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Carolina Beach

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Carolina Beach is a town and tourist resort in North Carolina. Located on a peninsula bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Fear River, Carolina Beach is a popular summer destination for students and other beachgoing tourists.

Get in[edit]

The best way to get to Carolina Beach is by traveling south on NC-421 from Wilmington. Of course, there is also the option of approaching the town by water, provided you have a boat and a place to dock it.

Get around[edit]

Because of limited parking, the best way to get around Carolina Beach is on foot or by bicycle. Several vendors rent bicycles and pedal-powered vehicles that can hold up to six people (4 adults and two small children). Most of the "touristy" stuff is concentrated in a small area around the boardwalk.

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  • Carolina Beach State Park. It has one of the most beautiful beaches. Clean brown- black sand (probably due to thorium deposits) and clean water. The water is foamy. Even though the park is called "Carolina BEACH State Park, it is not actually on the ocean. The island on which the park resides is a barrier island and the park is located on the inland side of the island. The beaches of the park are actually along the Cape Fear river and a man made waterway known as Snow's Cut. It's about a one mile walk to get to the ocean from the park.  edit

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Jump into the nice Atlantic waters. Just splash around or go surfing. The town has several restaurants, particularly Italian. One thing to note is parking. There are free 2 hr parking spots available beside the road, so don't waste too much time in finding a parking. The best time to visit to avoid crowds is early September. The water is still warm (in the 80's) but since school has started, most of the tourists are gone.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Britt's Donuts, (Located on the boardwalk). Rated by MSN as the second best donuts in the country. They only serve one kind, glazed, but they are to die for. On busy days during the summer the customers will be lined up down the boardwalk to buy them by the dozen. They have been in the same location since the 1930's, and they still make them by hand.  edit


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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Courtyard Carolina Beach, 100 Charlotte Avenue, [1]. North Carolina's only oceanfront Marriott and direct, instant access to the beach.  edit

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