Welcome to Atlantic Beach, NC

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Atlantic Beach resides on Bogue Banks, a 22-mile stretch of islands that act as a barrier to mainland North Carolina. These islands face the Atlantic Ocean to the south, which creates both spectacular sunrises and sunsets to view over the horizon. To the west, Cape Lookout’s lighthouse can be seen on clear days, standing magnificently in the sky as a guiding light for sea traffic.
 
Populating Shackleford are wild horses, known as “banker horses,” which are believed to have originated from a Spanish shipwreck centuries ago. Beach accesses can be found any number of places throughout the Atlantic Beach. Most every access is complete with public parking, and many have bathhouses attached for visitors.
 
Shackleford Island, just off Atlantic Beach’s coast, is a popular destination for visitors who enjoy exploring. Accessibly only by ferry or personal boat, the island has been uninhabited since its introduction as a state wildlife refuge.
 

 

Recommended Activities

   
One of the few boats permitted by the Cape Lookout National Seashore to take you to any part of the National Park, charter a trip with Lookout Adventures and spend a day exploring one of the most beautiful parts of NC’s coast. The best SHELLING beaches in North Carolina are inside the Park & Shackleford Banks is home to roughly 120 WILD HORSES with a history dating back nearly 400 years!

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Shark Fishing
Are you ready for a wild afternoon of fighting with the ocean’s top predator? Some of the best fighting fish in the ocean, sharks can be quite a challenge to bring to the boat, and it’s definitely a thrill to know there’s a big predator on the other end of that line. We may catch many species of sharks: black tips, hammerheads, sand sharks, lemons, bonnet heads, spiny dogfish, and more…
   
VISIT-PCTC--Tours-Dolphin-Watch-1 This private trip is available from November to May, and is about as good as it gets for “off-season” fun & relaxation. The Lookout Adventures vessel is perfect for a relaxing and intimate cruise in the winter months because the pilothouse helps protect you from any wind or cold. Just dress warmly and you’ll be perfectly comfortable. Max # of 6 guests.

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This trip is available year round, and is perfect for those wanting a peaceful & memorable cruise of the local waterfronts, islands and landmarks. Step on the boat and get to relaxin’ while our friendly & professional captain takes you on a beautiful cruise through these panoramic and historic waterways. Serenity is the goal as we glide over the water towards our rendezvous with the setting sun.

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