Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Atlantic Beach, NC that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $130 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Atlantic Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Beach vacation home rentals in Atlantic Beach

Situated on a barrier island, Atlantic Beach is a prime oceanfront destination with a welcoming atmosphere and a diverse coastal environment with an abundance of wildlife. Fun for families and outdoor adventurers alike, Atlantic Beach has a range of exciting activities to make the most of your beach retreat. Vacation home rentals in Atlantic Beach put you right in the center of the action.

Things to do

Best excursions near Atlantic Beach vacation homes

Whether you’re traveling with the kids or seeking a leisurely trip on your own, Atlantic Beach has a variety of attractions and destinations to suit any inclination near vacation home rentals. Fort Macon State Park, an ocean beach with swimming and fishing inlets near a restored Civil War fort, is great for relaxation or education, while the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores offers exotic marine life and interactive touch pools to get up close and personal with the animals. The Hoop Pole Creek Nature Trail takes you out into the wilderness to view wildlife in its natural habitat. History lovers will enjoy the heritage and lore of the Queen Anne’s Revenge, a maritime museum of Blackbeard’s famous 18th-century ship.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Atlantic Beach

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 78°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Atlantic Beach

Travelers enjoy Atlantic Beach for its seaside and sunsets. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Atlantic Beach. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fort Macon State Park (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Croatan National Forest (23.3 mi / 37.5 km)
  • Cape Lookout National Seashore (26.6 mi / 42.9 km)
  • Rachel Carson Reserve (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Hoop Pole Creek Nature Trail (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
Beaches

Best beaches near Atlantic Beach vacation rentals

From family friendly to off-the-beaten-path, Atlantic Beach has sandy stretches that offer a little something for everyone. Vacation rentals can be found near Bogue Sound, a scenic beach that’s popular for fishing, sunset views, and exciting watersports, and Circle Regional Beach is a pleasant shoreline with nearby picnic areas and an array of amenities. Tom Doe Memorial Beach is great for families, due to its playground and calm waters, and Sugarloaf Island has uninhabited, grassy beaches with an abundance of wildlife for animal lovers.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Atlantic Beach

The nearest airport is in Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ), located 49.9 mi (80.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into New Bern, NC (EWN-Coastal Carolina Regional), which is 31 mi (50 km) away.

Getting around

Getting to and from vacation homes in Atlantic Beach

A range of transportation options are available to get you to and from your summer rental to local attractions. In addition to renting your own car, buses, taxis, and rideshare are popular modes of transportation. Atlantic Beach also has a program for walking and biking through the town with four different loops that cover the different areas.

Family friendly

Family fun near Atlantic Beach vacation homes

Family adventure is right outside the door of your summer rental in Atlantic Beach. Kids will enjoy the many nature attractions and public parks for recreation, such as the AB Town Park, a mini-golf course with a splash pad and skateboarding areas, and the Rachel Carson Reserve, a coastal nature reserve with small islands, salt marshes, and wild horses. The Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area, a scenic preserve with maritime forests, marshland, wildlife, and nature trails, is great for animal lovers. For fishing, the Fort Macon Creek has a huge population of bluefish, mackerel, and flounder in the bay, and Crab Point Bay has tranquil waters for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Atlantic Beach?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental in or around Atlantic Beach that's perfect for you. These are some of our favorites:

  • Around 45 miles from the center of Atlantic Beach, it's hard to beat Wallace Meadows Farm Guest House. New. It has 2 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like pet-friendly services and a highchair.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at Highest Reviews Backyard Pool. Located around 50 miles from the heart of Atlantic Beach, it has 3 bedrooms and comes with cable/satellite TV services and nearby museums.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Atlantic Beach vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Atlantic Beach?

For a unique vacation experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Atlantic Beach. A word of warning though — after you've experienced the tiny house lifestyle, the urge to downsize and move into one of these pint-sized digs will be hard to resist!

  • Expect a simpler way of living at "Upscale 1926 C And O Train Caboose Tiny House Minutes To Waynesville And Asheville". Amenities at this hideaway in Waynesville include a fridge and a nearby casino.
  • Alternatively, book a weekend away at "Tiny House Downtown New Bern". Located in New Bern, this petite abode comes with a TV and towels.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Atlantic Beach?

From time to time, you just want to get away from the chaos of the modern world. That's where Vrbo can help. We've got a great selection of log cabins in and around Atlantic Beach where you can connect with nature. Try these on for size:

  • "Creek Front Log Cabin. Quiet And Charming. Public Boat Ramp Minutes Away" has all you need for a relaxed getaway, including a nearby bay and off-street parking options. Once you've settled in, get out and about and soak up the scenery.
  • After a busy day out in Mother Nature, chill out at "New Charming New Bern Log Cabin". This cozy escape comes with a fireplace and a kitchen.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Atlantic Beach?

Clock out on Friday and then forget about your cares. If it's time for some fun and relaxation, these escapes in and around Atlantic Beach are the ideal weekend getaway:

  • Leave the hustle and bustle behind at "2nd Row, Beautiful Views, Pet Friendly", which is around 14 miles to the west of Atlantic Beach. There's lots of adventure and nature to keep you happy here. Try golf and fishing or simply take in the sights of Emerald Isle Woods Park and North River Golf Course.
  • Alternatively, leave your stresses behind at "Pet Friendly And Cozy Oceanfront Cottage W". Stay in and relax, or head out for some kayaking and surfing and boogie boarding. When you're ready to discover more of the area, organize a visit to Croatan National Forest and Rachel Carson Reserve. This sought-after vacation rental is around 11 miles west of Atlantic Beach.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Atlantic Beach?

Usually small in size, reasonably priced and well located, it's not difficult to succumb to the charms of a studio apartment. Settle into one of these vacation rentals and get to know Atlantic Beach up close:

  • Make "Charming Upscale Bungalow - Beaufort Historic District" your home for a week or more. This quality vacation rental comes with amenities including an iron and ironing board and a washing machine.
  • "Historical Guest House Featured On Hgtv's Beachfront Bargain Hunt Renovation" is another awesome choice. Get cozy and take advantage of a kitchen, a hair dryer and more.

There are lots of sights around Atlantic Beach to put on your must-do list. Nourish the culture buff in you and visit Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and Burning Coal Theatre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Atlantic Beach?

Every once in a while, you've just got to take some time out, even if it's only for a few days or so. Enjoy a delightful combination of relaxation and adventure at one of these short-term rentals in or around Atlantic Beach:

  • Nice and close to the heart of Atlantic Beach, "Surf's Up Breathtaking Views And Perfect Reviews Linens And More Provided No Pets" is perfect for a quick break. While you're about, make sure you visit leading sights like Jordan Lake State Recreation Area and The Preserve at Jordan Lake.
  • Hop out of bed, pour yourself a coffee and then begin planning what to explore around "Fully Remodeled Gorgeous Private Oceanfront With Hot Tub". Cloer Family Vineyards and McIntyre's Fine Books and Bookends should be on your radar if you stay at this top-rated rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Atlantic Beach?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a houseboat, a romantic weekend getaway is a wonderful way to spice up your love life. Whisk your sweetie away for a few days at one of these enticing escapes in or near Atlantic Beach:

  • Slip away on Friday for a few passion-filled evenings at "Charming Upscale Bungalow - Beaufort Historic District". Located around 4 miles from Atlantic Beach, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, including shopping facilities and air conditioning.
  • Otherwise, spend your escape drinking wine and canoodling at "Historic Downtown Swansboro. Walk To Shops", around 20 miles from Atlantic Beach. Beauty services and a nearby marina will help ramp up the romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Atlantic Beach?

Share your stay and multiply the fun. Whether you're organizing an action-packed escape with buddies or a big family gathering, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Atlantic Beach:

  • Offering space, privacy and comfort, you'll get your guests' tick of approval at "The Nest: Luxury, History, Balcony". Up to 12 people can stay at this property which has 5 bedrooms, a firepit and a kitchen. You'll find it around 15 miles to the west of Atlantic Beach.
  • Nothing is more important than hanging out with the people you love, and "Newly Renovated Oceanfront Home With Private Beach Access In Emerald Isle" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 19 miles to the west of Atlantic Beach, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 3 bedrooms. A nearby waterfront and a swimming pool are among the many amenities you'll have at hand.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Atlantic Beach?

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when deciding where to spend your vacation, particularly if you're traveling with kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Atlantic Beach and fill your days with laughter and fun:

  • Pack your swim gear and take your gang to "Historical Guest House Featured On Hgtv's Beachfront Bargain Hunt Renovation". There are also lots of other appealing amenities here, including towels and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Spacious House With Prime Beach Access" is the kind of place you go to get away from everything and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. A kitchen island and a kitchen are also on hand to make your stay a memorable one.

Curious what the weather's like in Atlantic Beach? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 75 ºF to 85 ºF. If you'd like more inspiration on places to stay in this popular destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire selection of Atlantic Beach vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Atlantic Beach?

Whether your idea of the perfect escape is high in the hills or on the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with people you love. Consider one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Atlantic Beach and bring the whole crew:

  • Located around 14 miles to the west of Atlantic Beach, "2nd Row, Beautiful Views, Pet Friendly" has 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including childrens activities and books.
  • "Pet Friendly And Cozy Oceanfront Cottage W" also has the space you need to make memories with loved ones. This option is around 11 miles to the west of central Atlantic Beach and accommodates 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms. A video library and towels will help keep everyone content and comfortable.

If you're chasing family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have far to go. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Frankie's Fun Park and Triangle Town Center promise lots of fun for both adults and kids.