Family Adventures in the Atlantic Beach Area

Family Adventures in the Atlantic Beach Area

Are you and your family taking a family vacation this fall to Atlantic Beach? If the answer is yes, then we must tell you all about the family adventures that you can do in the area. Spending a week with us at Atlantic Beach Realty will keep your family close to where the adventures are at. Let’s look below at a few of the fun family adventures that you can do in the area on your next vacation to Atlantic Beach.

Horseback Riding

Family Adventures in the Atlantic Beach Area

One thing that many of our guests don’t realize is that you can horseback ride in the area. Over at Cedar Island Stables you and your family can do a little island hopping and riding along the shoreline via a horse. This is one of the ways to see nature and even possibly getting a glimpse of a sunset too while on horseback. And don’t worry if you have never ridden a horse before, because for this adventure there is no experience required. Just have a great time with the family by seeing the beach in a different light!

On the Open Water

Another fun adventure that many families love to try their hand at water sports. From parasailing to banana boat rides to renting jet skis, Island Water Sports has something for everyone. Be sure to bring your waterproof camera, sunscreen, a towel and more as you try something new. You can also rent a pontoon boat to fit your whole family and enjoy some time out on the open water. No matter what your plans are to enjoy the day on the water, just sit back and have fun.

Fish off the Pier

Family Adventures in the Atlantic Beach Area

Many families love to head over to Oceanana Pier to be able to spend a day of fishing together. This is one thing that many families have done for years and if you haven’t done so yet, give it a try. There is no need to have your own rod and reel as you can rent one for each person per day. Fish all night if you choose to or fish the entire time you are on vacation, the options are unlimited here whenever you visit Atlantic Beach! If you are new at fishing, then this is the perfect adventure for you. Just have a great time and enjoy your time with the family as you try something new!

There are many other fun adventures that you can do around Atlantic Beach, but these are the few we wanted to share with you. If you still haven’t booked your next vacation to Atlantic Beach, then give us a call today. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you try a few new things in the area!

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!