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PLEASURE ISLAND

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Celtic Creamery

One free adult scoop of ice cream per unit, per paid night stay. Offered Year-round.

Come join us at Celtic Creamery for a true taste of Ireland! Our ice cream is homemade using fresh ingredients and recipes straight from Ballybunion in County Kerry Ireland. Delight your tastebuds and ensnare your senses with a delicious treat from Celtic Creamery today!

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201 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

One free adult General Admission per unit, per paid night stay. Offered Year-round.

See why visitors vote the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher a top regional and national attraction each year. Feel the smooth skin of a gliding stingray, or climb along Adventure Reef. How about looking an albino alligator in the eye or wonder at baby sea turtles. Discover aquatic wildlife at free daily dive shows and animal encounters or talk with a diver swimming the depths with eels and sharks. With so much to see you will have a different experience with every visit!

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900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC 28449

Paddle NC: 2 Hour Beach Cruiser

One free adult two hour Beach Cruiser bike rental per unit, per paid night stay. Offered May - Labor Day.

Paddle NC offers high quality bikes for your enjoyment. Our easy to use bicycles have aluminum frames to keep the weight down and makes it easy for you to ride as many miles as you like! Whether it’s just down the road, or all the way to the end of the beach, our bikes provide the perfect balance between comfort and rideability. Visit us today to get your pedal powered adventure started!

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Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, 1000 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC 28449

Paddle NC: 2 Hour Single Kayak

One free adult two hour Single Kayak rental per unit, per paid night stay. Offered Year-round.

Paddle NC is excited to outfit you with a high quality kayak. A kayak is the perfect way to explore the waterways and try something new on your vacation! We strive to make your paddling experience an excellent one, so visit us today to get your adventure started!

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Carolina Beach State Park, 1020 State Park Rd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

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2950 Island Drive, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460

Paddle NC: 2 Hour Stand Up Paddleboard

One free adult two hour Stand Up Paddleboard rental per unit, per paid night stay. Offered Year-round.

Whether you are hooked on the stand up paddleboard (SUP) craze or trying to paddle for the first time, let Paddle NC help you get outfitted for your paddle powered adventure! Sometimes to have a good time all you need is a map, some local advice, a paddleboard, and time on the water. With our SUP rentals you can make your own journey, so visit us today!

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Carolina Beach State Park, 1020 State Park Rd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

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2950 Island Drive, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460

Paddle NC: 2 Hour Surfboard

One free adult two hour Surfboard rental per unit, per paid night stay. Offered April 1st - October 31st.

Worry less and surf more! One of the great things about surfing is the ability to connect with the ocean. Surfing gives you that link to the water, and a way to experience the ocean like never before. You will never forget the first time you stand up, a pod of dolphins gliding past your board, or when a turtle pops its head up right next to you. Everyone should try surfing, so make today your day and visit Paddle NC for a high quality surfboard rental!

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Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, 1000 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC 28449

Paddle NC: 4 Hour Bodyboard

One free adult four hour Bodyboard rental per unit, per paid night stay. Offered April 1st - October 31st.

Bodyboarding allows for the exhilaration of surfing without as much practice. The ease of use has made it a popular sport at any beach! Paddle NC uses a unique type of bodyboard with a catamaran hull which allows for easier turns and better rail handling, essentially making the board easier to ride and catch waves along with achieving difficult maneuvers previously accomplished only be more skilled riders. Surfs up!

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Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, 1000 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC 28449

Paddle NC: Surf Lesson

One free adult surf lesson per unit, per paid night stay. Offered April 1st - October 31st.

Surf lessons from Paddle NC are perfect for everyone! Our high quality surfboards are designed to make it easy for beginners while still being performance oriented enough for an experienced rider. We’ll guide new surfers on the basics and will help the more seasoned guests with some refinements. We’ll set you up, and show you the best spot on the beach to surf. Come grab a board and hang ten with us!

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Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, 1000 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC 28449

Pleasure Island Rentals: Bicycle Rental

One free adult Twenty Four or Twenty Six Inch Beach Cruiser bicycle rental per unit, per paid night stay. Offered March - October.

Tour the island in style with a bicycle from Pleasure Island Rentals! Our Beach Cruisers are just what you will need to go on your next adventure or cruise around town. Whether on a family outing or a personal pedal we have just the rental for you.

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2 N Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Pleasure Island Rentals: Body Board Rental

One free adult Body Board (Slickback) rental per unit, per paid night stay. Offered March - October.

Looking to have some fun in the surf? Try a Body Board from Pleasure Island Rentals. The sun is always shining, the ocean water is clear and crisp, and there are plenty of boards to go around. So grab the family and head to the beach with your Pleasure Island Rental’s Body Board today!

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2 N Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Pleasure Island Rentals: Paddle Board Rental

One free adult Paddle Board rental per unit, per paid night stay. Offered March - October.

Pleasure Island Rentals has been serving the towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach since 1996. A staple for a source of fun, integrity, and respect here on Pleasure Island, Pleasure Island Rentals not only supplies hassle-free rentals for all vacationers but also has the largest and most extensive inventory of vacation gear around. So come on by and enjoy your Paddle Board adventure today!

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2 N Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Pleasure Island Rentals: Single Kayak Rental

One free adult Single Kayak rental per unit, per paid night stay. Offered March - October.

Experience the clear and crisp waterways of Pleasure Island and the marine life that inhabits them aboard a Kayak from Pleasure Island Rentals. Whether you are looking for a nice relaxing paddle or ready to discover the vegetation and wildlife of the area, Pleasure Island Rentals has something for you!

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2 N Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Pleasure Island Rentals: Surf Board Rental

One free adult Surf Board rental per unit, per paid night stay. Offered March - October.

We have the island’s largest inventory of Surf Boards. From 5’10” to 10′ and everything in-between, meeting the needs of all skill levels, we carry high-performance fiberglass, Bic Sport, and soft-top beginner boards. Surf Pleasure Island in style on one of our boards today!

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2 N Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, NC 28428

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