Visit Carolina Beach

25 minutes from Wilmington

Fun-loving and free-spirited, Carolina Beach offers live music and events, a vintage boardwalk and colorful characters around every corner for a beach vacation that’s unmistakably Carolina Beach.

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Visit Kure Beach

30 minutes from Wilmington

Home to the oldest fishing pier on the Atlantic Coast, an oceanfront park, a nearby state aquarium and historic fort and beautiful surroundings, Kure Beach provides the perfect setting to explore and reconnect in this natural playground.

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Visit Wrightsville Beach

20 minutes from Wilmington

From active lifestyles with plenty of watersports, outdoor and wellness activities, to friendly community gatherings, there's always something happening in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina's most accessible beach.

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When in Wilmington

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Wilmington Cam

Wilmington riverfront and skyline

Beach Cams

Wilmington's Island Beaches