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There is Always Something to do on Pleasure Island!!!

Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Fort Fisher comprise what is fondly known as “Pleasure Island” located approximately 20 minutes from Wilmington, NC. With open stretches of sandy beaches, wildlife and many outdoor activities, the area offers a splendid location for a relaxing vacation. Carolina Beach is the largest of our 2 beach towns with just around $6,000+ residents, shopping and restaurants while Kure Beach is home to around 2100 and offers a quaint downtown featuring iconic businesses such as Freddie’s Restaurant, Bud n Joe’s Bar and the Kure Beach Fishing Pier!


By staying at one of Palm Air Realty’s Carolina Beach or Kure Beach vacations rental units OR buying your own vacation home, you will have convenient access to plenty of entertainment and relaxation options to keep the whole family happy: an Aquarium to spend enjoyable hours strolling through, bicycle rentals for island exploration or a leisurely ride, charter boat fishing, nearby golf, a great State Park with lots of trails, ice cream, donuts on the boardwalk and sit-down restaurants ranging from hot dogs to the freshest seafood! All this is offered in a casual low-key environment just right for your vacation memories.


The Island offers many summer events that include weekly fireworks and outdoor movies, Carolina Beach downtown Boardwalk nightly events, as well as regularly scheduled concerts at Fort Fisher. Pleasure Island offers year round entertainment and events such as the annual Festival of Lights throughout the winter months featuring fireworks, a parade, flotilla and home tours.

For more information about events in our area, visit the following websites.

Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce
Carolina Beach
Kure Beach

Fort Fisher – Southport Ferry


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Palm Air Realty has many dog friendly properties that welcome you to bring your family dog along on your vacation. A trip to one of the nearby beaches will probably be on your schedule, so here is information regarding beach laws for dogs (Beach Information) for each of the local beaches.

Palm Air Realty proudly supports local area businesses. Try The Veggie Wagon located on Lake Park Blvd. just before the Lake in Carolina Beach. They offer a wide variety of fresh produce, wine, beer, homemade hummus, pimento cheese, and other baked goods. Beach supply rentals, kayak and surf lessons are available at local businesses: Tony Silvagni Surf School and Rentals or Wheel Fun Rentals. For quality baby gear try Kids in Tow. Maybe a Pontoon Rental for fun! Pleasure Island offers many places to play and eat!

If you have any questions, you can reach us at 910-458-5269 or send us a message through our Contact form. If you are ready to reserve your vacation today, you can book with us online 24/7!


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