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KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES

Keeping up with the Joneses - Great Place to Stay!

$128 per night
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No Bad Daze - 1 Block To Beach

Welcome to No Bad Daze! *Newly listed* Enjoy this newly renovated modern beach house that was completed in 2022. Located on the "North End" of Carolina Beach, you'll be steps away (0.1 miles) from public beach access (listen for the waves!), an 8 minute (0.4 miles) walk to Freeman Park, and a 4 minute drive (1.3 miles) to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. A convenient location on the island for a relaxing day by the ocean and all of the restaurants, nightlife, family activities that CB has to offer.

$264 per night
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The Beach House on Snapper

THE BEACH HOUSE on SNAPPER is located on the beautiful, quiet end of the island! The House has 2 bikes to enjoy the family friendly streets, outdoor shower, beach towels, a cart with 2 beach chairs, and an EZ tent for shade/self tap umbrella! There’s a Guidebook on the Airbnb site for great restaurants nearby, coffee at beach. The Tiki Bar/Ocean Grill is a short walk along the beach for sunsets, evening cocktails, and eats out on the pier! So much to experience and explore, Come, be our guest!

$245 per night

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Stay near Carolina Beach's top sights

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Pleasure Island Rentals33 locals recommend
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Carolina Beach Boardwalk102 locals recommend
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Freeman Park53 locals recommend
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Britts Donuts178 locals recommend
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Michael's Seafood Restaurant62 locals recommend
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SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar93 locals recommend

Carolina Beach beach vacation rentals

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OCEANFRONT PARADISE WITH SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS
$159 per night
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BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEWS #CS
$195 per night
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Oceanfront 1 bedroom condo with pool
$308 per night
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☀️Seaside Sanctuary with Private Beach Access☀️
$282 per night
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Cabana Suites 404
$255 per night
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Cozy 3-floor beach view condo with Tesla charger
$214 per night
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Cozy Beachfront Getaway-Private Beach Access
$126 per night
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Breathtaking Oceanfront View at Sea Colony!
$134 per night
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Blue Wave Condo***newly remodel***Ocean view***
$229 per night
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Oceanfront ★ Pool ★ Elevator ★ Boardwalk
$250 per night
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Low Tide, 1 BR apt. Lower unit A, Carolina Beach
$88 per night
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Ocean Dunes 1502 Kure'd Away
$196 per night

Carolina Beach house rentals

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The Beach Box - Best Location in Carolina Beach
$223 per night
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Parker #2-Parker #2:Inexpensive,oceanfront unit near the pier with spanning ocean views
$124 per night
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Patriots Place
$317 per night
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NEW! Seaside Carolina Beach Home w/ Ocean Views!
$201 per night
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♥Pets OK♥ 2min→Beach - 500+MB - W/D - Kitchenette
$141 per night
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Latitude Adjustment - Beautiful Marsh Views!
$199 per night
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Home with Salt water pool and bamboo garden view
$133 per night
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Pleasure Island Surf Bungalow
$171 per night
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Historic Suite - Great Value, Great Location
$78 per night
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Sweet Home Alabama *Private room, bath & entrance*
$110 per night
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Eastbound Historic Beach Cottage
$207 per night
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LEISURE SCENE
$177 per night

Beach condo rentals in Carolina Beach

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Serene Oceanfront GetAway! #NamasteHereYall
$307 per night
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Shore to Please BEACHFRONT on the BOARDWALK!
$223 per night
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Unforgettable Ocean Front Condo
$238 per night
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Stunning Oceanfront Views Best Location ~ 1bd, 1ba
$171 per night
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The Beach House at Oak Island 101: 1BR Apartment, King, QSS
$80 per night
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CAROLINA VIEWS (OCEAN + MARSH)
$183 per night
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Oceanfront Getaway-Carolina on my Mind
$209 per night
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Carolina Beach Cabana Boardwalk and Beach Condo
$204 per night
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Ocean Dunes 2109 Searenity
$236 per night
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Ocean Waves - Fully Renovated Oceanfront Condo!
$260 per night
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☀️Oceanfront Serenity with Private Beach Access☀️
$313 per night
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Gardner-Gardner: Updated 2 Bedroom Oceanfront Condo in Ocean Dunes Resort
$168 per night

Your guide to Carolina Beach

Introduction

This festive beach town just south of Wilmington, North Carolina, is classic summertime Americana. When fireworks explode over the vintage oceanfront boardwalk after sunset, it’s easy to understand why vacationing families have been flocking to Carolina Beach since the late 19th century, when visitors arrived via steamship down the Cape Fear River. Though the town is less than three square miles, there’s no shortage of things to do: Take a surf lesson or jetski in the waves on the Atlantic Ocean side, fish for mackerel and perch off the wooden pier, or see how many species of migratory birds you can count while hiking the nine miles of white-sand trails at Carolina Beach State Park.


How do I get around Carolina Beach?

Fly into Wilmington International Airport (ILM), and chances are you’ll be checking into your rental accommodations less than an hour after your plane touches down: It’s only about 20 miles, or 30 minutes, from the tarmac to the sand. Once you’re at Carolina Beach, bicycling is the best way to get around, and there are a number of bike rental shops in town that will be eager to oblige.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Carolina Beach?

Carolina Beach is a popular spring and summertime destination. Summer days are hot, humid, and breezy, and temperatures usually crack 90 degrees Fahrenheit in July and August. The water temperature is not far behind, reaching a bathtub-like 82 degrees. Summer is also the region’s wettest time of year: expect 7 to 8 inches of rain in July, August, and September. It’s always good to be mindful of tropical storms during hurricane season, which runs from June to November. Fall brings fewer crowds and milder temperatures, so it’s a good time to stay in one of the area’s vacation rentals, though it may be too cold to swim. Winter highs hover around 60 degrees, with overnight lows close to freezing, so pack accordingly and make sure to layer up.


What are the top things to do in Carolina Beach?

Carolina Beach Boardwalk

Though it dates to the 1880s, the Carolina Beach Boardwalk has been rebuilt, expanded, and modernized over the years, but it still retains its throwback charm. These days you’ll find an assortment of carnival rides, arcade games, candy vendors, and tiki bars, just steps from the sand.

Carolina Beach State Park

Highlights of this 761-acre park, nestled between the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean, include the 50-foot Sugarloaf Dune and nine miles of hiking trails for all skill levels (don’t miss the carnivorous pitcher plants and Venus flytraps that line the half-mile Flytrap Trail). There’s also a marina with two public boat ramps from which you can depart on fishing excursions to Myrtle Grove Sound, the river, or the sea.

Diving

With unpredictable currents and dangerous shoals lurking beneath the surface, this stretch of North Carolina coastline has been perilous for mariners of yore, claiming nearly 65 shipwrecks within a 50-mile radius. But the wrecks are a boon for divers, who can book charter trips to explore the Condor Heritage Dive Site, an area containing 21 shipwrecks including the Condor, which ran aground while evading Union ships in 1864.