- The list below includes 53 free or cheap things to do in or near Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, including 41 different types of inexpensive activities like Fishing, National & State Parks, Hiking Trails and Movie Theaters.
- From Fort Macon State Park to Fort Macon, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Atlantic Beach and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Beaufort, Morehead City, Swansboro and Emerald Isle.
Located on a barrier island, Fort Macon offers access to water on three sides to the Atlantic Ocean, Beaufort Inlet and Bogue Sound. Starting in 1826, the fort's 26 vaulted rooms that allowed protection from attackers, as well as serving as a federal prison during the Spanish-American War.
58% 31 votes
Milepost 3.5, Highway 58, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 MoreLess Info
A wildlife sanctuary and preserve, Hoop Pole Creek Nature Trail provides a great place for a leisurely stroll. While walking, visitors will enjoy views of numerous species of birds, trees and plants.
73% 33 votes
Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 MoreLess Info
Offering half-day private fishing trips, Capt. Stacy Fishing Center takes visitors out to the ocean on a headboat to catch mackerel and shark. Other sea life like dolphins can be spotted from the boat during the trip.
100% 2 votes
613 Atlantic Beach Cswy, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 MoreLess Info
Offering an array of resources for fishermen, Chasin Tails Outdoors is a bait and tackle shop that also features a boat dock. The shop sells tackle for inshore and offshore fishing, as well as a selection of bait.
50% 2 votes
Atlantic Station Shopping Ctr, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 MoreLess Info
The sound system at the Atlantic Station Cinema is excellent, with four screens showing movies. The theatre is clean and the furnishings quaint, with draperies for a throwback look to times when theaters were plush.
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Atlantic Beach Cause, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 MoreLess Info
Specializing in deep sea bottom fishing, Capt Stacy Gulf Stream Fishing Head Boat offers fishing excursions that last for half a day, a full day, or overnight. The captain takes visitors out to the Gulf Stream to catch shark.
Atlantic Beach's Wet-n-Wild Sport Fishing is a fishing charter service that offers guided fishing expeditions throughout North Carolina's coastal waters. The company offers half and full day trips, as well as a day-long Bahamas charter.