Carolina Beach State Park Camping

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We took a mini-vacation to the beach a few days ago. We drove down to Carolina Beach on Sunday and stayed 1 night in the Carolina Beach State Park. Carolina Beach State Park added a four little cabins this year that are available to rent for a small fee.

After our day at the beach we checked into our cabin and enjoyed a nice but hot evening “camping”. I say we went camping even though we were in a cabin. The cute little cabins have 2 rooms – a front room with a double bed and little desk and a back bunk room with 2 sets of bunks and another desk. There is electricity and Air Conditioning but no running water in the cabins. The bath house is a short walk away and outside of the cabin is equipped with a picnic table, grill and fire pit. We enjoyed all the fun parts of camping but with the luxury of air conditioning… a must when vacationing in NC in July. Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 7.56.44 AM Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 7.56.35 AM Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 7.56.29 AM Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 7.56.19 AM Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 7.56.07 AM Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 7.55.55 AM Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 7.55.36 AM Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 7.55.48 AM

It rain all night long but we were safe and dry in our little cabin. The boys slept fairly well, although Abel had a little trouble falling asleep in a new place. In the morning it continued to rain and the roads and paths in the park were very flooded, which made accessing the bath house a little difficult. But we remained flexible and adjusted our plans accordingly. We packed up a little earlier than planned and headed to the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. (Thanks to our Zoo membership we got in free!) Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 7.54.23 AM Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 7.55.12 AM Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 7.54.47 AM Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 7.54.31 AM

After the aquarium we grabbed some lunch and coffee then headed home.

It was a nice little get away and adventure with out boys. Was it relaxing, not really. Traveling with 4 small kids isn’t necessarily relaxing but it was a lot of fun.

Jessica is a family lifestyle blogger living in Raleigh, NC with her husband and four sons (7, 4, 3 and 1). Jessica started in November of 2009, but has been blogging since 2003. Jessica writes about family life, recipes, travel and products for families. She is also a Work-from-home-mom who manages marketing and social media for a local accounting company.

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2 thoughts on “Carolina Beach State Park Camping

  1. Julie Wood

    WOW! What a really nice cabin to stay in. I think camping like this is wonderful. Carolina sure has some gorgeous places to stay at and have fun with the kids. Your boys are adorable!


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