Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast

715 Carolina Beach Avenue North, Carolina Beach, North Carolina 28428
Innkeeper(s): Mike Truffa and Heather Hawkins
  • Introduction

    Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast-WalkwayThe Beacon House Inn is located in Carolina Beach, North Carolina.

    This 1950s transformed boarding house was re purposed into a bed and breakfast in the mid 1990's. The charming house is outfitted with modern amenities while keeping true to the vintage era style.

    Our bed & breakfast is located across the street from the ocean, about a 2 minutes walk to the sand. Guests can enjoy many activities such as paddleboarding, surfing, fishing, kayaking, and bird watching or spend the day just sitting in the sand.  A full sit-down artisan breakfast featuring gourmet coffee from Carolina Coffee Company is served daily for guests in our B&B.

    Our location is 20 minutes from the Wilmington Airport, 1 hour and a half from Myrtle Beach, and 2 and a half hours from Raleigh-Durham.

    For those of you traveling with kids and dogs, we also have three cozy vacation beach cottages that sit behind our B&B.   They are perfect for a small family looking for a great beach vacation.

    In addition, the Beacon House Inn also offer a "City Flat" vacation rental in the heart of the historic district in downtown Wilmington.  A mere 20 minute drive from the beach, our City Flat allows travelers to experience both city and surf.  Please visit our website for a complete look at all of our accomodations. 

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Mike Truffa for sharing his own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Great location - across the street from the beach.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Location - right across the street from the beach. Charm and character as a 1950's boarding house that was converted into a bed and breakfast. We love the look of the original pine boards with a decor that fits the time the house was built.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    It's a small beach town that is quiet and less crowded than other beaches in the area.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    "It was a culinary delight."  Homemade artisan breakfast done with care and creativity while using the freshest ingredience.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The area is affordable and less crowded than other beaches in the area.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Downtown Wilmington is only 20 mins away that has great theaters, art, museums and artisan cuisine. Fort fisher, a fantastic aquarium, water sports and fishing are only a short distance from the Inn.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Yes, the boardwalk with restaurants and bars are about a 10-15 min away.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Surf House, Flaming Amy's Burrito Barn, RX, The Foutunate Glass

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 6 rooms in the B&B and also have three family / dog friendly beach vacation cottages on the property.

    Do you accept pets?

    Yes, Beach Vacation Cottages and Downtown Wilmington "City Flat" only.


  • Dogs and Children are Welcome in our Vacation Cottages

    Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast

    In addition to our Bed and Breakfast we also have three cozy beach vacation cottages that are pet friendly and perfect for a small family.  Vacation cottages are self catering and equipped with full kitchens.