Treat Dad to an Extraordinary Father's Day at Carolina Beach

For Dads who love the outdoors, rent a kayak or canoe and paddle around our marshes, rivers, inlets and the Intracoastal Waterway. Learn to surf or SUP (standup paddle) from an Olympic gold-medal champion. Ride along the Carolina Beach Boardwalk or around the lake via surrey or bicycle, or cycle along one of our bike paths. Fish from an ocean pier, or charter a boat for offshore fishing. Hike the nature trails at Carolina Beach State Park or walk the trail encircling the largest land-sea battle of the Civil War at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site!

Here’s more family-friendly things-to-do, events, and ongoing entertainment:

Surf fishingCarolina Beach Fishing Center & Marina
Dad can choose from pier fishing, surf fishing, or inshore, off-shore and Gulf-Stream charter excursions. Or, book a half-day family fishing adventure and learn to catch fish in area bays, creeks, and waterways.
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Tee Time for Dad
Dad will have more than 50 golf courses to choose from within an 1.5 hour's drive of Carolina Beach, including a municipal coursedesigned by Donald Ross. If miniature golf is to his liking, check out Carolina Beach Jungle Mini Golf. 
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Carolina Beach Boardwalk
If Dad loves rides and amusements, take him to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk’s classic amusement rides and carnival games. And while you’re on the Boardwalk treat Dad to a surrey ride and yummy Britts Donuts!
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Saturday, June 15
CanoeingCanoeing the Salt Marsh: Admission Charged
Explore nature on a 3-hour canoe exploration of Zeke’s Island Estuarine Research Reserve. Activities include crabbing, seining or birding.
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Saturday June 15 & Sunday, June 16
Father and son hikingCarnivorous Plant Hike: Free
Bring Dad to hike with a park ranger at Carolina Beach State Park and learn about carnivorous plants like Venus flytrap.
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