Day Trip: Atlantic Beach, NC

4 07 2007

Things to do:
Fort Macon

fort_macon.jpgFort Macon State Park is located in Carteret County on the eastern end of Bogue Banks. The fort overlooks and at one time protected the Beaufort Inlet.

Admission: Free


Fort Area Hours:
October–March, 8 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
April, May, September, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
June–August, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Fort Hours:
9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

(252) 726-3775

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

$8 adults; $7 ages 62 and over; $6 children ages 6-17


The Crabs Claw:

The Crabs Claw is located on the boardwalk in Atlantic Beach. In March 2004, the restaurant was featured in Southern Living magazine. The magazine tagged the Crabs Claw as one of the best seafood restaurants.

The dinner prices seem a little hefty so I recommend going for lunch.

201 W Atlantic Blvd

(252) 726-8222 

Lunch Menu:
Dinner Menu:

Lunch: 11:30 am
Dinner: 5:00 pm

Google Map

The Google Map link above takes you to a shared map I created at Google Maps. The map displays the attraction and restaurant locations.




One response

13 10 2008
Columbus Day Outing « Off The Beaten Path

[…] Day Outing 13 10 2008 Today we took the Atlantic Beach day trip I wrote about last year. The temps were forecasted to reach 80 degrees and the tourists are long […]

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