JungleLand - This amusement park provides fun for the whole family with an arcade, a miniature golf course, and plenty of rides. Admission to the park is free. (252) 247-2148 Website
Playland - This waterslide park is located on the western side of the island and will entertain both kids and adults with its waterslides, bumper cars and boats, grand prix tracks, and miniature golf course. (252) 354-6616
Fun 'n' Wheels - This traditional-style amusement park is easily identified by its large Ferris wheel and offers a variety of rides, a go-cart track, and bumper boats. (252) 240-0050
Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and Raceway - This new park features an elaborate go-cart track, an 18-hole miniature golf course and an arcade. Website
Water Sports Rentals- You'll find it all at this one-of-a-kind rental shop including jet skis, paddle boats, and parasailing. Spectators can enjoy all the action from the Dolphin Deck Tiki Bar. (252) 247-7787
Island Rigs Kayak Company- Bogue Banks' original kayak rentals, sales, instruction, and touring company. Tour the Crystal Coast, see the beautiful Bear Island, or take a leisurely trip across the Bogue sound. (252) 247-7303 Website
Mystery Tours, Inc.- Touted as the longest running tour company on the Crystal Coast, Mystery Tours has three Coast Guard approved vessels in its fleet, capable of carrying up to 246 passengers. In addition to lighthouse, dolphin watch, and fishing tours, the company offers a Treasure Hunt Tour, which is great for children 4-12 years old. The tour is captained by a friendly pirate, who will take you and your family to a deserted island, where kids are given a treasure map and go in search for buried treasure. (252) 728-5254 Website
Bogue Banks Country Club - A semi-private golf course nestled among the sand dunes and maritime forests of Pine Knoll Shores. The course provides spectacular views of the Bogue Sound as well as the abundant wildlife and is located just minutes from Sun Bay. (252) 726-1034 Website
Star Hill Country Club - Golfers can reserve their tee times online at this 27-Hole Championship golf course. Website
Silver Creek Golf- This club has it all with an 18-Hole Championship golf course, a lighted par three, a lighted driving range, and a lighted miniture golf course. Website
Several other golf courses are located within 15 miles of the island.
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores - Located less than one mile from Sun Bay Villas, this newly expanded acquarium
houses a gigantic 306,000 gallon ocean tank and a "Living Shipwreck," which replicates Black Beard's flagship, The Queen Anne's Revenge, and the German U352 sub. These incredible replicas of the infamous wreckage located directly off of the island's shores feature a viewing window that is more than 60 feet long!. The aquarium also features a touch tank,
interactive exhibits, a large auditorium, and a gift shop. Popular favorites like moray eels, octopus, seahorses, horseshoe crabs, sea turtles and sharks are all still featured, but new exhibits like the stingray touch tank and the river otter exhibit broaden the animal collection. On the outside of the aquarium, there are two nature trails. (252) 247-4003 Website
Fort Macon State Park - Located on the eastern end of the island, Fort Macon State Park is North Carolina's most popular state park, attracting nearly 1.5 million visitors annually. The park is over 400 acres in size and features Fort Macon, which was built in 1834. The park is abundant with wildlife. In addition to a museum and bookstore, the park offers guided tours throughout the summer. Admission to the park is free. Website
The Crystal Coast is loaded with great restaurants of all price ranges -- DJ Shooters, the Watermark, Bistro by the Sea, and the Spouter Inn are just a few. For a special dining experience, venture to the historic town of Beaufort. Here, you'll find a quaint fishing village known for its unique gift shops and fine restaurants. For a truly fine dining experience, don't miss the Beauort Grocery,Co., it sets the standard of excellence for all restaurants in the area. For a full description of the most popular eating establishments on and around the island, check out www.insiders.com.
Although the Crystal Coast is primarily a family beach, there are several nightclubs and lounges where adults can go to enjoy a cocktail, listen to live music, or "kick up their heels." Here are just a few:
The Channel Marker- This restaurant/bar features great food, a waterfront bar, and large deck that overlooks the sound.
Capt. Stacy's - In addition to offering deep sea fishing charters, Capt. Stacy's offers moonlight cruises and harbor tours during the summer months. Website
Planet Red - This techno nightclub is very popular during the summer months and is popular with both younger and older crowds. The club features a live DJ, who packs the dance floor with remixes of today’s most popular dance music.
Playtime Sports Grill - This restaurant/bar has a sports theme and features several big-screen TVs, regulation pool tables, dartboards, and video games. Live bands or DJ's provide musical entertainment on weekends.