Do you and your family have a vacation planned to visit Atlantic Beach this summer? If you do, then we need to tell you about a few different outdoor activities in the area. Doing new things on your vacation can be fun for everyone especially if they are within a driving distance of your Atlantic Beach vacation rental. Let’s look below at what some of the activities that your family can experience on your vacation this summer.
Elliott Coues Nature Trail
For families who love to spend as much time outdoors as they can, then heading over to the Elliott Coues Nature Trail is for you. This is a 3.2-mile trail that is a newer walking trail that can be perfect for those who are looking for a hike or can ride your bikes on. Located at the North end of Fort Macon is where you will find this trail. Your family will be able to see different wildlife so be sure to bring a camera along with you and you can see nature too. The trail can be accessed by either the Fort Macon parking lot or the Beach Access Parking lot. Be sure to bring sunscreen, hats and even bug spray along with your ice-cold water as you explore nature together on this trail.
Rachel Carson Reserve
Do you have someone in the family who loves horses? Head over to the Rachel Carson Reserve where you and the family can view a coastal nature reserve. Located in Beaufort you will find several different islands you can explore as well as salt marshes and wild horses. Be sure to bring along with you plenty of sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. You don’t want to miss the wildlife you will be able to see and the natural beauty of the reserve. Enjoy the day with the family as you explore the Rachel Carson Reserve together!
Another fun activity that you can do as a family is heading over to Beaufort and checking out Beaufort Paddle. Some of the things that you can do are rent a kayak whether it’s a single or tandem, Stand Up Paddleboards and do a tour. The tours are where you’ll be able to see some of the local outdoor activities by kayak or paddle boarding only. The length of the tours is around 2 hours long and you’ll be able to see Historic Old Towne Beaufort Waterfront, Bird Shoals and the Rachel Carson Reserve. You may even get to see a glimpse of a dolphin frolicking in the water. Enjoy this time with the family and get out and be adventurous together.
While there are many other things you can take advantage of in the area, these are the few we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your summer vacation to stay in one of our Atlantic Beach vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family and hear all about your fun adventures on your next vacation!
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
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
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!
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. HappeningAugust 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
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!
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!