We moved down here about 6 months ago. We have t spent much time at Atlantic Beach as we have been exploring other beaches. I wondering if anyone is aware of some beach accesses that are less crowded?
Try the one in salter path or take the ferry to cape lookout or the ferry in Swansboro-hammocks beach to bear island,
We saw a number of beach access points at the end in Emerald Isle. But there is virtually no parking, so getting there is a little problematic. The access point at the end of Inlet Drive has TWO spaces that are not marked "No Parking", so if you get there early on weekday...Maybe!