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With more than 85 miles of enticing coastline, it's no wonder that water plays such an important role in our culture and activities. Whether you find your passion on a board, on a boat or under the waves, the Crystal Coast offers incredible opportunities to enjoy the H20 that surrounds you. Dive in!

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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


Chasin’ Tails Outdoors Charters

We have the best Captains from this area that range from Backwater knowledge to the Blue Waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

From the inlet to the Backwaters and Creeks. Fish in these areas for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Gray Trout, Flounder, Spanish, Bluefish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Sea Mullet, Spots, Sharks, Croakers and Hogfish.

King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Dolphin, Sailfish, Amberjacks, Cobia, Flounder, Black Sea Bass, Grouper, Snappers, Spadefish, Bonita and Little Tunny.

Offshore Bottom Fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Black Sea Bass, Flounder, Triggerfish

Only in July through September. Fish Ranging from 40lb up to 100lb Fish of a lifetime.

709 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, USA

(252) 240-3474


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



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



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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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 [email protected] 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


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 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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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