A & G Barbecue & Chicken

The best cure for a Pleasure Island hangover or a post-beach ravenous appetite is southern home cooking, and A & G Barbecue & Chicken delivers with classic breakfast, lunch, and dinner comfort food with a clear...

Beach House Burgers

Beach House Burgers is a classic burger shack that’s convenient to visitors who are lounging along the Kure Beach shoreline. Located less than a block away from the oceanfront, this seasonal stand features all the...

Big Apple Cafe and Bakery

It’s hard to believe that a taste of New York can be so easily found this close to the Cape Fear shoreline, but the Big Apple Cafe and Bakery surprises newcomers with its authentic flavors, and big selection of...

Big Daddy’s Restaurant

Big Daddy’s Restaurant is a classic Kure Beach establishment that has been feeding hungry vacationers since 1970. A popular destination due to its long legacy as a central seafood-focused restaurant, Big...

Deck House

The Deck House is a unique destination for a coastal meal, due to its eye-catching location in a former Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church and that was built in 1946. With a completely renovated interior that features...

El Cazador Mexican Restaurant

Carolina Beach vacationers who are craving a little Fresh Mexican fare, (which is understandable this close to the coast), can head to the centrally located El Cazador Mexican Restaurant. Found in the heart of Carolina...

Franks Pizza

Enjoy an easy meal without ever leaving the boardwalk with a stop at Franks Pizza. Serving Carolina Beach vacationers for more than 40 years, this casual pizza joint has satisfied generations of families with big floppy...

Freddie’s Restaurant

Visitors will find a surprising addition to the classic beach shops, bars, and restaurants that hug the Kure Beach oceanfront in the form of Freddie’s Restaurant. Easy to identify, thanks to a lemon yellow...

Gibby’s Dock and Dine

Whether you’re arriving by boat, by foot, or by car, Gibby’s Dock and Dine is the place to go for a solid coastal meal that’s enhanced with stunning views of the Carolina Beach Harbor. Bordering a...

Good Hops Brewing

Beach-goers who are in the mood for an ice cold brew after a full day on the beach, and who also appreciate a taste of something locally crafted and just a little different, will appreciate Carolina Beach’s own...

Grannys Country Kitchen

The Cape Fear region is home to a wealth of good old fashioned southern cooking, and Carolina Beach’s own Grannys Country Kitchen brings these comfort food flavors to the heart of the shoreline, with a central...

Gulf Stream Restaurant

The Gulf Stream Restaurant is a casual little restaurant that borders a handful of shops and marinas in the heart of Carolina Beach. Featuring a classic exterior and a wealth of classic back-to-basic eats, this...

Hang Ten Grill

As the name would suggest, Hang Ten Grill is a casual beach joint with a definitive surfer vibe that serves as the perfect hang-out after a long morning or afternoon of riding the waves in Carolina Beach. Located along...

Hoplite Pub and Beer Garden

“Pleasure Island” is all about having fun, and the Hoplite Pub & Beer Garden, a true pub or “public house” lives up to this reputation with a full menu of brews and pub grub, and a relaxed...

Hurricane Alleys

Summertime visitors who want to hop off the beach and enjoy a cold drink, an easy-going bite to eat, and a fine oceanfront view can stroll along the boardwalk to reach Hurricane Alleys. Located just off the dunes, this...

Ida Thai Cuisine

Ida Thai Cuisine is a refreshing little restaurant that’s found just inland of the Carolina Beach shoreline, and which is renowned for a heavy collection of authentic Thai dishes. Located in a vibrant green...

Island Hots

No beach trip is complete with a sunny hot dog and all the salty accoutrements, like French fries and onion rings, and Carolina Beach’s go-to for this shoreside treat is Island Hots. Located just a couple blocks...

Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill

Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill is a fun destination for a Happy Hour drink and round of appetizers, an easy-going lunch or dinner, or a late-night snack right before the party begins. Located next to the Kure Beach...

Kate’s Pancake House

Kate’s Pancake House is a sunny destination for early risers, thanks to a colorful menu and bright interior that provides a great introduction to a day at the beach. Found in the heart of Carolina Beach along the...

Kure Beach Diner

The Kure Beach Diner is the perfect spot for anglers who need a break from casting off the Kure Beach Fishing pier, or for beach-goers who just need a little break out of the sun. Located just feet away from the...

Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill

Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill is a fun spot for beach fans and night owls alike, with a wealth of entertainment that’s just steps away from the wide outdoor patio and bar. Known for ice cold drinks, casual beach...

Michael’s Seafood Restaurant & Catering

Michael’s Seafood Restaurant is an all-encompassing stop for both easy-going seafood meals and catering for casual parties or big events. Located in a central shopping and business section of inland Carolina...

Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar

Visitors who crave a refreshing seaside bite with an unbeatable view will want to check out the Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar. Sandwiched in between two hotels, and perched directly on the oceanfront with a long pier that...

Olde Salty

The Olde Salty’s is a local icon that has been serving Carolina Beach vacationers for more than 20 years. Found within a fairly non-descript building along the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, this classic lunch and...

Pop’s Diner

Pop’s Diner is a nostalgic little eatery that will bring a smile to any Carolina Beach vacationer’s face. Featuring a cool 50’s atmosphere, complete with a jukebox and an occasional Elvis appearance...

Saint’s Cove Beach Bar and Grill

Every beach town deserves a good, friendly beach bar, and Carolina Beach certainly has more than its fair share. Visitors who are looking for a cool setting, great food, and a casual but fairly family-friendly...

SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar

The SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar is a casual little spot that has a definitive coastal vibe and a hearty menu that’s seemingly designed to appeal to salty appetites. Found just a block away from the oceanfront...

Shelby Jeans Restaurant

Shelby Jeans Restaurant is a prime example of Carolina Beach’s love of late-night destinations and good southern restaurants, and this centrally located establishment that’s a minute’s walk away from...

Silver Dollar

Silver Dollar is a fine representation of what makes “Pleasure Island” a popular destination for the after-hours crowd. Located along the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, and sandwiched in between a couple of cool...

Surf House

The Surf House is a chic brunch, lunch and dinner restaurant that takes full creative license with the traditional flavors of southern and coastal cuisine. Located across the Intracoastal Waterway from the Carolina...

The Dive Food & Spirits

The Dive is an ultra-casual little spot that’s a fun destination for the after-hours beach crowd. Located just off of US 421, and bordered by a collection of beach bars, motels and restaurants, this little...

The Shack at Dockside

The Shack is a convenient and enticing destination for seafood lovers, thanks to a big menu where coastal fare hogs the spotlight. Located just off of US 421 in Carolina Beach, and just a couple blocks away from the...

Uncle Vinny’s Pizzeria Ristorante

Most new vacationers to Carolina Beach are surprised to find that the region has more than its fair share of pizza and Italian eateries that are close to the oceanfront shoreline or the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, and...

Wake N Bake Donuts

Carolina Beach visitors who want to satisfy an itchy sweet tooth will fall in love with Wake N Bake Donuts. A perfect stop for an easy, kid-friendly breakfast before heading to the shore, or to pick up a dozen donuts...

Zaaki Grill

Greek and Lebanese fare is surprisingly well-suited for the beach environment and lifestyle. Featuring cool flavors and plenty of fresh veggies, beach fans are starting to relay on this global cuisine, and Zaaki Grill...

Carolina Beach Fishing Guide

Carolina Beach Fishing Guide

Carolina Beach is well-known as one of the best Cape Fear destinations to drop a line, and with good reason. With a host of charter fishing businesses, ample inshore fishing grounds, and miles of Atlantic Ocean facing beaches, there’s arguably a fishing spot everywhere you turn in this small island community. Make the most out of the exceptional waterfront scene, and try your hand at the many ways to go fishing in Carolina Beach. From oceanfront piers to open river waters, the fishing is unforgettable and unbeatable in this corner of the North Carolina coastline.

Carolina Beach Vacation Rentals

Carolina Beach Vacation Rentals

Visitors have plenty of options when it comes to staying in the bustling beach town of Carolina Beach. This coastal vacation destination is filled with local resorts and hotels, smaller motels, and even campgrounds that are regionally renowned as rustic but inviting places to stay. But with that being said, visitors who want to enjoy an extended stay in Carolina Beach – with all the comforts of home and then some – will want to look into securing a vacation rental home. Now one of the most popular forms of accommodations, there are quite literally hundreds of vacation rental properties within the borders of Carolina Beach, providing plenty of options for visitors who want their accommodations to perfectly suit their vacationing style.