Pleasure Island is home to one of North Carolina’s most beautiful beaches, Carolina Beach. This seaside town promises its visitors a unique beach experience with the vintage seaside boardwalk bustling with atmosphere, activities and ice cream stands.
Apart from escaping to the miles of beautiful beaches of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, to sail, scuba dive, snorkel or surf, there are endless activities for all ages. Start with a fun-filled pirate voyage for the kids, then explore the Amusement Park on the Boardwalk, with arcades, miniature golf and live music. Whether you are a novice or an experienced angler, Carolina Beach offers world-class fishing. Get hooked on fishing with one of the many fishing charter companies offering both offshore fishing and fly-fishing. For golfing enthusiasts, Carolina Beach earned the #8 position on Golf Digest’s Best Little Golf Town in America list, with over 60 courses to choose from.
Explore the nearby historic beach town of Kure Beach and historic Fort Fisher. Take a trail walk to the Civil War Fort with a visit to the Fort Fisher Civil War Museum. The Aquarium at Kure Beach is home to many different sea creatures and has Adventure Reef, an outdoor play area for children. Take a scenic ferry trip with beautiful views along the Cape Fear River.
In the true spirit of this fun beach town, Carolina Beach offers many year-round fun festivals. Try your hand at fishing at the Carolina Fall King Challenge or the Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge. The Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival is a must for music and food lovers alike with great bands to entertain you and excellent cuisine to sample. Dance barefoot in the sand at the Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival just off the boardwalk. Come Halloween, celebrate in the Haunted Gardens in great style at Trick or Treat Under the Sea at the Aquarium in Kure Beach.
Carolina Beach is a vibrant, fun-filled vacation destination.