Fishing, Festivals & Fall Fun

The coast is calling for your fall getaway to one of the top 3 best North Carolina beach destinations as voted in WRAL Out & About Voters' Choice Awards! Whether traveling with two or with a group of friends, make a break for a fall escape to enjoy fewer crowds and ideal temperatures at Carolina Beach.

Explore what the Atlantic has to offer on a charter boat or reel in a seasonal red drum off of Carolina Beach Fishing Pier or fish in the surf.

Book your fall escape now with special rates starting from $69 per night for a colorful fall at the beach that is anything but ordinary.

Take advantage of the mild temperatures at Carolina Beach State Park with hiking trails, fishing at the dock or launch your boat at the public marina. Cruise around the island on a self-guided bike tour to take in the fall coastal colors. Head over to the Boardwalk or town for dinner and drinks at the oceanfront bars or on the rooftop deck at Hurricane Alley's with plenty of choices for sweet treats after.

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Cape Fear Kite Festival

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Get your pre-turkey exercise in with the Turkey Trot 4 Mile Trail Run.
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