Atlantic is a community in Carteret County, North Carolina. It is an unincorporated area and falls in the eastern part of the county. It is a part of the Morehead City Metro Area. The area is along Core Sound, within what was earlier known as the Hunting Quarters.
It has a full service harbor, named Drum Inlet Marina. The last operating fish house here is the Drum Inlet Seafood & Marina. Fishing and allied activities are the major contributors to the local economy. The cost of living here is 4.80% less than the country average.
The town gets 57 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation annually is 123. Snowfall is about 3 inches per year.