Little Beach Town"
to Carolina Beach, established
way back in 1857! A wonderful North
beach with natural sand dunes and wide beautiful beaches
tucked between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean, and
separated from the mainland by the Intercoastal Waterway.
It is located on Pleasure Island,
which also includes
Kure Beach, and Fort Fisher.
This charming little beach town, the
kind that is laid-back and simple, is the perfect setting for a family
fun beach vacation or getaway.
You won't find the hustle-bustle
traffic or high rise buildings everywhere, just the plain simple
pleasures of life with beautiful quiet beaches.
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Our ideal weather offers mild temperatures and warm waters through late
summer and early spring. With four distinct seasons, and more than 212 days of sunshine each year,
it is a perfect vacation destination!
is located on the southeastern coast of North Carolina,
about 20 miles south of the historic city of Wilmington. Even
though it's off the beaten path, Carolina Beach activities and
attractions provide endless hours of fun!
A great nostaligic
beach boardwalk, remodeled in 2009, contains arcades,
live music, souvenir shops, and amusement rides. You can get a great
view of the ocean from the ferris wheel, too!
Also, enjoy the "Film and Fireworks
during the summer months with live bands
and spectacular fireworks shot from the Boardwalk every Thursday night
at sunset. Every Sunday, Carolina Beach Lake Park, hosts newly
released family movies.
Bring the whole family, lawn chairs, and
the popcorn! And, you won't believe the price... both of these
events, weather permitting, are free!
There is something for
everyone with miniature golf, arcades, go-carts,
water slides, and much more!
you a fan of great beach music?
Beach is host to the rockin' Beach
held on the first Saturday in June each year, and
it's right on the beach at the Boardwalk.
You will enjoy your day
dancing in the sand to the best beach music ever!
Also, every year, on the second weekend in October, Pleasure Island
presents the Seafood, Blues, and Jazz
Festival. Enjoy two fun-filled days of great music and the
best seafood around! The festival also includes crafts, and a
fantastic children's area with magicians and clowns.
Blues, and Jazz Festival in October
How great would it be to dance under
the stars on a large party boat? Now you can see for yourself
how great it is! You can enjoy dancing every night on large
three-deck boats as you float
along the Cape Fear River on a sunset
cruise. You will have
so much fun, you may want to go every night! Check out Cape
Fear Riverboats here!
you want to get in a little fishing on your vacation, Carolina Beach is
one of the hottest year-round fishing spots in the area. You can
enjoy surf fishing, fresh water fishing on the Cape Fear River, pier
fishing, or deep sea fishing. It's all here!
a professional or beginner fishermen, or looking to enjoy a family
fishing trip, our fishing charters will take you out for a fun-filled
day of great off- shore fishing.
If you want to fish from the
pier, the 700-foot-long Carolina
Beach Fishing Pier is located on Canal
Drive and Kure Beach Pier, the
oldest fishing pier on the Atlantic
Coast is approximately two miles south on Atlantic Avenue. There
are over 65 species of fish in these waters, so go ahead, start
planning a great day of fishing and see what's biting!
to do a litte
sightseeing and capture the beauty and history of Pleasure Island?
Carolina Beach State
This beautiful 700 acre State Park offers secluded camping, hiking,
boating, a fishing pier, visitor center, and a marina with public boat
landing. It is also a wonderful place for a picnic with the
family! The rare Venus-flytrap is among more than 30 species of
trees and plants to observe as you enjoy nature while hiking through
the easy walking trails.
North Carolina Aquarium at
of the most visited attractions and located right on the ocean, this
235,000 gallon salt water tank is home to many fish of the North
Carolina waters, including sharks and
stringrays. You will also see
alligators, snakes, and sea turtles! It is one of three
state-owned aquariums. Twice a day scuba divers enter the tank
for feedings and visitor demonstrations. This is a self-guided
tour, open 9am to 5pm daily, 362 days per year, and is definitely a
must see attraction!
Fisher State Historic Site
most visited historic site in North Carolina! During the American
Civil War, Fort Fisher, a Confederate fort, protected the
The Cape Fear River was used to keep supplies moving
to the Confederate troops.
of Fort Fisher
was the largest
naval attack and land-sea battle fought in any war at that time.
A fleet of 56 ships attacked and captured Fort Fisher in a six hour
battle which destroyed the supply line to the Confederates. This
was very significant to the end of the Civil War, which ended three
This historic site displays
the remains of Fort Fisher, exhibits of the Civil War, re-enactment of
the battle with great sound effects, and a fiber-optic map
thousands of moving lights demonstrating the final hours. Don't
miss this great history attraction!
One of the best parts of
vacationing is the food. It's a given that the best seafood is
found at the beach. Just about every where you look, you will
find a restaurant serving fantastic locally caught seafood. You
will find everything from hamburgers, pizza, steaks, Italian, Mexican,
and that famous southern style home cooking restaurants to upscale five
If you're like me, I just have to squeeze in a shopping trip or
two. Carolina Beach has wonderful specialty shops, boutiques,
souvenir shops, and galleries to satisfy your shopaholic
A great selection of accommodations to choose
from include bed and
breakfast inns, motels, beach cottages, along with condo and private
If you're into the wild outdoor adventures, Carolina Beach State Park
At the north end of the beach, Freeman
Park Recreation Area
camping, but you will need a 4-wheel drive to get through the
sand. Winner RV Park
full hook-ups and is within walking distance to the beach.
If you're looking for an
ideal vacation destination, with quiet beaches and fun things to do,
then Carolina Beach should be at the top of your list. I have
highlighted some of the fun things to do to get you started on your
trip. Come see us, kick your shoes off, and enjoy the best