Colorful Experiences Await 

A getaway to colorful Carolina Beach delivers experiences that extend beyond sand and surf. Seize the day hiking state parks, home to carnivorous plants, then take to the water on a guided kayak eco-tour. Foodies will find a blossoming foodie scene where surf camp style cuisine meets locally-sourced sea-to-table fare. Live music, festivals and local dive bars with character galore keep the adventures going from sunup to sundown. From couples to friends, find special interests to take your vacation to the next level.

Cocktails, Brews & Drinks with a View

Toast to a Carolina Beach vacation at oceanside tiki bars, complement sea-to-table cuisine with curated craft cocktails and sip suds in a beer garden at a local brewery. Libations and good times await.

Mix it Up 

Fit for a Foodie

Foodies go beyond the typical beach fare while on vacation here with a blossoming food scene where restaurants include locally-sourced curated menus, the day's fresh catch coupled with area farms' produce, inventive International dishes and food-themed tours and events.

Devour Delicious Specials 

Active Lifestyle and Wellness

From surfing to kayaking, hiking trails and beach workouts, immerse yourself in land and sea activities with an active vacation. Rise and shine with beach yoga, hang ten with a surf lesson from an Olympic gold medalist then pedal along the Island Greenway or hike trails at a local state park. There's no shortage of outdoor fun to be had.

Find Fit Fun 

Hidden Sanctuaries and Hidden Gems

See one of the world's rarest carnivorous plants, take a four-wheel drive adventure along the shore and learn the history of a 50-foot sand dune. Discover treasures and hidden gems to make your next getaway Carolina Beach unique. 

Discover Hidden Sanctuaries 

Eco-Adventure, Parks and Gardens

Find ways to get back to nature while soaking in the sights, sounds and wildlife. From a state park to skate parks, dog-friendly trails and beach cruising, have one-of-a-kind coastal experiences found only in Carolina Beach.

Seek Adventures

Nightlife and Live Music Experiences

Jam out at local hangouts where live music complements a night out. Attend the only beachside music festival in North Carolina. Have a blast on the Boardwalk then end the night with dazzling fireworks. Or, keep it beachy at eclectic dive bars where here, the local charm and character promise a good time. 

Live the Nightlife 

Water Experiences

Get your feet wet or dive right in to explore the waterways surrounding Carolina Beach. From fishing charters to guided tours on a stand up paddleboard, water experiences galore await beyond the sand and shore. 

Dive Right In 

Tours and Cruises

Self-guided and guided tours make it easy to discover something new. Explore the sights on two wheels or by water on a  pontoon rental. Hike with a park ranger then savor the flavors around town on a Tasting History Tour.

All Aboard Tours and Cruises 

Off the Beaten Path

Curate a one-of-a-kind vacation by taking the path less traveled with these themed trip ideas and unexpected things to do. 

Go Offbeat

Family Trip Ideas

Get the family together for a memorable vacation filled with fun at a vintage Boardwalk, free summer concerts and fireworks, surf lessons and more. 

Plan Your Family Getaway