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Crystal Coast Crabs

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Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 10:00am
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 11:00am

Crystal Coast Crabs

Did you know that almost 50 different species of crabs have been found at Fort Macon?  Which ones are out haunting the beach at night? Are they all out to pinch you? We will cover many of the local favorites, and different live crabs may be shown. 

Date of Event: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:30am
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:30am
Start Location: 
Beach Access Bathhouse

Fort Macon State Park

2303 East Fort Macon Road
Atlantic BeachNC 28512
Latitude: 34.697952
Longitude: -76.678340

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Fort Macon: 9am - 5:30pm daily.

Coastal Education and Visitor Center: 9am - 5pm daily.

Bookstore: 9am - 5pm Phone 252-247-3100

Bathhouse Area:
November - February:
8am - 5:30pm
March & October 8am - 7pm
April, May and September: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm

Fort Parking Area:
October - March: 8am - 6pm
April, May and September: 8am - 7pm
June - August: 8am - 8pm

Closed Christmas Day

Swimming Area:
10am - 5:45pm Memorial Day until Labor Day, if staffing permits

Park Office
8am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm Monday - Friday
Closed state holidays