Boardwalk Project


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CarolinaBeach Boardwalk Detail

About the Boardwalk Improvement Project:

This project provides a much needed facelift for the Boardwalk area and greatly enhances beach access,
special needs accommodations, and enjoyment of the dune ecosystem.
It encompasses a full slate of public benefits including:

•      Replacing the entire existing 750-foot long, 8-foot wide structure with a new 16-foot wide Boardwalk
and all new 10-foot wide handicap accessible public beach accessways.

•      Renovating the existing oceanfront stage/viewing area and add roof

•      Adding seating areas, swings, benches, covered gazebos ,and sail shades 

•      Redesigning and enlarge the landscaped coves between the Boardwalk and sidewalk to provide space
for public art, historical and environmental educational kiosks, shaded seating and picnic facilities
and open space for music, art and other cultural activities



             History of the Boardwalk

1887 - The resort of Carolina Beach opens with a pavilion, the Oceanic Hotel and boardwalks
1925 - The Town of Carolina Beach is incorporated
1939 - Britt’s Donuts opens on the boardwalk
1941 - Boardwalk and businesses reopen for summer season billed as “The South’s Miracle Beach” after the 1940 fire destroyed 2 blocks of the boardwalk
1954 - Hurricane Hazel hits October 15th, again the beach and boardwalk rebuild
1978 - Seashore Amusements relocates to Lake Park Blvd.
1989 - New wooden boardwalk is built over the berm
1990-2007 - Town Council revises zoning to pave the way for more desirable businesses at the boardwalk
2008 - Boardwalk Makeover Group revitalizes boardwalk making it family-friendly, the amusements return
2014 - Boardwalk Improvement Projects breaks ground