Donate Used Fishing Gear to Make a Difference

Donate used rods, reels, and tackle boxes to the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher! Rods are refurbished and given to local youth and adult groups such as Big Buddy and St Mary/Tileston Social Outreach.

Drop off rods and reels at Visitor Services between 9 am and 5 pm daily. Please ensure the rod and reel is in somewhat workable order and has no missing parts.


Contact Rick Wilkinson at twotoadfish@aol.com or call the Aquarium at (910) 458-8257.


Sweet Treats on Pleasure Island

One of the best parts of summer is enjoying a sweet treat - either while strolling down the boardwalk, watching the fireworks, or sitting on the sand before rinsing off any drips and spills in the ocean!

Many of Pleasure Island's favorite sweet spots are now open for the season. Stop by for a taste of summer!

The Island Ice Factory

The Island Ice Factory is open weekends on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) from 3:00—9:00 pm. Starting Memorial Day, they will be open seven days a week from noon until the last person leaves!

The Island Ice Factory
106 Carolina Beach Ave. North
(On the Boardwalk)
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Fuzzy Peach

Fuzzy Peach Frozen Yogurt Bar in Carolina Beach is now open seven days a week from 12:30—9:00 pm. Come visit your friends...

Fuzzy Peach
103 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Unit Two
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Britt's Donuts

Now open on weekends starting at 4 pm Friday evenings. Soon you'll be able to get these mouthwatering treats 7 days a week during the height of summer.

Britt’s will be open on Weekends until Memorial Day
Fridays 4:00-10:00
Saturday 8:30 am—10:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am—4:00 pm
Located on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk

Find more sweets and desserts at the many amazing Carolina Beach and Kure Beach restaurants online at pleasureislandnc.org.


29th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival - June 7th, 2014

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 7th, 2014 - The 29th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival!

One of Pleasure Island's most popular events, the Carolina Beach Music Festival takes place right on the beach in front of the Historic Boardwalk in Carolina Beach, NC. Listen to the great sounds of some of the country's best beach music bands.


Band of Oz - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Embers - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Jim Quick - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Gates open at 10:00 am

Buy Tickets Online Now!

Ticket Prices:
$20 in Advance
$25 at the Gate (Cash only at the event)
Children 12 and Under are Free


Learn more about the Carolina Beach Music Festival on PleasureIslandNC.org.


Free Summer Concert Series Line-up Announced

It's time to start planning a fun filled summer on Pleasure Island. Whether you'll be here for a weekend, a week, or every chance you get - you're sure to enjoy the sun, surf, and of course music!

One of the most beloved summertime traditions is the Free Summer Concert Series. On the 2nd and 4th Friday of June, July, and August head to the Ft Fisher Military Recreation Center in Kure Beach, NC to hear popular local bands fill the warm summer air with great music as the sun sets over the Cape Fear River.

Bring a picnic, some lawn chairs, and a few friends (beverages and other refreshments also available for purchase) and enjoy the show.

Here is the Free Summer Concert Series Lineup for Summer 2014:

June 13: Heart & Soul - R&B, Soul, Jam, Rock & Roll

June 27: Polar Bear Blues Band - Tasteful Rhythm & Blues

July 11: Justin Fox Trio - Classic Blues & Southern Rock

July 25: Mark Roberts Band - Dance, Funk, Blues, Rock & Roll, Motown, Beach & Country

August 8: South of K - Bluegrass

August 22: Bakkwoodz - Classic Country

Learn more about the Free Summer Concert Series and the other exciting Pleasure Island Events at www.pleasureislandnc.org.


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