It’s Sea Turtle Nesting Season on the Crystal Coast

It’s Sea Turtle Nesting Season at Atlantic Beach

May is here and so is the start of the sea turtle nesting season here on the Crystal Coast. Every year many sea turtles come to our beaches in late spring to make their nests. And when you stay in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals, you may have the opportunity to see a nest or even a turtle. Below we have a few things for you and your family to remember as you vacation on the Crystal Coast this year during nesting season.

When Does Nesting Season Start?

Many locals love this time of the year not only because of the warmer temps but also in hopes to see a sea turtle. Beginning on May 1st each year and ends around the end of October on the Crystal Coast. This is the start of the sea turtles nesting season and it’s something you don’t want to miss each year while on vacation. During the night is when you may see the turtles come to the shore and lay their eggs in the nests they have built. The nests are along the coast of North Carolina not just on the Crystal Coast.

Help Protect the Sea Turtles on the Crystal Coast

It’s Sea Turtle Nesting Season at Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach takes protecting our sea turtles very serious as they have made their home on our beautiful shore. You will see several local volunteers each morning looking for new nests that were built the night before. Once a new nest is located, then they will be marked and roped off to keep the eggs safe from predators. Each nest is monitored for the next 50-70 days for their safety and for any activity of when they are ready to hatch. Here are a few rules to follow while you are vacationing on the Crystal Coast during turtle nesting season:

  • Do not disturb any of the nests as we want to help keep them safe while they are there.
  • Don’t use your flashlight on your phone and don’t leave the outdoor lights on overnight at your Oceanfront vacation rental. Each turtle uses the moonlight to help guide them back to the ocean and any other light will disorient them.
  • If you or your kids dig any holes to build sandcastles, bury each other for fun or find any holes after the day, please remember to fill them in. Not only can the sea turtles but also other people can fall into the holes which can injury themselves.
  • Make sure that you clean the area completely from trash, or your beach equipment after a day full of fun on the sand. Please clean up after your day at the beach and don’t leave any of your beach equipment on the beach overnight.
  • Please keep the beaches clean from any trash or plastic on the days you spend at the beach. We like to keep our beaches free of trash to help with the new hatchlings as much as we can.
  • If you see a mother who is in distress, injured or any unmarked nests, please contact the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores at 252-247-4003.
It’s Sea Turtle Nesting Season at Atlantic Beach

These are the few things that you can do while you vacation with us but we wanted to share these as they are the most important ones to remember. If you haven’t made your vacation reservations, check out our Atlantic Beach vacation rentals today. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your next vacation to the Crystal Coast this summer!

Don’t Miss the 15th Annual Beaufort Wine & Food Festival

Do you love to try out different wine and food while you are on vacation? If the answer is yes, then we have the perfect event that you can attend on the Crystal Coast. Join in on the 15th Annual Beaufort Wine & Food Festival that is happening this year from April 24th to April 28th, 2019. You will definitely give your taste buds a treat for the weekend as you try different wine seminars to luncheons to dinners. This is a special event that many on the coast never wants to miss as you can have some of the best mouthwatering and innovative cuisine that is pair delectably with a wine.

About the Beaufort Wine and Food Festival

From when the Beaufort Wine and Food Festival first began back in 2004, it has been a popular local and visitor loved event. It’s where the festival was first held on the streets of downtown Beaufort and has since moved to numerous locations throughout the Beaufort area. Some of the events will take place in private homes while others will take place in downtown Beaufort. Beaufort Wine & Food is now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and this event gives it’s proceeds to help benefit organizations in our community. The next project that they would like to make is a $100,000 donation to the Carteret Community College that will be for the new culinary and hospitality building.

What You Can Enjoy at the Festival

Don’t Miss the 15th Annual Beaufort Wine & Food Festival

This year’s festival brings in excitement and fun as you get to enjoy the festival for a weekend at the beach. Enjoy some of the delectable pairings of wine and food from some restaurants located on the Crystal Coast, dinners at private homes and even a fashion show. There will be a seminar, brunch and a Historic District Wine Walkabout. You are able to view all of the 2019 Beaufort Wine and Food Festival Schedule of Events so you can begin planning your visit and purchase your tickets online. Be sure to bring friends along with you on your vacation.

Where to Stay on the Crystal Coast

Don’t Miss the 15th Annual Beaufort Wine & Food Festival

What a better way to enjoy the Beaufort Wine and Food Festival than to stay the weekend at the beach. Atlantic Beach Realty has everything to offer you that you could possibly need or want as you will be close to Beaufort. The Crystal Coast is the perfect location where you can sit back and relax as you have a little getaway from life at home and work. Spend a few days on the beach soaking up the sun and even getting your feet wet in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Beaufort Wine & Food Festival is definitely worth a day trip, but why stay for one day when you can enjoy the entire weekend at the festival. If you still haven’t made your reservations to head to the beach for this amazing event now is the time. Contact us today or book your Atlantic Beach vacation rental today online. We can’t wait to see you as you come and experience this festival along with us!

**Photo Credit goes to Beaufort Wine and Food Festival Facebook Page

Rainy Day Adventures in Atlantic Beach, NC

Rainy Day Adventures in Atlantic Beach, NC

Do you have a planned family vacation in one of our Atlantic Beach vacation rentals this year? We understand that the weather on the coast can sometimes be a little unpredictable, but don’t allow the weather to put a kink in your plans. There are plenty of things that you and your family can do while you wait the rain our in the Atlantic Beach area. Let’s look below at a few places that we recommend you check out if it happens to be raining on your vacation.

Aquarium Fun

Rainy Day Adventures in Atlantic Beach, NC

North Carolina Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores is going to be the most known choice for families to head to on a rainy day. This is over in Pine Knoll Shores and is just a short drive from your vacation rental for you to enjoy. From being able to find different exhibits from the Loggerhead Odyssey featuring Caretta’s Cove to the Living Shipwreck that holds 306,000 gallons of saltwater habitat. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy and explore. And if you happen to have little ones, there is a Little Minnows Play Area just for them where they can play dress-up, ride and climb on cushioned toys and relax in a little book area. So many different adventures can be made here by visiting whether there is sunshine or rain. Be sure to get there early especially if it’s supposed to rain all day because it does get crowded in there.

Tag You’re It

Battle Works is a fun and exciting adventure that you can enjoy with the kids. Here you will be able to play realistic tactical laser tag and is one of the best ones on the coast of the Carolinas. They have been open for 3 years in the area and is located in Morehead City which is just over the bridge from the beach. Please note that all players must be 12 years old or older and must be 54” tall to play. This can be a fun activity for the older kids and for the adults. Don’t miss this activity with the kids on your next vacation to Atlantic Beach.

Bowling Alley Fun

Rainy Day Adventures in Atlantic Beach, NC

Mac Daddy’s is located in Cape Carteret and is one of the best places to go on a rainy day. Here you and your family are able to take advantage of a game or two of bowling. They just had their Grand Re-Opening on February 1st and has many things for the family to do. Mac Daddy’s not only has bowling lanes for the family to use, but also has a massive arcade that you too can enjoy. With a mix of modern and old school games, there is something that the whole family can enjoy. There is also a snack bar that you can grab a few things from such as Hotdogs, Cheeseburgers and Nachos. Let this become a part of your tradition for rainy days.  

Anchors Away

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort is another amazing place you can head to on a rainy day. With many different exhibits that are always changing and different models and collections, the possibilities are endless. Admission to the museum is free of charge and it is fun for the whole family. Here you will be able to see many different artifacts from Blackbeard’s Ship, The Queen Ann’s Revenge. And after your lovely time there, then head over to waterfront for a bite to eat.

There are many other places that you can check out such as Game On Escape Rooms, Shopping and Restaurants. No matter what the weather is like these activities can be enjoyed for a few days while you are on vacation. If you are still looking for a Sound side vacation rental, check out our availability today. We look forward to seeing you soon on

Get Your Beach Bag Ready for Your Vacation

Get Your Beach Bag Ready for Your Vacation

Are you ready to hit the sand and sun at Atlantic Beach this year? If so then we understand that being prepared for you vacation means making sure your beach bag is ready for your trip. Staying in one of our Atlantic Beach houses will keep you close to the beach and will allow you to enjoy your vacation. We have compiled a small list of what to pack in your beach bag for your next vacation to Atlantic Beach below.

Beach Bag Items

Beach Towels

Get Your Beach Bag Ready for Your Vacation

Whenever you go on vacation with kids you want to make sure that you have a beach towel packed for each member in the family. This will not only help with the arguments of whose towel is whose but will also help you keep up with the towels too. Bringing an extra towel with you is always a good idea especially if you have little ones with you. Having a beach towel with a different design can help each member in your group remember which one theirs is.

Sunscreen

Atlantic Beach sun is always hot during the spring through fall months and so sunscreen is a must for any beach bag. Use a sunscreen that is designed for your beach activities such as waterproof, sport, high SPF, etc.). Dermatologists suggests that you use a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF while you are enjoying the sunshine. And don’t forget to Reapply throughout your day as we don’t want you to ruin your vacation the very first day your here with a sunburn. If you do happen to get a little too much sun while on vacation, have a nice bottle of aloe in your beach bag as well.

Mesh Sand Toy Bag

Get Your Beach Bag Ready for Your Vacation

Anytime you vacation with the kids, you know that sand toys are a must have in your beach bag. We understand bringing sand back with you into your vacation house is not necessary and can be quite a hassle. So, if you pack a mesh bag such as a laundry bag or a bag specifically for beach toys can help eliminate the mess. Just throw the sandy toys into the bag, give it a good shake or two and leave the sand behind at the beach.

Hats & Sunglasses

Bringing sunglasses and hats can be very useful for anyone who visits the beach. The sun is much hotter than it is in the north, so we want to make sure that your eyes and face are protected. Having sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun bright rays and will offer you some relief when trying to keep an eye on your little ones playing. Whether you have a floppy hot or a baseball cap, you will be happy that you brought these along with you. Don’t forget to pack one for everyone in the family.

Sand-Free Hack

Get Your Beach Bag Ready for Your Vacation

This is one item that you may not have thought about, but it is a must whenever you visit the beach. Whether you are staying in a vacation rental or you decided to drive your car to the beach access, sand will be all over you when you leave the beach. So, bringing baby powder in your beach bag will magically get the sand off of your body without irritation and leave a nice scent too. This is perfect for everyone in the family and not just the kids.

There are many other things that you can pack into your beach bag, but these are the must have items for your next vacation. If you haven’t made your reservations for your vacation, then check out our Atlantic Beach houses today. We can’t wait for your family to come and vacation with us!

2019 Carolina Chocolate Festival

Enjoy a Sweet Treat on the Crystal Coast this Year

Did you know that visiting the Crystal Coast during February you can enjoy a sweet treat? Yes, it’s the Carolina Chocolate Festival that is happening February 2-3, 2019 this year in Morehead City. It’s the biggest annual event that happens every year that is made for the biggest chocolate fan you know, and it will totally satisfy every sweet tooth out there. Let’s look at what the schedule looks like for the annual chocolate festival this year below.

Carolina Chocolate Festival Facts

Enjoy a Sweet Treat on the Crystal Coast this Year

Here is what you need to know about this year’s Carolina Chocolate Festival. You must tell your friends and family about this chocolate adventure you need to attend. It is held during the first weekend of February every year and is held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. It happens to be the largest chocolate festival in Eastern North Carolina. Tickets to the festival are $9 per adult, $2 for kids 5-12 and kids under 5 are free. Active duty Military personnel will be given free admission on Sunday with your Military ID. What a perfect way to start the weekend filled with treats and sweets!

It’s a Chocolate Lover’s Paradise

Enjoy a Sweet Great on the Crystal Coast this Year

Not only will you get your yearly dose of decadent chocolate during the festival, it’s also be dubbed as being a chocolate lover’s paradise. Did you know that there will be a Cocoa 5K Fun Run & Walk, a Chocolate Spa and so much more! And if you have a little baker in your family, then you must allow them to enter into the Jr Cup Cake Wars! If you are a NC Resident, then your child from ages 10-16 can enter in the very first Jr Cup Cake Wars. The entry is free, and you must submit 2 dozen cupcakes to serve at least 8 with chocolate being the main ingredient.

Enjoy a Sweet Treat on the Crystal Coast this Year

Chocolate will be literally everywhere, and you will find chocolate vendors galore tempting you everywhere you turn. From wall-to-wall cakes to chocolate bars and ice cream. This even offers you more than a sampling of everything chocolate. Join in the hourly pudding eating contest, and even the door prizes that will be given away such as the “Golden Ticket”. The Golden Ticket Grand Prize happens to be a trip to chocolate’s own amusement park, Hershey Park for 4!!

Celebrating Charity & Chocolate

Chocolate will not be the only thing that is being celebrated this weekend. Charity is the foundation of the event and allows the festival to continue year after year. The Carolina Chocolate Festival is a charitable organization that partners with local non-profit agencies that can all reap from the benefits and while enjoying chocolate. Some of the charitable organizations are Carteret County Domestic Violence, Second Blessings Community Outreach and Bridge Student Ministries. You can read about the charitable organizations here to learn more about them.

If you’re coming to the North Carolina coast for the amazing Chocolate Festival this year, then you might as well stay here at the beach, right? Of course, the answer is absolutely and let’s make it a delightful weekend full of chocolate and the beach. Imagine yourself sitting back and relaxing on your sound side or oceanfront deck, feet propped up, soaking up the sun and enjoying some decadent chocolate you grabbed from the Chocolate Festival. Ah yes that does sound amazing and like a dream, but it doesn’t have to be a dream. You too can stay at one of our amazing Atlantic Beach vacation rentals and make it a fun filled sweet trip to start off Valentine’s Day a little early!

**Photo Credits goes to Carolina Chocolate Festival Photo Page

Spend New Year’s on the Crystal Coast this Year

Spend New Year’s on the Crystal Coast this Year

Thinking of getting away from your home and traveling for the New Year’s, then come spend New Year’s on the Crystal Coast this year. There are many things that you and your family can enjoy on top of spending time in your Atlantic Beach vacation rental. This year there are plenty of things that you and your family won’t want to miss to help ring in the new year in Atlantic Beach and surrounding areas. 

Downtown Countdown

Don’t miss this year the Downtown Countdown that happens to be one of the largest New Year’s Eve parties on the Crystal Coast. Head to downtown Morehead City on December 31, 2018 from 6:00 pm to Midnight to enjoy the views of the waterfront before you can take part of the first crab pot drop of the night. You and your family will be able to have fun with music, fire dancers, and magicians. Once the sun sets you and your family will be able to see a laser show and fun glow party. Once the crab pot drops, you will be treated with a wonderful firework display that can’t be missed off the Morehead City docks. 

New Year’s Eve Cannon Blast

Spend New Year’s on the Crystal Coast this Year

If you’re looking for something else to do that is in Atlantic Beach, then head over to Fort Macon on December 31, 2018 for some fun. Beginning at 6:00 pm, Fort Macon will be blasting off cannons to help bring in the new year. There will be live entertainment beginning at 6:00 pm and the cannon will be shot off at 7:00 pm to coincide with the Greenwich Mean Time. Don’t forget to bring a chair, blanket or food to help bring in the new year. 

Penguin Plunge

After the New Year’s Eve festivities have come and gone, do something that you will remember for years to come. On January 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm come to the 16th Annual Penguin Plunge in front of The Crabs Claw Restaurant. There is a minimum donation of $10 per person to join in the fun, if you’d like a 2019 Penguin Plunge Shirt donate $20 and if you’d like a 2019 Penguin Plunge Hooded Sweatshirt it’s a $35 donation. You can register for this event now or you can come on January 1st at 10:00 am to register. 

Resolution Run 

Spend New Year’s on the Crystal Coast this Year

Do you have a runner in your family? If so then this next event will be the perfect one for them. On Tuesday, January 1, 2019 you and your family can head to Beaufort to enjoy the 2019 Resolution Run 5K & 1 Mile Run. Beginning at 9:00 am you can register for the 1 mile run or the 5K to get a head start on your resolution of the new year. You can register online now for $25, if you register on race day it will be $30, kids 12 & under are free and military get a 10% discount. Race packets can be picked up on race day at 7:00 am at the First Citizens Bank parking lot on Front Street in Beaufort. 

First Day Hike

Not sure if you’re up to running on New Year’s Day, then why not head over to Fort Macon at 2:00 for a nice hike. Here you will start at the Visitor Center where you will go down Yarrow’s Loop Trail for a short hike. For a longer hike then you can walk 3.2 miles along the Elliot Coues Trail with your family. What a fun way to get the start of the new year going by hiking on one of the states most visited parks. 

With so many different events to choose for New Year’s Celebrations, we thought that you and your family would enjoy these. If you and your family are still searching for that perfect Atlantic Beach vacation rental, we still have availability. We at Atlantic Beach Realty wish that your family has a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year’s!

Spend your Thanksgiving in Atlantic Beach

Spend Your Thanksgiving in Atlantic Beach

Every year for Thanksgiving, many people prefer to stay home and have the family over. But there are many people who like to take a vacation and visit new places for the holiday. This year make a new tradition with your family and come stay in one of our Atlantic Beach vacation rentals for Thanksgiving. The Crystal Coast is the perfect location to celebrate this holiday with family this year.

Family Time

Spend your Thanksgiving in Atlantic Beach

The start of Thanksgiving for many families begin with the adults and children, gathering in front of the television watching The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. As the aroma of the turkey cooking in the oven or the preparation begins in the kitchen. Spend part of the day spending time with your loved ones by playing board games or playing a game of cards. Then have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal sitting in the dining room of your rental and taking a walk on the beach afterwards. Spending the day with your family means you get all the quality time in the world with them. Sometimes we all like to be too busy to sit down and not a do a thing once in a while. Make this holiday the best one you’ve had in a long time.

Beautiful Views

Even during the off-season, Atlantic Beach is nothing but beautiful to visit. Spending Thanksgiving watching the waves roll in and out while you wait for dinner to be ready is a perfect day. You may see many families on the beach enjoying the sunlight or you may see families having their pictures taken they can use as their Christmas cards. Taking a nice long walk on the beach while watching the sunset or collecting seashells with the kids can be just as exciting as being at the beach for the holiday weekend.

Perfect Weather

Spend Your Thanksgiving in Atlantic Beach

While many other states may be experiencing winter-like temperatures during the month of November, the weather here in Atlantic Beach is quite pleasant. With the high’s normally around 63 degrees, who wouldn’t want to spend the holidays there? While the weather isn’t as warm as in the summer, it sure makes for a wonderful day to spend it on the beach with the family. Let the kids build sandcastles or have your pictures taken to use for your Christmas cards. Make it a holiday vacation that everyone will remember for years to come.

Holiday Shopping

After Thanksgiving, the Christmas music fills the air as people go shopping to grab the best deals on Black Friday. There are several places in Atlantic Beach or Morehead City where you can go shopping at for those deals to help save money on your Christmas shopping list. You can also find some great deals at local shops as well. Don’t miss out on any deal that will help you save money in the long run.

While you could be staying home and eating the traditional Thanksgiving meal at home, we thought you’d enjoy this idea a little better. If you are still searching for that perfect Atlantic Beach vacation rental, then please check out our inventory. We hope to see you this Thanksgiving and spending it with the ones you love!

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!