Atlantic Beach Park Misquamicut
Where are we going today?
Since all the way back in 1921, Atlantic Beach Pier, on the south shore of the lovely and very family friendly Rhode Island, has been entertaining families on their day out!
It is actually still owned and operated by the SAME family - how amazing is that! Atlantic Beach Pier is that charming, simple and iconic day out fun for all ages that bring nostalgia to the parents, and a whole new experience for those little ones.
For over 90 years the main attraction is that classic 1915 Carousel - so why not see for yourself what makes it so special! As you ride round, and round, look at the ornate carvings on the signature horses! Amazing!
As well as the carousel, there are amusement rides for those little thrill seekers, as well as an arcade.
Fun can be had on the very colorful dragon roller coaster, or have some friendly competition on those classic bumper cars! Fancy a dunk in a ball pit? Sounds good to us!
Having a birthday celebration? What better place to head with all your friends! Spend a few hours in the arcade enjoying those modern multi player games, or trying your hands at ones that perhaps your parents used to play!
Of course, it's Atlantic Beach Pier...so of course there's a beach! The beach itself is lovely and sandy and soft, and is perfect for swimming and safe paddling over summer as there is always lifeguard cover.
Atlantic Beach Pier is classic, family New England fun that has been entertaining families for this long, they're not going to stop now!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsPay and Play
- ChildrenPay and Play
When can we go?
Times vary, but often 11am - 10pm.
May to October
The Windjammer and Surfside Snack Bars offer delicious quality burgers and hot dogs, as well as seafood, lobster rolls, chowder and famous clam fritters! They also have the best soft serve you might ever have tasted! .
There are plenty of healthy options, including that amazing seafood - and it's sure to be pretty fresh too! .
Any Top Tips?
On weekends, enjoy live entertainment from 1 to 5pm on the patio!.
Doing our bit
The pier love the history they share, and the same family running it for nearly 100 years means a lot. They know what families love, and they want to ensure their story is told too! .
Need a little extra help?
The pier itself is wheelchair accessible. Check with the individual rides for any special needs you have. .
Can I get one of those?
There are plenty of fun items to buy!.
What people are saying?
by Rebekah Stevenson
Beautiful! The small museum was a nice visit with the kids. Just enough information to learn something without them feeling overwhelmed... the beach is gorgeous and we had a great visit.
We went back again and took our school age kids they had a phenomenal time and soaked up all the history... it was a great adventure!
by Stephen Dean
I did not expect much, as I've been to other forts from the time period. I highly recommend Fort Macon! The layout is logical, the information well organized and helpful, and the fort is maintained in better condition than many others. For those interested in military history and fort design, this is a good visit.
If you have small children, there are plenty of places to run around, and the beach is easy walking distance for a great picnic/lunch.
by Gary T.
Cool place. Very picturesque. Good beach access
by Joey Moore
LOVE IT. For Macon is a great source of history in North Carolina. The Fort has an excellent museum that talks all about it's history, and then has the entire fort for you to roam around.
by Nicholas Luthy
My family traditionally visits the fort each year. This has become a staple of the family calendar started by my grandparents and we are now introducing the fourth generation of the family. This is definitely worth stopping by if you are interested in history. Honestly, it isn't "glamorous", but the organization that runs it has been adding things bit by bit as the years have progressed.