We use cookies to provide you with the best browsing experience. The data collected by cookies is used to optimise the website for our users and deliver an appropriate service and relevant information to you. By using our site we assume you’re aware and agree to use the cookies for this purpose.

Carolina Beach Condos & Vacation Rentals

Carolina Beach Travel Guide

A favorite summer getaway for families is Carolina Beach. The town in North Carolina is perfect for a chilled out vacation, complete with golden sand beaches and beautiful blue waters. Of course, Carolina Beach offers more than just beautiful beaches. Stroll along the boardwalk and admire the views, with food stands serving delicious donuts and ice cream. If you're a fishing enthusiast, the pier is a fantastic spot to see what you can catch. There are also opportunities to go shopping to pick up some souvenirs and browse the local speciality shops, which have nautical art and treasures. For dinner, there are plenty of casual restaurants and seafood grills to choose from, which boast ocean views.

Things to Do in Carolina Beach

Top things to do include visiting Carolina Beach State Park. Enjoy relaxing on the Cape Fear coastline, as well as exploring the miles of trails for hiking. There are also water sports where you can go kayaking or boating. You can also wander around the Carolina Beach Boardwalk which is packed with food, games and live music. There is also a Ferris wheel where you can take in the views of the stretches of beach. Afterwards, head to Freeman Park where visitors are welcome to go fishing and surfing.

Best Time to Visit Carolina Beach

Families flock to Carolina Beach to soak up the sun and vibrant atmosphere. If you're looking to vacation on a budget, you can head to this sunny destination in the springtime and between September and November to enjoy the cheap rates and pleasant weather.

A Local's Guide to Carolina Beach

Staying in a beach condo is a great way to have a family-friendly vacation, and North Carolina has a lot to offer travelers. A North Carolina beach vacation gives the whole family a chance to relax, soak up some sun and enjoy themselves.

Along the coast of North Carolina, the Beach State Park is a great place to go fishing and spot carnivorous plants on the Flytrap Trail. Elsewhere, the Carolina Beach boardwalk is one of the main attractions and offers places to eat, play and shop as well as amusement rides.

One of the top spots for a day in the sun is Kure Beach. This popular town in New Hanover County is about 15 miles south of Wilmington and only has about 2,000 people living there. In the summer, this quiet resort in Wilmington Metropoliotan area gets much busier with tourists looking for a space to relax. Beachgoers can take a swim or just soak up the rays but the area is also a great spot for fishing.

The Cape Fear River meets the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean at Kure Beach which brings a wide selection of fish and aquatic animals to the waters.

Surf fishing, bottom fishing, shell fishing and deep sea fishing are all on offer at the beach as well as grabbing a seat on the pier. The iconic 712ft Kure Beach Fishing Pier welcomes visitors for a day of catching fish as well has hosting arcades.

Further along the coast is the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area which has a beautiful six mile long beach completely unspoilt and undeveloped. This beautiful spot is home to nesting loggerhead sea turtles while offering a public beach access for visitors. There’s additionally a protected swimming area, picnic area with grills for beachfront barbecues and a visitor center giving tourists local information. It is the perfect place to enjoy a lazy afternoon or weekend.

Take a walk along the Fort Fisher shoreline to discover the former home of the Fort Fisher Hermit. This Second World War bunker was home to the local legend for some years.

Four-wheelers can be driven onto the sand at certain times of the year and surf schools run taster lessons for more active vacationers. Plus, a display of military vehicles is available at the North Carolina Military History Museum.

While in North Carolina, families should check out the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. This marine exhibit shows off the wide range of species found in the Cape Fear River Basin and nearby beaches, estuaries and ocean. The prime exhibit is the aquarium’s 230,000 gallon saltwater shark tank. There’s also the huge half-acre Cape Fear Conservatory with alligators, sturgeon and other freshwater species. Other displays inclide the marine creatures in the Open Ocean galleries as well as the lionfish, cuttlefish and Pacific reefs in the Exotic Aquatics section.

There are plenty of oceanfront beach houses to choose from in Carolina Beach.

From pet-friendly beach cottages to apartments with full kitchens and large living rooms and villas with direct beach access.

March to May or September to November are the best times to stay in a beach vacation rental in North Carolina. Book a vacation home in these times and it is easier to get a place with ocean views outside of the peak season.

Price and Availability Index in Carolina Beach

Most expensive
Most availability
, , , , , , , , , , , Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec 1 , 0.9 , 0.8 , 0.7 , 0.6 , 0.5 , 0.4 , 0.3 , 0.2 , 0.1 , 0 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec 1 , 0.9 , 0.8 , 0.7 , 0.6 , 0.5 , 0.4 , 0.3 , 0.2 , 0.1 , 0 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec 1 , 0.9 , 0.8 , 0.7 , 0.6 , 0.5 , 0.4 , 0.3 , 0.2 , 0.1 , 0
Powered by:
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Carolina Beach is in July, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Carolina Beach is in the high season in July. Carolina Beach has its low season in December, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Carolina Beach tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Carolina Beach tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Carolina Beach

71º 27º
3.8
75º 18º
3.25
77º 31º
0.87
76º 28º
2.53
83º 40º
4.11
75º 18º
3.25
75º 18º
3.25
91º 62º
5.69
91º 64º
7.45
75º 18º
3.25
86º 34º
1.53
75º 18º
3.25
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Rainy days
Powered by:

This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Carolina Beach. The warmest months in Carolina Beach are June and May, when temperatures reach 91 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 18 ˚F. The wettest month in Carolina Beach is August with 7.45 inches of rain, while the driest month is February with 0.87 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Carolina Beach

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate VRBO, Airbnb, Homeaway and more. Carolina Beach has 6816 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Carolina Beach is available at $null per night. The average price of accommodation in is $190 per night.

If you need an internet connection during your stay in Carolina Beach, then you can choose from over 2316 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 30 places to stay include a breakfast. Choose from 30 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on arriving in Carolina Beach by car, be sure to choose from 2208 accommodations that provide parking. 296 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 524 pet-friendly accommodations available.

In Carolina Beach AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 6 providers, including 1210 places to stay from VRBO, 326 accommodations from Airbnb and 326 places to stay from Homeaway.

5044 of our accommodations in Carolina Beach have been reviewed and rated. 58% are rated excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 3232 places to stay right now.

Destinations near Carolina Beach

Our providers