Plan an unforgettable weekend getaway to Carolina Beach this Valentine’s Day. With plenty of food to try and places to explore, this fun-loving and free-spirited beach is the perfect destination to celebrate with your special someone.   

Rise and Shine                      

Wake up refreshed at Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast, a vintage 1950’s boarding house situated across from the beach. Opt for a Romance Package to start the weekend with your choice of red, white or sparkling wine, a fresh floral arrangement and a $50 gift certificate for one of the restaurants in the area, Salt Fish.

Begin your getaway the right way with a Wake N Bake donut (or two). Named the best donut shop in North Carolina by Buzzfeed, Wake N Bake offers a variety of fun flavors. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for special Valentine’s Day-inspired treats. 


Whether it’s sweet or savory, foodie couples will enjoy Kate’s Pancake House. This cozy breakfast spot serves up pancakes, omelets, benedicts and more. Treat your date to a full stack of red velvet pancakes in honor of your special weekend.


Eager to explore the beach? Stop by the North End Cafe To-Go for locally roasted coffee and small treats. Located near Freeman Park, this coffee shop is the perfect stop before a romantic sunrise walk.


Outdoor Adventure

Explore the coast and surrounding waterways with a kayak tour. Head to Kayak Carolina for the perfect daytime date for couples seeking adventure this Valentine’s Day.  


Or, pack a picnic basket and spend the afternoon hiking through Carolina Beach State Park. Before setting off for your hike, stop by the Veggie Wagon to pick up a loaf of fresh-baked bread, gouda pimento cheese spread, locally-grown fruits and a bottle of wine. Cheers to the perfect romantic weekend in Carolina Beach!


After your picnic and hike, enjoy a little friendly competition at Good Hops Brewing where you can sip on a brew and see who takes all during a game of disc golf at Trinity Disc Golf Course, a PDGA-registered course located behind the brewery.


A Delicious Evening

Begin the night at the award-winning Michael's Seafood Restaurant for freshly caught seafood entrees, pasta dishes, handheld burgers and more. Devour Michael's world-famous chowder, a must-try for any seafood lover. Or, order the Gallery Sampler, where you can choose your seasonings for fresh shrimp, fish and sea scallops.

End the night on a sweet note with velvety, Irish-style ice cream at Celtic Creamery.  Order one of their handmade, small-batch ice cream or try one of their signature sundaes like the Knickerbocker Glory or Beachside Brownie. Then, keep the party going at SeaWitch Café and Tiki Bar, where you can dance the night away to live music.