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.

Create holiday memories that will last a lifetime as the 25th Anniversary of the Island of Lights festival brings a bright glow to the island with a Christmas parade, lighted boat flotilla, New Year's Eve beach ball drop and more.  Delight in the sight of all your favorite characters appearing in the Kure Beach Fantasy Christmas Show, and visit Santa by the Sea to watch St. Nick swim in the giant tank at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. 

Check out these holiday highlights and book your magical holiday adventure to Kure Beach.

Come face to face with live alligator feedings and diving exhibits and experience 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 at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site.

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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