Carolina Beach State Park
Great Hiking trails including a carnivorous plant loop. Stop at the visitors center for trail maps.
- Check out beautiful hiking trails, wildlife, the marina, kayak & paddle board rentals, and more! Just a 4 minute drive.
Great place to hike located along the cape fear river. Kayaks and paddleboards available to rent. Miles of trails and a great place to bring dogs.
Large park. Multiple hiking trails. We have not been here yet, but we have heard great things. Apparently, it is one of the only areas in the entire world where you can see Venus fly traps native.
Hiking trails, kayak rental, fishing, biking, picnic area, venus flytrap
This beautiful park offers a playground, water activates, a nice walk path etc. They have amazing Christmas light lined up along the walkway from November until January.
“- Rainy day? Check out the aquarium, just past Fort Fisher. Enjoy a variety of exhibits and marine life! About a 15 minute drive.”
“Fort fisher is a recreational area. You can go fishing or visit the NC Aquarium. It also has a ferry which can take you over to South Port which is another local and historic area.”
“Take ferry over to historic Southport for fun and a bike ride. Beautiful ferry ride that you can take your bikes or car on or just yourselves. Park your car at Ft. Fisher to reduce your ferry cost.”
“Only accessible by boat and situated just north of Carolina Beach, Mansonboro Island is the largest site within the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve, and comprises of more than 5,600 acres of beautiful beaches, marshlands, tidal flats, and maritime forest. As a result of this natural setting, birdwatchers and nature fans will be in heaven strolling through along the 8.4 mile long shoreline, and will find abundant wildlife as well as flora and fauna around every scenic turn. ”
Point of Interest
“go straight in for park with tanks and helicopters and cannons to explore. continue to the right for the river fishing pier and burger resturant. summertime concerts. ”