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**2 Blocks from Beach, Dog Friendly, Fenced Yard**
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Entire residential home · 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.

Hamlet Hideaway 3BD/2.5BA Perfect Location in CB!
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Entire residential home · 7 guests · 4 beds · 2.5 baths

Hamlet Hideaway 3BD/2.5BA Perfect Location in CB!Great Location in the Heart of Carolina Beach !!! 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath House located in a quiet, family-oriented neighborhood, just 3 blocks from one of the best beaches on the island. Easily walk to the entire Downtown and Boardwalk areas of Carolina Beach, including local restaurants, shopping, grocery stores, churches, and family entertainment. NO PARTY PEOPLE.

Home with Salt water pool and bamboo garden view
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Entire residential home · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Home with Salt water pool and bamboo garden viewThe suite is a private/guest studio (includes private entrance, full kitchen, bath and queen size bed). Designed to enjoy the saltwater pool/zen gardens. Imagine sea salt colors, Tommy Bahama style, and the artist way touch! What’s unique about this property is that you can take the sidewalk/bike path straight to the ocean (6 blocks). You can walk to restaurants, mini grocery store, and catch amazing sunrises/sunsets. This space is intended to chill. (NO KIDS/1-2 ADULTS MAX NO EXCEPTION)

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Popular house amenities in Carolina Beach

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  • Pets allowed
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  • Wifi
  • Kitchen

Apartments in Carolina Beach

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Oceanfront Condo w/ Balcony & Pool
ﺩ.ﺇ702 per night
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Dancing Oaks - The Studio
ﺩ.ﺇ394 per night
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Carolina Beach Crabby Pad complete with backyard
ﺩ.ﺇ597 per night
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Renovated Beachfront Retreat-Private Beach Access
ﺩ.ﺇ845 per night
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Wheelchair Accessible Beach Rental -Carolina Beach
ﺩ.ﺇ716 per night
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Crabby Pad #2
ﺩ.ﺇ576 per night
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Ocean Breeze at CB - Walk To Beach
ﺩ.ﺇ1,039 per night
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Pelican's Perch - 1 Minute Walk To Beach
ﺩ.ﺇ1,012 per night
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High Tide, 1 bedroom apt upstairs unit. CB
ﺩ.ﺇ306 per night
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CORAL SURF C-1 0CEANFRONT 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH CONDO
ﺩ.ﺇ892 per night
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Anchors Away - 1 Minute Walk To Beach
ﺩ.ﺇ890 per night
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Surf Station 1 @ Texas Ave Beach Access
ﺩ.ﺇ614 per night

Pet-friendly houses

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Imagine That by the Sea...
ﺩ.ﺇ677 per night
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In the Heart of CB. Less than a block to it all!
ﺩ.ﺇ1,172 per night
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Historic Hanby Beach Bungalow
ﺩ.ﺇ931 per night
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Coastal Cabana - 1 Block to beach with sound view
ﺩ.ﺇ1,322 per night
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Charm Your Sol < 3 miles from Carolina Beach
ﺩ.ﺇ647 per night
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*6 min walk to Beach, 4 Bedroom Home, Dog Friendly
ﺩ.ﺇ1,561 per night
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NEWLY BUILT Carolina Beach Boardwalk Home
ﺩ.ﺇ853 per night
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Mermaid’s cave
ﺩ.ﺇ837 per night
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Beach Getaway! - 2 mins to Ocean - Pets OK! - W/D
ﺩ.ﺇ385 per night
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Relax in our Pleasure Island Duplex
ﺩ.ﺇ1,133 per night
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Point Break Historic Beach Cottage
ﺩ.ﺇ918 per night
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Lemon Twist
ﺩ.ﺇ967 per night

Houses with pools

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Mermaid Retreat* Private Pool* Pet Friendly
ﺩ.ﺇ1,758 per night
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Indigo Retreat - 5 BR Home
ﺩ.ﺇ2,928 per night
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Premium New Townhome, Pool, Elevator, Great for the Entire Family, 2 Owner Suites, Fast Internet
ﺩ.ﺇ2,516 per night
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Private Pool, Single family Home, Large Deck, Fire Pit, Bikes, Beach Chairs/toys, Quiet Location
ﺩ.ﺇ1,686 per night
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One House •Two Sides• Duplex with Private Pool
ﺩ.ﺇ3,669 per night
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Villa Jennette
ﺩ.ﺇ2,204 per night
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Zepka-Enjoy the beach by day and the pool by night in this premier townhouse
ﺩ.ﺇ1,010 per night
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Spacious Beach Retreat | Saltwater Pool, Game Room
ﺩ.ﺇ731 per night
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Newly Renovated Across from Beach access
ﺩ.ﺇ643 per night
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Kure Dreamin'
ﺩ.ﺇ2,105 per night
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Carolina Beach Clam Shack(formerly FUN!)
ﺩ.ﺇ1,371 per night
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Tropical Duplex By the Sea
ﺩ.ﺇ514 per night

Your guide to Carolina Beach

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 stay in a vacation rental in Carolina Beach?

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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