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At North Carolina's Small Wonder
Located at the southern tip of Pleasure Island, Kure Beach invites you to unplug from the world in a beautifully natural, small-town beach unlike any other. Kure Beach is filled with a lot of what you're hoping to find on a vacation or getaway: beautiful, natural surroundings with vistas of the ocean and the river; an aquarium and park; and the kind of local character that seems to have all but disappeared from coastal towns.
Play oceanfront this summer at Kure Beach and enjoy free and low-cost summer events from boardwalk to oceanfront. Grab a blanket and your boogie shoes for weekly family-friendly entertainment at the new Ocean Front Park. Memorial Day weekend launches the Boardwalk Blast with free weekly fireworks and live music on the island through Labor Day. Or join aquarium staff on a special behind-the-scenes tour with a backstage access to exhibits like the 235,000 gallon tank filled with sharks, stingrays and moray eels.
History comes alive at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site. Thanks to the Steven Spielberg film “Lincoln” and its multiple references to Wilmington and the Battle of Fort Fisher, millions of movie-goers are now more familiar with the fort’s important historical role as the last fort to fall to Union troops during the Civil War
Turn off the cell phone and find a world of things to do. Take in the island's beautiful natural surroundings, picnic under live oak trees, or fish from NC's oldest fishing pier. 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.
Getaway and experience North Carolina’s family-friend seaside retreat. See why life’s a little less hectic here at Kure Beach.