Fort Macon is a local favorite with lots to see. Schedule a tour or take a tour yourself through the barracks, mess hall, hidden rooms, and other areas and get a glimpse of what life was like for the soldiers who once lived there. At the top of the fort, you will have a gorgeous ocean view. There…
NC State's first state park. Civil War era fort and museum. Site of the Battle of Fort Macon in April 1862.
An awesome spot to learn about NC history! There is great fishing on the beach nearby too!
historic fort and public beach. dogs welcome to swim in the ocean here, check local rules on hours.
Visit Fort Macon for a self guided tour of the extensive exhibits indoors and out, cannon and musket demonstrations and enjoy the beautiful beach side areas. The Fort is 25 miles from Harkers Island and close to the Atlantic Beach shops, beaches and entertainment parks.
Fort Macon State Park has multiple personalities as the site of a perfectly restored Civil War-era fort, a museum-quality coastal education center and an unspoiled shoreline for swimming, surf fishing and beachcombing. Nearly surrounded by water at the eastern tip of Bogue Banks, the park offers…
Our favorite place to visit when we are down at the beach. Great museum, exhibits, hiking trails, often a musket and/or cannon firing.
“Combination book store & great gifts. in business for years & very fun to shop. On the Morehead City waterfront & open at night also.”
“Best mixed drinks in town this bar has character and you can dress up or go casual. More of a city bar feel at the beach. A short walk from the cottage or drive.”
“spectacular beach with amazing shells and often crysal clear blue waters that look like the Caribbean if you get there at the right time. Have found complete conch shells about 10" long just reaching down to what you're walking on. Faces 90 degrees away from Atlantic Beach, so the waves are completely different. Fun boat ride to get out there and take the free lighthouse museum tour, spend the day on the beach.”
“Good pizza in the main shopping plaza in Atlantic Beach. They do NOT deliver to Pine Knoll Shores unless you use a food delivery service like DoorDash.”