Enjoy These Fun Kid Activities on the Beach

Enjoy These Fun Kid Activities on the Beach

Are you coming to Atlantic Beach soon for your family vacation? If the answer is yes, then we have to tell you about some fun kid activities you can do on the beach. Staying in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals will keep you close to the surf and the sand. Let’s look below at a few of the fun kid activities to do on the beach.

Build a Sandcastle

Enjoy These Fun Kid Activities on the Beach

Building is a sandcastle is what a lot of parents remember doing and your kids will love too. Make sure that you bring with you to the sand a bucket, a shovel, and a lot of imagination. This activity the whole family can join in and have a great time. To add some decorations to their sandcastles, they can hunt for different treasures on the beach such as sea glass, shells and more. Just let their imaginations run wild on making each sandcastle different!

Hopscotch Time

Another fun thing that your kids can do on the beach is make their own hopscotch board. All they need is some sand, a stick to draw the boxes and number and something to keep tabs on who landed where. We do suggest that you have flip-flops or water shoes on your child, so their feet don’t get too hot on the sand. We don’t want them to burn their feet while they play this classic playground game on the beach.

I Spy

A great classic game that is often played in the car can now be played on the beach. You can start the game by saying “I spy with my little eye, something blue” and have each child guess what it is. This game can be played for however long they want to, and it gives them an insight on what kind of things they can find in nature. Make this game fun for everyone in the whole family and get them involved in each game!

Build Sand Animals

Enjoy These Fun Kid Activities on the Beach

Building a sand animal is just like building a sandcastle only they make it into the shape of their favorite animal. Each child will need their own bucket, shovel and their imagination as they design their animal in the sand. This doesn’t have to be a difficult animal and if its something that they child came up with their own, then let them have fun. You can then take a picture with your phone or camera of each child standing next to their creation and frame it when they get home.

While there are many other fun kid activities that can be done on the beach, these are the few we thought we’d share with you. If you haven’t made your vacation plans yet, now is the time. We still have plenty of Oceanfront vacation rentals to choose from. Make this vacation one that you will never forget!

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

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!

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!