Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach offers an original kind of beach experience from the past combined with a fun, family-friendly spin for today. Visitors can experience a vintage, nationally-recognized seaside boardwalk, live music, miles of beautiful beach, world-class fishing, one-of-a kind festivals and events, and all kinds of people united by good times that are unmistakably Carolina Beach.

Kure Beach

Let the peaceful small town atmosphere of Kure Beach transform you. Home to the oldest fishing pier on the Atlantic coast, an oceanfront park, a nearby state aquarium and beautiful natural surroundings, Kure Beach provides the perfect setting and relaxed pace for you and your family to reconnect in this pure and natural playground.

Fort Fisher Historical Park

Until the last few months of the Civil War, Fort Fisher kept North Carolina’s port of Wilmington open to blockade-runners supplying necessary goods to Confederate armies inland. By 1865, the supply line through Wilmington was the last remaining supply route open to Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. When Ft. Fisher fell after a massive Federal amphibious assault on January 15, 1865, its defeat helped seal the fate of the Confederacy.
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The Southport and Bald Head Island Ferry

Undoubtedly one of the best deals in town is the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry ride. Costing a mere $5 for a carload, this convenient way to get back and forth from Southport to historic Fort Fisher, the aquarium and Kure and Carolina Beaches is not only cost-effective, it’s a fun and scenic ride. Pay attention to the schedule and arrive early, especially during the busy summer months; reservations are not accepted. Any size car, RV or trailer licensed for highway use can be accommodated for a variable fee. Pets are allowed but must be leashed or remain in your vehicle at all times. You may bring stale bread to feed the birds; just be sure to feed them from the stern!
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Downtown Wilmington

Downtown is a dynamic, 24-hour destination that offers something for everyone.  Shoppers delight in the eclectic mix of locally owned and operated shops.  Foodies savor a variety of cuisines served up in trendy bistros and down-home pubs during lunch and dinner hours.  Office workers enjoy the ability to attend to both personal and business matters during the workday within a short walk of their building.  Visitors appreciate the ambiance of our nationally recognized historic district during the day and in the early evening hours.  Patrons of the arts appreciate theatrical performances offered on weeknights and weekends.  Young adults revel in socializing at the late night clubs that are open into the wee hours.
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