If you’re visiting coastal North Carolina, it’s probably because you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and unwind with your loved ones. In that case, you can’t pick a better place than Carolina Beach. This lovely beach town offers peace and tranquility, as well as many outdoor opportunities you cannot miss. One of our favorites is Carolina Beach State Park. There, you can leave civilization behind and reconnect with nature in the most glorious setting. Read on to discover how to spend a fabulous day trip there, and start planning your stay on Carolina Beach today!
How to Make the Most of Your Day at Carolina Beach State Park
Plan a Scenic Picnic
One of the most pleasant ways to experience the beauty of Carolina Beach State Park is to organize a picnic there! The park is a popular coastal attraction that borders the town of Carolina Beach. You can stop at a local store downtown to buy provisions and pack it in your bag before heading out there. We recommend juicy fruits and ham-and-cheese sandwiches to cool you down during the summer months. The park features 420 acres of forest, including shaded areas where you can settle down and enjoy your lunch. You can also walk around by the beach and find a spot there! Remember to bring water and a blanket.
Go on Leisurely Hike
Carolina Beach State Park is also a wonderful area for nature lovers and active people. Indeed, you can enjoy more than 9 miles of trails in the park, all taking you through various ecosystems and habitats. All of the trails are easy to hike and can be explored with your entire family by your side. Some of them are also wheelchair accessible, like the Flytrap Trail and the Fitness Trail. Hike through sandhill forests, breathe in the delicious smell of the pine and oak trees, spot wildlife as you go by the marsh, and delight in the splendid ocean views and sparkling water as you walk along the beach.
Get Your Rod in the Water
Do you love fishing in your spare time? Well, you’ll be happy to know that you can indulge in your favorite hobby while visiting Carolina Beach State Park. Pack your fishing rod and baits and head over to the park’s marina. From there, you can catch some red drum and flounder! If you’re going for the latter, make sure you’re using a Carolina Rig — it will make things much easier for you! We also recommend going to the dock at high tide. This tide chart will help you decide on the best time to visit!
Rest and Relax at Your Carolina Retreats Home
After a lovely day discovering Carolina Beach State Park, return to your cozy home on the beach! Carolina Retreats offers a wide selection of high-end beach properties that are fantastic destinations for you and your loved ones. After all, why visit like a tourist when you can stay like a local? We know the importance of making memories with your family, and we make sure that all our homes are the perfect environment for it. We also want to be as discrete as possible and not invade your personal space, so all of our properties are equipped with keyless entries! There’s no need to wait for hours when you get here. Go directly to your rental and start your vacation right away!