Sea Where Our Water Can Take You


We, at Palm Air Realty™ want to make sure that you know exactly where our local water in the area can take you while you’re visiting and staying in one of our Carolina Beach vacation rentals. Whether they be fishing excursions in the different salt-water venues, or even in the 11 acre fresh water lake on the island, or learning the serene but aerobic exercise of paddle-boarding, or renting a boat to take you on a tour of the area’s water. There is something for everyone while you’re on your trip. Don’t forget we also have Kure Beach vacation rentals.

Keep Your Heart-Rate Up


There are many water based activities you can do in the area that will keep your cardiovascular health in check while you indulge in endless seafood, comfort food, and more. Paddle-boarding and kayaking is a great full body workout that will allow you to enjoy the calm waters and see the area. Look into renting a paddle-board or kayak on going on a solo mission or even taking a tour.

Take a chance at surf school, and learn more about and how to participate in one of the ocean’s most exhilarating activities. You’ll learn the basics like how to stand up on the board, and eventually how to ride a wave. 

For the Thrill Seekers


Looking to participate in activities that thrilling and more fast pace? You may be interested in renting jet skis and riding them around the water and maybe taking them over some waves. Riding jet skis is the perfect way to fill the adventure seeker in you.

Learning how to SCUBA dive may not have been one of the first things that came to your mind when you’re visiting the area, but it’s definitely one of the most adventure seeking activities that you can do. Learn how to SCUBA, take a SCUBA charter and explore sunken ships, reefs, go spearfishing, and even search for a rare fossilized megalodon shark tooth.

Relax on the Water

If you’re looking for a calming experience on the water that will allow you appreciate the natural beauty around you, you may want to look into renting a pontoon boat. Pontoon boats are able to carry a lot of people, but have the benefit of moving at a relaxing pace. So you can sit back and relax while maybe even enjoying a drink! 

If you’re bringing your own boat on your vacation, it’s good to know that Carolina Beach offers public docks for you to be able to park your boat, and grab a meal while you’re boating through the area. The docks are free of charge to park at but do come with a three hour time limit, which is perfect to grab a meal and a few drinks! 

A different activity that is a mixture of calming and that will get your heart racing is booking a charter for fishing. Carolina Beach and the surrounding areas has the great benefit of being able to fish the gulf stream where the water is warmer and moving faster. Year round you’ll be able to try your hand at catching a tuna, or a wahoo – some of the fastest fish in the water.

Carolina Beach Fishing

The Carolina Beach/Kure Beach area offers great Atlantic Ocean fishing. Whether you’re pier fishing, surf fishing, charter fishing, or taking your own boat out on the water there’s something for everyone! Anyone from beginners to seasoned fishermen and women will find plenty of fish in the water year round. Palm Air Realty offers plenty of house rentals close to the water to make it convenient for any fishing excursions you may be planning. You can even rent an Carolina Beach oceanfront property to make surf-fishing extremely convenient for you and your group. Palm Air Realty has Carolina Beach vacation rentals and Kure Beach vacation rentals convenient and close to everything!

Carolina Beach Fishing Pier* (closed for the fishing season due to Hurricane Florence)

Carolina Beach Fishing Pier is a great way to get access to deeper water when you have no access to a boat. The Carolina Beach Fishing Pier is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (hours may vary depending on the season). You can be sure to catch a numerous amount of different types of fish off this 700′ wooden pier. Fish for Flounder, Red Drum, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, even a King Mackerel, and so many other types of fish depending on the season. There’s even a grill and arcade at the pier for other entertainment. Check out more information about the Carolina Beach Fishing Pier.

Carolina Beach Fishing Charters

If you’re in the Carolina Beach and Kure area looking into a Carolina Beach Fishing Charter is a great idea. You can bring your group and have a private captain show you around on a boat and take you to their best fishing holes. Fish inshore for Red Drum, Black Drum, Speckle Trout, Flounder, and so much more. Or take an offshore fishing charter and go for Mahi, Tuna, Grouper, King Mackerel, and more! Find the perfect Carolina Beach Fishing Charter for you and your group.

Surf Fishing

Carolina Beach and Kure Beach offer great surf fishing. Get out early and watch the sunrise while you wait for a hungry fish to come by and take your bait. You can drive out on Freeman Park and plant your fishing rods in holders. Or go down to Fort Fisher and try your hand on the beach down there. Surf fishing can bring in all types of fish including, Blue fish, Spanish Mackerel, Drum, Flounder, Speckle Trout, even some sharks! Even if you don’t know a lot about fishing you can surf fish. Most fish will eat bait shrimp or squid. So grab a pole and get out there while you’re visiting the area! 

Thanksgiving in the Carolina Beach Area


Just because the weather is turning on the beach, it doesn’t mean that it’s not a great place to still plan a fall vacation, a Carolina Beach vacation rental for Thanksgiving is just what the doctor has ordered. If your whole family is planning on getting together for the holidays why not make it a trip to the beach? Palm Air Realty offers Carolina Beach vacation rentals, Kure Beach vacation rentals. Plus, we specialize in ocean front vacation rentals, and feature dog friendly vacation rentals. Cozying up with a hot drink, and a plate of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing while watching the waves crash on the beach is just about as relaxing and enjoyable as life can get. 

What to Bring to the Carolina Beach/Kure Beach area

Be prepared to pack a little warmer than you would during the summer for your Carolina Beach vacation. But the beautiful thing about the Carolina Beach, Kure Beach area in the fall is the days are warm and the evenings are cool. They’re perfect for fun activities during the day, and you won’t have to worry about sweating and being uncomfortable. Then the night brings in fun campfires on the beach, or making a nice fire in  your rental’s fireplace. 

  • Hoodies and long sleeves vs tank tops and t-shirts
  • Pants vs Shorts (but definitely still bring shorts)
  • Shoes vs flip flops
  • Sunscreen – just because the air isn’t as warm, doesn’t mean that the sun still can’t do it’s job at burning your skin. 
  • Warm sweaters 

What to Do in the Carolina Beach/Kure Beach area

  • Fear at Fort Fisher Haunted Trail, October 26th 7pm-9pm, Fort Fisher Recreation Area, free admission with donations suggested. 
  • Trick or Treat Under the Sea, October 25-27, NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Timed Tickets, 430, 530, 630. 
  • Island of Lights Festival, November 23rd-December 31st. The island will light up in their best holiday displays as well as businesses and homes.
  • 10th Annual Christmas by the Sea, November 24th, December 1st, 8th, 15th. 6:30pm-8:30pm, free. The boardwalk is lit up with festive lights, visit Santa, storytelling by the fire, caroling, and more! 
  • Cape Fear Festival of Trees at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, November 19-January 3rd 9am-5pm. Admission is one ticket to the aquarium. The aquarium space is transformed into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. 
  • Cape Fear Kite Festival, November 3-4. Fort Fisher State Rec. Area 10am-4pm, free admission. Watch people fly their beautiful kites. You’ll see all shapes and sizes, plus an amazing display of colors while watching all of the kites in the air. 

There are plenty more events going on around the Carolina Beach/Kure Beach area. Visit the Wilmington and Beaches website for more events.

Carolina Beach After Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence recently hit the Carolina coast and brought along a lot of wind and rain to the Carolina Beach and Kure Beach area. Personally, Palm Air Realty, was affected by the hurricane, but luckily for us, we’re still here and we’re helping the area get back to normal. 

Lovely people from across the country have been coming to the area to help restore houses, electricity, downed trees, and other wind and rain damage. Our personal properties and the cottages that we rent out have all fared well for the most part – some are closed, but a majority are open, and our offices are back up and running. Rental properties are still being booked and we can’t stress enough that we look forward to your visit. 

How to Help after Hurricane Florence

If you’re looking for a way to help out after a storm like this one, we urge you to donate to the American Red Cross. If you’re local to the area, there are food and supply drives popping up all over the place and they’re making sure supplies are getting to areas most affected by the storm. We’ve been housing many people that have been coming from all over the United States and Canada to help the area out, and donating where and when we can whether it’s food, transportation, housing, or personal hygiene or other necessities. The Carolina Beach/Kure Beach community is a close knit group of people, and we all band together in times of need. 

Book Your Carolina Beach Vacation Rental

Don’t cancel or decide against your Carolina Beach Vacation Rental plans. The Carolina Beach and Kure Beach area are still thriving! Even though we at Palm Air Realty, have a few properties closed for repairs, the majority of our properties are available to rent still. And while the islands were bruised slightly, we’re up and running here. A lot of businesses are already back open, or opening soon, and they depend on people coming and supporting their businesses. So, if you were planning on booking your trip to the Carolina Beach/Kure Beach area but we’re too nervous to after the storm, or thinking about canceling – don’t! Follow through with your plans. We’ve got a tremendous cleaning staff that are ensuring that your Carolina Beach vacation rental or Kure Beach vacation rental will be ready for your arrival. We promise you won’t regret it, and we can’t wait to see you all! Don’t forget – we have pet friendly properties, oceanfront, and so much more. See you soon!

What to Bring on your Carolina Beach/Kure Beach Vacation

When planning your trip to eastern North Carolina Coast, there are plenty of things that you’ll want to be prepared for during your vacation stay at a Palm Air Realty rental. We want to help you so there are no surprises while you’re here. If you can’t bring any of these things, we have rental options we can send you to, or there are various stores around the island as well.

Easy Things to Bring

  • Plenty of sunscreen – we recommend body and face sunscreen
  • Bug spray – for any hiking you may do
  • Plenty of towels – be sure to dry off after playing in the ocean or swimming in a pool
  • Beach Chairs and umbrella – Stay off the sand and protect yourself from the sun with beach chairs and a beach umbrella
  • Beach Toys – if you have kids, you’ll want plenty of toys for the beach. Beach games, sandcastle building supplies, etc.
  • Swimming equipment – goggles, flippers, snorkel, flotation devices, boogie boards, skimboards, etc.

Bigger Things to Bring

  • Bicycles and bike locks – to travel around easier and not have to worry about parking
  • Surfboards
  • Paddleboards
  • Kayaks
  • Your dog – check out a dog-friendly rental now.