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Fort Macon State Park Atlantic Beach

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Fort Macon State Park
2300 East Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach
NC
28512
Tel: (252) 726-3775

Where are we going today?

Fort Macon offers public access to the surf, sun and sand of the Crystal Coast—as well as a historic landmark. Located at the eastern end of Bogue Banks, one of a series of barrier islands along the North Carolina coast, the park is surrounded on three sides by water—the Atlantic Ocean, Beaufort Inlet and Bogue Sound. This area of undisturbed natural beauty is the perfect place to explore salt marches and estuaries vital to the coastal ecosystem. The park is also home to a Civil War fort with a history as intricate and unique as the waterways of the sound. Visit Fort Macon to enjoy the land's natural beauty and soak up some history.
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    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!

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    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.

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    Cool place. Very picturesque. Good beach access

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    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.

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    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.

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