Solshine Guidebook

Brad
Solshine Guidebook

Sightseeing

The Kure Beach pier is a 4 minute walk away from our home and is a great way to see the beach from a unique perspective. Admission is free, unless you decide to fish.
48 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Kure Beach Pier
100 Atlantic Avenue
48 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The Kure Beach pier is a 4 minute walk away from our home and is a great way to see the beach from a unique perspective. Admission is free, unless you decide to fish.
It's why you are here! A 2 minute walk from our house, the Atlantic Avenue beach access leads you to one of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast.
37 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Kure Beach
37 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
It's why you are here! A 2 minute walk from our house, the Atlantic Avenue beach access leads you to one of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast.
Fun outing for the family just 3 miles away! The 2-story aquarium and touch tank are our favorites.
252 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
252 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Fun outing for the family just 3 miles away! The 2-story aquarium and touch tank are our favorites.
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. Amusement rides and live music are back in 2021!
108 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Carolina Beach Boardwalk
108 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
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. Amusement rides and live music are back in 2021!
2 miles from our home is the Fort Fisher State Historic site. Home of the largest amphibious battle in the Civil War, a walk around the fort is a great way to experience local history. Admission and parking are free.
Fort Fisher
2 miles from our home is the Fort Fisher State Historic site. Home of the largest amphibious battle in the Civil War, a walk around the fort is a great way to experience local history. Admission and parking are free.
Across from the Fort Fisher Historic site is the recreation area. The unique trees make a great spot for a picnic and the rocks are always a fun place to explore. Just south of the rocks was one of the best surfing breaks in the area growing up, the Cove. The pointbreak-like wave is practically gone, but it is still a beautiful area to visit.
33 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
1000 Loggerhead Road
33 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Across from the Fort Fisher Historic site is the recreation area. The unique trees make a great spot for a picnic and the rocks are always a fun place to explore. Just south of the rocks was one of the best surfing breaks in the area growing up, the Cove. The pointbreak-like wave is practically gone, but it is still a beautiful area to visit.
Check one off the bucket list and learn to surf at our area's best surf schools! We provide two surfboards for all the practice time you need.
26 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Tony Silvagni Surf School
101 Cape Fear Boulevard
26 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Check one off the bucket list and learn to surf at our area's best surf schools! We provide two surfboards for all the practice time you need.
For those looking for some adventure and serious fishing, Hot Ticket Charter Fishing is the way to go. Their goal is to ensure your day on the water is fun and that you come back with plenty of fish. Based on my buddy's experience last summer, they delivered!
Hot Ticket Charter Fishing
300 Canal Drive
For those looking for some adventure and serious fishing, Hot Ticket Charter Fishing is the way to go. Their goal is to ensure your day on the water is fun and that you come back with plenty of fish. Based on my buddy's experience last summer, they delivered!
Each year, our family rents a street legal golf cart to explore the island. Whether we are heading out for a meal or just taking a break from the beach to ride, it is just more fun in a golf cart! Tip for parents: When the kids get cranky from a day in the sun, a quick ride on the golf cart works like a charm to cheer them up :)
14 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
SunFun Rentals
1206 N Lake Park Blvd
14 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Each year, our family rents a street legal golf cart to explore the island. Whether we are heading out for a meal or just taking a break from the beach to ride, it is just more fun in a golf cart! Tip for parents: When the kids get cranky from a day in the sun, a quick ride on the golf cart works like a charm to cheer them up :)
0.4 miles from our home is Joe Eakes Park, a great place to take a break from the beach and play a round of disc golf, pickleball or let the kids enjoy the playground.
7 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Joe Eakes Park
K Avenue
7 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
0.4 miles from our home is Joe Eakes Park, a great place to take a break from the beach and play a round of disc golf, pickleball or let the kids enjoy the playground.
With miles of hiking trails that traverse a variety of distinct habitats—not to mention the presence of the Venus flytrap, one of the world's most unique carnivorous plants—it's no wonder Carolina Beach State Park is a popular coastal attraction. Located in an area steeped in both history and natural diversity, the park includes a visitor's center with exhibits depicting the wonders of its environment.
130 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Carolina Beach State Park
1010 State Park Road
130 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
With miles of hiking trails that traverse a variety of distinct habitats—not to mention the presence of the Venus flytrap, one of the world's most unique carnivorous plants—it's no wonder Carolina Beach State Park is a popular coastal attraction. Located in an area steeped in both history and natural diversity, the park includes a visitor's center with exhibits depicting the wonders of its environment.

Food scene

What better way to end a day at the beach than a delicious Italian meal at a local favorite!
76 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Freddie's Restaurant
111 K Avenue
76 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
What better way to end a day at the beach than a delicious Italian meal at a local favorite!
The Fat Pelican is considered a landmark by Carolina Beach locals. It has been rated one of the Top 25 Best Dive Bars in the country by the Huffington Post, and number one in our state. It is likely the most one-of-a-kind bar you will ever see!
112 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The Fat Pelican
8 South Lake Park Boulevard
112 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The Fat Pelican is considered a landmark by Carolina Beach locals. It has been rated one of the Top 25 Best Dive Bars in the country by the Huffington Post, and number one in our state. It is likely the most one-of-a-kind bar you will ever see!
Nothing beats delicious food, cold drinks, and beautiful beachfront views at Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach.
94 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar
1211 South Lake Park Boulevard
94 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Nothing beats delicious food, cold drinks, and beautiful beachfront views at Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach.
Voted 2nd best donut in the nation by MSN City Guides and the best in NC by several magazines, a visit to Britt's on the Carolina Beach boardwalk is a must! We recommend visiting at an off time, as the line can get pretty long. Also, Britt's is cash only.
185 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Britts Donuts
11 Carolina Beach Avenue North
185 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Voted 2nd best donut in the nation by MSN City Guides and the best in NC by several magazines, a visit to Britt's on the Carolina Beach boardwalk is a must! We recommend visiting at an off time, as the line can get pretty long. Also, Britt's is cash only.
Awesome dive-bar vibe restaurant with delicious fresh seafood and oysters.
65 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Shuckin' Shack
6 North Lake Park Boulevard
65 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Awesome dive-bar vibe restaurant with delicious fresh seafood and oysters.
Caribbean-influenced fare only a 4 minute walk from our house, Jack Mackerels offers casual dining in a festive atmosphere.
33 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Jack Mackerels Island Grill
113 K Avenue
33 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Caribbean-influenced fare only a 4 minute walk from our house, Jack Mackerels offers casual dining in a festive atmosphere.
The SeaWitch Cafe and Tiki Bar is a unique restaurant and entertainment venue that is often referred to as a “hidden paradise” by its customers. The SeaWitch is an ideal place for families during lunch and dinner service and then transforms into Carolina Beach’s most popular live music entertainment destination.
95 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar
227 Carolina Beach Avenue North
95 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The SeaWitch Cafe and Tiki Bar is a unique restaurant and entertainment venue that is often referred to as a “hidden paradise” by its customers. The SeaWitch is an ideal place for families during lunch and dinner service and then transforms into Carolina Beach’s most popular live music entertainment destination.
Don't miss the Sunday Reggae Festivus at the Lazy Pirate!
57 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill
701 North Lake Park Boulevard
57 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Don't miss the Sunday Reggae Festivus at the Lazy Pirate!
The Veggie Wagon is a great place to grab everything from NC grown fruits and vegetables to pre-made meals to local beer. Our kids love the hot chocolate bar in the cooler months and the made-to-order ice cream sandwiches in the summer.
55 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The Veggie Wagon
608 South Lake Park Boulevard
55 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The Veggie Wagon is a great place to grab everything from NC grown fruits and vegetables to pre-made meals to local beer. Our kids love the hot chocolate bar in the cooler months and the made-to-order ice cream sandwiches in the summer.
Historic downtown Wilmington is only a 30-minute drive away and is a great way to spend an evening. Watching the sunset over the Cape Fear river at Elijah's restaurant is a favorite. Best crab dip around!
42 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Elijah's
2 Ann St
42 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Historic downtown Wilmington is only a 30-minute drive away and is a great way to spend an evening. Watching the sunset over the Cape Fear river at Elijah's restaurant is a favorite. Best crab dip around!
We have seen the lines, but just found out what the fuss was all about this summer. Voted one of the best ice cream shops in the nation by The Today Show, there are more than 4,000 combinations of "squigleys" you can try! I kept it simple and went with my favorite, Heath Bar, and it was delicious!
21 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Squigley's Ice Cream & Treats
208 South Lake Park Boulevard
21 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
We have seen the lines, but just found out what the fuss was all about this summer. Voted one of the best ice cream shops in the nation by The Today Show, there are more than 4,000 combinations of "squigleys" you can try! I kept it simple and went with my favorite, Heath Bar, and it was delicious!
One of our family's favorite spots for breakfast. The girl's love the Mickey Mouse pancakes and the breakfast sandwiches are great!
16 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Granny's Country Kitchen (Carolina Beach)
1310 S Lake Park Blvd
16 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
One of our family's favorite spots for breakfast. The girl's love the Mickey Mouse pancakes and the breakfast sandwiches are great!
Great local restaurant with a fun vibe and outdoor seating!
17 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The Spot Bar & Kitchen
1006 South Lake Park Boulevard
17 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great local restaurant with a fun vibe and outdoor seating!
Great (and affordable) tacos in a fun atmosphere with outdoor seating!
47 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Nollie's Taco Joint
3 Pelican Ln
47 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great (and affordable) tacos in a fun atmosphere with outdoor seating!
Gourmet hot dogs and craft beer on the Carolina Beach boardwalk.
25 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Nauti Dog
103A Cape Fear Blvd
25 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Gourmet hot dogs and craft beer on the Carolina Beach boardwalk.