Here is a blogger's wonderful description of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk in the early morning hours. The post features numerous photos from the boardwalk and beach.
"Morning time at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk is quiet and still. It feels as if you just stepped back into time where the physical structures still exist, but all the life has moved on, leaving this place behind. But that feeling only lasts a few hours. Later in the day the boardwalk will begin to fill with the hustle and bustle of shoppers, families, high school couples, the whirring noises and flashing lights of amusement park rides, and screaming kids running around carrying cotton candy..."
Read the full blog post and view the photos here.Photo from blog post