11.04.2017 - 11.04.2017
Carolina Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina. It is part of the Wilmington metropolitan area. It is about 1/2 hour drive south of Wilmington.
The region of Carolina Beach is on a peninsula between Cape Fear river and the Atlantic Ocean. The beach itself is on Pleasure Island which is at the tip of the peninsula - where there are several islands.
It was during the 1940’s that the popularity of Carolina Beach and its reputation as the place to be really took hold. Big bands of the era came here to perform in the Bame Hotel and people came for miles around to enjoy the great seafood in one of the many fine restaurants.
A portion of the boardwalk was rebuilt in 2015. The boardwalk is built on top of the sand dunes. On one side of the dunes is the beach, on the other is the commercial strip.
=====Lunch at Hang Ten Grill=====
As the name suggests, Hang Ten Grill is a casual beach joint with a surfer vibe.