October Events You Don’t Want to Miss

October Events You Don't Want to Miss

It’s been a month since Hurricane Florence decided to show her face in the area, but Atlantic Beach is back in business. While there were many events that were cancelled at the beginning of the month, there are several that are still happening. If you are staying in one of our Atlantic Beach vacation rentals, then you will be close to the fun and action. Let’s look at what events you and your family can enjoy while you vacation to our beautiful town.

31st Annual Carolina Kite Festival

October Events You Don't Want to Miss

The 31st Annual Carolina Kite Festival is going to be held on October 27th & 28th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This fun event is a free event open to the public for you and your family to enjoy. It will be held on the beach in front of Sands Villas Resort in Atlantic Beach, NC. This kite festival was designed as a big “Thank You” to their customers who purchase kites for their vacation. There will be a Night fly on Saturday night at 6 pm, so don’t miss out on the fun!

Halloween Carnival

If you and your family would like to enjoy another fun event in the area, then head to Emerald Isle for the night. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation is hosting their very own Halloween Carnival this year for all those who want to join in. This event is open to the public and is fun for the whole family. The admission fee into the carnival is two bags of individually wrapped candy per child. Your family will be able to enjoy games, a cake walk, murals that glow, receive child ID kits and much more. Don’t miss out on this fun Friday night with the family!

Spooky Seas Trunk or Treat

October Events You Don't Want to Miss

The Atlantic Beach Police Department is hosting their very own “Spooky Seas Trunk or Treat” this year. On Tuesday, October 30th bring your family to the Atlantic Beach Town Park at 6:00 pm for some fun. Admission into the event is free of charge. You will get to experience a photo booth, candy, music, games and more. If you attend we encourage you to wear costumes and bring a bag for candy. Make this Halloween vacation the one your kids will be talking about for years to come.

Preschool Pumpkin Patch

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is hosting a Preschool Pumpkin Patch for kids 5 and under. Attend this event for $4 in addition to the daily admission to the aquarium. There will be games, stories, crafts and more for your child to enjoy. The event will happen on Wednesday, October 31st from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

There are other events happening in the area, these are just a few that we thought we’d share with you. Atlantic Beach Realty looks forward to seeing you on your next vacation. We hope that you and your family will have the best vacation this year.

The 2018 North Carolina Seafood Festival (Updated)

The North Carolina Seafood Festival for 2018 has been cancelled

Unfortunately, the 32 Annual seafood festival has been cancelled due to the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. All is not lost as our community rebuilds and recovers from the storm.

Hurricane Relief Event Planned Instead

Along with great plans for the 2019 North Carolina Seafood Festival, this year the NCSF board is planning a hurricane relief event scheduled for November 3rd, 2018. This will be a one day event to benefit Carteret County and neighboring communities.

Stay up to date by visiting the NCSF facebook page. A facebook live video is planned for Tuesday, October 9th, at 1pm. This should provide more information on the planned relief event.

For the official statement from the NCSF here a link to their page:

https://www.ncseafoodfestival.org/p/whats-happening/317

We hope everyone is doing well, and pulling together to recover from the storm. We hope to provide you more beach memories for years to come.

 

Don't Miss the 32nd Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival

The 32nd Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival is returning the first weekend of October this year. Many locals and even people from around the state will come and visit the area just to head to this festival! Many people will stay in an Atlantic Beach vacation rental to be close to Morehead City just for this event. There are many different events happening for the weekend and you don’t want to miss out on the fun!

Friday, October 5th

Don't Miss the 32nd Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival

Friday is the big kick off to the festival and this isn’t a day you want to miss! Beginning at 1 pm you can head to Big Rock Deck to enjoy some cooking demonstrations. These will be happening using Challenge Butter and will be happening on the hour all weekend long. Don’t miss out on seeing what kinds of goodies they will be making. The Southern Outerbanks Boat Show will also be happening as well to help showcase the best boats on the coast. Enjoy some live entertainment and music for you to help start the weekend right by dancing and singing along.

Saturday, October 6th

Don't Miss the 32nd Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival

There will be a little more happening on Saturday for you and your family to enjoy. Go to the Family Fishing Tournament at Oceanana Pier in Atlantic Beach to the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier located in Emerald Isle. You can also take advantage of entering into the 2018 Twin Bridges 8K Road Race for who like to run. And then there is the entertainment and the food. So much to do on this day.

Sunday, October 7th

On top of many of the other events happening through the weekend, don’t miss out on the Blessing of the Fleet. This is an event that gives tribute to those who bring their seafood to our tables and those who have lost their lives on the water. This is happening from 10 am – 12 pm so it’s something you don’t want to miss. Then you can also stay tuned for the Sailing Regatta happening at 12 pm for you and your family to see a competition on the water. What a fun event to watch just before heading home. Again, there will be amazing food for you and your family to enjoy and over 200 vendors for you to shop and eat from.

Don't Miss the 32nd Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival

The Seafood Festival keeps getting better each year and this year you don’t want to miss out. Even the kids like to join in on the fun and enjoy what is going on. If you are still searching for that perfect Atlantic Beach vacation rental for a week and weekend of fun, we still have availabilities. We can’t wait for you to come join us as we all head to the North Carolina Seafood Festival in Morehead City!

Atlantic Beach Local Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Atlantic Beach Local Events You Don't Want to Miss

Summer Vacations are soon going to be coming to an end because kids will be heading back into the classrooms. Coming in the month of August, you and your family will be able to enjoy a few of the Atlantic Beach local events. Come stay in an Atlantic Beach vacation rental with your family before the school year begins. Let’s look at what is happening in the area this month!

Atlantic Beach National Night Out

If you are looking to have fun with the locals then head over to the Town Park on August 7th from 6 – 8 pm. Held by the Atlantic Beach Police Department you will be able to enjoy bouncy houses, music, free food and prize giveaways! What a great way to get to meet the Mayor, Town Council and Town Manager of Atlantic Beach while you are on vacation! We hope to see you there!

Shackleford Banks Hike: Did Blackbeard See Horses?

Do you think that Blackbeard saw the horses of Shackleford Banks? Join in on a hike to the underdeveloped barrier island like Blackbeard may have seen while he was still alive. Happening  August 9, 2018 from 8:30 am – 12 pm at the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort, NC. Please note that children under the age of 12 will not be able to attend this. Cost of the hike is $30 per person and they ask for you to register before you head to the museum that day for the hike. And be sure to wear comfortable shoes as you will be in different terrain.

Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Atlantic Beach Local Events You Don't Want to Miss

Ahoy, Maties! If you are looking for a little fun with pirates then you should head over to Downtown Beaufort on August 10th & 11th for some fun! Come watch as the town comes to life with all the sights and sounds of pirates for the annual Beaufort Pirate Invasion. This is a 2 day pirate festival that offers your family fun and entertainment everyone will love. Get to visit the Living History demonstrations, check out the Blackbeard Exhibit and more. If you visit along the waterfront you will see multiple activities such as musical entertainment, magic shows, and so much more. Admission is free and it’s one way to enjoy learning about the history of Blackbeard. After all it is the year of Blackbeard!

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Run 5K

If you like to run then maybe participating in the Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Run 5K. This is a fundraiser hosted by and to benefit the Beaufort Pirate Invasion. Registration opens up at 7:00 am on the day of the race, August 11, 2018. Around 8 am a cannon fire will resonate through the Beaufort area marking the beginning of the race. You will be able to see pirates along the course to encourage and cheer the participants on. It is $30 per person or $100 for a “crew” of 4. Don’t let this event pass you by. All are welcome to join in on the fun!

Atlantic Beach Local Events You Don't Want to Miss

There are many other events happening during the month of August so you will have plenty to do and experience while you vacation. We at Atlantic Beach Realty hope that you will be able to join in on one of these events. We hope you end the summer with a bang!

Fun Activities While You Vacation in Atlantic Beach, NC

Oceanfront at Atlantic Beach

Are you taking a family vacation to Atlantic Beach, NC this summer and aren’t sure what there is to do? We at Atlantic Beach Vacation Rentals know some of the fun activities to do in the area.

Let’s Escape Together

Sometimes as a family finding things to do that everyone can agree on can be more challenging than anything we may know. For those families who like to do something fun and something that might have you all work together, why not try the Great Escape Room in Morehead City, NC. This can be fun for the older children and for the parents to work together at getting out of the room you are placed it. Working together as a family can bring you all fun and something that you may not have tried any other time.

It’s Time To Explore Nature & More

Fort Macon State Park

Fort Macon State Park has been known as a favorite for many families who come every year to the area. While many locals like to come visit for the reenactments, there are many other activities to do. Some of the other things you can do is hike, fish which is allowed throughout the year, take a picnic lunch to share with your family and friends or you can even go swimming from June to Labor Day. There is a boathouse with showers for you to enjoy and a refreshment stand that are open.

The Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks grazing

And for those who love wildlife, the Shackleford Banks Wild Horses located in the Beaufort Area will be the best part of your trip! These wild horses are located on the crystal coast for you to be able to go and see. This will be a highlight of your vacation to see them.

Spend Some Quality Time with Family

If you are looking for some good family competition, then head on over to a few places for miniature golf where every family member can have some fun. There are several different miniature golf places locally that you can give a try, but we have just a few fun places for you to check out. Not sure as to which one to give a try, then maybe you can give Lost Treasure Golf & Raceway a try which is in Salter Path, NC.

And if it happens to be raining on a day that you wanted to go spend some quality time with your family, then you should head to Pine Knoll Shores where you will find the North Carolina Aquarium that has been recently remodeled. This can be fun for all ages and know that on the days it does rain, it can get crowded.

Ready to Come Visit?

These are just a few of the things that you can do in the area but there are so much more! No matter how long you are visiting the Crystal Coast Area there is always something to look forward to. And if you still haven’t booked your summer vacation, check out what specials we have so you can take a nice relaxing trip. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the fun!

 

Why Not Surprise Dad With a Father’s Day Fishing Adventure This Year

Fishing charter for Dad.
When it comes to dads and husbands don’t we all want to make their day special? If you’re looking for some new and different ideas of what to do this year when Father’s Day rolls around on Sunday, June 17, we can fix you up! What guy wouldn’t love a fishing adventure out onto the blue waters of the Atlantic!
 
Following are some of the local fishing charter companies that are located in the Atlantic Beach area. Check out their websites for information and prices then call to make a reservation!
 
At Atlantic Beach Realty we can supply your special guy with comfortable accommodations while he’s here that won’t break your piggy bank!
 
Pelagic Sport Fishing Charters
Address:
 212 Smith St, Atlantic Beach, NC
Phone: (252) 904-3361
http://www.pelagicsportfishing.com/
Capt Mike has been fishing off Atlantic Beach and Hatteras since 1987. He will do all that is possible to make your fishing day productive and fun. If you are looking for a memorable and fun filled fishing charter along the Crystal Coast and will be visiting the Morehead City, Emerald Isle, Beaufort, or Pine Knoll Shores area, then Pelagic is the boat for you!
 
Capt. Stacy Fishing Center
Address:
 416 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC
Phone: (800) 533-9417
http://captstacy.com/
At Capt. Stacy Fishing Center, we love fishing and we love teaching people how to fish. Based out of Atlantic Beach, NC, we proudly offer deep sea fishing trips throughout North Carolina. From shark fishing trips to overnight bottom fishing trips, we offer an assortment of guided trips for different skill levels. Contact us to learn more about our deep sea fishing trips and fishing charters!
 
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Reelax Fishing Charters
Address:
 508 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC
Phone: (252) 723-3041
http://www.reelaxfishingcharters.com/
Offering everything from deep drop for bottom fish, trolling for pelagic fish , or staying close to the beach with the family, we guarantee you a memorable time. We strive to make your time with us as relaxing as possible. We also offer dinner cruises and fun in the sun days! Call Captain Corbett to book your trip.
 
Beagle Charters
Address:
 105 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC
Phone: (252) 670-1080
http://www.beaglecharters.com/
Offers the finest in offshore deep sea fishing. Specializing in offshore gulf stream charters, and able to accommodate large groups with two comfortable boats. We have two large Carolina Sportfisherman vessels at your service. A 62 foot and a 55 foot boat.
 
Highlander Charters, Inc.
Address:
 221 Moonlight Dr, Atlantic Beach, NC
Phone: (252) 723-8616
http://highlanderchartersinc.com/
This charter fishing service is equipped with required federal fishing permits, US Coast Guard captain’s license, and North Carolina blanket saltwater fishing license along with inspections and safety equipment. We fish for sea mullet (whiting), bonita, bluefish, spanish mackerel, gray trout, speckled trout, red drum, cobia, king mackerel, black sea bass, amberjack, flounders, sharks and spots, croakers — depending on the time of year and what’s biting.
 
 

Saving Big on Vacation Homes with Private Pools

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Once you decide you’re going to rent a vacation home with a private pool instead of staying at a hotel when you visit Atlantic Beach, NC there are things to consider. Staying in a home with a private swimming pool doesn’t have to cost a lot. Here are some tips that will help you when you’re deciding among our Atlantic Beach vacation homes.

1. Determine what your price range is.
It’s important to know what your budget is up front. Have a price range in mind when looking for a vacation rental but know that a home with a private swimming pool will cost a bit more than one without. Check our Specials for ways to save on any property!

2. Choose the right size rental.
With so many Atlantic Beach rentals to choose from, it’s important to know what size you need vs. what size you want. Determine how much space you really need before you start looking. Ask yourself how much time you’ll actually be spending inside the rental.
 
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3. Deciding on location.
All of our vacation home rentals are near the ocean but those with pools sit oceanfront. Do you want to be able to walk to area businesses? Would you rather have a golf course within walking distance? How close is close enough to the beach?

4. What amenities matter most?
Our vacation homes offer a large assortment of amenities that include furnishings, well-equipped kitchens, washer & dryer, private swimmming pools, barbecue grills, high speed Internet, outside showers, hot tubs and Jacuzzis. Decide what matters most.

5. Check out homes online and read testimonials.
Be sure to look at pictures of our properties and read what other people have said about their past stays. If you have any questions at all please give us a call at blabla and we’ll be happy to provide answers.

Crystal Coast Earth Day 2018

Crystal Coast Earth Day Celebrations
Each year April 22 marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970 known as Earth Day. This global event occurs each year to educate, mobilize and activate citizens across the globe. It is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world with more than 1 billion people in 192 countries participating.

Earth Day Network, the organization that leads Earth Day worldwide, announced that Earth Day 2018 will focus on mobilizing the world to end plastic pollution. This will include creating support for a global effort to eliminate single-use plastics along with global regulation for the disposal of plastics.

Crystal Coast Earth Day

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Fort Macon Visitor Center at Fort Macon State Park

Celebrate Earth Day with over a dozen local organizations at Fort Macon State Park. Each group will have a booth with displays and/or activities showcasing their conservation efforts. For more information call 252-726-3775.
 
 

Don’t Miss This Year’s Easter Hoppin’ Happenings

Don't Miss This Year's Easter Hoppin' Happenings
If you’re like most people you’re more than ready for the warmth of spring to arrive and for this up and down winter weather to be over. Now that we’ve turned our clocks ahead (The first positive sign of spring!) everyone is looking ahead to celebrating Easter Sunday on April 1 and the warmer weather it brings.

Just one of the springtime events that brings us one step closer to the heart of truly our most favorite season — summer! For those taking a springtime vacation, check out the luxury vacation home rentals Atlantic Beach Realty has available in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.

In the meantime, following are some of the hoppin’ happenings taking place around the area to celebrate the Easter holiday:

Beaufort Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Hop on over to the Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner Street, Beaufort, and join the fun at the Beaufort Historical Association’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday March 31 from 11 a.m. until noon. Children ages seven and younger are invited to search for hidden eggs filled with candy followed by light refreshments. This is a free event; all you need is to bring your Easter basket and arrive early to position yourself for the start of the hunt! The gates to the ground will open at 11 a.m. sharp for all age groups. For more details, please call 252-728-5225 or visit http://beauforthistoricsite.org/

Don't Miss This Year's Easter Hoppin' Happenings

Morehead Egg Hunt & Family 1-Mile Walk/Fun Run

Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Family 1 mile walk/run is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Rotary Park located at 2200 Mayberry Loop Road in Morehead City. The egg hunt activity areas are divided into three sections by the following age groups: 4 & under, 5-8, and 9-12. Thousands of eggs will be hidden in each age section. Plan to arrive early because the youth usually collect all the eggs in less than two minutes. No pets! For more information call 252-726-5083.

Following the Egg Hunt, bring the whole family to walk and/or run on the Rotary Park-O’Neal Field exercise trail. The Family 1-Mile Walk/Fun Run will begin at 10:00 a.m. and MCPRD staff will direct participants on the 1-mile course. This non-competitive event promotes family wellness and pre-registration is not required for this event. No pets or bikes please.

Easter Brunch with the Dolphins

A special event cruise — Easter Brunch with the Dolphins – will be held aboard the Crystal Coast Lady on Sunday, April 1, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. leaving from 600 Front Street, Beaufort.

Passengers will experience an elegant brunch cruise this Easter Sunday aboard our luxury vessel. Sip on a complimentary mimosa as you take in the beauty of the Crystal Coast and delight in a wide variety of food selections from our gourmet brunch buffet including an irresistible choice of desserts. Tickets are $35 per person and $20 for children age 2-11. Seats are limited and reservations are required. Reservations can be made online at www.crystalcoastlady.com or by calling 252-728-8687.
 
 

5 Star Weekly Rental Specials at Atlantic Beach NC

Ready to say goodbye to winter and take a pre-summer vacation to Atlantic Beach, North Carolina? Our weekly rental specials will have you enjoying the early spring weather in a pet-friendly home that sits oceanside.

5 Star Weekly Rental Specials at Atlantic Beach
On Island Time is at 116 East Terminal Blvd, in Atlantic Beach and will comfortably sleep eight people and their pets in this 3 bedroom, 3 bath cottage. The best part is you can save $125 when you stay for a week!

Pet Friendly Weekly Rental

The beautiful fenced-in back yard is a great play area for your pets no matter what size they are. You’ll also be just a short walk from the beach where pets can enjoy the beach and the water, too. The enclosed outside shower with hot and cold water and the water hose makes it easy to rinse your tired pets off after being on the beach.

Luxurious Accommodations

A spacious living room offers TV viewing with a walk out deck that is a great spot for a night cap or a leisurely breakfast. The beautifully equipped kitchen includes a dining table with seating for 6 and additional seating at the nearby counter, a dishwasher, and washer/dryer. There’s a bonus room off the carport complete with a sleeper sofa, TV, microwave and a mini-fridge plus a full bath.

5 Star Weekly Rental Specials at Atlantic Beach

Convenient Amenities

Will all the modern conveniences of home you will enjoy amenities such as local telephone access, wireless internet, outdoor grilling station, plenty of parking for up to 3-4 cars under the house, and a one-time set up of bed, bath and kitchen linen.

Five Star Reviews

Our guests had this to say about the On Island Time weekly vacation rental:
“My family really enjoyed our stay. The house was super nice. We travel a lot and have booked houses/condos all around. I feel this was the nicest one we have stayed in by far. At some places, the pictures look nice but when you get there you discover the pictures were old. This was not the case at all. I liked it better in person. I will definitely stay here again.”
— Rhonda T from Battleboro NC, 05/30/2017
 
 

5 Romantic Ideas for the Best Valentine’s Day Ever

5 Romantic Ideas for the Best Valentine's Day Ever
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re looking for romantic ideas to make it more memorable, we can help. Don’t wait until the last minute to make plans for that romantic day. The best Valentine’s Day holidays are ones that include well thought out plans. Why not go beyond flowers and candy this year. Sure, it’s a nice gesture, but we think you can do so much better and we’re here to help.
 
Step up your game with the following 5 romantic ideas for the best Valentine’s Day ever this year:

1. Call us for a reservation to stay in one of our luxurious Atlantic Beach Realty vacation rentals. Be sure to get a place that’s oceanfront so you can enjoy the phenomenal coastal views as well as hear the sound of the ocean.

2. Plan your stay well ahead of time, right down to the oceanfront meals you can enjoy on the beach and the long walks you can take together.

5 Romantic Ideas for the Best Valentine's Day Ever

3. Why not plan a picnic dinner on the beach at sunset complete with candles to light as the sun goes down. Whether you spread a blanket or set up a table and chairs to dine on fine china, the romance of the moment that will sweep you both away.

4. Don’t entirely forego the idea of flowers. A bouquet of flowers, given in a setting that doesn’t involve your residence, makes them exceptionally romantic!

5. If you decide to go out for dinner make sure it’s somewhere that’s very special and serves the type of food that your partner enjoys. This is not the time to go to the same old favorite restaurant you would go to on date night. Try something new this year and check for specials that local restaurants may be having on behalf of the holiday.

5 Romantic Ideas for the Best Valentine's Day Ever

At Atlantic Beach Realty we have a nice assortment of romantic vacation rentals that would be perfect for a romantic stay with your special someone. With amenities like heated swimming pools and hot tubs, you’re sure to have a delightful Valentine’s Day this year!