Wilmington, NC Beaches

Three Island Beaches Just a Short Drive Away

Experience the Best of the Carolina Coast in Wilmington and Beaches. Amp up your Wilmington vacation with a short trip to our three nearby island beaches and discover what makes Wilmington and Beaches a must-see Southern destination anchored by scenic beauty, family-friendly activities, historic charm and more.

Carolina Beach Boardwalk with Amusement rides in the background

Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach is a family-friendly, down-to-earth beach town with a fun personality. Where you can find a laid-back, unpretentious beach experience. A vintage beachside boardwalk, a state park, art murals, live music and events, colorful characters, miles of alluring beach and world-class fishing sets Carolina Beach as an authentic and original seaside family destination. No matter what you do here, there are always good times to be had in Carolina Beach.

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area Family

Kure Beach

Pure and unspoiled beauty makes up nature's playground that is Kure Beach. A place to reconnect with family, this small-town beach is big on things to see. Watch dive shows, aquatic exhibits and summer camps for the kids at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Satisfy your curious side and experience history with a visit to the Civil-War-era Fort Fisher State Historic Site or explore nature and a six-mile protected shoreline at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. Here, you can enjoy life's simple pleasures in Kure's family-friendly community. This rare gem is the epitome of nature's playground.

Blockade Runner Resort, Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach

It's easy to get to Wrightsville Beach and easier to stay. High-end adventure and wellness activities await at Wrightsville Beach, named one of the world’s best surf towns, where unlimited watersports complement an abundant active and social culture. Discover iconic crystal blue waters and world-class waves that will stir your sense through top-rated surfing, and paddleboarding adventures. Resort amenities, upscale beach boutiques, fresh-to-table dining and pristine surroundings, you'll come to always expect more from your beach experience at Wrightsville Beach.

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