Find a variety of family-friendly accommodations offering pools, activities coordinated by ages, menus designed for kids and more in Kure Beach. Stroll along the family-friendly fishing pier and get competitive at the arcade. Learn about island history while exploring a historic fort or play outside at Adventure Reef at the North Carolina Aquarium. From Turtle Talks at a state park for the little ones to disc golf for the teens, check out our guide on top to things to do for kids of any age. 

SUP, Dive & Explore by Water

Get out and active on the water in Kure Beach. Rent stand up paddleboards and paddle along waterways through salt marshes. Take a guided kayak excursion to search for wildlife and seashells at nearby island nature reserves. Cast your line from the shore or along the oldest fishing pier on the East Coast, or dive in to explore North Carolina’s first heritage dive site. Recharge with nature and adventure on the water.

A Season of Outdoor Events

Stop by the weekly seaside Kure Beach Market, June 15 - August 31, where artisans sell handmade jewelry, beach chic home decor, natural earth-friendly gifts and more at Ocean Front Park. Groove to the tunes at bi-weekly Summer Concerts at Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area beginning July 9. Nearby on the island, visit the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for weekly fireworks, amusement rides and more starting in July.

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