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Old 04-12-2013, 12:59 PM
 
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So I'm thinking a day trip to the beach this weekend (motorcycle). I'm thinking something on the water, oysters, beer, music. Any suggestions? (Not Wilmington, don't want to get caught up in the azalea fest crowd)
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:23 PM
 
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Morehead Cit/Beaufort/Atlantic Beach area is easy to get to and you'll find all you need there
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:30 PM
 
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Topsail Island takes no longer to get to than Wrightsville and you'll spend a lot less time and money on parking.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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Actually I was thinking Atlantic Beach area. I'm familier with area but don't know of a specific bar/restaurant that fits the bill. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:47 PM
 
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Sammy's on the waterfront in Morehead City is great and a cool atmosphere. Everything is fresh and locally caught. Was just written up in the latest Our State magazine. Afterwards, walk across the street to Jack's for cold beer and a great view.
If you decide to stay, The Atlantis Lodge in PKS is an almost 60 year old institution. The Seahawk is clean waterfront and reasonable. Have fun.

www.sammysseafoodhouse.com
site.jackswaterfrontbar.com
www.atlantislodge.com
www.seahawkinn-villas.com

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Old 04-12-2013, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Sammy's on the waterfront in Morehead City is great and a cool atmosphere. Everything is fresh and locally caught. Was just written up in the latest Our State magazine. Afterwards, walk across the street to Jack's for cold beer and a great view.
If you decide to stay, The Atlantis Lodge in PKS is an almost 60 year old institution. The Seahawk is clean waterfront and reasonable. Have fun.

Sammys Seafood House and Oyster Bar | Morehead City Restaurant
site.jackswaterfrontbar.com
Atlantis Lodge
Seahawk Inn & Villas. Atlantic Beach NC
Both the Seahawk and The Atlantis are VERY old and "show it". I love seeing them because I grew up going to Atlantic Beach and remember them from my childhood (never stayed there, but keep saying I will just because), but I think most people would want something a little more 'modern'. There is the Clam Digger a little farther down the island (used to be a Ramada Inn) that's a high-rise with oceanfront rooms and balconies. It is not "new" either, but more like a standard hotel while reasonably-priced.

I can't speak for Sammy's, but explore the Morehead City waterfront, which has lots of restaurants, and Frank and Clara's at Indian Beach (near the Clam Digger) is very nice, too, if they're open at this time of year. Head over to Swansboro which, like Beaufort, is an old "fishing village" with a neat (small) downtown. Ther are a couple of good restaurants there, too, though I can't recall the names.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:32 PM
 
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Both the Seahawk and The Atlantis are VERY old and "show it". I love seeing them because I grew up going to Atlantic Beach and remember them from my childhood (never stayed there, but keep saying I will just because), but I think most people would want something a little more 'modern'. There is the Clam Digger a little farther down the island (used to be a Ramada Inn) that's a high-rise with oceanfront rooms and balconies. It is not "new" either, but more like a standard hotel while reasonably-priced.

I can't speak for Sammy's, but explore the Morehead City waterfront, which has lots of restaurants, and Frank and Clara's at Indian Beach (near the Clam Digger) is very nice, too, if they're open at this time of year. Head over to Swansboro which, like Beaufort, is an old "fishing village" with a neat (small) downtown. Ther are a couple of good restaurants there, too, though I can't recall the names.
We stayed at the Atlantis a total of 10 nights when our condo was being renovated after smoke damage last year. It is a nice place that is not run down whatsoever. Check out the reviews that it gets and all the loyal return business that it gets.It was the subject of a lengthy article in Our State last year as well. The Seahawk is showing age but I was trying to give him cost effective places. I too have been going to Bogue Banks since the late 1960's as my parents bought one of the first houses in PKS.

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Old 04-12-2013, 03:18 PM
 
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I have friends that love the Atlantis, too. I've never been, but I wouldn't hesitate to book there if I was looking for a hotel. We usually get a house, though.
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