Destination guide

Delight in the waterfront landscape of Long Beach

The island views and riverfront provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Long Beach. This city's shark watching, boating and aquarium draw many visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Long Beach

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Long Beach a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kent Mitchell Nature Trail (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)

Seasonal weather in Long Beach

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Long Beach

Travelers appreciate the island views and pristine beaches, which is just a taste of what Long Beach has to offer. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Long Beach is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Holden Beach (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Bald Head Island Conservancy (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Fort Fisher State Recreation Area (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Ocean Front Park (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Carolina Beach State Park (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Ocean Isle Beach (16.7 mi / 27 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Long Beach

Fly into Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.), the closest airport, located 27.6 mi (44.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR), which is 48.1 mi (77.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Long Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,031 vacation rentals near Long Beach. From 747 Houses to 19 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Long Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Long 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 in Long Beach:

  • Wilmington Beach: 1,230 vacation rentals
  • Sea Trail: 171 vacation rentals
  • Cape Fear Station: 46 vacation rentals
  • The Hammocks: 128 vacation rentals
  • South Beach: 105 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Long Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Long Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ocean Crest Pier: 3,693 vacation rentals
  • Carolina Beach Boardwalk: 3,235 vacation rentals
  • Kure Beach Pier: 3,295 vacation rentals
  • Fort Fisher State Recreation Area: 3,102 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Isle Beach: 1,123 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Long Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Long Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 747 Houses in Long Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Long Beach include:

  • Cottages: 19 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 19 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 254 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Long Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 400 vacation rentals with pool available in Long Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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