Carolina Beach State Park, NC Campground

This last week my daughter was on spring so we decided last minute to head out to the beach and go camping! Yep, that’s right, tent camping! Ohh we had so much fun!

We stayed at Carolina Beach State Park in Carolina Beach, NC

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

The kids were such great helpers!

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

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I literally had so much fun just watching my kids – this was our first camping trip since our youngest kiddo began walking so I’m so serious when I say it was so much fun!! I didn’t have to hold someone the entire time!

Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

After we got camp set up we headed to the beach for a gorgeous night walk!

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

Breakfast the next morning with amazing little helpers!!

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

 

Kure Beach

We then spent the whole day at the beach – we decided to go to Kure Beach because it was recommended by the Park Ranger. It was gorgeous!

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

 

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

 

Ahh this was soo good for my soul! Perfect temperature and a beautiful day! We even saw dolphins swim the along the coastline 🙂

Carolina Beach State Park Hiking

The next morning we went on a hike around the campground, Carolina Beach State Park. We hiked the Sugarloaf trail. The trail had really beautiful plants along the way!

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

A little sunburnt from the day at the beach 🙂

 

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

 

 

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

 

Southport Transportation Ferry

That afternoon we took a ferry from Carolina Beach to Southport, NC to go eat at a restaurant Lover Boy and I wanted to eat at a few years ago when we rode our Harley up from South Carolina but they were closed (Lover Boy and his dad actually made the same trip a few years ago on the Harley’s and were able to eat there)

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

 

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

The kids had so much fun feeding the seagulls bread!

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

The ferry is called the Southport Ferry and it takes you across the Cape Fear River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yacht Basin Provision Company 

yacht basin provision co, southport, nc

We ate at the Yacht Basin Provision Company – the restaurant I mentioned above

yacht basin provision co, southport, nc

yacht basin provision co, southport, nc

I enjoyed fresh steamed shrimp and a crab cake (the fries were for the kids, I actually don’t like french fries!)

yacht basin provision co, southport, nc

Conch Fritters – really good!

yacht basin provision co, southport, nc

We ate out on the pier and were entertained by this bird most of the time…

pelican Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

Southport, NC Historic Riverwalk

southport, nc historic riverwalk

We then walked around the Historic Riverfront of Southport – the downtown is super cute and quaint. I particularly love the walk along the Cape Fear River

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

 

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

Flava’s Ice Cream Shop

flava's ice cream southport, nc

After we enjoyed ice cream at Flava’s

Carolina Beach State Park, NC, Southport Ferry, NC

 

And then the unthinkable happened…

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I’ll explain in my next post…

…to be continued HERE!!!

 

Carolina Beach State Park & Southport , NC Ferry

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