Carolina Beach

A few decades ago, the boardwalk scene at Carolina Beach could be described as dwindling to say the least. However, with recent improvements and increase tourism, the seaside boardwalk has seen tremendous growth and is now one of the top beach destinations in the Carolinas. The elevated wooden boardwalk offers phenomenal ocean views and is ranked as one of the top 10 boardwalks in America by Food & Wine magazine.

 

Considering that the Carolina Beach Boardwalk is one of the few boardwalks remaining on the East Coast, you may want to check it out; especially when you consider the vast array of shops, exciting attractions, and of course, all of the delicious food!

 

Now what better place is there to start when describing such a prominent location, than the local attractions? After all, the boardwalk here is loaded with them. Arguably one of the most popular attractions is the Carolina Beach Music Festival which takes place every summer, and on the beach no less. Then of course there is the seaside amusement park, offering everything from kiddie rides to heart-stopping thrills. In fact, the amusement park features an array of 25 different rides including a Ferris-wheel. Tuesdays on the boardwalk are Family Nights, in which kids and adults alike can enjoy unlimited rides for just $20.00. Parents can unwind after a long day of fun in the sun with Cash Bingo which takes place each and every Wednesday.

 

** Friendly Tip: Thursdays in summer are one of the best nights to visit the boardwalk. Several live music performances are featured every Thursday evening, followed by an elaborate fireworks display once it gets dark. Best of all, it is absolutely free!**

 

As with any other boardwalk, one staple feature is the shopping, and this boardwalk in particular offers a lot of it! What makes this boardwalk’s shopping scene unique is the fact that it is not overrun with all of the commercial retail outlets seen elsewhere, making this destination the perfect place to find that unique souvenir. A half-hour of meandering in and out of the various shops will reveal a broad spectrum of fun gifts including sunglasses, henna tattoos, and of course the dozens and dozens of quirky, vintage, and airbrushed t-shirts. Chances are good that you will not be able to leave without buying yourself a little something!

 

Last, and certainly not least, we come to the food—and lots of it! The boardwalk features a variety of dining options ranging from quaint little shops, to full-scale restaurants. No trip to the boardwalk would be complete without stopping in at Britt’s Donut Shop for one of their famous glazed donuts, clocking in at only $0.85 each. If donuts are not your thing, then swing by New Orleans Snowballs for, you guessed it, a snowball; which apparently is not a snow-cone, nor is it shaved ice. If your sweet tooth is still craving a sugar fix, then a visit to The Fudgeboat or The Island Ice Factory can remedy this with a few delectable pieces of mouthwatering fudge or homemade ice cream. The possibilities are virtually endless.

 

If you haven’t figured it out already, the Carolina Beach Boardwalk is a happening place to be. Hustling and bustling with the swift paces of eager shoppers and screaming kids, no vacation to Carolina Beach is complete without stopping by. There are abundant parking spaces and even bike racks for two-wheeled commuters.

 

The boardwalk is located at 100 Cape Fear Boulevard and is open Monday-Thursday from 5 pm-11 pm, Saturday from 5 pm-midnight, and Sunday from 5 pm-11 pm.

 

 

A few decades ago, the boardwalk scene at Carolina Beach could be described as dwindling to say the least. However, with recent improvements and increase tourism, the seaside boardwalk has seen tremendous growth and is now one of the top beach destinations in the Carolinas. The elevated wooden boardwalk offers phenomenal ocean views and is ranked as one of the top 10 boardwalks in America by Food & Wine magazine.

 

Considering that the Carolina Beach Boardwalk is one of the few boardwalks remaining on the East Coast, you may want to check it out; especially when you consider the vast array of shops, exciting attractions, and of course, all of the delicious food!

The Boardwalk at Carolina Beach

"A Perfect Little Boardwalk for a Perfect Little Town"

Now what better place is there to start when describing such a prominent location, than the local attractions? After all, the boardwalk here is loaded with them. Arguably one of the most popular attractions is the Carolina Beach Music Festival which takes place every summer, and on the beach no less. Then of course there is the seaside amusement park, offering everything from kiddie rides to heart-stopping thrills. In fact, the amusement park features an array of 25 different rides including a Ferris-wheel. Tuesdays on the boardwalk are Family Nights, in which kids and adults alike can enjoy unlimited rides for just $20.00. Parents can unwind after a long day of fun in the sun with Cash Bingo which takes place each and every Wednesday.

 

** Friendly Tip: Thursdays in summer are one of the best nights to visit the boardwalk. Several live music performances are featured every Thursday evening, followed by an elaborate fireworks display once it gets dark. Best of all, it is absolutely free!**

 

As with any other boardwalk, one staple feature is the shopping, and this boardwalk in particular offers a lot of it! What makes this boardwalk’s shopping scene unique is the fact that it is not overrun with all of the commercial retail outlets seen elsewhere, making this destination the perfect place to find that unique souvenir. A half-hour of meandering in and out of the various shops will reveal a broad spectrum of fun gifts including sunglasses, henna tattoos, and of course the dozens and dozens of quirky, vintage, and airbrushed t-shirts. Chances are good that you will not be able to leave without buying yourself a little something!

 

Last, and certainly not least, we come to the food—and lots of it! The boardwalk features a variety of dining options ranging from quaint little shops, to full-scale restaurants. No trip to the boardwalk would be complete without stopping in at Britt’s Donut Shop for one of their famous glazed donuts, clocking in at only $0.85 each. If donuts are not your thing, then swing by New Orleans Snowballs for, you guessed it, a snowball; which apparently is not a snow-cone, nor is it shaved ice. If your sweet tooth is still craving a sugar fix, then a visit to The Fudgeboat or The Island Ice Factory can remedy this with a few delectable pieces of mouthwatering fudge or homemade ice cream. The possibilities are virtually endless.

 

If you haven’t figured it out already, the Carolina Beach Boardwalk is a happening place to be. Hustling and bustling with the swift paces of eager shoppers and screaming kids, no vacation to Carolina Beach is complete without stopping by. There are abundant parking spaces and even bike racks for two-wheeled commuters.

 

The boardwalk is located at 100 Cape Fear Boulevard and is open Monday-Thursday from 5 pm-11 pm, Saturday from 5 pm-midnight, and Sunday from 5 pm-11 pm.

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