. NC Coastal Fishing License

108 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512



West Atlantic Boulevard/Circle Regional Access

Provides 64 parking spaces, bathroom facilities, picnic tables, and outside showers. Paid parking in the summer.

201 West Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(800) 786-6962


Highlander Charters, Inc.

Highlander Charters fishing service is equipped with required federal fishing permits, US Coast Guard captain’s license, and North Carolina blanket saltwater fishing license along with inspections and safety equipment

221 Moonlight Dr, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512



Breakday Charters

Captain Justin Ragsdale. Inshore/Nearshore charter fishing the beautiful Crystal Coast waters in and around Morehead City, NC.  22′ Tidewater bayboat with half tower and 23′ Dusky with full tower. We do it all: casting, trolling, jigging, bottomfishing. Top notch gear and modern electronics. From beginner to expert, all are welcome. From Marsh to Ocean, we have your fishing needs covered. “It’s your Breakday, Go Fish!”

Located on the causeway Atlantic Beach behind Freeman’s Tackle.

108 Atlantic Beach Causeway Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 732-0990|(252) 732-0990


Carolina Lady Charters

We offer full and half day fishing charters, as well as eco-tours and sight-seeing tours. Our excursions can be tailored for family, small groups and corporate events. We specialize in Inshore and Offshore fishing, with either live bait, trolling dead bait, or lures (which ever is working best at the time of your trip).

909 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 723-5779


Fort & Inlet Access

Located at Fort Macon proper Fort & Inlet Access provides 267 parking spaces, bathroom facilities, and an overlook gazebo.

P.O.Box 127, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 726-3775


Atlantic Beach Boat Rentals

Affordable fun for the whole family! Enjoy the Crystal Coast right on the water. We offer boat rentals for half a day, a full day, and for multiple days. We help to make boating easy, the boat comes fully supplied with Coast Guard approved equipment.

We are located two blocks from the beach and offer plenty of parking for our customers. We can handle your rental needs. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

212 West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC, United States

(252) 646-2294


Crystal Coast Brewing Company

We want to provide residents and visitors to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast with amazing beer and a great atmosphere.

Crystal Coast Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery with a mission to provide residents and visitors to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast with amazing beer and a great atmosphere. We have two taprooms, one in Morehead City, NC, and another in Atlantic Beach, NC. Come visit one or both of our taprooms and grab one of our great brews while you’re on the Crystal Coast!

219 West Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

​(252) 773-0974


AB Bottle Co.

Beer bar & beer and wine bottle shop in Atlantic Beach.

311 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC, United States

(252) 499-9943


Memories Beach & Shag Club

Listen to Beach Music and Shag with your friends on the best hardwood dance floor in Eastern North Carolina.

407 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach

(252) 240-7424


Magic Sport Fishing

Magic Sport Fishing is a world-class sport fishing company ready to take you on the fishing trip of a lifetime. Serving the shores of North Carolina from Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle, Magic Sport Fishing guarantees you have the time of your life when you come aboard our boat.

Whether you’re a serious angler or looking to take your family on their first fishing trip, we have the skills and the style to ensure fisherman of any kind will have a blast on our boat. We offer tournament-quality tackle and have the knowhow to land the big one while also offering a safe, fun atmosphere for first-time anglers alike.

Our air-conditioned boat is fast and all ready to take you out on the waters in search of tuna, dolphin, wahoo, marlin, and even shark! Contact us by phone or email for more information about our rates for fishing charters and to book an expedition for your crew today!

416 Old Causeway Rd Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 349-2348


Sea Water Marina

Located on the Atlantic Beach Causeway. 25 wet slips, on-site fuel stations, and ship’s store.

400 Morehead Ave., Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 726-2707


Battle Works

The most immersive tactical gaming experience on the Crystal Coast.

Battle Works isn’t plastic phasers or glow in the dark arenas. Our gaming experience is closer to a modern video game and we simply call it Tactical Laser Tag. Battle Works features an immersive tactical experience filled with simulated electronic weapons, urban battlefields, and full bodied light and sound. In addition to walk-in play, Battle Works is open to corporate team building, law enforcement and military CQB training scenarios as well.

1010 West Fort Macon, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina 28512

(252) 515-1074


Atlantic Beach Skatepark and Miniature Golf

The Atlantic Beach Skate Park opened to the public on Friday, July 22, 2016. The skate park is located at the Town Park, 915 W Fort Macon Road, and is free to the public from 9-9 daily. Pursuant to NC General Statute, skaters and riders must wear helmets, elbow pads and knee pads. Skaters under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. The skate park is free and open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. There are certain hours set in place for BMX bikes so be sure to check those times if you are going to skate.

Miniature golf construction has been completed and opened for use on Friday, August 12, 2016. The 18-hole miniature golf course is also located at the Atlantic Beach Town Park. The miniature golf will be operated by town staff and open from 1-9pm Friday-Sunday, until the first weekend in September.  Admission is $3 per person, with children under 5 years old playing for free.

Construction of the restroom/concession facilities will begin this fall. Our younger visitors can still enjoy the playground and splashpad daily, so bring a towel!

915 West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC, United States


Cape Lookout Fly Shop

Open for business in 1996 and have been providing the fly-fishing community with affordable, quality fly tackle, services and charters to help make their saltwater fly-fishing experiences as productive as possible.

Whether you’re just getting started or you’re an advanced angler, we carry a selection of saltwater fly tying materials, fly lines, rods, fly reels and accessories to meet all your fly-fishing needs. Captain Joe Shute provides instruction and tips to help get you started to catch your first saltwater fish on a fly.

601 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512



Chasin’ Tails Outdoors Charters

Come Fish With Us!

We have the best Captains from this area that range from Backwater knowledge to the Blue Waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Call 252-240-FISH (3474) or email to book a Charter today.

We offer:

Half Day Inshore
Full Day Inshore
Half Day Ocean
Full Day Ocean
Gulf Stream Trips

709 Atlantic Beach Caseway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 240-3474


Captain Stacy Fishing Center

From the time you arrive at the Capt. Stacy Fishing Center until the time you depart you’ll experience pleasure after pleasure. You’ll board one of the finest fishing vessels along the east coast, skim over the clean blue waters of the Atlantic to it’s fabulous fishing grounds as far out as the Gulf Stream, troll or bottom fish where the big prizes are anxiously waiting to strike.

416 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(800) 533-9417


Fish Finder Charters

Capt. Joe Shute’s 17′ Mitzi flats boat is ideal for fishing the shallow-water flats for fish such as red drum and speckled trout. The Mitzi’s forward casting deck offers plenty of room for casters. With a 6′ beam, the Mitzi is very stable while running to and from along with providing ample room while fishing. Equipped with a Suzuki 4-stroke 50 hp outboard, she can get from place to place with speed and comfort. A shallow draft and almost no hull slap noise will allow you to get very close to those tailing reds that hide in less than 12 inches of water.

601-1 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC, United States

(252) 240-2744