Carolina Beach Things to Do

Carolina Beach Boardwalk

Ranked one of the top 10 boardwalks in the country by Food & Wine magazine, a stroll on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk features classic seaside family fun with shops, restaurants and nightlife entertainment. During the summer months, the Boardwalk is bustling with the sound of music, laughter and the squeals of kids of all ages as they whoosh and whirl past on the assortment of rides at the seaside amusement park and at extraordinary events like the weekly fireworks and concert series. Annual off-season events that include Boardwalk activities are Christmas by the Sea and the Island of Lights Festival. One of the last remaining beach boardwalks on the East Coast, you can get your fill of famous homemade donuts, ice cream, and fudge, play in the arcade, see the ocean from the Ferris wheel, or dance the night away to live music.

Carolina Beach State Park

Enjoy the 761 acres of natural beauty at the Carolina Beach State Park.  For your convenience the park has a marina providing access to some of North Carolina's best fishing spots. It also has a secluded camping area beneath towering trees and miles of hiking trails that traverse a variety of distinct habitats so you can enjoy the true natural environment of the area. - See more at: http://www.visitcarolinabeachnc.com/things-to-do/carolina-beach-state-park#sthash.snrZY3au.dpuf

Carolina Beach Lake Park

Carolina Beach Lake was once noted in the Guiness Book of World Records as being the freshwater lake closest to salt water. This 11-acre lake offers 4 gazebos, restrooms, sheltered picnic area, an amphitheatre and playground equipment. Paddleboats operate daily during the summer and weekends/holidays. There are concerts, festivals and a weekly Farmer’s Market in the summertime. On Sunday evenings, the park hosts outdoor movies!

Mike Chapel Park

Located off Dow Rd, tis large park offers baseball fields, basketball, lighted tennis, a skate park, playground and dog park.

Carolina Beach Fishing Pier

One of the few Piers left on Pleasure Island where a person can relax with friends and catch the many different species of fish that Carolina Beach has to offer. It is a full service Pier with a small restaurant as well as a tackle shop with a variety of tackle and baits available to their customers. Family Owned and Operated with a home town feeling

Kure Beach Ocean Front Park

Ocean Front Park is Kure Beach's largest public green space. The Ocean Front Park is located in the heart of the downtown area near the iconic Kure Beach Fishing Pier. This wonderful addition to Kure Beach includes an open-air pavilion with a stage for concerts, weddings and events, public restrooms, a walking path, a play area for children, swings and rain gardens - all along the oceanfront!

Ft Fisher Recreation Area

Explore Fort Fisher State Recreation Area by foot. A short trail meanders through the marsh, allowing hikers a chance to view sound-side flora and fauna. Comb the beach for sea stars, keyhole urchins and whelk shells as well! There are also miles of beaches to enjoy, an aquarium, history center and the Ferry to Soutport.

Three islands comprise this component of the NC National Estuarine Research Reserve with extensive marshes and tidal flats. Inhabitants include shorebirds, mammals and endangered loggerhead sea turtles. A small parking lot and boat ramp are maintained by the state Wildlife Resources Commission on the shore of the basin area. There are no trails on Zeke's Island. Zeke's Island is open year round, but is accessible only by small boats, canoes, and kayaks. - See more at: http://www.visitcarolinabeachnc.com/things-to-do/zekes-island-#sthash.lA3gwiPS.dpuf

Zeke’s Island

Three islands comprise this component of the NC National Estuarine Research Reserve with extensive marshes and tidal flats. Inhabitants include shorebirds, mammals and endangered loggerhead sea turtles. A small parking lot and boat ramp are maintained by the state Wildlife Resources Commission on the shore of the basin area. There are no trails on Zeke's Island. Zeke's Island is open year round, but is accessible only by small boats, canoes, and kayaks.

Provided bu Justin Donaton