Welcome to Carolina Beach, where original experiences and a laid-back atmosphere come together to create North Carolina’s most authentic beach getaway.
Stroll along the vintage Carolina Beach Boardwalk, embracing a sense of nostalgia as you take in the sights and sounds of timeless family fun. Famous doughnuts, eclectic shops and an old-school arcade are just a sampling of delights that make our Boardwalk a must-visit for all ages – and seasonal live music and weekly fireworks take Carolina Beach’s fun-loving, free-spirited vibe to new heights.
Beyond the sandy shore and bustling Boardwalk, Carolina Beach boasts an active charter boat basin that invites you to embark on fishing excursions. Within our trail-filled state park, adventurous spirits will discover a 50-foot dune and unique flora and fauna, including the rare, indigenous Venus flytrap. Our local restaurants and vibrant nightlife add even more flavor to the mix of unpretentious beach experiences.
Good times await around every colorful corner.
Neighboring Kure Beach
Located nearby on the island, Kure Beach offers boundless ways to recharge in nature’s playground and tap into a sense of childlike wonder. Cast a line from the 711-foot Kure Beach Fishing Pier, one of the oldest on the East Coast. At Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, discover 6 miles of protected shoreline and a trail that winds through the wildlife-rich salt marsh. Step back in time at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, where visitors can explore the site of the Civil War’s largest land-sea battle. Take the oak-shaded trail to see the historic fort’s remaining earthworks, restored palisade fence and more. Immerse yourself in mesmerizing marine life at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher home to more than 2,500 animal residents, including sharks, sea turtles and Asian otters.