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“There’s no place like home”...@ the NC coast!Guests report that our home location is such a positive factor here in Carteret County, NC. We are 3 blocks from Bogue Sound in the area known as the "Crystal Coast", with fabulous beaches including Atlantic Beach! Public access & walking distance to the Sound, ample parking, excellent restaurants nearby, plentiful shopping, and more! A short drive away is Beaufort, an historic town with much to do! Plus, we own the home across 20th St so are ready and available to answer any questions. Enjoy!
Waterfront Cottage in Outer Banks Harkers Island2000 sft modern SOUND COTTAGE. This cottage has water all around. You wake up to a sunrise view over the Outer Banks & enjoy sunsets right from your backyard. It is located at a walking distance from Cape Lookout National Seashore visitor center where you can easily grab a ferry to visit the National Seashore and the lighthouse. During your visit, you are likely to see wild horses, dolphins, seabirds, and feel the island spirit that offers a lot of rich down east cultural history. VERY PRIVATE
Oceanfront Seaton Hall East-Stay Where You PlayEnjoy the beach without the crowds in this oceanfront beach cottage on Emerald Isle, with its own private boardwalk. With ocean views both inside and out, you can enjoy watching the sunrise while drinking your morning coffee, or the sunset after a full-day on the beach. With 5 beds and 2 bathrooms, there is plenty of room for everyone. Fully furnished with linens, towles, wi-fi, & TV's in every room. Only 6 miles to all the island has to offer: Fishing, dinning, shopping, etc.
As the easternmost end of Bogue Banks, Atlantic Beach is a favorite beach resort town along North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. Start your days with a nature walk in Fort Macon State Park or Hoop Pole Creek Preserve before relaxing on the sandy beaches, fishing from one of the many piers, or surfing in the area’s waters. Then cap off the day with a visit to an ice cream shop or biergarten. Also explore the barrier island’s other towns to the west: Pine Knolls Shores is just 4.6 miles away, Salter Path is 8.5 miles away, Indian Beach is 9 miles, and Emerald Isle 12.3 miles. Harkers Island, with the Cape Lookout Lighthouse, is also nearby, a 22.6-mile drive to the east.
As part of the Outer Banks’ southern barrier islands, Atlantic Beach can only be accessed from two routes: on the eastern end from Morehead City via the Atlantic Beach Bridge, or on the western end from Cape Carteret via the Emerald Isle Bridge — and then eastward into town. The closest domestic airport is Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) in New Bern, about 45 minutes to the northwest, with flights to Charlotte. For more flight options, the closest international terminal is Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), about a three-hour car ride away, or Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), which is about 3.5 hours away. While rideshares are available in the area, the Carteret County destination may be most conveniently reached by car.
Like most East Coast beach towns, Atlantic Beach summers are the most popular travel season, when highs are in the upper 70s to 80s Fahrenheit and lows in the 60s to 70s. But those temperatures come with some serious humidity, which can feel muggy from May to mid-October. Spring and fall are more temperate, with highs in the 60s and 70s and lows ranging from the 40s to 70s. Winters are on the cooler side, with highs in the 50s and 60s, and lows sitting in the 40s to 60s. Rainfall is between three and four inches for most of the year, peaking in early September.
At the far end of Bogue Banks, the state park is surrounded by Bogue Sound to the north, Beaufort Inlet on the east, and the Atlantic Ocean on the south. It features a 1.5-mile beach trail, along which visitors can see more than 300 bird species or perhaps even spot dolphins in the ocean. The 3.2-mile Elliott Coues Nature Trail stretches from the fort to the beach area passing through the various terrains, covering sand dunes, marshes, and a maritime forest. The beach swimming area’s bathhouse and refreshment stand is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Fishing is popular year-round, with flounder, bluefish, and whiting as popular catches.
The 31-acre maritime forest area right by the Atlantic Station Shopping Center offers a natural haven, known for its mile-long trail, which traces the creek. The route is lined with plants and shrubs that have adapted to the sandy environment like the redbay and American holly. You can also spot songbirds, butterflies, and turtles in the area.
A fifteen-minute drive away in Beaufort, the reserve — which is accessible only by passenger ferry and private boats — is home to about 30 wild horses.