Carolina Beach, NC


Trade your ordinary beach vacation for an extraordinary one! At Carolina Beach, you'll find all kinds of people united by our love of a good time. From seafood and music festivals to family attractions, Carolina Beach bursts with vibrant activities and things to do all year round.

Try a famous donut or enjoy summer amusement rides at the nationally recognized, vintage Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Step back in time at Fort Fisher State Historic Site or find new underwater creatures at the North Carolina Aquarium. Cast a line from the wooden Carolina Beach Fishing Pier or an offshore fishing charter. Hike a scenic trail of white sand at Carolina Beach State Park that leads to a gorgeous overlook of the Cape Fear River. Or explore farther out by kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Whatever you choose to do, you'll find fun for all ages that's unmistakably Carolina Beach.

After a full day of seaside activities, experience live music and fireworks at the boardwalk throughout the summer. Enjoy a sunset dinner with an oceanfront view. Or choose one of our beach restaurants with cornhole lawns and beach volleyball courts for nonstop family fun. With so much to do, it's easy to plan an action-packed vacation that will keep you coming back year after year.

Check out our seasonal highlights, and book a full-service hotel or vacation beach cottage, or enjoy that hometown feeling at one of Carolina Beach's vacation rentals. There are a lot of beaches in North Carolina, but there's only one Carolina Beach.