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A nicely kept boardwalk

The boardwalk isn't particularly long but there are plenty of shops and a handful of bars that you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Manila, Philippines
A must while visiting Carolina Beach

A must-do when visiting the area. Right on the ocean with many swing gliders allowing you to sit... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Cary, North Carolina
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Carolina Beach Ave S. & Harper Ave, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The boardwalk isn't particularly long but there are plenty of shops and a handful of bars that you can stop into on you walk down. Very pleasant.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DeanChew
Reviewed 9 November 2018

My daughter, sister and I visited this area for the first time! This is definitely my new favorite beach. We were there off season and most of the shops were closed but was still fun. They have swings and benches all along the boardwalk. You...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Denise B
Reviewed 24 October 2018

A must-do when visiting the area. Right on the ocean with many swing gliders allowing you to sit and enjoy the experience. Also a good way to walk off calories in an enjoyable fashion.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marannstar
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Nice boardwalk with many benches. Begins at Marriott Courtyard and continues past Hampton Inn and several small motels with beach access. We strolled late morning. Slower season now so several places not open. There was a selection to stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Denise F
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve heard Carolina Beach descrbed as unpretentious and I’d have to agree. I find the area a perfect opportunity to go on a “people” photo safaris. Lots of characters and interesting spaces.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sandkuhler
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Carolina Beach has become my favorite place to visit and enjoy the ocean. It has at least 2 oceanfront hotels from major chains (Hampton Inn and Courtyard) and it’s more accessible with more things to do than the other beaches to the north and south....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JayMoli
Reviewed 14 September 2018

The pier is well made with benches facing the ocean - though the dunes are high in most places so one cannot see over them from the boardwalk. It's a very short walk also and the shops are off the boardwark beside it not on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bbg130
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The 1 star rating is for Off season beach condition. That whole stretch of beach was quiet. There was hardly any activity, only a couple of stores were open. In fact I would say don't go during Off season which is when school starts back....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Taketimeoffwork
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Loved the boardwalk as a walking place. Many of the shops were closed and many shops were cheesy. This would be such a nice place for Carolina Beach to offer shops filled with unique items made by and from area artists and vendors. Instead most...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Cute and fun boardwalk - with a variety of restaurants and touristy places to visit. Carnival area great for kids.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vanessa L
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Katie M
11 June 2018|
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Response from ncwebgirl | Reviewed this property |
I wasn’t there when they had any rides just mini golf.
20 February 2018|
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Response from mary S | Reviewed this property |
No. Dogs are not allowed on the Boardwalk.
Tammy D
14 October 2017|
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Response from JCmorebeaches | Reviewed this property |
This seemed different than other boardwalks in that it wasn't along the beach like most others. I saw a couple "rows" of shops off the beach - before the beach access walkway. It wasn't very much so you probably found it.