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Carolina Beach has been a community since 1857, but has experienced substantial growth in more recent years. To this day it remains an inviting community that will bring back nostalgia for an earlier time with 1950s-style beach town and boardwalk. In fact, it remains to be one of the last remaining beach boardwalks on the East Coast. Carolina Beach contains a range of residential options, with upscale single-family dwellings, condominiums, and smaller houses all inhabiting the area.
Activity in Carolina Beach
The miles of wide, beautiful beaches and natural sand dunes that Carolina Beach is home to are of the area’s greatest attributes. The island rests between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, providing for plenty of land and water-based activities for residents.
The boardwalk of Carolina Beach was updated in 2009. It now includes a family-friendly amusement park complete with a Ferris wheel and miniature golf. The boardwalk also hosts an arcade, ice cream shops, and plenty of restaurants and souvenir stores. The boardwalk is also home to Britt’s Donuts, built more than 70 years ago this famous and nationally recognized shop is loved by the locals and visitors alike who come to visit it during tourist season.
Whether by boat, pier, or shore, fishing is also an incredibly popular pastime at Carolina Beach. Carolina Beach hosts several regular fishing tournaments over the course with the year with opportunities for both fun and cash prizes.
In the summer, the population of Carolina Beach grows to three-to-fives times its size as tourists come to spend their vacations. During these months, live music, festivals, and events can always be found. Some favorites include the free fireworks shown on the beach every Thursday evening and the free outdoor family films on Sunday evenings at Lake Park.
Carolina Beach is not without convenience, the area is also home to grocery stores, churches, hardware stores, drugstores and an ABC (liquor) store.
Economy and Education of Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach is served by Carolina Beach Elementary, Murray Middle School, and Ashley High School. Part of the New Hanover County school district, these public schools are considered to be amongst the best in North Carolina.
Recent commercial growth and revitalization of older sites have lent to an upturn in the economic growth of Carolina Beach. A newly constructed shopping center and the opening of two chain hotels has increased tourism to Carolina Beach and contributed to this economic and commercial growth.