What’s New in
Carolina Beach, NC
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Carolina Beach Mural Project
Since the first public art mural installation in 2020, the Carolina Beach Mural Project continues to collaborate with the local community and artists to create and design themed murals illustrating the island’s history, culture and originality. Currently, a total of 16 art murals are completed with more on the way. Two more murals are scheduled to debut in 2024. Mural #17 located at the Dry Dock Inn will feature "Kraken," an octopus design using woodcut block painting. Mural #18 will capture Carolina Beach's colorful vibe and will be the program's first asphalt mural.
Smart Art Kids
The Carolina Beach Mural Project is also launching a new program in 2024: Smart Art Kids. This interactive program features unique activities for kids to do that connect with the island's murals. They'll be able to scan QR codes on select murals including "Cape Fear Captain" and "Marine Magic" to learn about the mural and do activities that encourage them to use their imagination.
Putter Pub, a new 18-hole miniature golf course featuring a full bar, will open in Carolina Beach early 2024. As a U.S. Pro Mini Golf Federation and World Mini Golf Federation recognized course, the family-friendly pub will host tournaments and leagues in addition to themed nights, live music and more.
The Proximity, a new mixed-use complex, is coming to North Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach summer 2024. Situated on 12.5 acres, the complex will feature restaurants, retail shops and more.
Seaworthy Kitchen + Bar
Seaworthy Kitchen + Bar features a menu highlighting locally sourced ingredients with a focus on grilled and blackened-style seafood dishes, gourmet burgers, house-made soups, charcuterie boards and a curated selection of inventive craft cocktails.
The Carolina Beach Experience EBike Tour
Hop on an Ebike and join Wilmington Bike & Brews Tours on their newest tour: the Carolina Beach Experience Tour. Learn about the island's history and local legends biking around the town while stopping at local hotspots like The Fat Pelican and Britts Donuts to sample their signature beverages and fare. Advance reservations are required. Tours will begin March 1.
Did You Know?
The Amazon Studio series, “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” is returning to the destination in 2024 to film season three. In seasons one and two, the series filmed in Carolina Beach and nearby Kure Beach. Some notable filming locations included the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, The Fat Pelican and nearby Fort Fisher in Kure Beach. See if you can catch your favorite vacation spots in seasons one and two, streaming now on Prime Video.