Best Camping near Atlantic Beach, NC

Whether you're an RVer or tent camper, Atlantic Beach, NC is a great place to post up for the weekend—or longer. There's so much to see and do, from exhilarating hikes or bike rides to exploring the local dining and shopping. Search nearby campsites and find top-rated spots from other campers.

Best Camping Sites Near Atlantic Beach, NC (60)

    Camper-submitted photo from Oyster Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oyster Point Campground
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    1.

    Oyster Point Campground

    23 Reviews
    51 Photos
    122 Saves
    Morehead City, North Carolina

    Overview

    Oyster Point Campground is located on the banks of the Newport River, near the town of Newport, NC. The campground is just a short drive to the beaches of Atlantic Beach, NC and other coastal fishing destinations. The campground can get very busy and reservations are reccamended but must be made 3 days in advance. Of the 15 campsites, 1 are considered a first come-first served campsite that cannot be reserved or held, so a person must physically be there with their camping equipment to purchase the campsite. Oyster Point campground has the option to use Scan & Pay system, but by the rules of recreaiton.gov it may only be used for first come-first served sites. Please make sure to contact a campground host to ensure availability before paying for any campsite. Failure to check with the campground host for availability may result in the loss of your camping fee.

    Recreation

    Canoeing and fishing are popular options. Power boating is allowed on the Newport River, however, the boat lanch at this location is a small hand launch with no vehicle access that you may use a canoe or kayak cart/dolly for assistance to get your boat to the water if desired. The Croatan Saltwater Trail weaves south between the barrier islands of the Bogue Sound and north on Adams Creek connecting to the Neuse River. This campground is also the trailhead for the Neusiok trail which is a 21-mile hiking trail that meanders through cypress swamps, loblolly pines and vast bogs of thick vegetation.

    Facilities

    Canoeing and fishing are popular options. Power boating is allowed on the Newport River, however, the boat lanch at this location is a small hand launch with no vehicle access that you may use a canoe or kayak cart/dolly for assistance to get your boat to the water if desired. The Croatan Saltwater Trail weaves south between the barrier islands of the Bogue Sound and north on Adams Creek connecting to the Neuse River. This campground is also the trailhead for the Neusiok trail which is a 21-mile hiking trail that meanders through cypress swamps, loblolly pines and vast bogs of thick vegetation.

    Natural Features

    Situated in the coastal pine forest and intercostal waterway of the Croatan National Forest, which encompasses 160,000 acres in eastern North Carolina, the Newport River is 12 miles long and opens into the Bogue sound. It is popular with anglers and flatwater paddlers.

    Nearby Attractions

    The campground is just a short drive to the towns of Newport, NC and Morehead City, NC. These towns offer full service grocery, retail, and an abundant selection of restaurants.

    Charges & Cancellations

    There is a $10.00 fee to cancel Reservations. Reservations canceled within the 3 days of arrival may result in the loss of the fee for one or more nights stay. Refunds for weather or checking out early will not be considered

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Cabins

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Point Campground
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    Cedar Point Campground

    25 Reviews
    102 Photos
    139 Saves
    Swansboro, North Carolina

    Overview

    Cedar Point Campground and Recreation Area is located in eastern North Carolina at the junction of the White Oak River and the Bogue Sound, immediately adjacent to the Swansboro Inlet. It is within 1 mile of full service shopping, and within 2 miles of NC's Crystal Coast and the barrier island beach community of Bogue Banks. The campground is extremely busy and reservations are recommended but must be made 3 days in advance. Of the 36 campsites, 4 are considered first-come, first served campsites that cannot be reserved or held, so a person must physically be there with their camping equipment to purchase the campsite. Cedar Point campground has the option to use Scan & Pay system, but by the rules of recreation.gov it may only be used for first-come, first served sites. Please make sure to contact a campground host to ensure availability before paying for any campsite. Failure to check with the campground host for availability may result in the loss of your camping fee.

    Recreation

    Canoeing and fishing are popular options. Power boating is allowed on the White Oak River. Visitors can hike the Tidelands National Trail, a 1.9-mile path divided in two loops that lend themselves to wildlife viewing. Ospreys and the occasional dolphin can be viewed along the loops. The recreation area is also home to a picnic area and shallow draft boat launch.

    Facilities

    Canoeing and fishing are popular options. Power boating is allowed on the White Oak River. Visitors can hike the Tidelands National Trail, a 1.9-mile path divided in two loops that lend themselves to wildlife viewing. Ospreys and the occasional dolphin can be viewed along the loops. The recreation area is also home to a picnic area and shallow draft boat launch.

    Natural Features

    Cedar Point, at the mouth of the White Oak River, is bordered by a salt marsh and a coastal forest. The salt marsh, where fresh water meets salt water, stretches out like a sea of grass. This nutrient-rich wetland is a valuable habitat for commercial seafood, including fish, shrimp, crabs and oysters. The recreation area is part of the Croatan National Forest, a 160,000-acre tract on North Carolina's coast, bordered on three sides by tidal rivers and Bogue Sound.

    Nearby Attractions

    The campground is a short drive from the developed barrier island town of Bogue Banks.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (252) 638-5628.

    Charges & Cancellations

    There is a $10.00 fee to cancel Reservations. Reservations canceled within the 3 days of arrival may result in the loss of the fee for one or more nights stay. Refunds for weather or checking out early will not be considered

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $27 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Croatan National Forest Oyster Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Croatan National Forest Oyster Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Croatan National Forest Oyster Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Croatan National Forest Oyster Point Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from South Core Banks -- Beach Camping — Cape Lookout National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from South Core Banks -- Beach Camping — Cape Lookout National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from South Core Banks -- Beach Camping — Cape Lookout National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from South Core Banks -- Beach Camping — Cape Lookout National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from South Core Banks -- Beach Camping — Cape Lookout National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from South Core Banks -- Beach Camping — Cape Lookout National Seashore

    4.

    South Core Banks -- Beach Camping — Cape Lookout National Seashore

    8 Reviews
    37 Photos
    14 Saves
    Marshallberg, North Carolina

    Dispersed camping along the ocean beach of this 20 mile long barrier island -- this is backcountry-style camping -- all camping is done directly on the ocean beach, there are no camp sites. This area is reached only by ferry. Both tent camping and vehicle camping is allowed. Vehicles -- 4x4 highly recommended -- must be able to drive on the soft sand of the beach and the sand trail behind the dunes known as the "back road". There are no hard surfaces on the island. Practice Leave No Trace principles.

    • Dispersed
  1. 5.

    Goose Creek Campground

    7 Reviews
    25 Photos
    93 Saves
    Emerald Isle, North Carolina

    Located along North Carolina's Crystal Coast, Goose Creek RV Resort family campground is conveniently located on Bogue Sound along the Intracoastal Waterway. Goose Creek RV Resort is only minutes away from the ocean by land or by water. This Crystal Coast RV resort offers a serene atmosphere in what may be one of only a very few undisturbed beach vacation spots left. Lack of any high density commercialization offers our campers a true family atmosphere. Your trip to Goose Creek RV Resort will occupy you with a large choice of activities offered at Encore's Crystal Coast RV resort throughout the year. Goose Creek RV Resort borders waters that are known for some of the best saltwater fishing anywhere. A Crystal Coast RV resort in a serene and undisturbed beach vacation spot Whether you're planning a retreat for the whole family, a group of friends or a getaway for two, there's no shortage of unique activities to explore at Goose Creek RV & Camping Resort. Plan activities upon arrival or visit this page before your departure to plan ahead. Looking for more? Our friendly staff can fill you in on all of the great ways to make your stay a memorable experience.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Hammocks Beach State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hammocks Beach State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hammocks Beach State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hammocks Beach State Park Campground
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    6.

    Hammocks Beach State Park Campground

    9 Reviews
    64 Photos
    161 Saves
    Swansboro, North Carolina

    Primitive campsites are located near the beach and the inlet at Bear Island. Fourteen family campsites accommodate up to six people and two tents each. Campsites 1 to 11 are accessible via ferry, private boat or paddling only. Campsites 12 to 14 are accessible by private boat or paddling only and are not hikeable.

    Sites 1 to 11 have a picnic table, while sites 12 to 14 do not. Fires are not permitted at Bear Island, but campers may bring propane or backpack camp stoves.

    Water and a bathhouse with hot showers is located at Bear Island, but is available from only mid-March through mid-November. There is no water at Bear Island when the facilities are winterized.

    Hike-In Distance Light and simple is the way to travel, as campers must carry all provisions to the campsites from the beach or ferry dock.

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Picnic Table

    $12 - $52 / night

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    7.

    Onslow Beach Campsites

    15 Reviews
    34 Photos
    102 Saves
    Hubert, North Carolina

    Welcome to Onslow Beach Campsites, nestled near Sneads Ferry, NC. This spot is a favorite among campers, especially those with military ties, thanks to its prime location between the Intracoastal Waterway and the ocean. If you're looking for a place where you can unwind and enjoy the beach, this is it.

    One of the standout features here is the easy access to the beach. Just a short walk from your campsite, you'll find clean sands perfect for hunting shark teeth or simply soaking up the sun. The water is clear and inviting, making it great for a swim.

    The campground is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Each site comes with a picnic table, and many have a shelter area, which is a nice touch for those sunny days. While the WiFi might not be the best, the cell signal is decent, so you can still stay connected if needed.

    For those who need a few supplies, there's a mini-mart right next to the campground. It's stocked with essentials, so you won't have to venture far for snacks or forgotten items. Fishing enthusiasts will also appreciate the nearby fishing spots along the waterway.

    A heads-up: the campground is on a military base, so you might hear some noise from low-flying aircraft or artillery fire. It's all part of the experience here. Also, be prepared for some construction noise if there's ongoing work nearby.

    Overall, Onslow Beach Campsites offers a laid-back, beachside camping experience with the convenience of nearby amenities. Whether you're here for a weekend or a week, it's a great spot to relax and enjoy the coastal beauty.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort
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    Camper-submitted photo from Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort
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    8.

    Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort

    6 Reviews
    7 Photos
    113 Saves
    Emerald Isle, North Carolina
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Island Cabin Camp — Cape Lookout National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Island Cabin Camp — Cape Lookout National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Island Cabin Camp — Cape Lookout National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Island Cabin Camp — Cape Lookout National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Island Cabin Camp — Cape Lookout National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Island Cabin Camp — Cape Lookout National Seashore

    9.

    Great Island Cabin Camp — Cape Lookout National Seashore

    5 Reviews
    40 Photos
    117 Saves
    Marshallberg, North Carolina

    Overview

    Great Island Cabin Camp is located on South Core Banks within beautiful Cape Lookout National Seashore just off the mainland of North Carolina. The historic camp has been a favorite of fisherman and beach goers for many years. The camp can only be reached by boat, adding an element of both privacy and adventure. Visitors can travel by personal boats or reserve a spot on the vehicle ferry, which cruises across scenic Core Sound to South Core Banks and the Great Island Cabin Camp. 4WD, high clearance vehicles are strongly recommended due to deep sand on the Back Road and the oceanside beaches. There are NO paved roads on North or South Core Banks. An Off-Road Vehicle Driving Permit is required and must be purchased from Recreation.gov prior to arrival. Once you arrive on the island, show proof of payment for the Off-Road Vechicle Driving Permit to the park staff at the Great Island Cabin Camp Office or law enforcement Rangers/staff on North Core Banks, and they will issue you the corresponding decal for your vehicle.

    Recreation

    The park's sandy beaches are a prime location for fishing, exploring, beachcombing/shelling, swimming, birding or simply relaxing. Spring and fall at Cape Lookout offer what many consider to be some of the best fishing on the Atlantic Coast. Kayaking is a popular activity at the park. With 112 miles of uninhabited shoreline ranging from docile sound to pounding surf, Cape Lookout National Seashore has become one of the premier paddling destinations on the Mid-Atlantic Coast.

    Facilities

    The park's sandy beaches are a prime location for fishing, exploring, beachcombing/shelling, swimming, birding or simply relaxing. Spring and fall at Cape Lookout offer what many consider to be some of the best fishing on the Atlantic Coast. Kayaking is a popular activity at the park. With 112 miles of uninhabited shoreline ranging from docile sound to pounding surf, Cape Lookout National Seashore has become one of the premier paddling destinations on the Mid-Atlantic Coast.

    Natural Features

    Cape Lookout National Seashore is a low, narrow ribbon of sand running from Ocracoke Inlet to Beaufort Inlet. At 56 miles long, these barrier islands consist mainly of bare beaches with low dunes covered by scattered grasses, flat grasslands bordered by dense vegetation and large expanses of salt marsh along the sound.

    Nearby Attractions

    Cape Lookout Lighthouse, historic Cape Village

    Charges & Cancellations

    Please note: Customers who cancel a cabin reservation less than 14 days prior to the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee. Refunds resulting from storm closures will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • Trash
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol

    $120 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Dogwood Family Campground
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    10.

    Dogwood Family Campground

    4 Reviews
    18 Photos
    2 Saves
    Newport, North Carolina

    We are a cozy, family-friendly campground in Newport, NC. Enjoy being tucked away beside the Croatan Forest and only a short drive (30 minutes) away from all the Crystal Coast beaches, 10 minutes to MCAS Cherry Point, 30 minutes to Historical New Bern and many other local attractions. Close enough to be away from it all. We offer daily, weekly and monthly sites, all with FHU's, monthly sites pay for the electric that they use during that time. We have a catch and release fishing pond, walking trails, a dog area, playground area and Wi-Fi.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $66 - $80 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Atlantic Beach, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, Atlantic Beach, NC offers a wide range of camping options, with 60 campgrounds and RV parks near Atlantic Beach, NC and 4 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Atlantic Beach, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Atlantic Beach, NC is Oyster Point Campground with a 4.3-star rating from 23 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Atlantic Beach, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 4 free dispersed camping spots near Atlantic Beach, NC.

What parks are near Atlantic Beach, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 2 parks near Atlantic Beach, NC that allow camping, notably Cape Lookout National Seashore and B. Everett Jordan Lake.