Carolina Beach is a coastal town that sits along the Atlantic Ocean and is a hot spot for fishing and home to the Flytrap Trail, named for the plant along its trail. Check out Carolina Beach and be entertained by the activities at the boardwalk, enjoy the beautiful beaches and take in the exceptional fishing. Families come to this area year after year and make this a final home for many. Carolina Beach Boardwalk offers shops, restaurants, and amusement rides for all ages.


Michael's Seafood

While you are enjoying the best scenic beaches around, enjoy some of the best seafood in the area! Conveniently located in the business section of Carolina Beach, Michael’s Seafood is known for its delicious clam chowder and awesome shrimp and grits.

The Shuckin' Shack

Surfs up at The Shuckin’ Shack in Carolina Beach! This laid-back beach vibe spot offers daily specials, great local seafood, and of course, oysters to shuck! Located in the heart of Carolina Beach, you will want to drop your surfboard here.

Pop's Diner

Pop’s Diner is a toe-tapping experience! Enjoy the 1950’s in the 2000s while eating scrumptious hot dogs, juicy burgers, and mouth-watering milkshakes. Elvis would have loved Pop’s Diner and we know you will too!

Salt Fish Restaurant

Salt Fish uses locally-sourced ingredients to create eclectic dishes inspired by the Caribbean, Polynesia, and all ports in-between. Enjoy our casual atmosphere and uniquely flavorful food with our signature Tiki cocktails, red, white and bubbly wines, or popular beers.

Beer and Wine

Good Hops Brewing

At Good Hops Brewing, their mission is to make and drink tasty beer at a comfortable neighborhood gathering place while fiercely supporting all things local. Craft Beer has the ability to bring people together! At Good Hops Brewing passion and purpose come together

Island Beverage

A laid-back craft beer and wine bar with a fantastic selection of both local & national craft beers and wines. 18 rotating taps and a diverse wine by the glass menu. Their comfortable setting is kid and dog-friendly with ample seating for you and your family. Show your competitive side while playing one of their many games, share your groove at open mic night or expand your mind at our Beer 101 & Wine 101 tastings.

The Fat Pelican

The Fat Pelican has survived over 50 named storms and hurricanes over the 30 years of business including Hurricanes Bertha, Fran and Floyd. One constant is always “Beer is Love” at The Fat Pelican.

SeaWitch Tiki bAr

The SeaWitch is a unique restaurant and entertainment venue serving locals and tourists in Carolina Beach and the greater Wilmington area. Established in 1995, the business has operated as a restaurant and tiki bar, specializing in casual dining, private functions, and year-round live entertainment. The SeaWitch has become a landmark in Carolina Beach and is often referred to as a “hidden paradise” by its customers.

Coffee Shops and sweets

Britt's Donuts

Britt's is nationally known for its amazing donuts! When Springtime is in the air, everyone in the Wilmington area knows Britt’s Donuts will be opening soon. People come from all over to enjoy this family recipe since 1939.

Crush & Grind

Their specialty is making customers feel at home. Their signature drink is the cold brew made with an organic Ethiopian bean which delivers a smooth, rich flavor. Go in and check them out. They have coffee, craft beer and amazing wine to enjoy whether you sit down or take it to go!

Far out on the Boardwalk

Offering carnival treats like cotton candy, pretzels, nachos, and popcorn as well as retro candies, soda pops, and toys, they have checked all of the boxes for a nostalgic retail and concession shop taking you back to the good ol' days. But it doesn't stop there! There are tin signs, lunch boxes, new and used vinyl records, one of a kind shirt transfers, as well as Far Out shirts and hats to choose from and much more!


Jeanne's Jewels & Fashion

You will be overwhelmed by the vast selection of fashion and fine jewelry at Jeanne’s. After all, a girl can’t have too much jewelry! From the island’s best selection of sea glass earrings, pendants, and bracelets – to fun and sporty watches, Jeanne’s is a trove of treasures awaiting your discovery.

Seaside Shenanigans

This dog friendly gift shop cis full of coverups, hats, towels, clothing and accessories. Open year round, they also offer soaps, lotions, scrubs as well as an eclectic home decor gift area. They also have great infant and children's choices!

Lifestyle and Wellness

Island Wellness

A locally owned healthy lifestyle boutique providing high quality essential supplements, natural skincare and beauty items, essential oils, locally made gifts and apparel, and locally brewed kombucha on tap!

Island Massage and Spa

A local day spa offering massage therapy, skin care and body treatments, as well as sauna sessions! A great way to find even more peace and relaxation while in paradise.