Atlantic Beach Live Cam

Breathtaking views of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean


Hosted by:
  • The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores
  • 511 Salter Path Road - Atlantic Beach
  • North Carolina 28512 - United States
  • 1-800-338-1533

A beautiful town in Carteret County

Atlantic Beach is located in the Crystal Coast region of Carteret County, North Carolina. It is on the southern part of Bogue Banks, a chain of barrier islands. The nearby communities of Pine Knoll Shores and Salter Path are usually considered to be a part of Atlantic Beach. Even though Atlantic Beach is considered a small town, having a population slightly under 1,800 people, it is a popular tourist destination during the summer and much of its economy is propelled by restaurants, hotels, and some attractions.

Atlantic Beach is host to many fun and exciting events for the entire family. In addition to sponsoring many sports activities on it's main beach all year long, Atlantic Beach hosts several other special events. In June, there is the North Carolina Kidfest right in the Atlantic Beach Circle. In August, teams gather from all over North Carolina to attend the Soccer on-the-Sand Jam. And in October, the skies are filled with the colors of the Carolina Kite Fest Competition. As you enjoy the sites in Atlantic Beach, you'll definitely want to stop at Pine Knoll Shores, home of the North Carolina Aquarium... one of the most popular attractions on the Crystal Coast.

Located at the eastern end of Atlantic Beach, you'll find the historic site of Fort Macon, a Civil War fortress. During colonial times there was always the threat of attacks by sea. Especially along the coasts of the Carolina's. To defend this coastal area from invaders plans were made to construct four defense forts. One of which was Fort Macon. Building began in 1826 of this Civil War fortress, and in 1834 was instituted and named after the North Carolina Senator Nathaniel Macon. This Fort was last active during World War II, since then it has been restored by the Civilian Conservation Corps to appear as it did during the Civil War.

North Carolina - Crystal Coast

It's your vacation... you choose the color scheme. Whether you're seeking adventure, or some well deserved peace and quiet, the Crystal Coast offers something for everyone. A vibrant array of activities await you, from strolling down a white sandy beach, to golfing our greens, to the pink and violet hues of a sunset dinner cruise. Admire the many shades of the sea as you fish the turquoise surf, sail the Intracoastal Waterway, or explore its sapphire depths. Visitors of all ages will enjoy a colorful exploration of our history, our legends and the living wonders that we treasure. Create the vacation you've always dreamed of along the Southern Outer Banks.

The Crystal Coast along North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks is accessible from anywhere in the continental U.S. by car, plane or boat. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is just a three hour drive, or you can fly commercially to nearby Jacksonville or New Bern. An airport is also located here in Beaufort for chartered or private air service. Visitors traveling the Intracoastal Waterway will find plenty of slips available at our marinas and get a great view of our coast as well!

Along our eighty-one mile coastline, you'll find some of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast. Collect fossils, shells, and other souvenirs from the sea or enjoy swimming and bodysurfing in the waves as the Atlantic breaks gently upon the shore. Dive amid our historic shipwrecks in search of Blackbeard's treasure, or race the wind on a pleasure boat, jet ski or sailboard. Crystal Coast beaches are fun for the entire family.

As you explore the seaside villages of the Crystal Coast, you'll want to treat yourself to the excellent fare served in our restaurants. The seafood here is exceptional, though it is only one of our many specialties. And, for evening excitement, there is a variety of night clubs from which to choose. Whatever your tastes, whatever atmosphere you seek, you can find it along the Southern Outer Banks of the Crystal Coast.

Through the eyes of a child everything seems wondrous. Experience that feeling again as you come face to face with undersea creatures, meet the wild banker ponies shipwrecked on our islands centuries ago, or return to the Civil War at Fort Macon State Park. Visit Historic Beaufort and observe a master boatbuilder at work, discover the art of decoy carving, or see a play performed outside! Every day is an adventure at the Crystal Coast!

A special attraction of the Crystal Coast is its pristine natural beauty. Through careful preservation efforts, wild ponies, dolphins, sea turtles, rare waterfowl and other native species continue to thrive here. Visit our campgrounds, hike our nature trails, ride horses on the beach, or take the ferry to Cape Lookout and tour our lighthouse. It's an American safari!

If you love sport fishing, there's no better vacation destination than the Crystal Coast! You can fish from a headboat or charter boat, cast from the beach or the piers, or simply enjoy the festivities surrounding our world-class fishing tournaments. The waters of the Crystal Coast produce an exciting array of fish year round, from flounder, tuna and drum to bluefish, king mackerel and major billfish like the blue marlin. But beware! Once you cast your lines into our ocean, you'll be hooked on returning year after year.

If you think there is nothing finer than a day on the links, try playing a round beside the ocean blue! Crystal Coast golf courses are beautiful and challenging, yet surprisingly affordable. Admire the scenic view from each tee, and venture into the roughs if you must, but this is one time you'll want to keep your feet out of the sand.

There is a variety of seaside festivals, tournaments and special events each year along the Crystal Coast. Plan your trip around a different one each year, or choose your favorite and make it an annual event! At the Crystal Coast anything goes!

North Carolina's Crystal Coast is a perfect year-round Group Tour destination. Motorcoach tour groups enjoy the summer outdoor drama, annual festivals in every season, year-round historic tours and heritage attractions. These are the ingredients of interesting itineraries. Our traditional waterfront seafood restaurants, dolphin watch tours, arts and antiques itinerary and dinner cruises are perfect touches that make the trip a valued memory.