Jen & Tony’s guidebook

Jen & Tony
Jen & Tony’s guidebook

Things To Do

From a walk on the beach to a stroll on the Boardwalk, you can't beat Carolina Beach. Enjoy a famous Britt's Donut or a sweet treat from Krazy Kones on a swing bench overlooking the ocean. Summer brings the carnival games and rides and a weekly firework display you can view from the front balcony of the condo. Truly a wonderful and family friendly place to visit.
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Carolina Beach
99 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
From a walk on the beach to a stroll on the Boardwalk, you can't beat Carolina Beach. Enjoy a famous Britt's Donut or a sweet treat from Krazy Kones on a swing bench overlooking the ocean. Summer brings the carnival games and rides and a weekly firework display you can view from the front balcony of the condo. Truly a wonderful and family friendly place to visit.
Do not miss this! Kids and adults alike love seeing all the creatures from Luna the albino alligator to Sheldon the sea turtle. And now there are OTTERS!!! From touch tanks to shoal tanks, there is something for everyone. My kids always loved the outdoor playground there as well as all the indoor activities.
241 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
241 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Do not miss this! Kids and adults alike love seeing all the creatures from Luna the albino alligator to Sheldon the sea turtle. And now there are OTTERS!!! From touch tanks to shoal tanks, there is something for everyone. My kids always loved the outdoor playground there as well as all the indoor activities.
A favorite of mine. Beautiful trails, campsites, picnic areas. Rent a kayak and paddle the river. So much to do.
128 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Carolina Beach State Park
1010 State Park Road
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A favorite of mine. Beautiful trails, campsites, picnic areas. Rent a kayak and paddle the river. So much to do.

Food scene

Where all the locals know to go! Best seafood and drinks on the island. Small spot and usually crowded but always worth the wait.
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Shuckin' Shack
6 North Lake Park Boulevard
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Where all the locals know to go! Best seafood and drinks on the island. Small spot and usually crowded but always worth the wait.
A converted church, look for the white steeple and the red lobster painted on the roof. A great menu and daily specials. They don't serve lunch so be sure to make your dinner plans here one night.
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Deck House
205 Charlotte Avenue
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A converted church, look for the white steeple and the red lobster painted on the roof. A great menu and daily specials. They don't serve lunch so be sure to make your dinner plans here one night.
The latest hot spot for coffees, teas, smoothies and healthy breakfast and lunch menu options. Check out their pre-packed beach lunches.
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Malama Cafe
108 Cape Fear Boulevard
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The latest hot spot for coffees, teas, smoothies and healthy breakfast and lunch menu options. Check out their pre-packed beach lunches.
Looking for something slightly more upscale? This is an old historic beach cottage that has been beautifully remodeled. They serve lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Often have live music playing on their covered deck or outdoor patio.
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Havana’s
1 North Lake Park Boulevard
60 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Looking for something slightly more upscale? This is an old historic beach cottage that has been beautifully remodeled. They serve lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Often have live music playing on their covered deck or outdoor patio.
Family fav!!! This place has that 50's feel and a great menu. They have a daily selection of the best homemade soups on the island and desserts that cannot be beat. Fried Oreo or Twinkie Sundaes...need I say more???
12 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Pop's Diner
109 N Lake Park Blvd
12 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Family fav!!! This place has that 50's feel and a great menu. They have a daily selection of the best homemade soups on the island and desserts that cannot be beat. Fried Oreo or Twinkie Sundaes...need I say more???
The best view on the island. One of the only roof top bars on the island in the heart of the Boardwalk. Newly renovated inside and out.
25 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Hurricane Alley's
5 Boardwalk
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The best view on the island. One of the only roof top bars on the island in the heart of the Boardwalk. Newly renovated inside and out.
Might be a dive bar but it has quality food. They have some special wing sauces that will blow you away. Play some foosball or Golden Tee while you wait on your food or just have some drinks.
20 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The Dive Food & Spirits
6 North Lake Park Boulevard
20 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Might be a dive bar but it has quality food. They have some special wing sauces that will blow you away. Play some foosball or Golden Tee while you wait on your food or just have some drinks.
Located next to the Carolina Beach Lake, there is no better spot to grab a burger.
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Hang Ten Grill
308 South Lake Park Boulevard
37 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Located next to the Carolina Beach Lake, there is no better spot to grab a burger.
Perfect place to cool off with ice cream and souvenir shopping.
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Celtic Creamery
201 N Lake Park Blvd
20 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Perfect place to cool off with ice cream and souvenir shopping.
Hot diggity dog! Gourmet hotdogs spot right on the Boardwalk.
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Nauti Dog
103A Cape Fear Blvd
25 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Hot diggity dog! Gourmet hotdogs spot right on the Boardwalk.
A true Steakhouse. Great cuts of meat cooked perfectly and they do customizable salads.
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Lake Park Steakhouse
13 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
A true Steakhouse. Great cuts of meat cooked perfectly and they do customizable salads.

Bar scene

This place is a legend. Cool enough to walk into the cooler in the back and check out their selection of beers, pick what you want and go pay the bartender. Hot enough to be the filming location for the Hot Summer remake video starring the OuterBanks stars. Seriously, if you are 21 and up, GO!!!
109 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The Fat Pelican
8 South Lake Park Boulevard
109 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
This place is a legend. Cool enough to walk into the cooler in the back and check out their selection of beers, pick what you want and go pay the bartender. Hot enough to be the filming location for the Hot Summer remake video starring the OuterBanks stars. Seriously, if you are 21 and up, GO!!!
It is a legit Tiki Bar. On a pier. On the beach. With fun frozen drinks. Need I say more???
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Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar
1211 South Lake Park Boulevard
91 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
It is a legit Tiki Bar. On a pier. On the beach. With fun frozen drinks. Need I say more???
One of the only live music venues on the island. Usually have bands every Thurs-Sat in the summer season.
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SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar
227 Carolina Beach Avenue North
93 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
One of the only live music venues on the island. Usually have bands every Thurs-Sat in the summer season.
Cool venue on the main strip. Live music, especially Reggae on Sundays. Sand Volleyball court and cornhole. And although I put this place under "Bar Scene", they are very family friendly and offer a kids menu and coloring supplies.
55 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill
701 North Lake Park Boulevard
55 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Cool venue on the main strip. Live music, especially Reggae on Sundays. Sand Volleyball court and cornhole. And although I put this place under "Bar Scene", they are very family friendly and offer a kids menu and coloring supplies.

Consejos para la ciudad

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Parking Info

All your Carolina Beach parking info...please be sure to read all signage when parking. Not all lots are Town owned. https://www.carolinabeach.org/visitors/parking
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Alternatives to Driving

Carolina Beach is very pedestrian/bike friendly. There are many bike paths and Greenways. I highly recommend Pleasure Island Rentals for bikes (and kayaks and SUP'S). Getting a golf cart from SunFun Rentals is another fun way to get around.
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Summer Weekly Events

Carolina Beach does it up all summer long. ***Weather permitting*** Tuesday: Family nights @ the Boardwalk Wednesday: Bingo on the Boardwalk Thursday: Fireworks and Music at the Gazebo Stage on the Boardwalk. Saturday: Farmer's/Artisan Market at the Lake. Sunday: Movie Night @the Lake.
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Fishing

Coastal Living...take advantage of the opportunity to go fishing! Take a stroll down by the Marina and check out all the Charter Boats. Plenty of good Captain's available for inshore half days or full day Gulf Stream trips. Or you can go to one of the Fishing Piers and throw out a line. Surf fishing too but that requires a permit.
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Parks and Playgrounds

Mike Chappell Park has a playground, ball fields, a dog park and a Skate park. There is also an ocean front playground in Kure Beach that has a Pirate ship for climbing.
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Arcades

There are a few arcades on the island that are always a hit with the kids!
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Sharktooth Island

Give Captain Charlie a call for a boat ride up the Cape Fear River to Sharkstooth Island. Hear the legend of the Devil's Hand and try to find yourself a tooth to take home.