Atlantic Beach

The town of Atlantic Beach was formed of mostly Gullah/Geechee people, descendants of slaves who lived for 300 years on the Sea Islands from Wilmington, North Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida. In the early 1930s, defying Jim Crow laws in the segregated south, black men and women opened hotels, restaurants, and shops in Atlantic Beach. Integration brought about enormous change into Atlantic Beach, it gave the freedom to explore and enjoy all the beaches along the Southeast coast. Nestled between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, Atlantic Beach is a remote tourist area that has grown by leaps and bounds.