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Carolina Beach Press Releases

Carolina Beach Welcomes 2017 with New Lodging Options, Outdoor Activities, Exhibits & Tours

Posted on January 04, 2017

Carolina Beach, N.C. – Jan. 04, 2017 – Located on the same island along the southeastern coast of North Carolina, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach are home to a variety of things to see and do. Carolina Beach was voted the No. 3 favorite N.C. beach destination by WRAL’s Out & About Reader's Choice Awards in 2016. This year, these two beach towns have even more to offer first-time visitors and repeat visitors alike thanks to a new hotel and other lodging, land- and water-based outdoor activities, and several new exhibits and tours, including a limited-time appearance from a group of famous mermaids.

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Fall Fishing Frenzy at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach

Posted on October 13, 2016

Fall Fishing Frenzy at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, N.C.
Reel in a catch at these North Carolina beaches this fall

Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, N.C. – Oct. 13, 2016 – The arrival of autumn brings mild temperatures, more room to explore the beaches’ natural settings because of less crowds, and of course, spectacular fall fishing at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, located on North Carolina’s southeast coast. With more comfortable fishing conditions and larger species like red drum, king mackerel, flounder and more, fall is ideal for an angler’s getaway. Whether a novice or experienced angler, visitors can hit the water on a charter expedition, compete in a tournament, or cast a line off a fishing pier to reel in a great catch.

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New Hampton Inn and Suites Opens in Carolina Beach, N.C.

Posted on August 30, 2016

New Hampton Inn and Suites Opens in Carolina Beach, N.C.
Beach town welcomes visitors with new hotel rooms, camping cabins and RV-friendly sites

Carolina Beach, N.C. – August 30, 2016 – Carolina Beach, N.C., is excited to welcome the much anticipated Hampton Inn and Suites Carolina Beach Oceanfront hotel to its inventory of accommodations. Set to provide guests with a relaxing seaside retreat, the new 106-room hotel officially opened its doors just in time for Labor Day weekend.

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Carolina Beach Honored by WRAL Out & About Voters’ Choice Awards

Posted on August 03, 2016

Carolina Beach Honored by WRAL Out & About Voters’ Choice Awards as #3 Favorite “N.C. Beach Destination”

Wilmington, N.C., August 3, 2016: The Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that Carolina Beach was honored during the 2016 WRAL Out and About Voters’ Choice Awards on Tuesday, August 2nd at an awards ceremony in downtown Raleigh. WRAL is the NBC affiliate that serves the greater Triangle market in North Carolina.

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Iconic Carolina Beach Boardwalk Welcomes New Businesses

Posted on July 13, 2016

Iconic Carolina Beach Boardwalk Welcomes New Businesses

CAROLINA BEACH, NC – July 13, 2016 – Carolina Beach is announcing the addition of seven new businesses to its award-winning Boardwalk this summer. The newest shops at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk will range from a new arcade to a locally owned sandwich shop and a specialty store with over 500 varieties of salsas, BBQ sauces and other condiments.

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10 “Must Do’s” for First-Time Visitors to Carolina and Kure Beach

Posted on April 04, 2016

10 “Must Do’s” for First-time Visitors to Carolina Beach and Kure Beach
Two distinct coastal gems entice with vintage family fun plus an off-the-grid escape

Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, N.C. – April 4, 2016 – Exploring a new vacation destination can be daunting, but when it comes to Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, visitors are in luck. Despite their close proximity to one another – they share the same island! – each beach has its own distinct personality. Read on for a list of the Top 10 “Must Do’s” to help first-time visitors make the most of their stay. Whether a lively throwback vacation abuzz with activity tickles your fancy, or a peaceful escape is more your speed, first-time visitors will get their coastal fix at these two beach towns.

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Plan now for a 2016 Beach Getaway

Posted on January 04, 2016

New Hotel, Restaurants, Games and Pedestrian Walkways Coming to Carolina Beach
Plan now for a 2016 Beach Getaway

Carolina Beach, N.C. – January 4, 2016 – 2016 is bringing new and exciting changes to the beloved Carolina Beach, N.C. First time visitors and repeat vacationers will find a new hotel, an extended boardwalk, unbelievable burritos, brand new one-of-a-kind tours and more. The list below shows how this seaside town is evolving with new infrastructure, lodging and dining options, entertainment and outdoor activities.

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Travel Through Time at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach

Posted on September 15, 2015

Travel Through Time at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach
Beach communities introduce new generations to old-style, vintage experiences

Carolina Beach, N.C. – Sept. 9, 2015 – The past and present collide happily at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, North Carolina, forming a perfect mix of things to see and do that combines new features with historical milestones. From the Carolina Beach Boardwalk to Fort Fisher State Historic Site, several present-day attractions offer visitors a nod to the past. These coastal communities are ideal for groups like multi-generational travelers – there’s plenty to please everyone from grandma and grandpa to the grandkids, and everyone in between.

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Carolina Beach Kicks Off Beach Season with Boardwalk Grand Opening

Posted on March 24, 2015

Carolina Beach Kicks Off Beach Season with Boardwalk Grand Opening
Celebration of Newly Renovated Boardwalk to Take Place on March 31

CAROLINA BEACH, NC – March 24, 2015 – Carolina Beach will kick off beach season with the grand opening of its newly renovated boardwalk on March 31, 2015* at 2:00 p.m. The milestone signals the beginning of exciting things to come for the boardwalk, including the opening of new businesses, a renovated arcade and additional accommodations. Boardwalk renovations began in 2014, following $1.6 million in grants awarded to the town, with the first phase completed this week. 

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15 Ways to Start 2015 off Right at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach

Posted on January 05, 2015

Kick off the New Year by experiencing life at North Carolina’s Winter Waterland

CAROLINA BEACH AND KURE BEACH, N.C. – Jan. 5, 2015 – The holidays have come to an end and many people are looking forward to another chance for a new beginning and a fresh start that each New Year brings. Help get those resolutions underway and kick off 2015 by exploring the coastal destinations of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, North Carolina where countless winter activities will leave you feeling refreshed and energized for the year ahead.

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