The Ultimate Beach Babymoon Guide to Wilmington, NC

February 08, 2019

Beach Babymoon Wilmington, North Carolina!

This is also a great guide for a family trip so ignore the preggo references if you aren't pregnant. One of my most favorite family vacations was the year we rented a beach condo near Wilmington, NC. It was a perfect beach vacation. I will forever remember this trip, as my oldest daughter and I had "the talk".  She literally went wide eyed, moaned out loud, and slid out of the chair. The kids surfed all day, played hard, and then SLEPT! That's a win in my book.

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Beach babymoon wilmington

Wilmington is a town located along NC's coast. It's just east of Cape Fear, you might be too young to remember that movie, but if you are a 40+ pregnant mom, you know what I'm getting at. It was quite the thriller back in the day. Holy moly!

The many amazing beaches that are within driving distance of Wilmington make it a fantastic babymoon destination.

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Where to sleep:

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Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach

Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach

Robert Ruark Inn: In Southfork, NC.

The French House: A historic bed and breakfast tucked away in the heart of the historic district.

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Things to do & places to see:

Wilmington offers a wealth of activities for the outdoor fanatic. Seriously, think surfing (Dad, you will have to wait until after the baby), swimming, kayaking, Stand-up paddling, boating, and fishing. Natural trails galore and relaxing days sunbathing makes Wilmington a perfect choice for both of you. * Clear activities with your OB provider first *

Carolina Beach:  Carolina beach boardwalk, Carolina Beach State Park, Freeman Park, and more.

Kure Beach: The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort FisherOceanfront park, and more. 

Carolina Beach Boardwalk: Carolina Beach Arcade, rent a surrey bike, and more.

Airlie Gardens: A pathway of gardens and walking trails. 

Hollywood in the East:

  • Did you know that over 400 film/tv shows have been filmed in Wilmington? In fact, it is a mini-Hollywood and has its own studio, EUE/Screen Gems Studios. You can plan a tour on your beach Babymoon vacation! For "Dawson's Creek" fans, Capeside was in fact Wilmington. "One Tree Hill" was also another popular show filmed in Wilmington. (I swear "One Tree Hill" is haunting me, I need to watch it.) Other shows/films include:
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Good Behavior
  • Matlock
  • Iron Man 3
  • Safe Haven
  • The Choice
  • We're the Millers
  • A Walk to Remember
  • Tammy

Blue moon Gift shop: You should definitely head into this shop as it has been repeatedly voted as one of the top gift shops in the area.

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Photo Credits: Crenshaw Photography
Twig & Feather Photography is another fantastic photographer in the Wilmington Area. 
This group, board, and guidance have been absolutely invaluable.

I was extremely comfortable asking questions, making decisions and even though nothing went according to my "plan", I couldn't be any happier with the way everything went!!!
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- Stacy A.