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Old 02-22-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: NC
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I am a bit confused about this boardwalk. I have looked at some pics on various websites (boardwalk makeover and star news online).

For reference, I am familiar with Mid-Atlantic boardwalks of Rehoboth, DE and Ocean City, MD and Virginia Beach, VA.

Is the Carolina Beach boardwalk along the beach? or is it a square as it appears on the pics? Are there restaurants/stores/games/rides along the boardwalk?? Is it wood (like Rehoboth) or concrete (like VA Beach)?? How long is it??

Any information to enlighten me to the style of this boardwalk is appreciated.
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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it is not like the boardwalks like up North east or Fort Launderdale

you can check satellite image of Carolina Beach
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:54 PM
 
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Thank you SunnyKayak -- I have looked at the satellite images of Carolina Beach and can't really tell where this boardwalk is located. I do thank you for confirming that it is not a boardwalk as to which I know.
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:29 PM
 
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There is a raised walkway that runs several blocks in front of the boardwalk. The walkway is only about six feet wide and is more like a raised sidewalk although it has wonderful views of the ocean and is lined with benches to sit and enjoy the scenery. The commercial part of the boardwalk is concrete and is below the dunes so you do not have views of the water.

I took a few pictures today of the boardwalk on the section facing the dunes. As you can see, the town is really trying to spruce up the area for the summer tourist season.

Long term, the commercial boardwalk as we know it today will be no more. Eventually, the entire area will be raised on stilts with parking below. At that point, the commercial area of the boardwalk should have wonderful views of the water. But until that happens, everyone is trying to make the best of the current setup.

Here are some pictures in my latest post:
Carolina Beach Today
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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carolina beach is just a small redneck white trash beach and always will be. hope you are not black or have any black friends, 'cause black people will be harrased and harrased and harassed until they never wanna think of that beach again... (by the police department, no doubt.) they are 90% racist jerks that hate outsiders and tourists. 1971 you came over the bridge and it was emblazoned on a banner "welcome to carolina beach, home of the kkk." --sad but true. please don't waste your money by patronizing such a horrible backwards place filled to the brim with evil ignorant crack smoking rednecks.
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:12 AM
 
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oh yeah, nothing is on the half assed boardwalk but redneck bars, trashy to the core... if you don't look right they won't let you "sign up to be a member." NOTHING AT ALL like va beach or ocean city. better luck with myrtle beach to come close to va beach... since the action is actually off the beach, unlike the super fun/nice boardwalk of oc maryland.
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Old 05-01-2008, 03:15 PM
 
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coleyh, I suppose that is why both the Hilton and Marriott are getting ready to build two new hotels as additional bookends on the boardwalk. They are often known for investing in areas you have described...sheesh.

BTW folks, come on down this weekend (May 3rd) for the Boardwalk Grand Rededication Weekend!!

Boardwalk Makeover (http://www.boardwalkmakeover.org/grandrededication.html - broken link)
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:14 PM
 
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i grew up going to rehobeth, bethany and ocean city boardwalks and have the same questions about nc beaches and whether any classic boardwalks exist. thanks for your info.
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Location: wilmington
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i must say that there isn't much to the carolina beach boardwalk. it's a pretty simple town. i used to live there for a couple of years and i probably visited the boardwalk 5 times.... however, the boardwalk wasn't at all what attracted me to cb. Freeman park is what interested me.... 4wheel drive required driving onto the north end of the beach, set up camp, kayak, bonfire, dogs, friends, it's a really good simple time. there are plenty of rednecks, but we are all different, with different opinions and i'm a pretty open minded person! who always seems to have a great time whenever i visit... i pay no attention to ignorance. i guess your vacation is what you make it. onelove
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Burlington
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coleyh, I suppose that is why both the Hilton and Marriott are getting ready to build two new hotels as additional bookends on the boardwalk. They are often known for investing in areas you have described...sheesh.

BTW folks, come on down this weekend (May 3rd) for the [FONT=Georgia]Boardwalk Grand Rededication Weekend!![/FONT]

Boardwalk Makeover (http://www.boardwalkmakeover.org/grandrededication.html - broken link)
I'm coming down on may 28th thru June 1st,, will the rides be up by then on the boardwalk??
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