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Carolina Shores, North Carolina
Official seal of Carolina Shores, North Carolina
Carolina Shores, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Carolina Shores, North Carolina
Carolina Shores, North Carolina
Location in North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Brunswick
 • Total 2.76 sq mi (7.13 km2)
 • Land 2.75 sq mi (7.12 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
46 ft (14 m)
 • Total 3,048
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,695.41/sq mi (654.66/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-10550
GNIS feature ID 1802948

Carolina Shores is a town in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,048 at the 2010 census, up from 1,482 in 2000. It is part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area.

The town was incorporated in 1998 after a split from the town of Calabash, which came as the result of years of disagreement over "sewer, garbage collection and sign restrictions". The town limits of Carolina Shores currently interlock with those of Calabash. Sharing the name of the local country club, "Carolina Shores" could be considered a misnomer since the town does not have a "shore" with any large body of water.


Carolina Shores is located in southwestern Brunswick County at 33°53′57″N 78°34′41″W / 33.89917°N 78.57806°W / 33.89917; -78.57806 (33.899163, -78.578070). Its southwest border is the South Carolina state line; the town of Calabash borders Carolina Shores to the south. U.S. Route 17 (Ocean Highway) forms the northwest border of the town; the highway leads 47 miles (76 km) northeast to Wilmington and 24 miles (39 km) southwest to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Carolina Shores has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.6 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.17%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 1,482
2010 3,048 105.7%
2019 (est.) 4,659 52.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Carolina Shores racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 4,196 91.46%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 93 2.03%
Native American 11 0.24%
Asian 26 0.57%
Pacific Islander 1 0.02%
Other/Mixed 138 3.01%
Hispanic or Latino 123 2.68%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,588 people, 1,882 households, and 1,319 families residing in the town.

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