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Carolina Beach beach vacation rentals

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Condo in Carolina Beach
Oceanfront 1 bedroom condo with pool
Relax at our ocean front condo close to the best of Carolina Beach but far enough from the hustle to enjoy the quiet and amazing views! Walk south to enjoy shopping, restaurants, music and entertainment at our family friendly boardwalk. Or walk north to fish and grab a drink at the pier. Bring your bikes, golf cart, as well as beach and pool toys and store them in the unit’s garage. Pull out sofa bed in lvng room allows you to accommodate up to 4 guests. Come make memories at our beautiful CB.
$99 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
Oceanfront Condo-1A-Pet Friendly! Linens Provided!
Beautiful, light-filled oceanfront condo just steps from the beach. This unit is only 4 short blocks from Carolina Beach Boardwalk and directly across the street from Lake Park. Enjoy the sand & sun just steps from the front door at conveniently located access point. The patio is great for enjoying the sunrise with a cup of coffee, or a relaxing afternoon/evening cocktail. Sheets & towels provided! Free Designated Parking spots! Pets are allowed with a $100 pet fee for one pet and $175 for 2
$80 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
Doc’s Holiday - A Beachfront Retreat
As you enter Doc’s Holiday, you will experience the breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. Feel the stress release and the peace set in as you relax to the sights and sounds of the ocean from the covered balcony. This renovated and tastefully decorated 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo provides everything you need for a relaxing beach vacation. Fully provisioned kitchen, beach towels, fresh linens, laundry, and 2 private covered decks.
$99 per night
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Stay near Carolina Beach's top sights

Photo of Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Carolina Beach Boardwalk185 locals recommend
Photo of Freeman Park
Freeman Park97 locals recommend
Photo of Michael's Seafood Restaurant
Michael's Seafood Restaurant114 locals recommend
Photo of Britts Donuts
Britts Donuts278 locals recommend
Photo of SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar
SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar176 locals recommend
Photo of Havana’s Restaurant
Havana’s Restaurant115 locals recommend

Beach house rentals in Carolina Beach

Home in Carolina Beach
No Bad Daze - 1 Block To Beach
$71 per night
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Home in Carolina Beach
"Candlewood Sands" cottage suite #2
$100 per night
Home in Carolina Beach
Paradise Island Escape-3 mins to Beach/Boardwalk
$85 per night
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Home in Carolina Beach
The Beach House on Snapper
$182 per night
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Home in Carolina Beach
Fabulous penthouse condo only steps to the beach.
$210 per night
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Home in Carolina Beach
Island Treasure, CB Oceanfront Retreat
$213 per night
Home in Carolina Beach
COASTAL CABANA - 1 Block to beach with sound view
$131 per night
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Home in Carolina Beach
Abundance in the Sand: one story, modern and clean
$175 per night
Home in Carolina Beach
Your home away from home by the beach.
$175 per night
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Home in Carolina Beach
100 yards to beach & canal views! Linens included.
$97 per night
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Home in Carolina Beach
RARE FIND⛱Beach→2mins | Wrap Deck | BBQ | 55" TV
$121 per night
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Home in Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach | Fenced Yard!
$151 per night
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Beach condo rentals in Carolina Beach

Condo in Carolina Beach
Top Floor Luxury Boardwalk Condo w/ Ocean View
$106 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
Blue Latitude
$160 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
Lovely Condo w/ Ocean Views & Community Pool
$60 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
Perfect Location! Oceanfront & On The Boardwalk!
$101 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
CAROLINA VIEWS (OCEAN + MARSH)
$72 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
Upscale Luxury Condo on Boardwalk, Ocean View
$75 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach Boardwalk w/ Ocean & Marina View!
$93 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
☼Vitamin Sea 1 Block From The Beach☼
$79 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
Beautiful Ocean Front Condo! Dec/Jan Discounts!
$143 per night
Condo in Carolina Beach
Once Upon A Tide! 1st Floor Condo with Ocean View.
$68 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
After Dune Delight! There's no better way to stay!
$73 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
Amazing Ocean Views!
$77 per night
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Beach cottage rentals in Carolina Beach

Cottage in Carolina Beach
CB Bungalow 3 | Short Walk to Beach, Bars, Dining
$81 per night
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Cottage in Carolina Beach
CB Surf Lodge Upper Unit - Ocean View!
$99 per night
Cottage in Carolina Beach
The Flying Sea Cow
$240 per night
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Cottage in Kure Beach
Pierside Cottage C| 1 Block to Beach, Bars, Dining
$76 per night
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Cottage in Carolina Beach
CB Surf Shack 1 Block From The Beach
$107 per night
Cottage in Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach 2 BR/1 Bath convenient location
$90 per night
Cottage in Kure Beach
Beach Cottage With Private Home Gym w/ Pelotons
$85 per night
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Cottage in Kure Beach
All Decked Out in Kure Beach
$101 per night
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Cottage in Kure Beach
February special pricing -upscale beach cottage
$115 per night
Cottage in Carolina Beach
Relax in a HGTV Beachfront pick!
$157 per night
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Cottage in Carolina Beach
"Seadar" Cottage - A Mid-Century Beach Cutie!
$82 per night
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Cottage in Carolina Beach
One Beach’in Cottage, walk to the beach!
$150 per night
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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.


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.