- The list below includes 56 free or cheap things to do in or near Swansboro, North Carolina, including 45 different types of inexpensive activities like Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Art Gallery and Beaches.
- From Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC to Hammock's Beach State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Swansboro and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Morehead City and Emerald Isle.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A multipurpose shooting facility, Jacksonville's Sportsman Lodge features a variety of shooting ranges. It has a gun range, an archery range, and a 22 acre paintball area for competitions. The facility also features a pro shop.