Attractions

11 Things Everyone Should Do on the Crystal Coast

1. Eat a shrimp burger from El’s Drive In A delicious classic with fried shrimp, cole slaw, and ketchup. 2. Hike one of Fort Macon’s nature trails Beautiful scenery and a great workout. 3. Visit Shackleford Banks and see the […]

5 Reasons Atlantic Beach is the Best Beach Town

1. Summers in AB don’t feel as hot as other cities, in a good way Don’t get me wrong, the average temp during the summer here is 89 degrees, but because of the town’s close proximity to the ocean, summer […]

Family Fun at AB’s Local Park

Atlantic Beach Town Park After a six year planning process, and with the help of local leaders and businesses, the town of Atlantic Beach opened it’s new town park on June 17, 2017. Located at 915 West Fort Macon Rd, […]

Get Ready For a Music Festival!

It’s that time of year again… Will you be on the Crystal Coast May 18th and 19th? Do you like music and drinks in a fun, family-friendly outdoor atmosphere? Then you should definitely check out the 30th Annual Beaufort Music […]

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

What is it? Opened in 1976, the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium location has served over 11 million visitors (and counting). The aquarium received a major renovation from 2003-2006, tripling it in size. Open from 9am to 5pm and located only […]

Island Ferry Adventures!

Looking to take a boat ride out to see the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and tour the Shackleford Banks? Check out Island Ferry Adventures! Owned by Capt. Barrowcuda, Island Ferry Adventures Ferry Service has operated in Beaufort, NC since 1989. Located […]

The North Carolina Seafood Festival

Ever Heard of a Seafood Festival? When you think of the Crystal Coast, one of the first things that comes to mind is good seafood. What if I told you that there was a non-profit three-day event that celebrated our […]

El’s Drive-In Restaurant

Craving a good shrimp burger? Ask any local and they’ll point you to El’s Drive In. Never tried a shrimp burger? Here’s why you should. Made-to-order, this delicious burger comes piled with fried shrimp, fresh lettuce, and coleslaw. A coastal […]

Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach, NC

    After the War of 1812 with Great Britain, the US decided that it would be wise to strengthen our coastal defenses. Because of this, in 1826 Fort Macon was constructed. Its’ purpose was simple but vital, to guard […]

Oceanana Pier in Atlantic Beach, NC

Opened in 1959 and newly renovated in 2014, the family-friendly Oceanana Pier and Pier House Restaurant is located on the Crystal Coast of our hometown of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. Located at 700 E Fort Macon Road, this fishing pier […]