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surf city or carolina beach?

Detroit, Michigan
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surf city or carolina beach?

We are a family of 6. Kids 10-15 and a small dog. We have rental choices in either place. We like to walk the beach, fish and take day trips. We are looking at beginning of April. Welcome input.

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Clemmons, North...
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for North Carolina, Winston Salem
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1. Re: surf city or carolina beach?

I'm sure you won't be disappointed with either place. Not much difference in the beach itself, although Carolina Beach would tend to be more crowded but that won't be an issue in April. Surf City has a bit more of a remote feel, if that's what you want, but it's still just a short trip to Wilmington and other surrounding day trip destinations.

Detroit, Michigan
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2. Re: surf city or carolina beach?

Thank you! Really appreciate it!

Topsail Island...
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3. Re: surf city or carolina beach?

Surf City. Come fishing with us at Headhunter Outdoors Inshore Charters. More Beautiful than Carolina Beach.

Wilmington, North...
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4. Re: surf city or carolina beach?

The water is prettier at Surf City and the beach is nicer than Carolina Beach but carolina beach has more access to restaurants and closer to Wilmington

Topsail Island...
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5. Re: surf city or carolina beach?

Surf City. Laid back, Great beaches, Inshore fishing. If you want a guide call us at Headhunter Outdoors 910-329-0818. Inshore charter fishing. Everything included, Threre are lots of things to do without going to Wilmington.

Edited: 25 March 2016, 16:44
Virginia
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6. Re: surf city or carolina beach?

No contest. Surf City. Carolina Beach is much more crowded. The beach won't be too crowded in April, but the town and restaurants are much more crowded than surf city ever is. Surf City in April is awesome.

Detroit, Michigan
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7. Re: surf city or carolina beach?

We picked Surf City!!! Thanks for all of the input!!!

Chesterfield
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8. Re: surf city or carolina beach?

where did you stay and what did you think of Surf city? Looking there myself right now.

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