The community of Carolina Beach offers outdoor movies and concerts as well as weekly firework displays in the summer and other activities year round. There are plenty of bike paths, walking areas, restaurants and parks in Carolina Beach. A dog park, skate park, ball park, and Freeman Park where a 4WD vehicle can park right on the beach for a day of fishing or fun. Ft Fisher Aquarium (fabulous!) and Ft Fisher recreation area (pristine!) are 10 minutes south of this home. Wilmington, and historic Front Street, the largest city in southeastern North Carolina is about 20 minutes away. The ferry, for a small fee, will take you to beautiful Southport for a day of fishing, sightseeing and shopping.