Carolina Beach Lake Park and Playground

400 S. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

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Great park & playground close to the beach

In the heart of Carolina Beach, the 11-acre Carolina Beach Lake is actually noted in the Guinness Book of World Records as being the closest freshwater lake to a major body of saltwater.  Pretty cool fun fact! 

The park has four gazebos, a sheltered picnic area, restrooms, and playground equipment for little ones. An amphitheater is located on-site for summertime concerts or special events.  This is a great spot for running/stroller running as there is a trail that goes around the entire lake and lots of benches for pit stops.

During the season, a paddleboat company provides paddle boat and kayak rentals daily (cost is typically $12 - $22).  Also during summer, a weekly Farmers Market is every Saturday morning and Free Outdoor Movies on Sunday evenings. The lake is also host to the extremely popular Pleasure Island Chowder Cookoff  in April.

Photo Creds:

Jennifer Plym
Washington, D.C.
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Beach South of Wilmington
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Great food & good vibes


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