Let the Good Times Roll This Spring

Kick-off spring with good times at Carolina Beach. Enjoy craft cooking, live music, family-friendly events and outdoor adventure. Explore the colorful scene of the vintage seaside boardwalk with family, and island tiki bars or beer gardens featuring pints and pups with friends. Hike Carolina Beach State Park to witness the Venus flytrap blooming at one of the only places it naturally exists in the world. Sing along with blues, jazz and beach music favorites at local festivals. Kids will love the Butterfly Bungalow Exhibit at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher while adults can enjoy Tasting History Tours, vibrant nightlife and more. 

Outdoor Adventure

Hike the trails, cruise along the Island Greenway on two wheels and tour around town. View adventures to try on your getaway.

Live Music & More

From local dive bars to oceanside tiki bars, Carolina Beach rocks on all year-long with live music. Get a sneak peek of the rhythm that's in store.


Spring It On

Spring brings a wealth of activities to do in Carolina Beach. Don your green best for the St. Patrick's Lo-Tide Walk/Run, on March 14, or witness carnivorous plants and the native Venus flytrap in bloom while hiking or jogging the trails at Carolina Beach State Park. Find your rhythm with island-inspired tunes at Rock the Beach, March 21, and sing the blues and dine on fresh seafood at the Annual Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival, April 18. Surf like a pro with lessons from island outfitters and witness up-and-coming talent during the O'Neill East Coast Grom Tour, April 18-19. Find the perfect piece of artwork during the Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival, May 2, as the children get crafty in the interactive art area for kids. Find a wide array of visual, culinary and performing arts, including cooking demonstrations, artists' performances and much more.

Family-Friendly Fun

Take the whole family for a celebration of carnivorous plants in bloom during Flytrap Family Fun Day, March 28, at Carolina Beach State Park or count the stars in the sky during Star Party: A Stargazing Event, April 24. The little ones will be mesmerized amongst hundreds of exotic butterflies at the Butterfly Bungalow Exhibit at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, starting May 22. Try velvety Irish ice cream at Celtic Creamery along with donut sundaes or stop by Scoopin' Yummies for candy-and-dessert topped milkshakes, a cotton candy bar and even bubble waffles. Bond with your crew while you paddle out and explore marshland and waterways on a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard with Paddle NC or Pleasure Island Rentals.

Foodie-Inspired Dining

Take a foodie-inspired getaway with a Tasting History Tour, try the new "History in a Glass" drinks tour, dine on local shrimp n' grits at Surf House Oyster Bar & Surf Camp or indulge in shrimp and rice served in a pineapple at Salt Fish Restaurant and Tiki Bar. Nosh on gourmet burgers, mac n' cheese and pot pies at Fork N Cork Carolina Beach or have beachin' BBQ with ocean views dining on the Topside Deck at Carolina Smokehouse. Take a beach break from the sun with pounds of shrimp and The Coconut Monk mixed drink at Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar. Vibrant nightlife unlocks the freedom to be yourself at eclectic dive bars like The Fat Pelican or dance to live music at SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar. Let the kids join in on the fun with beach volleyball and cornhole at The Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill. Plan now to get your Britt's fix of nothing but the best-glazed donuts when the shop opens in late spring.

Book an Island Retreat

Indulge in full-service amenities at oceanfront hotels and easy access to the beach and Boardwalk. Find a perfect beach house rental for your clan and enjoy the conveniences of home, like fully-stocked kitchens and outdoor grills. No matter your budget or vacation style, a Carolina Beach getaway is easy to plan with a variety of accommodations to choose from. Reserve now for the best selection for spring or summer!