Carolina Beach Vacations

When you visit Carolina Beach, you cross the bridge onto Pleasure Island, the perfect name for this barrier island home of gentle surf and sands.

Settled peacefully on the Cape Fear Coast, this coastal town a friendly, easygoing vacation getaway. It's a family friendly beach, and is becoming more affluent as beach renters become beachfront property owners.

Attractions at Carolina Beach, NC

Time seems to stand still here. The historic boardwalk is filled with shops and fine restaurants, and the nightlife will make you feel good all over again. There's an Amusement Park with old-timey rides like the Tilt A Whirl and Barrel of Fun. While you're out, don't forget to try the famous, handmade Britt's donuts - they've been feeding vacationers since 1939.

There is something unique and "beachy" to do at every turn. There's the Winner Party Boat Fleet that will set you up with a fishing excursion or a dinner cruise. Rent a jet ski, take a kayak tour in the inland marshes, or go sailing for a full day cruise of the coastline.

Carolina Beach Vacation Rentals

Vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, and beach hotels are pretty easy on your pocketbook here. You'll find a terrific choice of upscale beach vacation homes, cozy vintage cottages, and condos and hotels right on the beach. Many rentals are pet friendly.

Carolina Beach ~ North Carolina

There's also Carolina Beach State Park campground, an enchanting, well-kept camping area (perfect for bird and deer watching) just a short distance from the swimming beaches.

Carolina Beach Fishing

Fishing is a prime part of a Carolina Beach vacation. There's something for every level of fisherman from pier fishing to deep sea excursions. Deep-sea charters go after tuna, marlin, dolphin, sailfish, king mackerel, snapper, and grouper. Inshore fishing charters catch flounder, trout, bluefish, red drum, Spanish mackerel, and more.

Check out the marina, where the boats are proud to show you their catch of the day. There are plenty of fishing charters that offer both off-shore and in-shore trips.

Map of Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach, NC has kept its heritage of an unhurried yet lively little beach town. The locals here are as friendly as can be. Just down the beach a ways is Kure Beach and the historic Civil War site of Fort Fisher.

The island is 19 miles south of the thriving town of Wilmington and the ever popular Wrightsville Beach.