Coming to Carolina Beach for the first time this summer and looking at renting a condo near the North end pier. Friends who travel to CB often stay closer to Carolina Lake, so they can't really give me a great idea of what it's like that direction up the beach.
My concern is that when I look at the North Pier on Google Earth, it looks like there is almost no beach (photos from the rental place look like there is at least a bit of sand). I also have seen a lot of people on these forums saying the slope is sharp, beach is rocky, undertow is strong, no lifeguards, etc. I'll be with my kids, so those things scare me a bit...but are these things really an issue?