Fort Macon offers public access to the surf, sun and sand of the Crystal Coastas 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 waterthe Atlantic Ocean, Beaufort Inlet and Bogue Sound. This area of undisturbed natural beauty is the perfect place to explore salt marshes 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.

walking
22 days ago

Nice walking trail that shows a variety of environments from maritime forests to open dunes with ocean views. Right next to the fort so you can explore some history too. Good for walking dogs and have seen many joggers on the trail.

Really well maintained. Coming back tomorrow with my binoculars.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail that varies from open dunes to maritime forest. Nice beach and marsh views. A little hilly in dunes, but generally pretty easy. Bugs can be bad in the summer and dunes can be windy. Cool historical fort to visit too.