Mild temperatures, fewer crowds and so many of your favorite outdoor things to do are still in season in Carolina Beach. Rent a golf cart from SunFun Rentals or bicycles from Pleasure Island Rentals and find peak fall vibes on a self-guided tour of the island. Be sure to look out for the vibrant murals throughout town. Set out on a fishing charter with a local outfitter and try your hand at snagging the catch of the day. Go on a guided hike through Carolina Beach State Park or rent a kayak or standup paddleboard from the Paddle NC at the park’s marina and explore the calm waterways. Be sure to keep an eye out for local wildlife! Charter a clamming cruise to dig your own dinner with Island Time Water Tours or enjoy live music and yard games like giant Jenga or cornhole paired with your meal at Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill.

Mark Your Calendar

Discover exciting fall events in Carolina Beach! Bring the pups to Pets in the Park for pet-friendly activities or spot migrating birds on a guided Bird Walk at Carolina Beach State Park. Cast a line during the Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge for a chance to win cash and prizes. Break out your best costumes for an evening of haunted fun at SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar's SPOOKtacular Halloween Bash. Then, look to the sky for high-flying spectacular kite displays at the Cape Fear Kite Festival, including a glow-in-the-dark kite extravaganza by the Boardwalk.

  • Oct. 7 – Pets in the Park
  • Oct. 18 – Carolina Beach State Park’s Monthly Bird Walk
  • Oct. 21-22 – Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge
  • Oct. 28 – SeaWitch Café & Tiki Bar’s SPOOKtacular Halloween Bash
  • Nov. 3-5 – Cape Fear Kite Festival
View Calendar of Events

Facebook     Twitter    Instagram    Pinterest    YouTube