THIS IS NO ORDINARY BEACH

It's An Extraordinary One

Carolina Beach offers an original kind of beach experience from the past combined with a fun, family-friendly spin for today. Visitors can experience a vintage, nationally-recognized seaside boardwalk, live music, miles of beautiful beach, world-class fishing, one-of-a kind festivals and events, and all kinds of people united by good times that are unmistakably Carolina Beach.

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There is always something out of the ordinary to do in Carolina Beach, whether you are here for a long vacation or weekend getaway. At Carolina Beach State Park, hike a scenic white-sand trail leading to an overlook with gorgeous views of the Cape Fear River. Cast a line from the wooden Carolina Beach Fishing Pier. Meet an albino alligator, come face-to-face with a sea turtle, and watch the sea life swim by in a 235,000-gallon saltwater tank at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. For the history buffs, explore the Civil War’s largest land/sea battle site at Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Civil War Museum. Wherever you are in Carolina Beach, it's only a short walk, drive or bike ride to all the activities the island offers.

Experience a vibrant nightlife that’s curiously entertaining by visiting local favorites from tiki bars to colorful island hot spots, including one that features a surfing cow on the roof! Groove to the tunes at area venues and festivals from North Carolina’s biggest beach music festival on the coast to blues and jazz.

Rent a condo, cozy beach cottage or hotel room, or choose to return to simpler times and stay at one of our family-owned motels. Dine with oceanfront views or at locally owned restaurants in the heart of town. Shop for souvenirs and treasures of all shapes and sizes - from boogie boards to vintage apparel.

Get away and find your original beach experience. You’ll discover why there are a lot of beaches in North Carolina, but there’s only one Carolina Beach.

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Mar
18
Steve Haydu St. Patricks Lo-Tide Run

This flat course with USATF Certification is in its 13th year and is a tribute to two truly…

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Apr
08
Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off: 21st Annual

Chowder, live music, games for the kids and much more! Each year chefs from restaurants of…

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Apr
23
Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival

Rescheduled from October 2016, the 23rd Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz…

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