Welcome to the Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast

Our six room Bed & Breakfast, mainly an adults vacation haven located across the street from the ocean, is the heart of our operation.  Our vintage beach dwelling, originally built in the 1940’s formerly as a boarding house, has rooms that were constructed with warm knotty pine walls that give the house its casual and homey charm.  Retaining that relaxed prime beach vibe of tasteful charm and character, our B&B has all the modern amenities and charisma that you would expect from any boutique hotel or small Inn.  Wake up to the aromas of a freshly prepared artisan breakfast or sip a special blend of our fabulous gourmet coffee while walking on the beach or sitting on the front porch.  Being able to tantalize the cravings of the most discerning tastes, your time here will leave you with pleasant memories.

The Beacon House also offers three cozy, family / dog friendly beach vacation cottages that sit behind our B&B.  Our petite cottages are about a 2-minute walk to the sand and have all of the amenities for a small family looking for a memorable beach vacation. Cottage rentals are self-catering with full kitchens and equipped for longer stays.

Want to experience City and Surf?  The Beacon House also offers a family / dog friendly “City Flat” located in the center of the historic district in downtown Wilmington.  A mere 20-25 minute drive from the beach, our City Flat allows you the opportunity to explore a city that drips with southern charm, has a plethora of craft beer and fine dining, and is home to an array of great art and theater.

Hip and Historic Hints from The Beacon:  Did you know that North Carolina coasts are home to bioluminescent phytoplankton? Beginning in late summer and lasting until mid to late fall, this phytoplankton can be seen at night illuminating the beach with its magical blue glow. More common further south, warmer waters later in the season have brought this amazing phenomenon to the North Carolina coast; including right here in Carolina Beach. Crashing waves or any disturbance in the water, such as swimming or walking, cause the plankton to emit a blue-green glow, illuminating the water and shore. The best time to see these plankton are on nights when the moon is new or there is significant cloud cover. The phytoplankton are not harmful to the marine environments and can survive in salt as well as fresh or brackish water and can be seen in both the ocean and in the sound. This phenomenon is an incredible, magical experience and the perfect excuse to book a fall stay at the beach!