Originally founded on the vision of Appleton Oaksmith Atlantic Beach was the expected to be the next destination resort town of the East Coast in the late 1800's. With grand plans in mind Oaksmith, his wife, four daughters set out to make Atlantic beach a reality but after a tragic accident in 1879 in which all four of his daughters were lost Oaksmith and his wife were inconsolable and gave up on the project.
Left to weather the dream of a bathing pavilion and eventual hotel resort town in Atlantic Beach was abandoned for eight long years. Eight years later entrepreneurs John J. Royal of Morehead City and Winfield S. Chadwick of Beaufort took it upon themselves to build the long lost dream of Oaksmith and his wife. In 1887 they built the first bathing pavilion on Bogue Banks which is now better known as the prestigious Club Colony. The bathing Pavilion became an overnight success. With lack of other accommodations in the area because of the destruction caused by the hurricane of 1879 people came in droves to bathe once again in the glorious sun and warm waters of the Atlantic.
With abundant water activities such as fishing, swimming, kayaking, boating, and surfing water lovers and sun worshippers alike will find Atlantic Beach homes are ideally situated for central location to all things beach life. Fresh seafood, shops, and historical attractions including Ft. Macon State Park, nature trails, and numerous nearby golf courses provide the perfectly balanced escape.
If the beach is where you love to be there are a plethora of attractions to be had in Atlantic Beach. With abundant water activities such as Scuba Tours, Fishing Charters, Kite Surfing, and Parasailing Tours water lovers and sun worshippers alike will find Atlantic Beach homes are ideally situated for central location to all things beach life.
Fresh seafood is one of the star attractions at any local restaurant in Atlantic Beach. Local chefs are often famed for their exquisite handling of the delicate seafood dishes native to the area. One of our favorites Island Grille, famed as "Atlantic Beaches’ Gourmet Hideaway", offers buy one get one on select freshly caught entrees on Monday's and Tuesdays and the crab dip is simply mouthwatering. Another more casual local favorite is Amos Mosquitos, heralded for the "eclectic made from scratch menu", is a local favorite and one of the best seafood places in Atlantic Beach.
If its adventure off the beach you seek there are many activities to capture your attention. Some of the close and family friendly activities include Mac Daddy's and the Carteret County Speedway. You can also try out the Watter Boggan Waterpark in Emerald Isle only a few minutes’ drive up the Island. There are also and numerous golf courses nearby, including the North River Club to provide the perfectly balanced escape.
Some of the more popular historical attractions including Fort Macon State Park, Hammocks Beach State Park and the NC Maritime Museum (with artifacts discovered in the right in our own "Graveyard of the Atlantic") are all within easy driving distance and provide a rich history of North Carolina's coastal legacy from generation past.
With the season officially running from May 14th to September 5th but year round perfect beach weather Atlantic Beach has some of the best landscape in the country. White sands and warm Atlantic ocean waters invite beach goers year round making this the destination of choice for residence and vacation seekers alike. While there are numerous public Beach Accesses most of the beach remains private to owners. If living in this pristine beach environment sounds like a dream come true take a look at some of our featured homes for sale in Atlantic Beach, NC.
The success of the first pavilion grew and created a stable economy through the massive amounts of tourism and business of all kinds began to thrive to create what is now one of the coast’s most popular year round residences. Known for its beautiful sugar sand beaches, Atlantic Beach still draws tourists to the area with its many amusements, activities, and fine dining restaurants. Many people from all corners of the world are finding the location ideal for buying a home. The wide variety of homes on the market today, from picturesque cottages to impressive waterfront condos and colorful beach homes, makes Atlantic Beach real estate appealing to every taste and need.
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