Carolina Beach Attractions & Activities

Boardwalk, Aquarium and More Headline a Vacation Full of Things to Do

Let your spirit be your guide when visiting this colorful beach destination, where variety is the spice of the Carolina Beach lifestyle. Grab your flip flops and stroll a vintage boardwalk named one of America’s most awesome boardwalks. Lined with pizza, donut and ice cream stands and high-flying amusement rides in the summer, there are a whole lot of new things to see and do on the boardwalk including shops, an oceanfront walkway, swings, and open space for music, art and events.

Surfing lessons with an Olympic Gold Medalist, surrey biking through town with the whole family, hiking or bird watching in a state park, and casting a line off the fishing pier or charter excursion to reel in a great catch offer classic beach and outdoor fun.

Explore family friendly attractions and activities nearby on the island at the North Carolina Aquarium and the Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Civil War Museum, two of North Carolina’s most visited attractions.

Adults can experience the vibrant nightlife in Carolina Beach by visiting local favorites such as the Fat Pelican, voted one of the top dive bars in America or groove to the live tunes at the SeaWitch Café & Tiki Bar or The Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar, named one of America’s best beach bars.

Multi-generational travelers love all that there is to see and do in Carolina Beach for all ages. We hope you will be inspired to start your own family beach vacation traditions here!