- The list below includes 77 free or cheap things to do in or near Carolina Beach, North Carolina, including 46 different types of inexpensive activities like Piers & Boardwalks, Arcades, Mini Golf and Breweries.
- From Carolina Beach State Park to Freeman Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Carolina Beach and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wilmington, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Oak Island.
A privately operated pier, Ocean Crest Pier is open from March through December, weather permitting. Daily and seasonal fishing passes are available, and a tackle shop offers rod rentals, tackle, bait, snacks, beverages and beer.
Located on the Blue Water Point Marina, Fugitive Charter Boat is a business offering charter boat rentals to those who visit. During the trips, visitors are guided by experienced captains who teach about the local area while fishing.
Taking visitors around the various islands of the region, Oak Island Fishing Charters offers nearshore, offshore, and backwater fishing trips. These locations provide opportunities for catching Wahoo, King Mackerel, and Red Drum.
Visitors can enjoy deep sea fishing charters and scenic boat tours aboard the King Coffin III and Playin Hooky with Oak Island Charters. The fishing trips are lead by Captain Bob Merritt, who has 45 years of experience.
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2775 Sea Aire Dr Sw, Holden Beach, NC 28462 MoreLess Info
With half-day trips available, Ollie Raja Fishing Charters offers visitors a chance to catch mackerel, flounder, and shark on its fishing charters. The captain is knowledgeable about the fishing spots and the type of fish available.
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714 S Anderson Blvd., Topsail Beach, NC 28445 MoreLess Info
The Topsail Skating Rink on Topsail Beach is a roller skating rink. It is located above the post office, and has hardwood floors, 45-RPM music, and a record player, along with sodas and snacks.