You'll love spending time on the wide, uncrowded beaches at Indian Beach. Local seafood restaurants offer up delicious cuisine caught fresh. Indian Beach also has a turtle program where you can learn about protecting the endangered sea turtles that nest along the beach. If you visit during the nesting season (May-August), you may be able to see mother sea turtles laying their eggs or baby sea turtles hatching and beginning their journey toward the ocean.
When you want to leave your peaceful Indian Beach beach house in search of adventure, the Bogue Banks island has several other communities with plenty of fun opportunities. The town of Emerald Isle, on the west end of the barrier island, is home to the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier,
where you can catch a variety of fish like black drum, bluefish, and sea mullet. The North Carolina Aquarium in nearby Pine Knoll Shores features a living shipwreck exhibit where you can watch divers swim, along with interactive displays and an outdoor playground. The Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area is a 265-acre maritime forest that surrounds this aquarium. And at Fort Macon State Park in nearby Atlantic Beach you can fish in the sea or in the sound, and you can experience Civil War weapons demonstrations at the historic fort. At Salter Path, just east of Indian Beach beach homes, you can go to Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and Raceway. Named after the noted explorer and archaeologist Duffer A. Hacker, this family-fun adventure park lets you follow in his footsteps as you move from hole to hole on this mini golf course, and there are also go-karts, bumper boats, an arcade, and rides for kids at this park.