Carolina Beach Lake Park
This 11-acre lake was once noted in the Guinness Book of World Records as being the closest freshwater lake to salt water. Complete with paddleboats that operate daily in the summer and weekends/holidays during the off-seasons, four gazebos, restrooms, a sheltered picnic area, playground, an amphitheater and a dog friendly walking path that circles the lake, this park is perfect for a day out in the sun.
Carolina Beach State Park
With a marina providing access to some of North Carolina's best fishing spots, a secluded camping area beneath towering trees, and miles of hiking trails on 761 acres of natural land that traverse a variety of distinct habitats it's no wonder Carolina Beach State Park is a popular coastal attraction for both visitors and locals alike. Pets are welcome to join you on leash on the beach or campsites. Located in an area steeped in both history and natural diversity, the park includes a visitor's center with exhibits depicting the wonders of its environment.
Freeman Park Recreation Area
At the north end of Carolina Beach, visitors have long enjoyed the beach area now known as Freeman Park. You can access this portion of the beach with your four-wheel drive vehicle and find your own beachfront area even on the busiest summer day. Whether you are coming to the area to fish, swim, surf, kayak, go boating, crabbing or casting for minnows, you will be sure to have a great time at Freeman Park. Dogs are allowed year round with seasonal leash requirements.