Neighboring Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach is located nearby on the island. For many visitors, this timeless beach town offers an authentic North Carolina beach experience from the past with a fun, family-friendly spin for today. Carolina Beach is home to a scenic boardwalk, a state park, miles of pristine beach and one-of-a-kind events.
It's all here in Carolina Beach: the fishing pier with kids and old-timers both angling for the next big one; the Boardwalk - perfect for strolls and ice cream cones; the Carolina Beach Lake Park with gazebo, paddleboats and walking trail; and miniature golf all near the action.
In addition to its nostalgic charm, Carolina Beach boasts an active charter boat basin that is home to offshore fishing excursions and nightly party cruises, fine locally-owned restaurants and shopping for everything from sunglasses to surfboards to souvenirs. Discover nearby Carolina Beach State Park where you can not only hike/bike miles of trails full of coastal vegetation (think Venus Flytrap!), but also enjoy a marina where you can rent canoes and kayaks.