Carolina Beach, one of North Carolina's best
beaches, boasts 5 miles of pristine beach and is part of the Cape
Fear Coast. Established in 1857, Carolina Beach is a friendly
resort community located on Pleasure Island, the larger of two
barrier islands on the Cape Fear Coast. For the second consecutive
year, Carolina Beach is among the nation's beaches that applied
for and met criteria for designation as a CBC Blue Wave Beach
in 2004. The annual list of Blue Wave Beaches shines a spotlight
on our nation's cleanest beaches. Certified Blue Wave beaches
are cleaner because they must meet a set of rigorous health and
safety standards that includes criteria for water quality, beach
and inter-tidal conditions, safety, services, habitat conservation,
erosion management, public information and education.
Carolina Beach residents and repeat visitors
take pride in the island's nostalgic charm and wholesome family
atmosphere. It represents a slice of coastal Americana with its
marinas, Boardwalk, pier, gazebo, arcade, and specialty shops.
It features an active charter boat basin, offering nightly party
cruises and offshore fishing excursions. Carolina Beach's unique
retailers and clean, uncrowded beaches and warm ocean waters are
sure to please everyone. Fine locally owned restaurants feature
a multitude of dining pleasures including daily fresh seafood
specials. Carolina Beach's central business district offers a
wide variety of retailers and services to meet visitors' needs.
The Beacon House is in the heart of Carolina
Beach, just 7 blocks from the Boardwalk and center of town. We're
20 minutes from the Wilmington Airport and not far from others
such as Myrtle Beach, Jacksonville, and Raleigh-Durham. Let us
know where you're coming from and we can provide you with directions.
ACTIVITIES and LOCAL ATTRACTIONS:
The Cape Fear Coast offers 31 miles of pristine
shoreline to the golden waters of the Cape Fear River. Historic
Wilmington and North Carolina's Cape Fear Coast welcomes its guests
with sandy island beaches and a historic riverfront town. More
than 45 attractions include lovely gardens, historic sites and
homes, museums and movie studios. Art galleries, unique architecture,
a lively arts scene, annual festivals, year-round golf, and pier,
surf and deep-sea charter fishing are among the limitless opportunities
that await those who visit. Guests at The Beacon House are within
a 20-minute drive and can easily enjoy historic Wilmington, Fort
Fisher, the North Carolina Aquarium, Southport and Bald Head Island.
We are directly across the street from the ocean and are surrounded
by endless outdoor activities including kayaking, fishing, snorkeling,
sailing, biking, golf and bird watching.
When it's time for revelry, there are party
cruises, shopping and attractions galore, including a state park
where you can wind your way through nature trails in search of
the rare indigenous Venus Flytrap. Step back in time at a Civil
War battlefield and museum, or while away hours at the Aquarium's
state-of-the-art ocean and Cape Fear River habitats. Fishing is
a major activity in Carolina Beach and anglers can test their
skill on piers, in the surf or on deep-sea charters. Annual festivals
include the Island of Lights Holiday Flotilla (lighted boat parade)
and the Beach Blast Music Festival.
Across the river on Eagles Island rests the
majestic Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, a restored World War II memorial.
There are also other museums for children, fine art lovers, railroad
and history buffs, including North Carolina's oldest history museum.
Just minutes from the beaches, Wilmington's
picturesque riverfront emerges from the Cape Fear River. Gracing
its banks is one of the state's largest historic districts, numbering
approximately 230 blocks. Downtown Wilmington is a place where
revitalization has proceeded with honor, dignity and respect,
preserving the social and artistic heritage of days gone by. See
the historic district's mansions and landmark buildings via horse-drawn
trolley or carriage tour, riverboat cruise, restored trolley car,
or take a walking tour given by some of the port city's most intriguing
With the influence of the Atlantic Ocean and
the Gulf Stream, some 45-60 miles offshore, Historic Wilmington
and North Carolina's Cape Fear Coast - Carolina Beach, Kure Beach
& Wrightsville Beach enjoys a temperate subtropical climate
year-round. Summer temperatures are usually in the 80s. Seasons
are mild, with an average 212 sunshine days and a mean average
temperature of 63.7 degrees Fahrenheit. The average winter temperature
is about 50 degrees.
715 Carolina Beach Ave. North
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Tel - 877.BEACON-6
Fax - 910.458.9257
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
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