Wilmington, NC Beaches

Three Nearby Island Beaches

With three island beach towns just minutes from historic downtown, our coastal destination offers fresh possibilities to enhance your vacation. Discover what makes this a must-see Southern destination anchored by scenic beauty, rich history, a welcoming nature and Carolina charm. Allow yourself to push past normal – to a place where no two getaways are alike.

Carolina Beach

Find free-spirited, laid-back good times in Carolina Beach, a family-friendly beach town with a downright fun personality. A vintage seaside boardwalk, a state park showcasing the famous Venus flytrap, miles of alluring beach, world-class fishing and colorful events and festivals all set the scene for your authentic Carolina Beach experience.

Kure Beach

Escape to the pure and unspoiled beauty in Kure Beach. Reconnect with nature and family in a small-town beach that’s big on things to see and do, including two landmark attractions: an award-winning aquarium and a state historic site that witnessed the Civil War’s largest land-sea battle. Recharge in the natural oasis of a state park with a 6-mile protected shoreline. Exchange everyday stress for childlike wonder during a visit to Kure Beach.

Wrightsville Beach

Elevate your beach experience in a destination with crystal blue waters, wellness experiences and world-class watersports that complement an active and social culture. Enjoy sea-to-table dining at waterfront restaurants, peruse upscale beach boutiques and relish the pristine surroundings from the comfort of a full-service resort or an oceanfront vacation rental. With surfing, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), kayaking and cruises to nearby barrier islands, you can’t leave the island without trying something new.

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