Press Releases

Nostalgia of Classic North Carolina Beach Town Provides Home Base for New Businesses

Posted on July 24, 2017

CAROLINA BEACH, NC – Carolina Beach, NC, offers a one-of-a-kind, vintage beach experience with family-friendly activities geared for unmistakable fun. The island has a rich history that draws visitors back time and time again. From beloved businesses that have called Carolina Beach home for years – even decades – to new businesses that are taking advantage of this unique coastal lifestyle, Carolina Beach has a way of sticking with people. ... More »

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

Posted on January 04, 2017

Carolina Beach, NC – 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. ... More »

Fall Fishing Frenzy at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach

Posted on October 13, 2016

Reel in a catch at these North Carolina beaches this fall Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, NC  –  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. ... More »

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

Posted on August 30, 2016

Beach town welcomes visitors with new hotel rooms, camping cabins and RV-friendly sites Carolina Beach, NC – Carolina Beach, NC, 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. ... More »

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

Posted on August 03, 2016

Carolina Beach Named #3 Favorite “NC Beach Destination” Wilmington, NC - 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. ... More »

Iconic Carolina Beach Boardwalk Welcomes New Businesses

Posted on July 13, 2016

CAROLINA BEACH, NC –  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. ... More »

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

Posted on April 04, 2016

Two distinct coastal gems entice with vintage family fun plus an off-the-grid escape Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, NC  – 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. ... More »

Plan now for a 2016 Beach Getaway

Posted on January 04, 2016

New Hotel, Restaurants, Games and Pedestrian Walkways Coming to Carolina Beach Carolina Beach, NC – 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. ... More »

Travel Through Time at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach

Posted on September 15, 2015

Beach communities introduce new generations to old-style, vintage experiences Carolina Beach, NC –  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. ... More »

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.  ... More »