583 Forest Dunes East is located in an area called Beacon's Reach, developed in the 1980's on land owned by the Roosevelt family, much of which continues to be protected maritime forest. Beacon's Reach encompasses properties both on the Atlantic oceanfront and on Bogue Sound. There are swimming pools, tennis courts, a marina, trails for walking and biking, and places to enjoy the natural habitats of flora and fauna. Golf courses are within a few minutes' drive. Nearby are the North Carolina Aquarium, Historic Fort Macon, and the towns of Atlantic Beach, Morehead City, and historic Beaufort. A favorite family vacation spot for many years, this is a delightful place for folks of different ages and interests to enjoy being together and a great oasis for families whose children enjoy Camp Sea Gull, Camp Seafarer, The Trinity Center, or other coastal camps. Fresh seafood and local produce are supplied by local markets and there is a good selection of outstanding restaurants.