Carolina Beach, Carolina Beach, NC, USA

Carolina Beach, Carolina Beach, NC, USA

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Where to stay around Carolina Beach, Carolina Beach?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,582 vacation rentals near Carolina Beach. From 1,201 houses to 959 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Carolina Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay near Carolina Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend near Carolina Beach:

  • Wilmington Beach: 37 vacation rentals
  • Shell Island: 113 vacation rentals
  • Long Beach: 430 vacation rentals
  • Riverfront: 51 vacation rentals
  • Historic District: 84 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent houses near Carolina Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,201 houses near Carolina Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals near Carolina Beach include:

  • Condos: 959 rentals available
  • Townhomes: 174 rentals available
  • Cottages: 114 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool near Carolina Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,102 rentals with pool available near Carolina Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Can I book a vacation rental directly online or instantly near Carolina Beach?

    Yes, HomeAway offers a selection of 2,521 vacation rentals to book directly online and 1,198 with instant booking available near Carolina Beach. Don't wait, have a look at our vacation rentals via our search bar and be ready for your next trip near Carolina Beach! 

      Enjoy a classic Carolina family beach vacation

      Oozing an old-school beach vibe, Carolina Beach is a classic family destination where you can soak up the sun and fun to your heart’s content. Just south of Wilmington, Carolina Beach offers a gorgeous beach, a lively retro boardwalk, and its popular Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues, and Jazz Festival. With so much to see and do, and it’s no wonder Carolina Beach vacation rentals tend to book up early. You can hike along a state park in the morning, sit on the beach until the sun sets, then sip an umbrella drink at a traditional tiki bar. Yum!

      Soaking up the sun and the family fun in Carolina Beach

      Talk about the perfect beach vacation. There’s fishing along the traditional wooden pier, free summer movies along Carolina Lake, and even horseback riding at Freeman Park. If you’re into water sports, you can kayak, paddleboard, or surf non-stop. Slow down by renting a four-wheeled bike to explore the shops, restaurants, and nightlife, where you’ll find retro tiki bars and cool island-style hang-outs. Plus in October, there’s the Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues, and Jazz Festival, and the U.S. Open King Mackerel Fishing Tournament in nearby Southport. And kids will love the Cape Fear Kite Festival in November.

      Amuse yourself to no end in Carolina Beach

      Get in on traditional seaside fun and saltwater taffy at the lively boardwalk, which is teeming with shops, entertainment, and a seasonal amusement park. As a random fact, Carolina Beach Boardwalk is allegedly one of country's top boardwalks. Try your hand at world-class fishing, or just go and look at them over at North Carolina Aquarium. Enjoy views of Cape Fear River from along the trails at Carolina Beach State Park, plus there’s a Junior Ranger program for your kids. Then get your history on at nearby Fort Fisher State Historic Site.

      Carolina Beach means year-round fun and games

      During the summer, the average temperature in Carolina Beach runs to a warm 79° F, while in the winter, it can dip down to a refreshing 45°. With so much to see and do, there’s really no bad time of year to visit, as even in winter, there's only an average snowfall of a mere inch. Summer is most popular with travelers since all the seasonal activities are in full swing, but you’ll typically find the best bargains when booking Carolina Beach vacation rentals during the cooler spring and fall months. Just remember to bring a sweater.

      Carolina Beach: Birds, turtles, and wild, wild horses

      Carolina Beach vacation rentals are popular in this town of just over 6,000 residents, as you’re only 15 miles south of Wilmington. Loggerhead sea turtles nest annually from May until August, but if you want to see them up close and personal, the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project recommends visiting the nearby Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Surf City. The area is also home to roaming wild horses and more than 400 species of birds, especially during their annual spring and fall migrations.