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Like I just said, Carolina Beachand Kure Beachare the twin cities of Pleasure Island (which isn't really an island, just the peninsula beneath Wilmington).  Carolina Beach is an awesome place.  I have long been a fan of sleepy beach towns, and I never grow weary of visiting this funky village which is only a few miles south of our house.


This entry will compel me to write up reviews of my two favorite local pubs --- the Last Resort and the Fat Pelican.  My neighbor was the former owner of the Last Resort, the "smallest bar in North Carolina", and it is always a fun time.  A few blocks south and across the street is the Fat Pelican, a structure seemingly fabricated from household materials, which features the "beer cave".  The cave is an enormous beer fridge where you can select from an incredible inventory of beers around the globe.  Both of these venues feature outside seating and you will easily fall into conversation with the loyal locals or merry visitors on vacation.


Of course if you are hungry you can rebound back across the street from the Pelican to the Shuckin' Shack if you'd like a bucket of oysters with your brew.  Hopefully I'm painting a picture of a laid back destination, which Carolina Beach defines.  One of the coolest aspects of this town is that many of the locals get about on bikes, rare for an American town.  Though there aren't any historical sites here (but Fort Fisher is quite nearby), I can attest to the plentitude of interesting art shops and enticing restaurants, so I will be adding a few more reviews to this entry down the road!  All to lure you in, my dear...

vances says:
Apologize for the confusion in this blog...since Carolina Beach is only a few miles away and a frequent destination there are actually three separate entries for CB here --> Fat Pelican is in the June, 2010 entry (though you could probably just enter 'Fat Pelican' in the search box and it would likely be quicker, lol)...
Posted on: Sep 15, 2012
Vikram says:
I'm waiting for reviews on the Fat Pelican...
Posted on: Sep 15, 2012
Kramerdude says:
I see you finally got around to that review 8 months later. Of course I shouldn't be talking, I'm finishing up a blog 12 months after the fact. :)
Posted on: Jun 04, 2010
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