Explore Carolina Beach, NC

by Feb 15, 2019Wilmington

While exploring Carolina Beach, North Carolina make sure you stop by these local hot-spots!


Where to grab a bite to eat:

Kate’s Pancake House
Sweet potato pancakes and a healthy breakfast corner, Kate’s Pancake House has been voted Best Breakfast Experience on Pleasure Island. Along with pancakes Kate’s also serves benedicts, Omelets, and other healthy choices. If you’re in the mood for something sweet try the s’mores pancake, but if you want to try Kate’s favorite ask for The Little Pink Tofu Skillet. Kate’s Pancake House supports Little Pink Houses of Hope.

Letella Gelato
At Letella Gelato, fresh handmade gelato is made daily. This sweet spot is conveniently located on the Carolina Beach boardwalk and the flavors change every day. Letella Gelato also serves slushies, smoothies, milkshakes, and hot & cold espresso drinks! This is the perfect spot for a post dinner or before the beach treat.

If you are looking for true North Carolina Seafood, SeaView is where you will find it. Located in Carolina Beach, SeaView has served vacationers and locals for over ten years. Depending on the season, SeaView offers fresh shrimp, crab, oysters, scallops, and a variety of fish. When you get your seafood from SeaView remember you are supporting local fisherman!

Things to do:

North End Jet Ski Rentals

North End Jet Ski Rentals
At North End Jet Ski Rentals you can experience the thrill of riding new Yamaha and Suzuki jet skis. Providing the best jet skis available in Wilmington, North End Jet Ski Rentals is the perfect place to plan an exciting adventure. Explore our waters, watch playful dolphins and get the adrenaline rush of a lifetime. Safety is a top priority, each member of the jet ski rental staff is highly trained and ready to make your experience the highlight of your vacation.

Island Massage and Spa
After facing a few setbacks from Florence, Island Massage and Spa has a new location opening just before the vacation season. The new facility is located in Carolina Beach and will have four treatment rooms as well as convenient parking. Island Massage and Spa offers a variety of services; waxing, body wraps & scrubs, massage, facials and more. If you are looking to rest and relax Island Massage and Spa is the place for you.

Tregembo Animal Park
South Eastern North Carolina’s oldest zoo has been family owned and operated for over 50 years. Tregembo Animal Park has more than 75 species of animals and a 4000 square foot gift shop. Some of the animals you will see include, a zebra, giraffe, birds, a White Bengal Tiger, a two-toed sloth and many more. Take home a unique souvenir from Tregembo Animal Park, the gift shop has nautical items, toys, seashells and so much more. A visit to Tregembo Animal Park is fun for everyone!

Plan on spending the day shopping? Stop by these stores:

Checkered Church
Checkered Church is a unique gift shop located in Carolina Beach. From home decor to Tervis Tumblers you can find all sorts of trinquets at this small shop with big “beachy” attitude.

The North Carolina Ukulele Academy
The North Carolina Ukulele Academy stocks over 250 ukuleles, offers four 6-week class sessions each year with classes for ages 2 to 92 and hosts monthly ukulele jams for the community. Stop by if you’re ever in the neighborhood and see what it’s all about.

Looking for a place to stay or live?

Riverlights is where you will find the home of your dreams. A premier waterfront community located minutes from historic downtown Wilmington, Riverlights is a close-knit community with a focus on wellness-centered living. Take an early morning paddle, relax in a hammock in Live Oak Commons, or meet neighbors for dinner and watch the sunset over the river. Live the lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of while living in the master-planned community of Riverlights.

Golden Sands Motel & Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar
With only 113 rooms Golden Sands Motel offers guest amenities that a large resort would have. The luxurious hotel has both a heated indoor pool and a outside pool, a top notch restaurant and sunset views that are unbelievable. Have a romantic dinner a the Ocean Grill before heading to the Tiki Bar for a drink on the private pier.


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