Plan an unforgettable weekend getaway to Carolina Beach this Valentine’s Day. With plenty of food to try and places to explore, this fun-loving and free-spirited beach is the perfect destination to celebrate with your special someone.
Rise and Shine
Wake up refreshed at Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast, a vintage 1950’s boarding house situated across from the beach. Opt for the Select Romance Package to start the weekend with your choice of red, white or sparkling wine, a fresh floral arrangement and a $50 gift certificate to nearby Surf House Oyster Bar.
Begin your getaway the right way with a Wake N Bake donut (or two). Named the best donut shop in North Carolina by Buzzfeed, Wake N Bake offers a variety of fun flavors. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for special Valentine’s Day-inspired treats.
Whether it’s sweet or savory, foodie couples will enjoy Kate’s Pancake House. This cozy breakfast spot serves up pancakes, omelets, benedicts and more. Treat your date to a full stack of red velvet pancakes in honor of your special weekend.
Eager to explore the beach? Stop by the North End Cafe To-Go for locally roasted coffee and small treats. Located near Freeman Park, this coffee shop is the perfect stop before a romantic sunrise walk.
Explore the coast and surrounding waterways with a kayak tour. Head to Paddle NC for the perfect daytime date for couples seeking adventure this Valentine’s Day.
Or, pack a picnic basket and spend the afternoon hiking through Carolina Beach State Park. Before setting off for your hike, stop by the Veggie Wagon to pick up a loaf of fresh-baked bread, gouda pimento cheese spread, locally-grown fruits and a bottle of wine. Cheers to the perfect romantic weekend in Carolina Beach!
After your picnic and hike, enjoy a little friendly competition at Good Hops Brewing where you can sip on a brew and see who takes all during a game of disc golf.
A Delicious Evening
If you’re in Carolina Beach on Valentine’s Day, cozy up with delicious food and wine at The Deck House. A romantic restaurant housed in an old church, The Deck House offers fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks and their specialty Grouper Chowder.
End the night on a sweet note with dessert at Surf House Oyster Bar. Order the flourless chocolate torte or apple-cranberry cheesecake to satisfy your sweet tooth and wrap up the evening with a specialty craft cocktail. Then, keep the party going at SeaWitch Café and Tiki Bar, where you can dance the night away to live music.