Destination guide

Beach vacation home rentals in Atlantic Beach

Situated on a barrier island, Atlantic Beach is a prime oceanfront destination with a welcoming atmosphere and a diverse coastal environment with an abundance of wildlife. Fun for families and outdoor adventurers alike, Atlantic Beach has a range of exciting activities to make the most of your beach retreat. Vacation home rentals in Atlantic Beach put you right in the center of the action.

Things to do

Best excursions near Atlantic Beach vacation homes

Whether you’re traveling with the kids or seeking a leisurely trip on your own, Atlantic Beach has a variety of attractions and destinations to suit any inclination near vacation home rentals. Fort Macon State Park, an ocean beach with swimming and fishing inlets near a restored Civil War fort, is great for relaxation or education, while the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores offers exotic marine life and interactive touch pools to get up close and personal with the animals. The Hoop Pole Creek Nature Trail takes you out into the wilderness to view wildlife in its natural habitat. History lovers will enjoy the heritage and lore of the Queen Anne’s Revenge, a maritime museum of Blackbeard’s famous 18th-century ship.


Activities and attractions in Atlantic Beach

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Atlantic Beach a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Country Club of the Crystal Coast (3.1 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Old Burying Ground Historic Cemetery (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Brandywine Bay Country Club (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • North River Golf Course (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Lake Road Winery (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Atlantic Beach

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 87°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Atlantic Beach

Travelers love Atlantic Beach for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Atlantic Beach is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hoop Pole Creek Nature Trail (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Fort Macon State Park (3.4 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Old Burying Ground Historic Cemetery (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Rachel Carson Reserve (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Freedom Park (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)

Best beaches near Atlantic Beach vacation rentals

From family friendly to off-the-beaten-path, Atlantic Beach has sandy stretches that offer a little something for everyone. Vacation rentals can be found near Bogue Sound, a scenic beach that’s popular for fishing, sunset views, and exciting watersports, and Circle Regional Beach is a pleasant shoreline with nearby picnic areas and an array of amenities. Tom Doe Memorial Beach is great for families, due to its playground and calm waters, and Sugarloaf Island has uninhabited, grassy beaches with an abundance of wildlife for animal lovers.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Atlantic Beach

The nearest airport is in New Bern, NC (EWN-Craven Regional), located 31 mi (49.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Jacksonville, NC (OAJ-Albert J. Ellis), which is 50 mi (80.5 km) away.

Getting around

Getting to and from vacation homes in Atlantic Beach

A range of transportation options are available to get you to and from your summer rental to local attractions. In addition to renting your own car, buses, taxis, and rideshare are popular modes of transportation. Atlantic Beach also has a program for walking and biking through the town with four different loops that cover the different areas.

Food and drink

Cuisine in Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach has an array of dining options for every taste, from classic American fare to seafood fresh off the boat, and everything in between. Quaint candy shops, seaside taverns, Caribbean restaurants, Mexican restaurants, delis, and fine-dining seafood restaurants are available throughout the town, giving you endless options to satisfy your cravings and discover a new favorite dish.

Family friendly

Family fun near Atlantic Beach vacation homes

Family adventure is right outside the door of your summer rental in Atlantic Beach. Kids will enjoy the many nature attractions and public parks for recreation, such as the AB Town Park, a mini-golf course with a splash pad and skateboarding areas, and the Rachel Carson Reserve, a coastal nature reserve with small islands, salt marshes, and wild horses. The Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area, a scenic preserve with maritime forests, marshland, wildlife, and nature trails, is great for animal lovers. For fishing, the Fort Macon Creek has a huge population of bluefish, mackerel, and flounder in the bay, and Crab Point Bay has tranquil waters for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing.

Where to stay around Atlantic Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 608 vacation rentals near Atlantic Beach. From 216 Houses to 272 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Atlantic Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Atlantic Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Atlantic Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Fort Macon State Park: 733 vacation rentals
  • Triple S Marina: 764 vacation rentals
  • Anchorage Marina: 812 vacation rentals
  • Hoop Pole Creek Nature Trail: 850 vacation rentals
  • Coral Bay Shopping Center: 863 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Atlantic Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Atlantic Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 216 Houses in Atlantic Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Atlantic Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 272 rentals available
  • Cottages: 59 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 59 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Atlantic Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 298 vacation rentals with pool available in Atlantic Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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