North Carolina Beaches
Every vacation pleasure you could hope for is waiting for you at Carolina Beach! Located at the north end of Pleasure Island, North Carolina, our town of about 5,600 friendly residents has a quaint vintage feel sure to transport you back to your childhood days at the beach. Yet we provide every modern convenience you could hope for and you’ll be welcomed as one of our own!
Visit our Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Member Directory to explore some of the unique attractions Carolina Beach has to offer inlcuding the Carolina Beach State Park and Freeman Park on the North end of the island.
Beaches, Dining, Shopping, Fishing and more on Carolina Beach
In addition to miles of wide, clean, beautiful beaches, Carolina Beach offers oceanfront and ocean view accommodations ranging from inexpensive, well maintained 1950’s era motels and cottages to very upscale beach homes, condos and hotels.
Likewise, Carolina Beach restaurants range from five-star to very good family restaurants. You’ll love the vintage decor and prices of some of our local restaurants balanced with more upscale and contemporary fine dining establishments.
Of course, no trip to Carolina Beach is complete without a visit to the Boardwalk. Grab one of our famous Britt's donuts and coffee, head for the boardwalk and watch the day come alive.
After a day of fun on the beach, enjoy a stroll around our quaint town center. Check out numerous jewelry, local art, and clothing shops; then meander by the docks to watch the fishing boats unloading the day’s catch.
Anglers, the fishing is great here! Fish on the beach, from the pier, catch a head boat, charter a boat, or launch your own boat at a public launch.
Fun in the Sun & Under the Stars at Carolina Beach
Amusements? Miniature golf, batting cages, go carts, waterslides, bumper cars and an arcade; plus boat, kayak, surfboard and bicycle rentals are right here in the town center.
Never fear we don’t roll up the sidewalks at dusk! Every night you can board a large party boat to tour the Cape Fear River, dancing under the stars. Also, local restaurants regularly offer live music, DJ's and karaoke; and there’s music at the town Gazebo every weekend. In addition, during the summer months Carolina Beach hosts a number of events including the Beach Music Festival, Fireworks by the Sea, Free Movies at the Lake, and our famous Seafood, Blues, and Jazz Festival.
Yes, Carolina Beach, NC has it all - just the right mix of peace, quiet and fun activities for all the family. Come and enjoy our quaint little beach town!