Carolina Beach

                                                 Click here for a map of the Public Beach Accesses

                                                                           Parking Available Nearby*

     Public Beach Accesses

  • Texas Ave.*
  • South Carolina Ave.
  • Ocean Ave.*
  • North Carolina Ave.*
  • Spartanburg Ave.*
  • Carolina Beach Ave. S.*
  • Charlotte Ave.*
  • Harper Ave.*
  • Pelican Ln.
  • Dolphin Ln.
  • Starfish Ln.
  • Sand Dollar Ln.
  • Clam Shell Ln.
  • Periwinkle Ln.
  • Sand Fiddler Ln.*
  • Salt Marsh Ln.*

     Public Beach Accesses With Restrooms & Showers

  • Alabama Ave.
  • Hamlet Ave.*
  • Cape Fear Blvd.*
  • Sandpipler Ln.
  • Sea Oats Ln.*

     Public Beach Accesses ADA Accessible

  • Alabama Ave.
  • Tennessee Ave.*
  • Lake Dr.*
  • Atlanta Ave.*
  • Scallop Ln.*
  • Sea Gull Ln.*
  • Sailfish Ln.
  • Oystershell Ln.*
  • Sandpiper Ln.
  • Seahorse Ln.*
  • Scotch Bonnett Ln.


The Lifeguard season begins Memorial weekend and runs through Labor Day weekend.  The Town of Carolina Beach places 20 lifeguard stands covering approximately 3 miles of beach strand.  Each beach access with the closest street locations to help identify where you are on the beach.  Lifeguards are on duty Monday thru Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:45 pm and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Friday thru Sunday.  Carolina Beach is a USLA Advanced Certified Beach.  Our lifeguards train and exercise daily for the safety of our citizens and visitors.


Beach rules prohibit alcohol and glass containers.  Animals are allowed on the beach from November 1st to February 28th as long as they are on a leash.  The sand dunes are protected under State and Federal statute.  We request that you respect this natural area.  Driving, overnight camping and open fires are prohibited along the beach strand within the corporate city limits.  All personal items and beach equipment that are left unattended and remain on the public beach between sunset and sunrise will be classified as abandoned property.  Items will be removed and disposed of by the Town.  Not removing beach equipment between sunset and sunrise could result in a $40 fine per day.  Emergency lane of no less than 10 feet should be left open along the dune line.