Carolina Beach State Park RV & Campground Guide

North Carolina

Carolina Beach State Park

is a popular coastal attraction in the state. A marina provides access to some of the state’s best fishing spots, miles of hiking trails wind through a variety of different habitats, and you may see a Venus flytrap growing in the wild. The park is unique in its history and natural diversity. 

The weather in the park can get down into the 30’s during the winter lows, and up into the high 80’s during the summer highs. It rains for about 1 to 1 ½ weeks each month.

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Weather
Spring 45 F – 79 F
Summer 71 F – 88 F
Fall 46 F – 84 F
Winter 37 F – 60 F
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Nearby Cities
Carolina Beach, NC
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Carolina Beach State Park

Roosevelt State Park has 79 campsites - some with hookups, some without - but they all have picnic tables and grills. The campsites with hookups include electricity and water. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Every rental comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your needs and your travel plans.   

There are other campgrounds nearby you can try as well.

Winner’s RV Park

Winner’s RV Park in Carolina Beach is the only dedicated RV park on the island, with full hookups and within walking distance of the beach, dining, and nightlife.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: walking distance to beach, other attractions

Carolina Beach Family Campground

With the ocean on one side and the river on the other, the Carolina Beach Family Campground is just a few steps away from water sports, fishing, swimming, or just sunbathing and relaxing on the beach. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: n/a
  • Other amenities: pool, beach access, laundry, general store

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What to Do at
Carolina Beach State Park

Inside Carolina Beach State Park

There are lots of things to do at Carolina Beach State Park. Because it’s situated on the coast, you’re sure to find plenty of beachy things to do...as well as other fun activities: 

Hiking: About 9 miles of trails go through a variety of different coastal habitats. The trails are fairly easy to walk, and you can observe the diverse plant and animal life (including bugs! Bring repellent). 

Boating: You can boat along the Cape Fear River, the Myrtle Grove Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean. a 54-slip marina and two public boat ramps are available in the park, and a marina store sells fuel, snacks, fishing, and camping supplies. Restrooms, a laundry room, and showers are also available for boat slip renters. 

Fishing: You can fish from the river bank, or from the accessible fishing deck, or you can launch your boat at the marina to fish. You may catch flounder, spot, sheepshead, and speckled trout. 

Outside Carolina Beach State Park

There’s a lot to do outside Carolina Beach State Park as well! From history to nature, you’re sure to find something to interest you in the area!

Restaurants

Freddie’s Restaurant

Freddie’s serves authentic Italian food in an Irish pub-like setting. There’s also a small bar that serves what proclaims to be the best martinis in the area. Freddie’s is known as the best pork chop restaurant in the area as well - the huge center cut chop, grilled to perfection and demi-glazed in a balsamic reduction.

Location: Kure Beach, NC

Shuckin’ Shack

This oyster bar features seafood including lobster rolls, fish tacos, and po’ boys, along with chicken tenders and foods for kids who may be a little more finicky. Definitely try some of the oysters in one of their many variations.

Location: Carolina Beach, NC

Soul Flavor

The mission of Soul Flavor is to provide dishes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients in a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant makes soul food, but is conscious of having healthy options as well. Gather at the bar for hand-mixed cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juice or scratch made syrups, or try the house sangria. 

Location: Carolina Beach, NC

Shopping

Carolina Beach Boardwalk

Stroll the boardwalk, and find several unique shops that offer souvenirs, beach apparel, accessories, food, and more, along with ocean views, restaurants, bars, and entertainment.

Location: Carolina Beach, NC

Sightseeing

Battleship NC

Across the river from downtown Wilmington, the Battleship North Carolina invites visitors to wander through, imagining the daily life and tense combat the crew aboard faced in the Pacific Theatre during WWII.

Location: Wilmington, NC

North Carolina Aquarium

You’ll connect with the natural world at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Feel stingrays, climb along Adventure Reef, chat with divers, and see albino alligators.

Location: Kure Beach, NC

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

There are nearly six miles of pristine beach and trails through salt marsh teaming with wildlifeat Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, which touches both the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River. You might see loggerhead sea turtles, piping plovers, and other rare species that nest along the shore. The park is also popular for surf fishing and four-wheel driving.

Location: Kure Beach, NC

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How to Get to
Carolina Beach State Park

From Raleigh: Take Interstate 40 east. After approximately 122 miles, the Interstate turns into NC 132. Continue south on NC 132, driving through Wilmington. US 421 joins NC 132; continue south on US 421. After driving across Snow’s Cut Bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway, turn right at the second stoplight onto Dow Road, and follow signs to the park entrance, on the right on State Park Road.

Entering Carolina Beach State Park

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