Welcome to Pleasure Island, North Carolina!
Discover our beaches, our history, and our hospitality
Plan your summer getaway at Pleasure Island, one of the region's favorite North Carolina Beaches for locals and visitors alike. Whether you come for a week, a weekend, or even just a few hours you're sure to enjoy all the beautiful coastal towns of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Fort Fisher have to offer.
Take in live music, fireworks, outdoor movies, go for a ride on the ferris wheel, or stroll along the beach or the boardwalk. From boating to surfing, fishing, camping, golfing, and - one of our favorites - dining outdoors, make your plans now for a fun and relaxing Pleasure Island vacation.
Here you'll find everything you need to create your own custom itinerary. Check the Event Calendar to see what's happening on the island. Find out Where to Stay and book your reservations now. Then choose ideas for Where to Eat, Where to Play, and any Local Services you might need along the way. We've got all your Pleasure Island vacation planning right here!
When you cross Snow's Cut Bridge, you'll leave the mainland and your worries behind. You have reached one of the most unique and vibrant North Carolina beaches that has a little something for everyone - young , old and in between. In minutes, you'll experience one of the most uniquely classical and authentic North Carolina barrier islands on the eastern seaboard.
Our beaches are easily accessible with a vibrant year round community only minutes south of historic Wilmington, NC and just a short ferry ride from Southport, NC and the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach, SC.
Home to Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Historic Fort Fisher
Pleasure Island, encompassing Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Historic Fort Fisher and home to some of the most unique beach towns and beaches in North Carolina, is nationally recognized as one of the East Coast's leading sports fishing ports with a wonderfully eclectic mix of colorful beach, harbor and waterway-front vacation homes, Oak lined streets and low country-styled neighborhoods, plus a lively downtown Business and Arts District combined with a 1950's era Boardwalk and Amusement Park.
And did we mention award winning seafood restaurants, ocean and river front camping with your 4x4, hiking and biking trails through five hundred year old Sea Pine forests, North Carolina's largest State Aquarium, a restored civil war-era Fort, ecologically diverse wetland marshes and, of course, over seven miles of North Carolina's most beautiful beaches with the gentle Atlantic lapping its shore.
Let Us Help You Plan Your Ideal Pleasure Island Beach Vacation
Pleasure Island is a truly distinctive and affordable vacation destination. Let us help you plan your vacation so you can get the most of what you want during your stay. Browse full profiles for events, activities, accommodations, restaurants, and services and add your favorites to your online itinerary.
We promise you will never forget your visit to Pleasure Island, where the summer never ends!
FREE Sunday Movies at the Carolina Beach Lake
May 26, 2013
28th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival
June 1, 2013
Free Summer Concert Series
June 14, 2013
Pleasure Island Chamber Of Commerce Northern National Parks Tour
September 13, 2013
20th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival
October 12, 2013
18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off
April 12, 2014