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.
Another great couple of days in Carolina Beach! The mooring field is outstanding with plenty of swing room between boats and well maintained buoys and mooring lines. The 2 dinghy docks are well maintained and in protected areas. A very well stocked Publix grocery store is maybe a 15 minute walk from one of the docks. Clearly Carolina Beach sees the value in attracting transient boaters and done a great job of making this mooring field hassle free and extremely reasonable ($20 per night). Ted
Easy in easy out , nice setup. Quiet area. Great place to time the cape fear river currents
Carolina Beach has become one of our favorite stops - keeps getting better!
Larry the harbor master is so hospitable! Always available! Love staying here! Walking distance to anything and everything Carolina Beach has to offer!
Close to all. Very good harbor master. Could use WiFi.
Genuinely a great spot to visit. What makes it great is the gentleman that manages the mooring field is the most professional and even tempered dock master I have met. Don't think twice about visiting Carolina beach mooring field.
Another magical evening watching the fireworks. Close to all the restaurants and attractions. Would stay for the month if I could afford it!
Larry was very helpful!!
Dock master Larry was nice and helpful. Be advised they only have 50 amp power.Great location easy access to heart of the town.
These are the best mooring balls! They are always kept so nice and they are located in a terrific spot. There are two convenient dinghy docks. One in town and one close to the beach. A new Publix is an easy walk from the town docks. There's a great little sandwich shop/convenience store by the beach dock. Then there's Larry! What a terrific Harbor master. He approved our request on a Sunday, called to confirm arrivals, made some necessary changes due to TS Elsa and was as pleasant to work with as they come! Love this town!
3rd time on a mooring ball and the best experience of all! Great moorings. Well organized. Both dinghy docks in excellent condition. Walked to Publix from Town Docks. At the kayak docks you can take dogs to the beach before 9 or after 5 on a leash. Only a couple of blocks to walk. Great take out breakfast sandwich place.
Larry (I think that was his name) was the friendliest and most helpful dockmaster we have come across in our three years of cruising. Great dingy dock and everything you need and more within walking distance. Will be back!
Communication on day of our arrival was non-existent after leaving voicemail with question. Prior to that time, communication was fine
Larry was incredibly helpful & hospitable! This is our second time we’ve stayed here & are already looking forward to when we can return. We highly recommend this mooring field & beach! Thanks for everything! 😎 SV Wyndfall
Very Nice quiet anchorage, dinghy dock very close, public restrooms were clean, the little grocery store new and just setting up. Highly recommend this mooring field well worth the $20/nt. We had a couple nights of high winds and thunderstorms slept well.
We stayed at the Caolina Beach Municipal Marina for a long weekend & it was a great experience! Larry the Dockmaster was very nice & helpful. The floating docks were very nice and the marina is right in downtown Carolina Beach, walking distance to shopping, bars, restaurants, ect. We will definitely be back!
Excellent place. Cllean and easy access. Enjoyed it !
Larry the harbor master is the absolute best. He goes above and beyond to be more than accommodating. The Pennents on the moorings are the cleanest I’ve ever seen anywhere. I’d feel comfortable on a heavy blow in this harbor.
Always a good stop on the ICW. Very calm, no wake even though there is boat traffic everyone is at idle speed. We’ll maintained moorings. The Dockmaster is very helpful.
Love this stop on the ICW. The town and harbor have all a cruiser needs. The dock master is gracious and does a good job with acknowledging reservation requests.
Great place to hang out for a few days...the dinghy dock is close by the mooring field and just a block walk to the beach or you can tie up in town as well. Larry, the dockmaster, is a super man to deal with......we really appreciated his kind service.
great place Dockmaster is on top of everything and very helpful
Loved it. Perfect place
As close to perfect as you can get. Thanks
Wonderful mooring. Good dingy access to beach and provisioning
The mooring field is a gem! Well maintained, super easy to grab. Plus is that dogs are welcome on the beautiful beach across the street from the nearby dinghy dock before 0900 and after 1700. Clean bathrooms near the dinghy dock.
Great customer service! Quick response to our reservation request late in the day.
The moorings were very well maintained and the staff were very helpful and friendly. We will definitely be back!
You can't beat a mooring ball to get a good nights sleep. This location was recommended. Very protected area, access to the beach from the Carolina Beach DInghy Dock. South end of bay is another city dock where you can walk to the local grocery store if needed. Wish more cities would put in mooring fields.
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.
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.
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.