The Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina is called The Crystal Coast. It includes beautiful beaches and quaint coastal villages. Two Southern Outer Banks Resorts are located in Atlantic Beach, which offer timeshare ownership and vacation rentals.
The town is bordered to the south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north by Bogue Sound, which separates it from the mainland. To the east is Fort Macon State Park, occupying the eastern end of Bogue Banks and overlooking Beaufort Inlet.