- 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.
Wheels Roller Skating Rink is a public indoor rink that is open year round. They offer roller skating sessions for the public as well as speed skating and rent out the facility for parties and corporate events.
The main focus of Thirty Acres & a Mule Farm is the activity of gem panning for the entire family. Gems that have been found on site can be assessed by a a professional to see if they can be polished and cut.
Guests aboard the Belle of Topsail sight-see in style as they cruise around the North Carolina coast. Captain David Luther is also an ordained minister and often performs weddings aboard the boat, a charming vintage-inspired vessel that holds up to 49 adults.
Featuring the work of local artisans, Seacoast Art Gallery displays paintings, crafts, and pottery for visitors to enjoy. The resident artists is Sandy L. McHugh, who specializes in acrylic and watercolor paintings.
Soundside Park serves as a family-friendly recreational facility with several boardwalks around its edges, complete with a fishing pier and viewing decks. Attractions include multiple slides, swings, an extensive playground, and a climbing wall.