Atlantic Beach is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina. It falls within the Morehead City Metro Area. It has a total area of 2.4 square miles. 2.1 square miles of the area is land, and the rest is water. Atlantic Beach is one of the five communities that fall on Bogue Banks.
Tourism is the most important activity here, especially during summers. That and its allied activities drive the local economy, such as restaurants, hotels and other attractions such as Fort Macon State Park. The cost of living here is 21.20% higher than the country average.
The town gets 55 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation annually is 94. Snowfall is about an inch per year.