Looking for the perfect destination for your spring break 2021? Carolina Beach and Kure Beach are located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean on a barrier island in North Carolina. Tucked along the Cape Fear River, Pleasure Island boasts pristine beaches, nature preserves, family-friendly attractions, and historic sites. 

The beaches of Pleasure Island are a popular destination for summer travel, but spring offers pleasant temperatures, uncrowded beaches, and abundant opportunities for recreation.

4 Fun Things to do in Carolina Beach in Spring

Sugar Loaf Overlook Trail


The beaches of Pleasure Island are the reason so many come to visit! Carolina Beach and Kure Beach offer wide stretches of beach and plenty of opportunity for recreation along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. You can enjoy water-based activities like kayaking, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and more. If you prefer to stand on land, enjoy sunbathing, shelling, or just walking along the shores. 


Fishing is among its best during the spring months in Carolina Beach. You can go surf fishing, pier fishing, or book a charter for inshore and offshore excursions. Plus, the multitude of waters to fish in offers a truly unique and diverse experience.

You can go fishing in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf Stream, or Cape Fear River to catch a wide variety of species, including trout, flounder, cobia, King mackerel, albacore, amberjack, and so many more. A fishing charter is the way to go for the best chance at catching something, as local captains know just where to cast a line. 

If you prefer to stay onshore, Carolina Beach Fishing Pier and Kure Beach Fishing Pier are must-visits. 


Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding offer a relaxing way to get out on the water while still being active. You can get out on the waters of Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean while paddling on a kayak or board, or take a guided tour or lessons for expert advice. 


Carolina Beach State Park boasts nearly 9 miles of trails for all skill levels. There are several trails throughout the park that can be explored separately, or all at once to view the entire park. Sugarloaf Trail is a popular easy trail that is 3 miles long through a swamp, forest, and coastal habitats. Hikers should also make a point to visit Fort Fisher State Recreation Area for birdwatching, wildlife viewing, photography, fishing, and more. 

Tips for Planning Your Carolina Beach Vacation This Spring


In Carolina Beach and Kure Beach during the spring, the weather can fluctuate between highs in the high-70s and lows in the high-30s. Day temperatures average in the 60s and 70s, but the nights can get a bit chilly. Bring everything from your flip flops to a few comfy sweaters. Rain is also somewhat common here, so prepare for the possibility of showers during your stay. 

Book Soon

Spring is just around the corner, so don’t wait any longer to secure your stay in Carolina Beach or Kure Beach. At Carolina Beach Realty, we offer a wide selection of accommodations that include oceanfront rentalshomes with a private pool, and pet-friendly stays