Atlantic Beach, the oldest of the five towns located on the Bogue Banks, has been a popular seaside vacation spot since the 1920s. Throughout the years, Atlantic Beach has remained a family fun beach with a wide variety of activities for the beach lover’s pleasure. From pier fishing, surf fishing, boating or simply playing on our beautiful sandy beach, Atlantic Beach is every vacationer’s dream come true.
And the fun doesn’t stop there! Let’s not forget the famous King Mackerel Tournament, Kite Fest and the numerous other fishing tournaments through all seasons. For the history buff, there is Fort Macon State Park and Education Center. And don’t forget to visit our many Surf and Souvenir shops and delicious restaurants along the way. The treasures of Atlantic Beach are endless. No wonder so many visitors call it their home away from home!
Come see a real piece of history. Fort Macon State Park is a five-sided Civil War fort that offers live re-enactments. Garrisoned in 1834, the fort was seized from Union forces until it fell back in their hands in 1862. Once inside, you will be overcome with the history that surrounds you. You will hear the captivating audio within the Commander’s Quarters, Enlisted Men’s Quarters, the World War II barracks and the Gunpowder Magazine. The museum and bookstore has many treasures to offer a Civil War follower that is sure to take you back in time. While visiting, please make sure to stop in the Education Center for all of the highlights that fort has to offer. Fort Macon State Park hours are 9:00AM – 5:30PM. For more details, please call 252.726.3775 or click here.
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