Carolina Beach State Park is a popular coastal attraction at Carolina Beach, North Carolina. The 761-acre park includes a visitors center and marina/fuel dock accessing some of North Carolina's best fishing spots, and features miles of hiking trails.
Secluded RV sites and campsites are available beneath a canopy of trees.
The park is also home of the famous Venus Fly Trap.
Carolina Beach State Park is located off US 421 in New Hanover County on Dow Road, 10 miles south of Wilmingon, NC. If it's not on your list, add it.
We can't wait to go back.
Kure (pronounced Cure-ee) Beach is situated on an island between Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher. The island is popularly referred to as "Pleasure Island." From Carolina Beach State Park, Kure Beach is only 3 miles away.
When we visited, Kure Beach was completely empty of tourists. Only the people who live and work in Kure Beach were there. Our timing couldn't have been better. We had the beach, bars and restaurants to ourselves.
Speaking of restaurants, Kure Beach is a small town, but the seafood is excellent. We made the 5 minute drive from Carolina Beach State Park each evening for dinner at Jack Mackerels Island Grill. The shrimp is a must-have if you're a shrimp lover.
The beach is extremely well kept and the people super friendly.
There were only two tourists in the entire town.
We loved our time in Kure Beach and already have plans to return.
When planning our trip home from the Airstream factory in Jackson Center, Ohio, Janet wanted to stop in Lexington, Kentucky at the Kentucky Horse Park. That was a great decision.
Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm and extremely scenic. The campground offers 260 sites with 50/30/20 amp electric and water. All sites are 55' paved back-ins with fire rings and picnic tables. The campground includes a grocery store and gift shop. If you're travels have you passing near Lexington, KY, by all means get a reservation at KHP.
Since we were there during early winter, only one of the inner loops was open and there were only 6-8 other campers in the park. It doesn't get any better.