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**2 Blocks from Beach, Dog Friendly, Fenced Yard**
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Entire house · 8 guests · 4 beds · 2.5 baths

**2 Blocks from Beach, Dog Friendly, Fenced Yard**Welcome to your new favorite vacation home, The Salty Dog ReTreat at Kure Beach, NC! This spacious 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath, dog friendly home sleeps 8 people comfortably in a quiet cul-de-sac less than 2 blocks away from the beach with private beach parking and access. Enjoy the covered decks on 2 levels and fastest WiFi for those working from home or e-learning with kids. Relax in the fenced-in back yard with a hot tub pavilion equipped with an outdoor bar, gas grill, and outdoor shower.

Sunrise Shack - 2 Blocks to Beach with Lake View
Entire house · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Sunrise Shack - 2 Blocks to Beach with Lake ViewWelcome to The Sunrise Shack! Enjoy this newly renovated 1940’s tropical beach home just moments away from the island’s favorite restaurants and activities. With only 200 steps (0.2 miles) to the nearest beach access, a relaxing day at the beach has never been so convenient. Take a 5 minute walk (0.4 miles) to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk and visit the world famous Britt’s Donuts. The Carolina Beach Lake is 2 minutes away (0.1 mile) and is a great place to run, walk, and ride bikes.

Freshly renovated & clean 3/2 house  in Wilmington
Entire house · 6 guests · 3 beds · 2 baths

Freshly renovated & clean 3/2 house in WilmingtonFreshly renovated ranch style home with new flooring, paint. Bathrooms have been completely in May 2021. Centrally located minutes from Wrightsville beach, uncw and downtown

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Popular house amenities in Carolina Beach

  • Pool
  • Pets allowed
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Apartments in Carolina Beach

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Oceanfront Condo w/ Balcony & Pool
$191 per night
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Heart of Historic Downtown! Great 1 Bedroom Apt. H
$83 per night
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Renovated Beachfront Retreat-Private Beach Access
$230 per night
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★ Chic Riverside Condo-2 Blocks from Water-Parking
$159 per night
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Easy living by the Water! Joy of Historic Downtown
$93 per night
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Wheelchair Accessible Beach Rental -Carolina Beach
$195 per night
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The Glass Garden - Unique Downtown Apartment
$151 per night
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New Downtown Wilmington Studio Apartment
$146 per night
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The Hide Away
$78 per night
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Downtown Riverfront Condo with Fab View & Parking
$119 per night
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Historic Wilmington Downtown. Living by the Water
$93 per night
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Carolina beach home with view of saltwater pool
$111 per night

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Island Retreat
$283 per night
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Sixth on the Park
$95 per night
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No Up-front Pet Fees: Wilmington Pet Friendly
$135 per night
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Shellee's LegaSea-Take a retreat in this gorgeous private home with ocean views!!
$344 per night
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NEWLY BUILT Carolina Beach Boardwalk Home
$250 per night
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Point Break Historic Beach Cottage
$215 per night
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The Red Brick House - Downtown - Cargo District
$91 per night
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Salt Air Cottage-Charming and Colorful little beach house in the Heart of Carolina Beach
$194 per night
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Almost Heaven-Cozy family cottage just steps from Kure Beach
$276 per night
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Midtown Oasis 10 minutes from Wrightsville Beach
$250 per night
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The Beach House on Snapper
$210 per night
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"New Leash on Life" Pet & people friendly cottage
$158 per night

Houses with pools

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Just Two Miles from Wrightsville Beach!
$199 per night
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Mermaid Retreat* Private Pool* Pet Friendly
$483 per night
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Private Pool, Single family Home, Large Deck, Fire Pit, Bikes, Beach Chairs/toys, Quiet Location
$419 per night
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Zepka-Enjoy the beach by day and the pool by night in this premier townhouse
$297 per night
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Hooked on Swordfish-Come relax at an upscale duplex with pool nestled between mature live oaks
$337 per night
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Southport amenities/Oak Island beaches!
$140 per night
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Port of Call - 5 minutes from Wrightsville Beach
$350 per night
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Carson-Make memories sitting by the pool in this gorgeous well appointed duplex
$324 per night
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Newly Renovated Across from Beach access
$175 per night
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Tropical Duplex By the Sea
$140 per night
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The Pearl-Single Family Home with a Pool in Kure Beach
$398 per night
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Come Stay in the Heart of Wilmington
$42 per night

All About Carolina Beach

This festive beach town just south of Wilmington, North Carolina, is classic summertime Americana. When fireworks explode over the vintage oceanfront boardwalk after sunset, it’s easy to understand why vacationing families have been flocking to Carolina Beach since the late 19th century, when visitors arrived via steamship down the Cape Fear River. Though the town is less than three square miles, there’s no shortage of things to do: Take a surf lesson or jetski in the waves on the Atlantic Ocean side, fish for mackerel and perch off the wooden pier, or see how many species of migratory birds you can count while hiking the nine miles of white-sand trails at Carolina Beach State Park.

How do I get around Carolina Beach?

Fly into Wilmington International Airport (ILM), and chances are you’ll be checking into your rental accommodations less than an hour after your plane touches down: It’s only about 20 miles, or 30 minutes, from the tarmac to the sand. Once you’re at Carolina Beach, bicycling is the best way to get around, and there are a number of bike rental shops in town that will be eager to oblige.

When is the best time to book a Carolina Beach vacation rental?

Carolina Beach is a popular spring and summertime destination. Summer days are hot, humid, and breezy, and temperatures usually crack 90 degrees Fahrenheit in July and August. The water temperature is not far behind, reaching a bathtub-like 82 degrees. Summer is also the region’s wettest time of year: expect 7 to 8 inches of rain in July, August, and September. It’s always good to be mindful of tropical storms during hurricane season, which runs from June to November. Fall brings fewer crowds and milder temperatures, so it’s a good time to visit, though it may be too cold to swim. Winter highs hover around 60 degrees, with overnight lows close to freezing, so pack accordingly and make sure to layer up.

What are the top things to do in Carolina Beach?

Carolina Beach Boardwalk

Though it dates to the 1880s, the Carolina Beach Boardwalk has been rebuilt, expanded, and modernized over the years, but it still retains its throwback charm. These days you’ll find an assortment of carnival rides, arcade games, candy vendors, and tiki bars, just steps from the sand.

Carolina Beach State Park

Highlights of this 761-acre park, nestled between the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean, include the 50-foot Sugarloaf Dune and nine miles of hiking trails for all skill levels (don’t miss the carnivorous pitcher plants and Venus flytraps that line the half-mile Flytrap Trail). There’s also a marina with two public boat ramps from which you can depart on fishing excursions to Myrtle Grove Sound, the river, or the sea.

Diving

With unpredictable currents and dangerous shoals lurking beneath the surface, this stretch of North Carolina coastline has been perilous for mariners of yore, claiming nearly 65 shipwrecks within a 50-mile radius. But the wrecks are a boon for divers, who can book charter trips to explore the Condor Heritage Dive Site, an area containing 21 shipwrecks including the Condor, which ran aground while evading Union ships in 1864.

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