Fort Macon offers public access to the surf, sun and sand of the Crystal Coast—as 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 water—the 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.
Glass Beach "When driving north on Hwy. 1, turn left on Elm St. Drive down till you see the parking area facing the sea. Walk on the path, which runs parallel with a chain link fence. When you reach the end of the fence [almost at the edge of a cliff] be sure and turn left [south] and follow the path down to the beach".