Atlantic Beach sits on the eastern end of an island called Bogue Banks. The Atlantic Ocean is to the south of Atlantic Beach. Beaufort Inlet is on its eastern end and Bogue Sound and Morehead City are behind it to the north. The western end of Bogue Banks travels down to Pine Knoll Shores, Indian Beach, Salter Path and Emerald Isle.

It encompasses 2.6 total square miles. Total year round population is 1,687 but swells by 20 times that amount and more during the summer and...

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