Carolina Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 5,052 at the 2000 census and 5,706 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Wilmington metropolitan area. The community of Wilmington Beach was annexed by the town in 2000.
Carolina Beach is located at 34°2′12″N 77°53′49″W (34.036796, -77.896939).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2).2.2 square miles (5.8 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (8.13%) is water.
As of the census of 2013, there were 2,296 households, and 1,253 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,086.4 people per square mile (806.7/km2). There were 4,086 housing units at an average density of 1,813.5 per square mile (701.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.94% White, 0.39% African American,0.50% Asian, and 0.17% from other races.
There were 2,296 households, out of which 18.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.4% were non-families.