- 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 the southern Outer Banks, the newly renovated Emerald Plantation Cinemas screens first-run films in a setting with a home-town atmosphere. The theater boasts Dolby 5.1 sound, digital screenings and upgraded seating for comfort.
Featuring several models of Outer Banks lighthouses on the course, Lighthouse Golf Of Emerald Isle is an entertaining 18-hole mini-golf course. The course also features a snack bar and an amusement area equipped with bumper cars and bumper boats.
Surrounded by beautiful oceanfront and dunes, Emerald Isle Woods Park offers 41 acres for enjoying outdoor activities. Visitors can walk, hike, bird-watch, grill, picnic, or do recreational water sports off the pier and floating dock.
Featuring T-shaped piers with benches and covered pavilions, Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC offers visitors a view of White Oak River. The boardwalks have plaques that provide geographical information about the region.
Explore beautiful Swansboro, North Carolina with Second Wind Eco Tours. This ecologically-responsible company runs kayak tours and cycling trips that do not disturb local wildlife or harm plants. It also offers yoga sessions and restorative massage therapy.
Tidewater Gallery is a fine art gallery featuring artistic pieces from local, regional, national, and internationally-known artists. Among these pieces are antiques, ceramics, fiber art, hand-crafted jewelry, metal art, oil and acrylic paintings, sculptures, watercolors, and photography.
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Swansboro Paddle Boarding offers paddle board rentals and guided tours on the Swansboro downtown waterfront. They also feature a paddle board sport shop and a tackle shop and also offer pick up and drop off service.