Steve's Carolina Beach Guide

Steve
Steve's Carolina Beach Guide

Bars/Live Music

Great live bands from 7-11pm. Killer food and staff with outdoor and indoor dinning for Lunch and Dinner. Easy bike ride on Lewis drive to the seawitch. Lock up your bikes outside Seawitch or near boardwalk.
89 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar
227 Carolina Beach Avenue North
89 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great live bands from 7-11pm. Killer food and staff with outdoor and indoor dinning for Lunch and Dinner. Easy bike ride on Lewis drive to the seawitch. Lock up your bikes outside Seawitch or near boardwalk.
Great outdoor beach vibe with live bands, good drinks and food. Seating inside and outside with corn hole boards and other activities.
54 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill
701 North Lake Park Boulevard
54 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great outdoor beach vibe with live bands, good drinks and food. Seating inside and outside with corn hole boards and other activities.
Great singer/songwriters and late night DJ's. Great bar food and you can also pick-up some great local hot sauce here 'Sea Monster Surfer Slappin sauce' made in Carolina Beach.
18 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The Dive Food & Spirits
6 North Lake Park Boulevard
18 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great singer/songwriters and late night DJ's. Great bar food and you can also pick-up some great local hot sauce here 'Sea Monster Surfer Slappin sauce' made in Carolina Beach.
CB local Brewery with a 9 hole disk golf course attached while you enjoy a beer. Located right off the bike path that runs by the state park. Just hop on you bike from Lewis Drive and head under the snow's cut bridge to the bike path. 10min ride.
37 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Good Hops Brewing
811 Harper Avenue
37 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
CB local Brewery with a 9 hole disk golf course attached while you enjoy a beer. Located right off the bike path that runs by the state park. Just hop on you bike from Lewis Drive and head under the snow's cut bridge to the bike path. 10min ride.
Best place to enjoy a drink on a pier and Tiki hut. I would recommend going mid-late afternoon. Bands are typically on Thursday and Sundays. If the pier is crowded plan to sit on the beach to hear the bands. You could drive to park in their lot (gets filled quick) or park in CB, and walk the beach (20 min walk on the beach). They also have great bar food.
85 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar
1211 South Lake Park Boulevard
85 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Best place to enjoy a drink on a pier and Tiki hut. I would recommend going mid-late afternoon. Bands are typically on Thursday and Sundays. If the pier is crowded plan to sit on the beach to hear the bands. You could drive to park in their lot (gets filled quick) or park in CB, and walk the beach (20 min walk on the beach). They also have great bar food.
Great bar with a recently added rooftop bar overlooking the ocean. Great place for some drinks during the day. They also have some food options as well.
22 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Hurricane Alley's
5 Boardwalk
22 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great bar with a recently added rooftop bar overlooking the ocean. Great place for some drinks during the day. They also have some food options as well.
Great local bar. You cannot come to CB and NOT step foot into the Fat Pelican. Walk into their freezer to pick out your own beer and sit outside in the eclectic outdoor area.
102 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The Fat Pelican
8 South Lake Park Boulevard
102 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great local bar. You cannot come to CB and NOT step foot into the Fat Pelican. Walk into their freezer to pick out your own beer and sit outside in the eclectic outdoor area.

Favorite Places to Eat

These are some of my favorite places to eat.
Best Sushi in CB. Right next to Fat Pelican so you can get a drink after dinner/lunch. Located on the main strip near boardwalk.
17 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Nikki's Gourmet & Sushi
6 South Lake Park Boulevard
17 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Best Sushi in CB. Right next to Fat Pelican so you can get a drink after dinner/lunch. Located on the main strip near boardwalk.
On the boardwalk with some outdoor seating. Great onion rings/fries and all sorts of specialty Hot Dogs (even with Beyond meat) as well as other food. A few spots outside at the bar top and 3 outdoor tables that can seat 4-5 people.
21 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Nauti Dog
103A Cape Fear Blvd
21 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
On the boardwalk with some outdoor seating. Great onion rings/fries and all sorts of specialty Hot Dogs (even with Beyond meat) as well as other food. A few spots outside at the bar top and 3 outdoor tables that can seat 4-5 people.
Best Thai food in CB
18 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Ida Thai Cuisine
304 North Lake Park Boulevard
18 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Best Thai food in CB
Great sandwiches and food. Near the main gazebo on the boardwalk. Amazing burgers.
24 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Fork n Cork
100 Cape Fear Boulevard
24 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great sandwiches and food. Near the main gazebo on the boardwalk. Amazing burgers.
Great tacos and Mexican food. Located next to Seawitch behind the Scotchman gas station. Some seating inside and outside or get food to go.
42 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Nollie's Taco Joint
3 Pelican Ln
42 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great tacos and Mexican food. Located next to Seawitch behind the Scotchman gas station. Some seating inside and outside or get food to go.

Coffee

Located on the main strip near Fat Pelican. Another great local coffee option in the AM.
13 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Majik Beanz Espresso
10 S Lake Park Blvd
13 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Located on the main strip near Fat Pelican. Another great local coffee option in the AM.
If you are coffee fanatic I would highly recommend taking river road to downtown Wilmington (20-25min) and stopping into Luna Caffe. They roast all their coffee here in Wilmington and their blends are used at all sorts of local restaurants and breweries.
16 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Luna Caffe
604 Castle St
16 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
If you are coffee fanatic I would highly recommend taking river road to downtown Wilmington (20-25min) and stopping into Luna Caffe. They roast all their coffee here in Wilmington and their blends are used at all sorts of local restaurants and breweries.

Fishing

If you are looking for Pier fishing this is open 24/7 and about 10 min drive into Kure Beach.
40 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Kure Beach Pier
100 Atlantic Avenue
40 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
If you are looking for Pier fishing this is open 24/7 and about 10 min drive into Kure Beach.
A lot of people will drive into the State Park towards the boat ramp and find a spot to fish the cape fear or intracoastal waterway.
120 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Carolina Beach State Park
1010 State Park Road
120 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
A lot of people will drive into the State Park towards the boat ramp and find a spot to fish the cape fear or intracoastal waterway.
There is a trail along the intracoastal waterway leading to the boat ramp that you could potentially find a fishing spot. You could also drive back over the Snow's cut bridge and stay left to take river road. There is a small park at the base of the bridge where you could walk down to fish in various spots of the intracoastal waterway.
Snow's Cut Boating Access
220 Annie Dr
There is a trail along the intracoastal waterway leading to the boat ramp that you could potentially find a fishing spot. You could also drive back over the Snow's cut bridge and stay left to take river road. There is a small park at the base of the bridge where you could walk down to fish in various spots of the intracoastal waterway.
Drive 15min into historic Fort Fisher to fish near the rocks or surf fish.
32 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
1000 Loggerhead Road
32 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Drive 15min into historic Fort Fisher to fish near the rocks or surf fish.

Rainy days

Great trip for a few hours if it is raining or you just want to escape the heat. 15min drive into Fort Fisher/Kure Beach.
224 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
224 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great trip for a few hours if it is raining or you just want to escape the heat. 15min drive into Fort Fisher/Kure Beach.

Breakfast

Amazing breakfast biscuits to go. Located right next to Michael's seafood
16 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The Southerly Biscuit & Pie
1206 N Lake Park Blvd
16 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great donuts located in food Lion shopping center
35 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Wake N Bake Donuts - Carolina Beach
1401 North Lake Park Boulevard
35 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great donuts located in food Lion shopping center
Located on the boardwalk. Historic glazed donut shop. There will be a big line during the day so I recommend going as they open in the morning.
172 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Britts Donuts
11 Carolina Beach Avenue North
172 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Located on the boardwalk. Historic glazed donut shop. There will be a big line during the day so I recommend going as they open in the morning.

Consejos para la ciudad

Facilidad para moverse por la casa

Getting to the Beach from our AirBnb

Biking: You can bike 10-15min on Lewis drive and then cut behind the Dominoes/local fish market into the harbor where the fishing boats are to get to the beach. Or head out the other direction on Lewis and under the Snow's cut bridge to take the bike path along the state park and by Good Hops Brewing down to the beach (20min). Car: Drive 5min to park in the public parking lots near the boardwalk ($5/hr) or $25 a day. If you want to be away from the boardwalk with less people drive up canal drive to Sandpiper Lane to the small parking lot (with showers).
Facilidad para moverse por la casa

Grocery Stores

The best part about our place is you can stay on the back roads to quickly get to the grocery stores. Take Lewis drive into the back entrance for Publix, or cut under the Snow's cut bridge and around Paradise Cove Condos to the back entrance of Food Lion.
Facilidad para moverse por la casa

Looking for something different than going to the beach?

Take River Road (20min) downtown to Wilmington to walk around on the riverwalk and shop/eat. Go visit the USS NC Battleship for a tour. Drive into Wrightsville Beach to dine at Dock Side, BlueWater, etc. (reservations will be needed). Take the ferry in fort fisher (with your car) over to South Port for the day. Drive around and try a beer from one of our 16 breweries in town (https://wilmingtonaletrail.com). Enjoy a walk in the Carolina Beach State Park. Drive to Airlie Gardens (20-25min) and walk the grounds
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Bar Crawl YouTube Video

If you are looking for a good video showing you all of the bar options in Carolina Beach this is a good video to check out on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30sw6fnKW9g