Sights to See: Carolina Beach Lake
Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, & Fort Fisher in Pleasure Island
In the heart of Carolina Beach, NC you'll find one of the many unique features of Pleasure Island - Carolina Beach Lake. This 11 acre fresh water lake is located just two short blocks from the ocean and 1 1/4 miles south of Snow's Cut Bridge and is bordered by S Lake Park Blvd, Atlantis Ave. 4th Street and Columbia Ave. A walking path circles the lake and is the perfect place to take a stroll or for the little ones to learn to ride their bikes. While enjoying the walking path keep an eye out for the several varieties of ducks and geese who call Carolina Beach Lake home.
On the north side of the lake is a playground, picnic shelter, gazebo, and public rest rooms. A small parking lot is adjacent to the playground, but can fill up quickly on busy weekends and during events.
Carolina Beach Lake is the venue for many popular Pleasure Island Events. During the summer season enjoy the weekly Farmers Market here on Saturday mornings and Free Outdoor Movies on Sunday evenings. The lake is also host to the extremely popular Pleasure Island Chowder Cookoff in April.
Each winter during the holiday season the lake comes alive with thousands of twinkling lights - a focal point of the Island of Lights celebration on Pleasure Island. Spectacular lighted displays are set all along the walking path.