Ocean Grove Cottages offers information about hiking at our State Park on Pleasure Island NC

This is a great way to spend an afternoon!



Ocean Grove Cottages offers information about hiking at our State Park on Pleasure Island NC  and one of North Carolina’s most beautiful State Parks.

Carolina Beach State Park is located just off Dow Road, where you can enjoy a long hike, ride your bike to the marina or walk your pets.

Very popular with bird watchers is the Painted Bunting site at the east end of the Marina.

A recently sighted Swan’s nest can be seen near the Marina road, by the Intracoastal Waterway view.

You can walk or bike along the side of the road to the Marina or walk adjacent paths along the Cape Fear River or into the woods to Sugar Loaf Dune.

The trails are clearly marked and covered with sand or pine straw for you to enjoy a long hike or a short walk on miles of hiking trails.

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Ocean Grove Cottages offers Coastal homeowners information on how to create a backyard wildlife habitat

This is a great Blog about a perfect family spring project


A wonderful project for you and your family will create a bird and butterfly habitat that provides food, water and cover and places for wildlife to raise their young,

Instead of an all sod yard  that requires a large quantity of water to create the perfect manicured lawn here at the Coast, nurture your local wildlife with a backyard wildlife habitat.

A manicured lawn can be very challenging to maintain, considering the soil is mostly sand.  Instead, help the local wildlife community by designing a portion of your yard and deck to be a wildlife habitat.

Each species require a little different approach with feeders or plantings and all can offer long term entertainment.  Here is a helpful video

Habitat Video:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1hkC-6NQJk

A small habitat for butterflies and birds can be a certified, join the more that 150,000 certified habitats nationwide. Here is how you can get your Habitat certified:   http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Outdoor-Activities/Garden-for-Wildlife/Create-a-Habitat.aspx

Backyard habitats…

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5 Ways the Ocean adjusts our attitude

A Walk on the Beach will change your attitude

A Walk on the Beach will change your attitude

Here are the 5 reasons relaxation and meditation experts suggest that you

“close your eyes and imagine that you are walking on the Beach”

1  When you arrive at the Beach everything about the Ocean creates a unique feeling of well being when you stand still and breath in the salt air

2   Seeing the sparkle of the sun’s rays on the water and waves treats your eyes to the raw beauty of nature

3   Feel the power of the Ocean and listen to the sounds of the waves as they lull your soul into focused relaxation

4   The feel of sand beneath our bare feet allows a feeling of connecting to the essence of Mother Earth

5   The massive Ocean reminds us as to how small we are and how insignificant our worries are.

Our busy lifestyles of working and acquiring “things” wears us down –   our perspective is adjusted with sand on our feet.

Come to the Ocean for your natural therapy and leave with a balanced and adjusted attitude – works for me every day

Wishing you Peace, Love and Sandy Feet

The Carolina Beach Babe


5 great reasons to plan your Beach Vacation in February 2016

Image1   When you are tired of the cold weather and snow, dream of the perfect Summer Beach Vacation with your family.

2   Take a look at your 2016 Calendar and select a week, (a weekend is just not long enough) and reserve your dates early, the earlier you reserve the better.

3   Plan a special family get together with your distant friends and family at a central location in Carolina Beach North Carolina, a laid back and friendly Beach with plenty of great things to do, places to eat and to shop.

4   Kids love the beach and no one is getting any younger – your kids, you, your parents and or your grandparents

5   Money is tight and finding the best fit for your group can be daunting,  let me help you find the perfect affordable rental.

See you at the Beach!


Carolina Beach Babe



The Locals Guide to Shopping in Carolina Beach – Sumthin Beachie


Carolina Beach is located on Pleasure Island North Carolina, and our beautiful small town is the perfect place to find hidden treasures and where Consignment Shopping is a sport!

Decorating your new Beach house?  Looking for unique nautical themed items? Here is most popular local shop to find upscale furnishings for any home or office.

At Sumthin Beachie you will have a wonderful treasure hunt for beautiful new and consigned items, from large furniture to mirrors and mermaids, to decorate your beach home with.

Visitors are happily surprised by the large, well displayed, selections that offer wonderful and unique items at very reasonable pricing. You will also find locally made jewelry and local crafts and artwork

Sumthin Beachie is owned and managed by Nancy Cappola, who opened the store in 2010 and will happily assist you in finding your perfect item from the Beach.

Say hello to Nancy and tell her what you are looking for and you will be treated to some authentic Southern Hospitality and the best bargains on the Island, a true Locals shopping secret.


Nancy Cappola

Sumthin Beachie                          sumthinbeachie@portcitymail.com

809 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428              (910) 619-9044

Why you should wear your Beach Toe Ring all year long

ImageCarolina Beach Babe lives in Carolina Beach NC, just 15 miles east of Wilmington NC.  Discover this Classic Beach Town that is as friendly and laid back as it is beautiful and relaxing. Come for the day, weekend or your family vacation. Visit www.carolinabeachbabe.com more information


A Toe Ring is a small ring worn on the toe and is very comfortable when fit properly.  

Why you should wear your Beach Toe Ring all year long?

Because just wearing a toe ring reminds you how Beach Babe sexy you really are.

Your guy looks at your feet too, and a tiny little toe ring adds high scores to your sexiness rating ….and your toe ring can be worn every day.

Looking down at your feet in the winter and seeing your toe ring, will make you feel closer to Summertime and the Beach!  

Add a new pedicure, a great pair of sandals’ and it makes you look and feel Beachy Bohemian.

I do however, recommend that you move your toe ring to different toes and to your opposite foot to avoid indentations.

It’s the simple things in life that makes us happy.

Make your plans to visit  our  Beach, www.mycarolinabeachhouse.com and get your Toe Ring on and tell me how it makes you feel.


With Love and Sexyness,

The Carolina Beach Babe


Dogs love walking on the Beach during a January thaw!

Dogs love walking on the Beach during a January thaw!

The Carolina Beach “kids”, Watson and Stella, love a long walk on the beach in January, especially when the temperature rises above 70 degrees.