Parks & Recreation






Summer 2014 Events:

Saturday in the Park - Grand Opening of the splash pad
Saturday, May 3rd, 11AM - 3PM


AB Beach Music Festival at the Pavilion on the Circle
Saturday, May 17th, 11AM - 6PM


Memorial Weekend Fireworks at the Pavilion on the Circle
Saturday, May 24th, 9PM


Independence Day Fireworks at the Pavilion on the Circle
Friday, July 4th, 9PM



Jr. Lifeguard Program
Atlantic Beach is excited to offer a Junior Lifeguard program to our citizens and visitors. For 2014, there will be four different sessions held. For more information, contact Fire Chief Adam Snyder.

Beach Volleyball Leagues
The Town of Atlantic Beach has again partnered with Carteret County Parks & Recreation to offer Adult Co-ed Beach Volleyball on the Circle. For details, please contact Carteret County Parks & Recreation at 252-504-4266.

Annual Beach Run Series
Carteret County Parks & Recreation hosts the Annual Beach Run Series each summer. Races start from the Atlantic Beach Circle. More information on the 2014 Series is available by clicking here.

Outdoor Movies
Movies are free to the public and will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on Wednesday nights. Movies shown at the Pavilion on the Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd.

Summer Movie Schedule 2014:
Date Title
11-Jun Brave
18-Jun Monsters University
25-Jun Jaws
2-Jul National Treasure
9-Jul Frozen
16-Jul Wizard of Oz
23-Jul Enchanted (instead of Muppets)
30-Jul Surf's Up
6-Aug Yogi Bear
13-Aug Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
20-Aug Up



Coral Bay Park

Come out and enjoy the Town Park, located at 915 W Fort Macon Road, across from the Atlantic Station Shopping Center. This park has a large playset, a swingset, merry-go-round, basketball goal and more for big and little kids to enjoy. If you and your family are looking for a shady place to enjoy a picnic, please visit the well-lighted shaded picnic site beside the playground equipment. New for the 2014 Summer is the long awaited splash pad - which is an interactive water play fountain.

"Circle" Beach Access Facelift

Please visit the Town's main beach access at the "Circle". Staff works hard to keep it maintained and clean for our residents and summertime visitors with a freshly painted, newly designed seawall, three volleyball courts, a soccer court, refreshing paint and look to the on-sand wooden swingset, three lifeguard stands, and a swingset by the old Pavilion parking lot. This is the site for the many of the summer activities planned. This is also the location of the Carteret County Parks & Recreation sponsored and coordinated summer annual beach run series and volleyball tournaments.