We're booked for a late June vacation to Carolina Beach and all the negative postings have me a little nervous. We have two young daughters (9 and 6 years old). The talk of rough waters, narrow beaches, run down buildings, make me pause over our plans -- our first family vacation in couple of years.
Let me provide a little background: we're not stuck on fancy accommodations or Myrtle-Beach like amusements. For example, we've been to Edisto Beach, SC a couple of times and love it, so we're accustomed to small, secluded beach towns. As long as the condos/homes are clean and safe, we're satisfied. The girls like the beach, but don't want to spend all their time there (they like to play in the sand more than the water hence my worry over the "narrow, sloped beaches"), so we were looking for a place that offered a little more to do than Edisto, but not to the extent of Myrtle. We looked at the Outer Banks, but it looks a little too busy and overpriced (I could be wrong).
Am I making a mistake by choosing Carolina Beach? My initial research seemed to make CB ideal -- small but not too small, not MB-like overcrowded, reasonably priced, mini golf, an arcade, ice cream, a nearby aquarium, Wilmington closeby. But I don't want to be the dad that ruined our vacation. Can anyone reassure me?