Popular Carolina Beach Activities & Attractions

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Carolina Beach Activities

Carolina Beach is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, colorful boardwalk, and laidback vibes. Whether you prefer to stick your toes in the sand, or are looking for a little adventure, there are of plenty of things to do to keep the family entertained. Cast a line off the Carolina Beach Fishing Pier or head down the road to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Whatever you plan to do, you're sure to have a blast!


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Carolina Beach Fishing Charters

Enjoy world-class fishing with one of many Carolina Beach fishing charters in the area! These Carolina Beach fishing charters offer a variety of charter options for anglers of all ages and skill levels so that you can plan the perfect fishing trip with your family and friends. Choose from inshore and offshore trips and get a chance to snag a King Mackerel, Amberjack, Barracuda, Spanish Mackerel, and more!


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Carolina Beach Dining

Explore great food and drinks during your vacation at these Carolina Beach restaurants. From fast, casual restaurants to fine dining options, Carolina Beach has it all. Whether you're searching for fresh seafood and coastal cuisine or just a good burger or pizza, you'll find it here. And don't forget to stop by Britt's Donuts to try a Carolina Beach classic!


 Carolina Beach Restaurants


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Carolina Beach Golf Courses

Wilmington has courses that will challenge everyone from scratch golfers to high handicappers, so choose from a handful of golf courses in the Cape Fear region and refine your golfing skills during your Carolina Beach vacation! 


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Carolina Beach Wineries & Breweries

After a day of exploring the boardwalk or lounging on the beach, head to one of Wilmington's top breweries or wineries for a refreshing cold beverage. Wilmington was named one of “America’s Beeriest Beach Towns” in 2015 and was listed among the top five places to experience a “beery, beachside getaway” by CraftBeer.com. 


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Day Trips to Wilmington, NC

Luckily, Wilmington area beaches are only a road trip away! Check out our recommendations above for the best places to dine, breweries, and other fun activities for your day trip to Wilmington.


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