Biking and Hiking
More than six miles of trails give outdoor enthusiasts a variety of options for biking and hiking through Carolina Beach State Park. Bicycles and other equipment can be rented from shops throughout the area. Visitors to Carolina Beach can also enjoy a self-guided historical bike tour showing points of interest around the island with rental equipment included such as your choice of bike, a route map, helmet and a lock.
Canoeing and Kayaking
Want a chance to sightsee and get a good workout? Rent a canoe or kayak, grab a paddle and see Carolina Beach from a completely different perspective!
Fall Festivals & Music
The live music scene in this seaside North Carolina town is a big draw for residents and visitors alike. Music lovers can enjoy the sounds of local bands and traveling musicians at one of the many area restaurants, plus take in some live tunes at this year’s Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival.
Carolina Beach offers some of the best coastal fishing in the state. More than 20 charters are available for half-day and full-day trips, and Carolina Beach State Park Marina offers access to some of the area's prime fishing spots. The Carolina Beach Fishing Pier also gives anglers a chance to reel in a record catch.
Scenic Cruises and Tours
Whether you're looking for a leisurely cruise or fast-paced adventure, you'll find it at Carolina Beach. Hop aboard a party boat for a breathtaking sunset or romantic moonlight cruise, or book an adventure-packed ocean excursion.
Freeman Park Recreation Area
Located at the North End of Carolina Beach, Freeman Park has been a favorite beach spot for locals and visitors alike. Drive right onto the beach with your 4-wheel drive vehicle and set up oceanfront for fishing, swimming, crabbing and good times!