Plan an epic family-friendly beach vacation this summer and enjoy weekly activities like Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast, which kicks off May 26 and then continues each Thursday through Labor Day. Grab takeout from a local restaurant and enjoy dinner with a kid-approved outdoor flick showing during Movies at Carolina Beach Lake Park weekly beginning May 28. Stroll our vintage Boardwalk and enjoy high-flying amusement rides, sweet treats, a classic arcade and more. Explore the best mural town in the Carolinas with Tasting History Tours’ newest tour beginning June 14.
Tours & Cruises
Go beyond the beach with exciting tours and scenic cruises found #OnlyInCB. Hop aboard Island Cruises’ family-friendly narrated sunset cruise or search for hidden treasure on their seasonally offered Pirate Adventure, which begins again June 3. Join a state park ranger-led hike along the Flytrap Trail in Carolina Beach State Park to learn about the park’s coastal ecosystem and spot the rare Venus flytrap. Step back in time on our historic Boardwalk and learn its history with Federal Point Historical Society’s weekly tour beginning May 30.
Kid-Friendly Bites
Carolina Beach’s food scene caters to kids and the kid in all of us. Enjoy barbecue with a side of sweeping ocean views at Carolina Smokehouse on the Boardwalk. Add a little fun to your meal with a round of cornhole, life-size Jenga and more at Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill. Head to Nauti Dog for specialty hot dogs with a side of pickle fries. Then, indulge in sweet treats like Britt’s famous donuts or the Tummy Trembler from Celtic Creamery featuring six scoops of ice cream, assorted sweet toppings and a flaming firework!
Cheers to live, local tunes in scenic spaces
Pair panoramic ocean views with live music and beachy beverages at Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar during their summer concert series. Relax in the Good Hops taproom or get competitive on the PDGA-certified disc golf course next to the brewery's outdoor beer garden. Soak in eclectic beach dive bar charm and pick from more than 350 beer options at the Fat Pelican, voted one of the "Diviest Dive Bars in America." Enjoy tiki tunes at SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar during their Outdoor Music Concert series. Head to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for fireworks, family-friendly fun and live entertainment during the weekly Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast, which kicks off May 26. Embrace the reggae rhythm at Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill's Sunday Reggae Festivus, select Sundays through summer beginning June 4.
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