"Carolina Beach is a small beach town that's a bit south of Wilmington. It's got a couple of different dynamics to it. It's got a quirky and eclectic scene, and it's got some older residents too. But in the last 10 years, there's been a huge push of younger people who are starting families. So there's this unique blend of the old guard, who are still entrenched on some scale on the island, and this wonderful, fresh voice of youth that's putting its own imprint on the community in lots of different socially-driven ways."
"Our beaches are amazing, and they're way underrated, areas like Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach. One thing that's so cool about Wilmington is that the population is smaller than a place like Savannah, so there are fewer people and a much larger area of beach. So when you go to Carolina Beach or Wrightsville Beach, there's not a lot of crowdedness. It's a lot more beach per person. Carolina Beach is the perfect place for surfing, eating, and drinking. It's a gem!" "
"I love that Carolina Beach is a small community—one island, one community—that has so many different experiences for people traveling all over the world to enjoy the outdoors. Surfing is the number one experience in Carolina Beach. We also have the Carolina Beach State Park with the Venus flytraps."
Carolina Beach State Park
“One of the things I most enjoy doing is going to the local parks, like the Carolina Beach State Park."
Experiences on the Water
Local Irish made ice cream, which makes this classic treat more velvety than ever, where you can create special confections using toppings, fresh doughnuts or cookies.
Deck House Casual Dining
“Deck House was an old church back in the day, and they definitely have great service and food.”
Freeman Park Recreation Area
"Set yourself up for a full-on adventure day on the beach.”
Family-owned seafood restaurant serving Carolina Beach and surrounding area for over 35 years
North End Café To-Go
"It’s a great place to grab coffee before you go walk on the beach.”
Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar
“The Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar sits on a pier. The views are amazing. The food is solid.”
Smuggler's Cove Provision Company
A different shopping experience on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Soul Flavor Kitchen and Bar
"I had ribs there the other night that just fell off the bone.”
“I’d head to the Fudgeboat for dessert. They hand-make all of their own fudge and it’s served on top of a boat, which is pretty unique.”