Spring Time in Carolina Beach NC

Options for Experiencing the Great Outdoors

Spring fever has arrived offering outside activities at Carolina Beach. Enjoy Carolina Beach State Park and outdoor adventure all in one place. Stroll the vintage seaside boardwalk with family. Bike the Island Greenway or hike the Flytrap Trail at the park to witness the Venus flytraps in bloom at one of the only places it naturally exists in the world. Head to Carolina Beach Lake Park to get your steps in with a walk or bike ride along the path surrounding the lake.

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Outdoor-Inspired Activities

Spring brings a variety of activities to do in Carolina Beach. Nearby Fort Fisher State Recreation Area offers areas to hike on the Basin Trail. Paddle out and explore marshland on a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard. Carolina Beach is rich with birding activity, with nine sites along the North Carolina Birding Trail, including one at Carolina Beach State Park. Grab a pair of binoculars to set your sights on redheaded woodpeckers, brown-headed nuthatches or raptors. You’ll also find some of North Carolina’s best fishing spots, along with miles of hiking trails nestled beneath the trees, at the park.

Bike, Hike & Jog

Take a self-guided tour around town or on the Island Greenway, a 2.4 mile paved multi-use path through scenic wooded areas along the west side of the island. Witness carnivorous plants and the native Venus flytrap in bloom while hiking or jogging the trails at Carolina Beach State Park. Don't miss a chance to take in a view at Sugarloaf Dune, a 50-foot sand dune offering scenic vistas located near the bank of the Cape Fear River. Carolina Beach Lake Park offers a great place to jog or take a leisurely bike ride.

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 summer.