Atlantic Beach Town Park
Opened in 2017, the AB Town Park features a splash pad, large skatepark, 18-hole mini-golf course, half-court basketball court, picnic area, concession stand, & public restrooms. The park is free for use (mini-golf & concession stand items for a fee).
Beginning Saturday, May 13, 2023, the AB Town Park Concession Stand and Mini-Golf Course will be open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. (Last admission to the mini-golf course is at 9:30 p.m.)
Also, beginning Saturday, May 13, 2023, the Splash Pad will open for the season and will operate 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Facebook page • 915 W Fort Macon Rd.
Fort Macon State Park
Fort Macon offers public access to the surf, sun, and sand of the Crystal Coast – as well as a Civil War fort with a history as intricate and unique as the waterways of the sound.
Website • 2303 East Fort Macon Road
NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Watch river otters play. Touch a stingray. Look a shark in the eye. Explore a shipwreck. Thousands of aquatic animals take you on a journey from the state’s grand peaks to the open Atlantic.
Website • 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores
Beaufort Historic Site
North Carolina’s third oldest town, Beaufort lies on the coast bordering the southern tip of the Outer Banks. The Beaufort Historic Site depicts 18th and 19th century coastal Carolina.
Website • 100 Block Turner Street, Beaufort
Cape Lookout National Seashore
A boat ride three miles off-shore brings you to the barrier islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Horse watching, shelling, fishing, birding, camping, lighthouse climbing, and touring historic villages.
Website • Harkers Island / Beaufort Visitor Information Center
North Carolina Maritime Museum
Visit the Maritime Museum in Beaufort for a taste of coastal cultures and maritime history. Exhibits feature the state’s rich seafood industry, life-saving stations and lighthouses, and sailboats and motorboats.
Website • 315 Front Street, Beaufort
Rachel Carson Reserve
The Rachel Carson Reserve is open to the public for fishing, boating, sailing and kayaking.
Website • Beaufort
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center
The museum features exhibitions, duck decoys, photographs, heirlooms, and other community artifacts that tell the story of this unique area.
Website • 1785 Island Road, Harkers Island
Kayak Paddle Trails
A kayak lauch is located at the Hoop Pole Creek Nature Trail, located off Highway 58 in Atlantic Beach next to the Atlantic Station Shopping Center.