Perhaps you've heard the story of the naming of Greenland and Iceland, wherein Greenland was named so to draw people to what is mostly a frozen tundra so that the folks in Iceland could keep its astounding beauty and good farmable land to themselves. One can only presume that the same diversion was attempted in the case of "Cape Fear", where perhaps the only thing to fear is a little too much of a good time.
Carolina Beach is one of the most classic old-tyme beachfront boardwalks to be found. Live music, lively bar scenes, intriguing and original shops, and fresh Atlantic seafood line the shore.Families can enjoy mini golf, the Carolina Beach National Park, amusement rides, and much more.
The Deck house is a great restaurant in a sweet location, and a local favorite.
The nearby city of Wilmington has even more to offer. Museums of all kinds, jazz, wine, the alluring Kure beach, and America's #1 Riverfront, all to go along with nearly 2 miles of antiques, boutiques, eateries and bars alike along its fantastic Riverwalk. Check out the hulking USS North Carolina, or the enchanting Airlie Gardens. This historic American city has "land of opportunity" written all over it.
Some of Wilmington's best restaurants are also among North Carolina's best. The elegant Caprice Bistro stands above the rest as Wilmington's go to, and you'll likely need reservations any time you go. Cape Fear Seafood Company is absolutely everything you have ever wished for in American Seafood, and has something for everyone. For something different, try Circa 1922, a local favorite with an international flare.
Rent a beach house in Cape Fear today. After all, what is the land of opportunity if you don't seize it?