Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Carolina Beach

Enjoy the live music and other features of Carolina Beach. This walkable city is known for its beaches, seaside and surfing. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Carolina Beach

Do you want to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Carolina Beach a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Tregembo Animal Park (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Halyburton Park (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Kent Mitchell Nature Trail (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Carolina Beach

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Carolina Beach

Travellers love Carolina Beach for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunrises. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Carolina Beach is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Carolina Beach (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Carolina Beach State Park (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Freeman Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Ocean Front Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Fort Fisher State Recreation Area (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Masonboro Island Reserve (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Carolina Beach

The nearest airport is in Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.), located 16.1 mi (25.9 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Carolina Beach?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,325 holiday rentals near Carolina Beach. From 486 Houses to 681 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Carolina Beach is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Carolina Beach?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Carolina Beach:

  • Wilmington Beach: 1,283 holiday homes
  • Long Beach: 1,062 holiday homes
  • Shell Island: 236 holiday homes
  • Tranquil Harbour: 929 holiday homes
  • South Beach: 108 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Carolina Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Carolina Beach. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Odysea Surf and Kiteboard School: 3,327 holiday rentals
  • Carolina Beach Boardwalk: 3,333 holiday rentals
  • Carolina Beach Fishing Pier: 3,195 holiday rentals
  • Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation: 1,948 holiday rentals
  • Wrightsville Beach: 1,837 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Carolina Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Carolina Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 486 Houses in Carolina Beach. Our other popular types of Carolina Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 681 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 34 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 34 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Carolina Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 614 holiday homes with pool available in Carolina Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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