The waters around Carolina Beach are home to some of the best offshore and inshore fishing in NC. And the Carolina Beach Fishing Center and Marina is the perfect place to start your adventure. The Carolina Beach Fishing Center's knowledgeable charter captains will get you and your party right in the middle of the action.
Deep-sea charters reach the Gulf Stream quickly in pursuit of marlin, tuna, dolphin, king mackerel, grouper, snapper, and sailfish. In-shore fishing charters find flounder, red drum, trout, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, and more. Whether you're an experienced fisherman, a first-timer or a group just looking for a memorable boating excursion, the Carolina Beach Fishing Center and Marina has what you're looking for. Transient boaters are sure to love the public day docks - free for up to 3 hours for non-commercial boats 25' and under.
Please Note: There is very limited availability for transient boaters on our dock at this time. Please message us through your Dockwa reservation for more information.
For our Mooring Field Customers we provide a dingy dock located at 901 Canal Drive, Carolina Beach so you can get off the boat and visit our community. Across the street from the Dingy Dock is a Public Parking Lot with Public Restrooms and Showers. A two minute walk will put you on the clean white sandy beach at the Sandpiper Beach Access.
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!
Great stay. Wonderful Hospitality and the Fried Chicken was delicious!
Just needed an overnight. But easy to pick up moorings
Great place to grab a ball. Nice new moorings with easy to grab lanyards. Dinghy dock next to morning field with beach access and public restrooms right there. Larry was so nice and helpful and so friendly he made everything very easy. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Fantastic operation. Mooring balls are well maintained and line is coiled. Easy pick-up. Larry is available to answer questions and very helpful. Dinghy dock and two block walk to the beach. Will return next time in the area.
Mooring balls are well maintained and easy to pick up. Short dinghy ride to town dinghy dock - two locations. Supermarket was a 12 minute walk from dinghy dock. Pump out and water available at town dock. Easy beach access.
Wonderful little town, very charming, everyone friendly. Several nice anchorages and mooring balls available. Laid up here for two days while winds were gusting to 35mph. Nice dinghy dock to use.
Wonderful location. Easy access to the beach. Easy to pick up mooring.
Mooring was awesome and close to the dinghy dock. Larry was only a phone call away and answered questions immediately. Extremely friendly and helpful. Will visit again. Also loved Havana’s restaurant food and service great.
A wonderful mooring ball field and the weather was great. We added an additional day for rest and relaxation.
Excellent mooring area. Larry was extremely helpful in giving us information about the mooring field & local sites close to field & dinghy dock!
East in and out. Nice new pendants. Quite no wake zone, that is respected. I would stay there again, for sure.
Great location. Lots if help docking between Larry and some of the fishermen. Easy access to beach, boardwalk, and shopping!
What an excellent mooring! Loved that the painter is in a bin on the top of the mooring buoy. Nice and clean! We stayed for just a night and did not dinghy into town, but it's not far and there are lots of restaurants around.
Great morning balls. Second time we stayed.
It was great!!! And it was My first time picking up a Mooring Line!!! Great cell service and TV reception, quiet night, not worrying about the anchor!😄
Wonderful mooring. Larry has been very helpful and is available an amazing 24/7. Highly recommended.
Easy to pick up mooring. Spent a safe quiet night.
When we first started visiting Carolina Beach, for the same $20 price someone came out to the boat to collect the fee and they took off trash, gave recommendations, directions, and offered assistance or a move to a slip at Mona Black in bad weather. With Dockwa the personal touch is lost.
Very friendly and accommodating staff. Will definitely stop there again.
Larry the dock master was really helpful and the price and location are both excellent. There are no facilities such a showers or it’d be a five star spot
Great stay. Easy to schedule on Dockwa. Easy pickup. Calm,restful night.
Affordable. Well organized process. Moorings are well and safely placed. The Harbormaster, Larry was very helpful and enjoyable to talk with.
Love using Dockwa and love the Carolina Beach mooring field
Stayed on a mooring ball for several days in November, 2020. Larry (harbormaster) is super helpful and friendly. Moorings are well spaced and held in a 40k blow. This has very easy access from the ICW. We came in to the ICW up at Wrightsville Beach, came down to Carolina Beach where we spent a couple weeks (the rest of our time on the hook in the anchorage just north of the mooring fields), then down the Cape Fear river and back to the outside at the Cape Fear inlet. Gave us a nice and safe 20 mile stretch of the ICW, some excellent time at Carolina Beach, then back out to the outside.
Nice docks. Dockmaster was very helpful.
easy in and out perfect overnight stop
Always a nice visit here. We were in a mooring when Tropical Storm Eta came through with 45 mph winds. Was great to be on a town mooring that is inspected.
Easy in easy out 👍 what more could you ask for!
The mooring field is the best stop along this part of the ICW. The harbor master for the mooring field is one of the most pleasant and helpful persons you can wish for. Thank you Carolina Beach.
Simply simple, we make this a must stop North & South. Quality mooring, easy access, what more could you ask for?
Outstanding location with friendly service.
Nice quiet anchorage with new equipment. Each mooring ball has a pennant with a thimble on it to run your mooring line through.
We reserved two nights on a mooring ball. Arrived Saturday about 4:30 and no balls available. We anchored and cancelled the first night reservation to get a refund. Larry called us shortly thereafter, apologized, and offered a free night on the town dock. We declined, but we thought his responsiveness was excellent. This used to be the problem here, but Larry has really cleared that up. In spite of our disappointment we still gave 4 stars because Larry is doing such a good job.
Great spot! Convenient to everything!
We had a great two nights. The mooring balls and lines were in good shape and the weather was fabulous.
Carolina Beach has become one of our favorite stops - keeps getting better!
Great spot! We stayed for 2 nights. Called ahead for instructions and Larry, the very kind dock master, told us to pick any open mooring ball and if we needed anything at all to call him. Dinghy dock was very close to mooring balls. Bars, restaurants, hardware stores, and grocery stores not far. We have bikes, so we spent the day running errands and then a couple beers at Good Hops brewing where we played a round of disc golf (for free). Love this funky beach town and mooring field. We’ll be back!
Always a pleasure at Carolina Beach. The moorings are well placed and easy to catch. Close to the dingy dock.
Larry is very nice- great location for 1 -2 block walk to into town/beach. Minimal amenities- great rates. floating dock with 35’ distance fixed dolphin poles. 55’ is max. No wifi. I would definitely go back for another short stay,
Stayed on well kept mooring ball. Nice Publix was a 3/4 mile walk. Beautiful beach was one block from the East public dinghy dock. Ate at the Sea Witch Cafe outside, tables apart for Covid. Food was good casual food, all alcoholic drinks were half price on Wednesdays, and live country music started at 7PM. Nice stay.
Larry, the Dockmaster, is such a nice man. So helpful and friendly!
Great mooring field convenient and affordable
This was our first stay in Carolina Beach. The area was lovely and we had a first class dinner at the Surf House. There are decent bike lanes for getting around on bicycles and the beach was beautiful. A nice Publix grocery is only about half a mile. There are only two transient slips but if you can get one, the price is terrific!
One of our favorite places. Convenient to restaurants, shopping. Dinghy dock is a one block walk to the beach. Mooring balls and penants in great shape.
Very nice stop. Easy in and out from the ICW. Balls have a good length heavy duty pennant with a large thimble to accept two 3/4 to 1” lines. The field tender Larry was very nice to deal with..friendly and helpful.