Many people travel from all over the country and even the world to see the beautiful beaches and boardwalks of North Carolina. With so many fun things to do, it is no wonder that people have been talking about it. With only one Carolina Beach Boardwalk, it deserves to be seen at least once in your lifetime.
North Carolina beaches are a great place to take your family as they have many fun amusement park rides, colorful carousels and carnival style fun and games, and even an Arcade! Find so many things to do and see and have the vacation of a lifetime.
Let the Boardwalk be your launching pad for a one-of-a-kind adventure. Wheel around the island with Pleasure Island Rentals, where your family can rent any number of different bikes. Explore on the self-guided bike tour, which starts on the Boardwalk and leads you through sites in Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Fort Fisher.
Always wanted to ride the waves, but didn’t know where to start? Take a lesson from Odysea Surf School or Tony Silvagni Surf School, led by Olympic gold medal winner and world champion surfer Tony Silvagni. You can also rent surfboards, bodyboards, flippers, beach chairs, umbrellas, cabanas and even beach toys from Tony Silvagni Surf School.
Immerse yourself in the colorful sights and sounds of the season at Carolina Beach. Be amazed by Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast, where live music starts at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks launch at 9 p.m. every Thursday evening throughout the summer. The Carolina Beach Music Festival has taken place each June for more than 30 years and is the biggest and only music festival held on the beach on the North Carolina Coast. The Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival takes place each May.
The best people that we encounter on vacation are usually the most interesting. One of the most exciting things that you can do to make your vacation memorable is to get your portrait painted or your car washed by a vendor named Mike Steele and his team. For more information you can contact him at 704-885-6652.
Variety is the name of the game when it comes to dining on and within walking distance of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Eat freshly steamed seafood at the Shuckin’ Shack, or grab a slice or whole pie at Fentoni’s Pizza. For authentic North Carolina barbecue, nothing beats Carolina Smokehouse. Enjoy juicy burgers and hot dogs as you step back in time to the 1950s at Pop’s Diner.
Looking to grab something quick and hop right back on the beach? Crush & Grind is your local one-stop-shop for gourmet coffee, craft beer and high-quality wine. Cool down with a sweet treat like snowcones, ice creams, Italian ices and gelatos at Island Ice Factory, Krazy Kones, or Latella Gelato. Just beyond the Boardwalk — and well worth the walk — is Squigley’s Ice Cream & Treats, which serves more than 4,000 ice cream flavors and Celtic Creamery, serving authentic Irish ice cream to help cool off from the summer sun.
Being on vacation can be relaxing even if you have kids with you. Take the time to recharge on the beautiful beaches of North Carolina without the stress of work or regular responsponsibilities.