The Carolina Beach Inlet Association is a non-profit (501-C3) educational organization. Our goal is to educate the public and politicians on the importance of keeping North Carolina’s Shallow Draft Inlets dredged for safe navigation.


Education and information regarding the crisis of our inlets


  • Carlton Brown, President
  • Cindy Washington, Treasurer
  • Besty Boykin, Secretary
  • Rod Bierstedt
  • Elmo Langley
  • Tim Ludgate
  • Rob Reeves
  • Jarvis Wise, President Emeritus
  • Carolina Beach Inlet Association

    6th Annual Chowder Cook-off

  • March 21, 2020   
  • 11:00AM-3:00PM
  • American Legion Post 129 in Carolina Beach 
  • Featuring great music by a local band
  • Join us for an afternoon of fun, friends and great food! Sample all the chowder from our area’s finest cooks. All the proceeds are to benefit the Carolina Beach Inlet Association

    Door prize giveaways, 50/50 cash drawing, and an auction.

    For more info call or e-mail:
    Vickie Hester
    (252) 521-4510 or Email

    1. Only Tasting? $10 For Your "Tasting Passport"

      Enjoy a taste of everything for one low price, plus it supports a great cause!

    2. Entering? Enter One Or More Varieties

      Can't decide which chowder to enter? Enter them all to be judged!

    3. You Are Supporting A Cause Near & Dear To Us All

      All proceeds will go to the Carolina Beach Inlet Association, to fund it's mission!