At North Carolina's Small Wonder

Let the peaceful small town atmosphere of Kure Beach transform you. Home to the oldest fishing pier on the Atlantic coast, an oceanfront park, a nearby state aquarium and beautiful natural surroundings, Kure Beach provides the perfect setting and relaxed pace for you and your family to reconnect in this pure and natural playground.

Fall ushers in festivals, fishing and more Kure Beach fun.  The area’s best seafood and Grammy-Award winning artists take center stage at the Pleasure Island Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival.  The live music continues at Boogie in the Park with beach, soul, rock and roll groups.  Fall fishing ramps up as anglers compete in the Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge.  Experience a Halloween unlike any other at Trick or Treat Under the Sea at the North Carolina Aquarium. If you need a rest stop, take in ocean views on a cozy swing at Ocean Front Park.  Check out these fall highlights and book your getaway to Kure Beach now.

Come face to face with live alligator feedings and hands-on exploration of bonnet sharks to live diving exhibits and up-close-and-personal encounters with sea turtles at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, named one of the best aquariums in the U.S. by the Travel Channel. Peek into the past under the towering, wind-swept live oak trees that surround the Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Museum. Explore the grounds of the largest land-sea battle of the Civil War and commemorate the upcoming 150th Anniversary of the Civil War in North Carolina with the reenactment of the fall of Fort Fisher.

Turn off the gadgets and enjoy the views from the seaside benches and playground at the new Ocean Front Park. Reel in the catch of the day along the 712-foot Kure Beach Fishing Pier, one of the oldest on the Atlantic Coast. Hop on the ferry and take in the natural beauty of the area or test your skills on the area’s only disc golf course.

Or do nothing at all as Kure Beach provides a relaxed haven for you and your family. Stay in a mom-and-pop motel, condo or quaint cottage rental, and dine at one of our locally owned restaurants serving the fresh catch of the day - all of your lodging and dining options are just a short walk, drive or bike ride from any part of town.

Experience North Carolina’s family-friendly seaside retreat.  Take a break from your deadlines and schedule and see why life’s a little less hectic here at Kure Beach.

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