Activities in the

Carolina Beach Area

Carolina Beach offers a unique beach experience: traditional beach appeal combined with a fun and family-friendly atmosphere. Carolina Beach is set-apart by miles of ocean, beachside boardwalk, a state park, first-rate fishing, shopping, and events for everyone to enjoy.


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marina and fuel dock at Carolina Beach

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Jamison Cottages are located 5 minutes from Carolina Beach Lake Park, which provides a scenic walking path, playground, and lake rental equipment.


The Cottages are within a mile of The Boardwalk, ranked one of the top 10 boardwalks in the country by Food & Wine magazine. Enjoy the Boardwalk's rides at the seaside amusement park, arcade games, live music, shopping, and famous homemade donuts, ice cream, and fudge.


The Helen & AJ are a 15-minute drive from the NC Aquarium located in Fort Fisher.


Bikes, surreys, beach chairs, stand up paddle boards and much more for rent along Carolina Beach.


There is plenty of shopping along Carolina Beach complete with art galleries, surf and souvenir shops, and jewelry and clothing specialty shops.


Have your fill of seafood, famous donuts, ice cream shops, and much more along Carolina Beach. 


Carolina Beach is home of some of the best fishing at the Carolina Fishing Pier, Carolina Beach Public Day Docks, and State Park Marina. The marina provides free docking (up to 3 hours) and the opportunity to charter captains and boats.

Carolina Beach Summer Weekly Events



Free outdoor family movies at dusk (8:45) at the Carolina Beach Lake Park (0.4mile walk down S. Lake Park Blvd.)


Boogie in the Park (free concerts) at Kure Beach Ocean Front Park from 5-8pm.



Open Air Market at Kure Beach Ocean Front Park from 8am-1pm, selling local fruits, vegetables and artisan crafts.



Free gazebo entertainment (concerts) beginning at 6:30 and fireworks at 9 (which can be seen from the Jamison Cottages sundeck or beach).



Free comedy shows, concerts, impersonators and magicians at Kure Beach Ocean Front Park.



Farmer's Market at the Carolina Beach Lake Park (0.4 mile walk down S. Lake Park Blvd.) from 8am-1pm.