Engage your senses with an authentic beach getaway to our free-spirited island. Take in the colorful and vibrant murals - with new ones coming soon - and snap a picture in front of the art found #OnlyInCB. Step onto the historic Boardwalk and learn its history on a walking tour with Federal Point Historic Preservation Society. Savor island flavors while enjoying live tunes at local restaurants like SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar or Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar. Feel a burst of adrenaline as you try something new whether you choose to conquer the waves at island surf schools or combine kayaking, yoga and Mother Nature with Salty Dog Yoga & Surf's excursions to Masonboro Island. Push past the ordinary for an extraordinary family vacation in Carolina Beach.
Wilderness & Wellness
Experience adventures like no other in Carolina Beach! Hit the water with the whole family to explore the waters pirates once called home on a Paddle NC tour. Unwind with a scenic stroll around Carolina Beach Lake Park, and then stay for a free movie during their weekly summer series. Ride the ramps, rails and bowls at the Mike Chappell Park skate park. Reconnect with nature on the secluded shoreline at Freeman Park. Combine wilderness and wellness for a beach vacation like no other.
Tours & Cruises
Explore beyond the beach with an interactive tour or waterway cruise on your next family beach vacation. Cast a line on an off-shore fishing charter with local outfitters like Vonda Kay or hop aboard "Island Explorer" and enjoy a family-friendly narrated sunset cruise with Island Cruises. Stay on land go on a Biological Wonderland Hike with a park ranger through Carolina Beach State Park or sample local flavors while learning island history on a Tasting History Tour.
Mark your calendars for kid-tested and kid-approved events in Carolina Beach. Kicking off Memorial Day Weekend, Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast returns with family-friendly activities, amusement rides and live entertainment. Pack a picnic and head to Carolina Beach Lake Park each Sunday beginning May 29 to enjoy free movies. Nearby on the island, bring the whole family to Ocean Front Park & Pavilion to learn about Loggerhead Sea turtles from resident experts at weekly Turtle Talks, which begin June 13.
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