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The North Carolina Coast Sights

Atlantic Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Updated 11/07/2012

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Just over the high-rise bridge from Morehead City to the beach, Atlantic Beach was once known for boisterous nightclubs on the infamous Circle. In recent years, Atlantic Beach has become a more family-friendly spot enjoyed by couples and retirees, too. These days, free outdoor movies, playgrounds, volleyball, soccer, and carnival rides are featured on the town's Circle. A boardwalk fronts part of the clean, wide beach, where buoys mark lifeguard-protected swimming areas.

Amenities: food and drink, lifeguards, toilets. Best for: surfing, swimming, windsurfing.

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The Circle East Dr., Central Dr., and West Atlantic Blvd. comprise the Circle, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, 28512, United States

Updated 11/07/2012


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