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First timers

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First timers

My husband & I are coming to Carolina Beach for a week in July (our first trip to CB). We are "beach people"..not interested in sightseeing...just want to lay on the beach & chill out.

What restaurants to you recommend, we are from the midwest, so we are looking for some great seafood.

Also, are there many grocery stores close by...want to buy snack food, beer & wine. If we decide to venture to other beaches, which would you suggest that are close by (not over 1/2 drive time).

Any and all suggestions would be very appreciated!!

Thanks,

Chris

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1. Re: First timers

There is a nice grocery store...just as you come into Carolina Beach City Limits...on the right. (forget the name)

Some resturants we like...Big Daddys (Kure Beach)

Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar (behind Golden Sands Motel)

Michaels Resturant

Be sure to go to either..(or both) Squiggleys or Pops for ice cream! VERY good....and popular!

Kates Pancake house is Great for breakfast, lunch...quick dinner. Lots of omelet options.

Be sure to take the Ferry over to Soutport. For an all day excursion, you could even take the Ferry on to Bald Head Island. (no cars allowed..only bikes or golf carts)

Have a great time!! Besure to type in "carolina beach" in the "search" bar at the top of this page. LOTS of other posts that will be very helpful to you.

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2. Re: First timers

Agree with everything Beach Lady said...must emphasize Michaels and the Seafood Chowder, it is FANTASTIC!!

Also, although not seafood, you must try Britt's on the Boardwalk for some great donuts!!!

Last time I was there 2 years ago, we went to a beach at the end of the isleand (I think it was a park?) can't recall the name, but had some really good shelling!

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4. Re: First timers

Yes, Jack Mackerals is very nice!. (Big Daddys is across the street)...and the Kure Beach Pier is right there too. After dinner, take a walk out on that.

Also...at the south end of Kure Beach...really Ft. Fisher,... is a beautiful

beach area. Rocks, trees..very picturesque!! The Aquarium in that area is nice too.

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5. Re: First timers

We spent a week in Carolina Beach last summer and really enjoyed Michaels for a good seafood dinner (in fact we liked it so much we returned the next night!). There is a Food Lion right after you come across the bridge for all your grocery items and if you forget anything it is never far away. If you really like wine, we happened up on a neat little independent wine shop- 2 Wine Guys at The Grind (it is a coffee shop in the mornings).

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6. Re: First timers

Thanks to all who responded to my post!!!

We're excited about our trip & trying out all the restaurants you suggested, along with the other beaches/areas to visit.

Only 8 more weeks till we arrive...but who's counting :)

Thanks again for your help!

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7. Re: First timers

If you are looking at FINE Dining-you need to go downtown and check out Deluxe. Believe me, the food on the island is only so-so. Michaels chowder is available in all local Harris Teeter grocery stores so you can take some home with you. CB is an island that has changed drastically in the last few years-Ive been here for 9. Be careful to avoid any interaction with CB Police-they are the worst. Whatever you do DONT DRINK AND DRIVE even though the island caters to exactly that. Good Luck-might want to consider the Outer Banks next time

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8. Re: First timers

(sounds like someone may have had a run-in with the CB police!...and is holding a grudge with the whole city)

Anyway..... You shouldn't drink and drive anywhere!!

All the resturant listed...and there are more...are

perfectly fine. There are a few chain resturants as well...

closer to Wilmington.

Enjoy...you will love it there! :)

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nope-Ive never even had a traffic ticket. I dont appreciate the police brutality and if you live here and havent seen it then you're looking the other way. Sad.

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10. Re: First timers

Went to Carolina Beach Summer 2007 and it was a mistake - will never go back there.

Summer 2009 we went to Seabrook Island/Kiawah Island in South Carolina, and had a fabulous time.

If you can help it, do not stay at Carolina Beach, as you will be disappointed.......

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