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The Sailor's Lodge-The Sailor's Lodge: A True Gem of a Classic Beach Cottage on the Canal

The "Sailor’s Lodge" is where you will want to spend your next family vacation! Come stay at this updated classic beach cottage with heart pine wide plank flooring located right on the deep-water canal of Carolina Beach. The kitchen is well equipped with Pier One style dishes, utensils, and cookware to prepare family meals. Walk out on the waterfront deck where you can enjoy the beautiful sunset over the horizon or picnic in the small screened in area.

$129 per night
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Shellee's LegaSea-Shellee's LegaSea: Retreat in This Gorgeous Private Home With Ocean Views!

"Shellee's LegaSea" is a beautiful four bedroom and four bath home just one block to the beach. Listen to the ocean as you fall asleep at night or take in the sweeping ocean views from the massive fourth floor deck. The tour begins outside with a wooden shower enclosure attached to the side of the house to clean off the sand after a great day at the beach. As you come inside store your flip flops under the built in bench in the entry way that opens up to the first floor private bedroom that is ...

$131 per night
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♥Pets OK♥ 2min→Beach - 500+MB - W/D - Kitchenette

Come experience the charm of Carolina Beach. Just a 2 min walk to the ocean! Ground floor efficiency with a fully stocked kitchenette, Washer & Dryer in unit, high speed wireless internet, 60" TV with an Amazon Firestick in the bedroom to use with your own streaming accounts. Includes 2 Private off-street parking spaces and a variety of loaner beach gear.

$89 per night

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Beach house rentals in Carolina Beach

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The Bohemian Beach Haven, Beachfront on CB
$423 per night
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The Surf Lodge
$198 per night
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Island Treasure, CB Oceanfront Retreat
$399 per night
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Beach Times-Beach Times: Unique Single Family Home on the Ocean Close to Kure Beach Pier
$165 per night
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"Candlewood Sands" cottage suite #2
$305 per night
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The Snow's Cut Chateau
$1,000 per night
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Avalon-Avalon: Sound Front Pet Friendly Cottage With Boat House and Panoramic Views
$200 per night
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"Candlewood Sands" cottage suite #1
$236 per night
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The Surf Shack
$240 per night
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Steps to Beach, Private Patios, Cozy, Spotless
$165 per night
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Ocean View-Large Deck-Backyard-Parking
$201 per night
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Best location - The Beach House at Carolina Beach
$530 per night

Beach condo rentals in Carolina Beach

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Madrid-Madrid: Walk to the boardwalk from your oceanfront condo w/ easy beach access
$99 per night
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Bosley-Bosley: Updated Oceanfront Condo Only a Short Stroll to the Boardwalk
$112 per night
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☀️Beachfront Bliss with Private Beach Access☀️
$184 per night
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Breathtaking Oceanfront View at Sea Colony!
$127 per night
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Penthouse @ The Cabana-Overlooking CB Boardwalk
$199 per night
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BEACHFRONT w/ pool, near boardwalk, amazing views!
$200 per night
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Oceanfront 1 bedroom condo with pool
$293 per night
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CAROLINA VIEWS (OCEAN + MARSH)
$141 per night
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OCEANFRONT PARADISE WITH SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS
$149 per night
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Top Floor Luxury Boardwalk Condo w/ Ocean View
$233 per night
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☀️Oceanfront Serenity with Private Beach Access☀️
$217 per night
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BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEWS #CS
$170 per night

Beach cottage rentals in Carolina Beach

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Surf4life Oceanfront Beach Cottage
$452 per night
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Waterside Cottage 'HoriZen'
$210 per night
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Good Fortune Cottage
$286 per night
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OCEANFRONT HAVEN: Your perfect getaway awaits in this classic beach cottage!!
$174 per night
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Sea Glass Cottage
$235 per night
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Three Sisters Cottage+Clubhouse with ocean view
$425 per night
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Beach House @Tiki OceanFront 2B Cottage + Cocktail
$575 per night
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BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Beach AND Maritime Forest
$895 per night
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Alola - 4BR, 3.5BA, sleeps 10 with kids - ocean views and across the street to the beach!
$176 per night
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Water's Edge - Carolina Beach: 4BR, 2Full,2Half BA, sleeps 13 - oceanview with private pool!
$743 per night
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SunRays - 4 bed 3.5 bath - Kure Beach
$277 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.