Experience the best of the Carolina coast in one waterfront stay with an array of accommodations from the scenic shores of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach to the lively riverfront of historic Wilmington.

Here are just a few lodging options to consider – all of which offer spectacular water views and convenient access to genuine experiences that are as abundant as our coastal waters:

Carolina Beach

Discover an authentic and laid-back vacation vibe as you stay just steps away from the sand in Carolina Beach. With convenient access to the shore and the seaside Carolina Beach Boardwalk, good times will roll in like the waves.

  • Courtyard Marriott Carolina Beach Oceanfront: After a day of adventures with family or friends, rest up at a full-service hotel with direct beach access and a range of amenities, from a bistro to indoor and outdoor pools.


  • Hampton Inn & Suites Carolina Beach Oceanfront: At this full-service hotel, savor sunrise views from an oceanview room, take advantage of direct access to the Boardwalk and unwind by the pool and tiki bar.
  • Atlantic Towers: Enjoy the comforts of home in a fully equipped condo with a kitchen and spacious living/dining area overlooking the waves. On-site amenities include an outdoor pool, a video game room and a gazebo with a sundeck and grilling area.


  • SeaWitch Inn: This seaside inn colorfully combines modern and retro styles, providing a personalized stay with ocean views and direct access to the Boardwalk.
  • Golden Sands Beach Resort: Soak up the sun and conveniently rent beach gear on-site during your time at Golden Sands. Indulge in a casual meal or drink at the adjacent Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar.
  • The Beach House: At this quaint inn, catch a beautiful sunrise from the comfort of your private balcony or porch overlooking the ocean. Take a short stroll to watch fishing charters and pleasure craft float in and out of the nearby Carolina Beach Fishing Center and Marina.

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Kure Beach

Recharge and reconnect with family during a peaceful seaside vacation. You'll be just a short walk or drive away from everything this charming beach town has to offer.

  • Kure Lighthouse Inn: Escape to the comfort and coastal views of a vacation rental apartment that is just steps away from the beach. These suites accommodate up to six guests and provide a "home away from home" experience with amenities like a pool and firepit.


  • Escape to the comfort and coastal views of a vacation rental apartment just steps away from the beach. These suites accommodate up to six guests and provide a "home away from home" experience with amenities like a pool and firepit.
  • South Wind Motel: Next to the century-old Kure Beach Fishing Pier, this family-friendly motel has oceanfront units with private balconies, as well as a pool and private beach walkway.
  • Admiral’s Quarters: Located in the heart of Kure Beach, this quaint motel offers oceanfront rooms, including several with full kitchens. Watch the waves roll in from the pool or on-site gazebo.


  • The Sand Dunes: At the seasonal sister motel of Admiral’s Quarters, enjoy oceanview rooms and suites with private balconies and full-service kitchens, in addition to a private beach access. 

View all oceanfront Kure Beach lodging here.

Wrightsville Beach

Wake up to views of Wrightsville Beach’s crystal blue waters. Embrace the island’s active lifestyle at an oceanfront resort with easy access to waves for watersports adventures and the sandy shore for rejuvenating walks.

  • Blockade Runner Beach Resort: At this full-service resort, every room comes with waterfront views – overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway – and access to surf-to-sound amenities, including an oceanfront garden space and on-site restaurant, EAST Oceanfront Dining. In addition, The Cottage at the Blockade Runner is a spacious rental option for large group bookings. Across the street from the resort, Soundside Adventures offers convenient access to paddleboarding, kayaking, cruises and other water activities.


  • Lumina on Wrightsville Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort: Relax during a seaside sojourn with picturesque views and convenient amenities, including pools and hot tubs, as well as a playground and rooms with bunkbeds to accommodate families with younger children. Indulge in delicious coastal cuisine and craft cocktails at the full-service resort’s Solstice Oceanfront Kitchen + Cocktails.
  • Shell Island Resort: Located at Wrightsville Beach's northern tip, this resort offers oceanfront suites, as well as amenities like pools, a hot tub, an on-site restaurant and bar and the resort’s own direct beach access with chairs and umbrellas for guests.


View all oceanfront Wrightsville Beach lodging here.

Downtown Wilmington’s Riverfront

Just minutes away from our island beaches, accommodations along the historic city’s riverfront allow you to immerse yourself in endless things to do near the award-winning Riverwalk – including a waterfront amphitheater, boutique shopping, riverboat cruises, al fresco dining and rooftop bars, just to name a few!

  • The Cove Riverwalk Villas: For a unique stay that’s directly on the water, reserve one of The Cove’s vacation rental houseboats. These floating modern villas are just a short stroll from downtown and the Riverwalk.



Whether you're seeking seaside relaxation or riverfront city adventures, find your ideal waterfront stay in this must-see Southern destination.