Carolina Beach State Park
- Check out beautiful hiking trails, wildlife, the marina, kayak & paddle board rentals, and more! Just a 4 minute drive.
Coastal park with fishing marina, secluded campgrounds, hiking trails & a visitors' learning center.
A lot of people will drive into the State Park towards the boat ramp and find a spot to fish the cape fear or intracoastal waterway.
Hiking trails, kayak rental, fishing, biking, picnic area, venus flytrap
“Great Aquarium for kids and the whole family. Check website, you may need to reserve tickets online due to COVID-19. ”
“Drive 15min into historic Fort Fisher to fish near the rocks or surf fish. ”
“Take the ferry in your car across the water to Southport for sightseeing, market shopping and restaurants.”
“Only accessible by boat and situated just north of Carolina Beach, Mansonboro Island is the largest site within the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve, and comprises of more than 5,600 acres of beautiful beaches, marshlands, tidal flats, and maritime forest. As a result of this natural setting, birdwatchers and nature fans will be in heaven strolling through along the 8.4 mile long shoreline, and will find abundant wildlife as well as flora and fauna around every scenic turn. ”
Point of Interest
“A variety of musical artists take the stage during the Free Summer Concerts held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays in June, July and August from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival, in April of each year, is the most popular event with an abundance of activities, crafts, seafood and notable musicians on two stages.”