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Carolina-Beach is a charming community located on Pleasure Island south of Wilmington near the Carolina Beach State Park and the Intracoastal Waterway. This is an area steeped in history and natural beauty that offers visitors a variety of diverse attractions. Carolina Beach State Park is a popular area that has nearly any type of water sport you can imagine. Fish from the fresh waters of Cape Fear River or the salt waters of the Atlantic, go sailing, kayaking, surfing, swimming, snorkeling or shelling. There are lovely picnic areas, and more than six miles of hiking trails that wind through Carolina Beach State Park where you can get a close up look at the vast variety of plant and animal life in the park. The park also offers everything from fishing lessons to off-trail hikes and kite workshops. For more fun at Carolina Beach, catch the ferry to the quaint seaside town of Southport, or visit the North Carolina Aquarium at the south end of the island. The city of Wilmington, with its quaint shops, historical sites and old time city market is just a short twenty-minute drive away. Carolina Beach is a perfect seaside vacation spot that has something for everyone in the family - whether it's quietly relaxing on the beach, napping to the sound of the waves, or actively enjoying a day of water skiing, parasailing and windsurfing. It's all available at Carolina Beach.

Surrounding areas: Kure Beach, North Carolina (2.8 mi), Southport, North Carolina (10.7 mi), Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina (13.2 mi), Bald Head Island, North Carolina (13.3 mi), Wilmington, North Carolina (13.5 mi), Oak Island, North Carolina (14.1 mi), Figure Eight Island, North Carolina (18.4 mi)

Carolina Beach Vacation Rentals




Carolina Beach Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Courtyard By Marriott Carolina Beach100 Charlotte AveCarolina Beach, NC (910) 458-2030
Microtel Inn & Suites907 N Lake Park BlvdCarolina Beach, NC (910) 458-1300
Shipwreck Lodge412 Carolina BCH Ave NCarolina Beach, NC (910) 458-5557
Docksider Inn Oceanfront202 N NC Rt 421Kure Beach, NC2.8 mi.(910) 458-4200
Tradewinds Motel309 FT Fisher BlvdKure Beach, NC2.8 mi.(910) 458-8742
Amerihost Inn & Suites-Wilmington5600 Carolina Beach RdWilmington, NC6.8 mi.(910) 796-0770
The Keys @ 17th Street4129 Hearthside DrWilmington, NC9.5 mi.(910) 350-1133
Comfort Suites4955 Southport Supply RdSouthport, NC10.7 mi.(910) 450-8111
Hampton Inn Southport5181 Southport Supply Road SESouthport, NC10.7 mi.(910) 454-0016
Cape Fear Inn308 W Bay StSouthport, NC11.0 mi.(910) 457-5989
Hampton Inn Medical Park2320 South 17th StWilmington, NC11.6 mi.(910) 796-8881
Mill Creek Apartments414 Mill Creek CourtWilmington, NC13.4 mi.(910) 799-7655
Courtyard By Marriott Wilmington151 Van Campen BlvdWilmington, NC13.5 mi.(800) 321-2211
Extended Stay America4929 New Ctr DrWilmington, NC13.5 mi.(910) 793-4508
Hilton Garden Inn Wilmington At Mayfaire Town Center6745 Rock Spring RdWilmington, NC13.5 mi.(910) 509-4046
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites160 Van Campen BlvdWilmington, NC13.5 mi.(910) 392-3227
Jameson Inn - Wlimington5102 Dunlea CourtWilmington, NC13.5 mi.(910) 452-5660
Waterway Lodge7246 Wrightsville AveWilmington, NC13.5 mi.(800) 677-3771
Hampton Inn & Suites-landfall Park1989 Eastwood RdWilmington, NC13.6 mi.(910) 256-9600
Island Resort500 Ocean DrOak Island, NC13.9 mi.(910) 278-5644
Anderson Guest House520 Orange StWilmington, NC14.0 mi.(910) 343-8128
Fairfield Inn By Marriott306 S College RdWilmington, NC14.1 mi.(910) 392-6767
Inn At ST Thomas Court101 S Second StWilmington, NC14.1 mi.(910) 343-1800
Best Western Carolinian2916 Market StWilmington, NC14.2 mi.(910) 763-4653
Econolodge2929 Market StWilmington, NC14.2 mi.(910) 763-3318
Motel 62828 Market StWilmington, NC14.2 mi.(910) 762-0120
Residence Inn By Marriott Landfall1200 Culbreth DrWilmington, NC14.2 mi.(800) 331-3131
Super 8 Motel-wilmington3604 Market StWilmington, NC14.2 mi.(910) 343-9778
Holiday Inn Sun Spree Resort1706 N Lumina AveWrightsville Beach, NC14.2 mi.(910) 256-2231
El-berta Motor Inn4505 Market StWilmington, NC14.3 mi.(910) 799-1214
Ho Jo Express Inn3901 Market StWilmington, NC14.3 mi.(910) 343-1727
Comfort Suites Of Wilmington4721 Market StWilmington, NC14.4 mi.(910) 793-9300
Days Inn-market ST5040 Market StWilmington, NC14.4 mi.(910) 799-6300
Holiday Inn-wilmington4903 Market StWilmington, NC14.4 mi.(910) 799-1440
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel5032 Market StWilmington, NC14.4 mi.(910) 392-1101
Quality Inn4926 Market StWilmington, NC14.4 mi.(910) 791-8850
Ramada Inn & Conference CTR5001 Market StWilmington, NC14.4 mi.(910) 799-1730
Wilmington Hilton301 N Water StWilmington, NC14.4 mi.(910) 763-5900
Hampton Inn - Midtown5107 Market StWilmington, NC14.5 mi.(910) 395-5045
Mainstay Suites5229 Market StWilmington, NC14.5 mi.(910) 392-1741

Carolina Beach Weather & Climate

Both air and water temperatures are generally mild on the barrier islands. Summer air temperatures along the immediate coastline are considerably lower than those even just a few miles inland. In the winter months, coastal fronts are common and can push inland, bringing warmer than normal temperatures. However, at times, the cold Labrador Current passes between the Gulf Stream and the North Carolina coast, offsetting most of the general warming effect the Gulf Stream might otherwise have on coastal temperatures. Opposite the ocean, across the narrow barrier islands behind most beaches, are the "Sounds". These protected inland waters, calm, quiet and sheltered even from the sea breezes, are bordered on both sides by cool forests and productive swamps with unique vegetation and wildlife. Tropical hurricanes come close enough to North Carolina to influence the weather about twice in an average year

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 56°F 33°F 5.28 in. 48°F
February 58°F 35°F 4.18 in. 48°F
March 64°F 41°F 4.47 in. 53°F
April 71°F 48°F 3.08 in. 64°F
May 78°F 57°F 4.15 in. 73°F
June 84°F 65°F 5.04 in. 74°F
July 88°F 70°F 6.69 in. 79°F
August 87°F 68°F 7.66 in. 82°F
September 83°F 62°F 8.93 in. 79°F
October 75°F 50°F 3.87 in. 71°F
November 68°F 43°F 3.45 in. 59°F
December 59°F 35°F 4.19 in. 54°F

Carolina Beach Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Wilmington International airport (ILM) located about 16 miles north of Carolina Beach in Wilmington, North Carolina, the Albert J Ellis airport (OAJ) located approximately 57 miles northeast of Carolina Beach in Jacksonville, North Carolina, the Myrtle Beach International airport (MYR) located roughly 64 miles west of Carolina Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and finally the Duplin County airport (DPL) located around 66 miles north of Carolina Beach in Kenansville, North Carolina.

Carolina Beach Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Jubilee ParkCarolina BeachNC 
Myrtle Beach Grand PrixNorth Myrtle BeachSC47.6 mi.
Windy Hill Watterboggan ParkNorth Myrtle BeachSC47.6 mi.
Family Kingdom Amusement ParkMyrtle BeachSC61.8 mi.
Gay Dolphin ParkMyrtle BeachSC61.8 mi.
Myrtle Beach PavilionMyrtle BeachSC61.8 mi.
Pedroland ParkDillonSC88.4 mi.
 
Water Parks
Myrtle Waves Water ParkMyrtle BeachSC61.8 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Lakes Country ClubBoiling Spring LakesNC9.5 mi.
Bald Head Island Country ClubSouthportNC10.5 mi.
Founders Club at St JamesSouthportNC10.5 mi.
Members Club at St James PlantationSouthportNC10.5 mi.
Players Club at St James PlantationSouthportNC10.5 mi.
Beau Rivage Resort & Golf ClubWilmingtonNC13.1 mi.
Cape Golf & Racquet ClubWilmingtonNC13.1 mi.
Duck Haven Golf ClubWilmingtonNC13.1 mi.
Echo Farms Golf & Country ClubWilmingtonNC13.1 mi.
Inland Greens Golf CourseWilmingtonNC13.1 mi.
Porters Neck Plantation & Country ClubWilmingtonNC13.1 mi.
Porters Neck Plantation & Country ClubWilmingtonNC13.1 mi.
Wilmington Municipal Golf CourseWilmingtonNC13.1 mi.
Oak Island Golf ClubCaswell BeachNC13.4 mi.
Olde Fort Golf CourseWinnabowNC13.4 mi.
Carolina National Golf ClubBoliviaNC14.2 mi.
Magnolia Greens Golf PlantationLelandNC17.1 mi.
Lockwood Folly Country ClubHolden BeachNC24.0 mi.
Belvedere Plantation Golf & Country ClubHampsteadNC24.8 mi.
Castle Bay Country ClubHampsteadNC24.8 mi.
Olde Point Golf CourseHampsteadNC24.8 mi.
Topsail Greens Golf & Country ClubHampsteadNC24.8 mi.
Riegelwood Country ClubRiegelwoodNC27.6 mi.
Briarwood Golf ClubShallotteNC28.2 mi.
Brick Landing PlantationOcean Isle BeachNC29.9 mi.
 
State Parks
Lake Waccamaw State ParkNC35.6 mi. 
 
Zoos and Aquariums
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort FisherKure BeachNC2.8 mi.
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll ShoresAtlantic BeachNC80.2 mi.
Brookgreen GardensPawleys IslandSC81.9 mi.


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