FREE Carolina Beach and Kure Beach summer activities
If you are heading to the beach this summer, check out this list of frugal and free activities at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach! Please share any others you know about.Posted — Updated
If you are heading to the beach this summer, check out this list of frugal and free activities at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach! Although we have done many of the fun activities on the list, there are a few I still want to try.
Please share any other frugal beach activities or events you know about.
Hint: Check out the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, which has been recognized by the likes of CNN, FOX News and USA TODAY and recently celebrated a grand opening after undergoing a series of renovations.
Hint: Movies start at 8:45 p.m. Arrive early and let the kids get some energy out running around the lake path or playing on the playground.
Hint: The grove of live oak trees – twisted and bent by centuries of sea breezes – is the perfect spot for a shady picnic.
Hint: Bring along lawn chairs or blankets to get comfy.
Hint: Hike Sugarloaf Dune Trail where the scenery ranges from North Carolina pine forest to white sandy beach.
Hint: It’s a great place for shelling.
Hint: The park hosts special events throughout the summer including Turtle Talks (Mondays) and Story Time by the Sea (Wednesdays).
Hint: Try your hand at disc golf – it’s the only course in the area.
Hint: With 20 lifeguard stands, it’s a great spot to go with kids. Many of the beach access locations are suitable for strollers and offer convenient parking, concessions and public restrooms with showers.
Hint: Kids will love the museum’s fiber optic battle map, complete with sound effects. The trail at the fort also features new educational panels.
Hint: Drag yourself out of bed to catch a sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean.
Thanks to the Wilmington and Beaches CVB for all the great activities.