John, the dockmaster was very nice and helpful. The walk to town was short and the historic town of Paducah was pretty cool. I loved the Golden Carrot, if you are into health food supplements and oils, it's a great place to visit. The 505 coffee shop was a neat place and the raven latte was yummy. It was a great stop!
The location is a plus and it's not too hard to get into. The downside is the the lack of usable amenities for the price you pay. The bath house/laundry was disgusting on the men's side and the washing machines were inoperable. The women's side was somewhat better but there may be a leaking washer because there was a good bit if water on the floor by the washers. Also, there were loose cleats on the docks.
Mooring ball was easy to retrieve and mooring field was right in the middle of all of the action. The city dock and marina dock were both accessible by dinghy. The beach, boardwalk and restaurants were easy to get to. We enjoyed our 2 days at Carolina Beach!
We didn't take advantage of any of the amenities, but the ease of grabbing a ball at 8pm and paying for it online was nice. The marina store was nice.