The Pleasure Island Vacation Guide is a fun, informative yearly magazine written for locals and visitors to Carolina Beach, NC and Kure Beach, NC. Our goal is to present the best that Pleasure Island and the surrounding areas have to offer in a simple, easy to follow format.

There is so much going on around here that we're shocked to hear people ask what there is to do! Thus, this guide was born. We launched the print version of the guide in 2007, improved it in 2008 and added the on-line version in 2009. Now we can help you plan your trip before you get here! We know the beach will be a major part of your trip, but when you need a break from that, this guide will offer you plenty of great ideas to choose from.

Do you want to go outdoors? Click the Outdoors tab. Do you want to go out and have drinks and see live music? Click the Grown Up Fun tab. You get the idea.

It shouldn't be complicated to find out what to do, where to go and what to eat. We think you'll agree that this is the easiest website you'll ever navigate. Everything you want to know is always just one click away. We even provide handy maps and an event calendar. Just hit print (it’s automatically formatted to fit nicely on paper) before you head down to the beach so you'll always have the guide with you. Or, just get on-line when you get here. And, during May-Sept, you can find the guide right in Snow's Cut Monthly magazine, available all over southern New Hanover County.

So we've got you covered. If you're visiting Pleasure Island, we'll help you learn about local fishing, family fun, golfing, music, dining, shopping, area attractions and more.

We'd like to hear from you.

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Or call Capt. Joe at (910) 200-4002

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