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Cape Lookout Lighthouse at Crystal Coast by Jackie Tate
Cape Lookout Lighthouse at Crystal Coast
©Jackie Tate

CNPA 2017 Photography Weekend

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
May 4-7, 2017

Registration opens March 11, 2017 at 8:00am

Thursday Evening, May 4
7pm-9pm - Orientation and meet your guides

Friday, May 5
All day - Guided and self-guided tours

Saturday, May 6
All day Guided and self-guided tours
7pm-9pm - Upload your favorite weekend image
for Sunday contest

Sunday, May 17
9am-11am - Photo Contest w/cash prizes
Limited To 80 Participants
$65 Registration


Doubletree Hotel beach, Atlantic Beach, NC

DoubleTree Atlantic Beach (website)
2717 West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, 28512
252-240-1155

Room Rates -
(Members must call to receive the CNPA discount rate. The standard room is the queen oceanview, but members may upgrade upon request. Mention CNPA or Carolinas Nature Photography Association when calling)
Oceanview $129 per night
Oceanfront $169
Suite $209

Availability Update! Our room block is full, but they do still have 22 rooms that are double queens available and should have some oceanfront/suites under our group rate. They have recommended that members call the hotel sales department directly due to our block being full and the front desk not being able to add any additional reservations. Sales can add members to our rate, but they are only open from 8-5 Monday through Friday.

The direct phone number for Sales is 252-222-4014 and our code is NPA.

Hotel Information -
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am

Highlights -
  • Atlantic Beach lodging located on the beach, with a 300-ft. pier
  • Two on-site restaurants: Molly's Beachside Bar & Grill and Prime 1079
  • Magnificent water views from 190 of 200 hotel rooms and suites
  • Complimentary in-room high-speed WiFi and 24-hour business center
  • 10,000 sq. ft. of modern meeting space and complimentary parking
  • Manager's Reception on Tuesdays with complimentary hors d'oeuvres, beer/wine* and soft drinks
    *State and local laws apply




Field Trip Information

Details on outing locations are on the event PDF flyer
View/Download/Print


Sunrise at Oceanana Pier in Atlantic Beach in winter by Nicole Deen
Sunrise at Oceanana Pier in Atlantic Beach in winter
© Nicole Deen


Friday, 05/05/17
7:00 am-
4:00 pm
Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks
Limit: None
Cost: Participants pay ferry individually.


8:00 am-
12:00 pm
Birding Aboard The Lady Swan
Limit: 20
Cost: $25


9:00 am-
12:00 pm

8:15 am-
12:00 pm
Carnivorous Plants and Wildflowers of the Croatan National Forest
Limit: 16
Cost: $0


8:15 am-
12:00 pm
Fort Macon Birding Trail
Limit: None
Cost: $0


1:00 pm-
5:00 pm
Carnivorous Plants and Wildflowers of the Croatan National Forest
Limit: 16
Cost: $0


1:00 pm-
5:00 pm
Fort Macon Birding Trail
Limit: None
Cost: $0



Saturday, 05/06/17
7:00 am-
4:00 pm
Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks
Limit: None
Cost: Participants pay ferry individually.
Participants pay ferry individually.

8:00 am-
12:00 pm
Birding Aboard The Lady Swan
Limit: 20
Cost: $25


9:00 am-
12:00 pm

8:15 am-
12:00 pm
Carnivorous Plants and Wildflowers of the Croatan National Forest
Limit: 16
Cost: $0


8:15 am-
12:00 pm
Fort Macon Birding Trail
Limit: None
Cost: $0


1:00 pm-
5:00 pm
Carnivorous Plants and Wildflowers of the Croatan National Forest
Limit: 16
Cost: $0


1:00 pm-
5:00 pm
Fort Macon Birding Trail
Limit: None
Cost: $0




Venus Flytrap at Croatan National Forest by Jackie Tate
Venus Flytrap at Croatan National Forest
© Jackie Tate

If you have questions or need help with registration please contact Nicole Deen <nicoleldeen@gmail.com>.

Disclaimer: All field trips are subject to change depending on weather and other conditions during this event.

No Refunds after April 22, 2017