- 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.
Part of the Carmike cinema chain, Havelock's Cinema 6 is a six-theater movie multiplex that shows primarily newly released Hollywood films. The theater offers a variety of refreshments, and hosts occasional special series and events.
Visitors can enjoy island hopping adventures, sunset cruises and fishing charters with Lookout Adventures. They also offer dolphin watching tours and boat rentals, and their fishing trips target a variety of species including tuna, mackerel, and sharks.
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The Pine Cliffs Recreation Area - Neusiok Trail features a salt marsh, sandy beaches, cypress swamps, and impressive tall trees that line a 20-mile trail. The hiking trail is ideal for individuals of all skill levels.
Visitors looking for a bottom fishing or trolling experience on the scenic Crystal Coast can sign up for half or full day excursions through Reel Life Adventures. Bait and tackle, ice, coolers, and trip photos are all provided.
Run by owners Don and Nancy Murdoch for over 20 years, Havelock's Picture Perfect gallery offers various services, including cutting and custom framing of documents and pictures. The shop also carries prints by local artists.
MCAS Cherry Point, NC is a military base that oversees number of military aircraft for deployment. The air station contains over 29,000 acres of land and serves as an emergency landing site for space shuttles from Cape Canaveral.
The Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier offers pier based fishing for all ages and relaxing views for visitors. A rental package for those without fishing equipment and free parking is available; no salt-water license needed. Daily, 3-day, and season passes are available.
Featuring a friendly staff and an ice cream shop, Emerald Forest Golf is a mini golf course for individuals of all ages. In addition to being well maintained, it features challenges that even experienced mini golfers will enjoy.