- TripBuzz found 114 things to do with kids in or near Carolina Beach, North Carolina, including 100 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington, Southport and Oak Island.
- From Tony Silvagni Surf School to Carolina Beach Arcade, the Carolina Beach area offers 58 different types of family activities, including: Piers & Boardwalks, Surfing Lessons, Arcades and Mini Golf.
- Carolina Beach is situated on a peninsula bordered by the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. While the permanent population of this resort town is rather small, it attracts a multitude of visitors during the summer who want access to the sandy beaches that make up the Carolina Beach State Park. The limited size of the town makes parking troublesome though, meaning most people use bikes or walk.
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Highway 211, Southport, NC 28461 MoreLess Info
An award-winning 18-hole golf course, the Founders Club at St. James Plantation is located in in Southport, North Carolina. Designed by P.B. Dye, the course has one of the highest slope rankings of any East Coast course.
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900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC MoreLess Info
At Fort Fisher Recreation Area visitors can touch a bamboo shark, talk to a SCUBA driver, and climb on play equipment. Visitors can also see animals being fed, including freshwater carp, striped bass and sturgeon.
Located in the historic village of Southport, the Adventure Company - Day Tours features bicycle and walking tours through the streets of Southport and along the Cape Fear River, and kayak tours and rental services for beginner through advanced kayakers.
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Corner of Nash and Rhett Streets, Southport, NC 28461 MoreLess Info
This old jail built in 1904 to replace the city jail is now The Old Brunswick County Jail Museum. The museum includes the history of the jail, self guided tours of the original jail cells and other exhibits.
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204 E. Moore Street, Southport, NC 28461 MoreLess Info
Located at the juncture of the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Fear, the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport preserves the legacy of the interaction between people, sea and river. The museum includes the only working periscope in the North Carolina Maritime Museum network.
A guided tour of historic Southport, the Old South Tour Company - Ghost Walk Tour focuses on the spookier aspects of local history and legend. The tours last about an hour, and are narrated by knowledgeable and entertaining guides.
Surf Cinemas is a movie theater that features Real D 3D movie showings, movie showings in IMAX, and a concession stand that serves food and beverages. The theater has special party seating as well as discounts for children.
Situated on nine acres, Waterfront Park overlooks the Cape Fear River and features a fishing pier along with an open grassy field. The park provides benches facing the river, paved walkways and sheltered picnic tables.
Based in Southport, North Carolina, Priority Sailing teaches the art of sailing aboard the Carolina Breeze, a 26-foot vessel. The company also offers captained sailing excursions to local areas of historical interest.