Kure Beach has no shortage of family-friendly activities for all ages to enjoy. Go under the sea at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Check out their new South Atlantic White Spring Exhibit. Fuel up with healthy treats from the aquarium's cafe, SharkBites, before heading over to Adventure Reef, the aquarium's interactive play area. Ocean Front Park & Pavilion's playground features a giant pirate ship, perfect for tots to go on imaginary adventures. Challenge your teens and tweens to some friendly competition with skeeball at Hi-Wire Arcade or a round of disc golf at Joe Eakes Park. From grandkids to grandparents, everyone will enjoy taking a step back in time at Fort Fisher State Historic Site. Experience the site of the Civil War's largest amphibious battle by walking the outdoor tour trail or exploring the largest earthen fort in the South.
Dine Local
Located just steps from Kure Beach Fishing Pier, Ocean View Restaurant, the island's newest eatery, offers homestyle breakfast and lunch favorites. Indulge in lemon blueberry buttercream pancakes or savor their signature fried chicken. Walk up and take out the perfect beach burger from Beach House Burgers. Enjoy the sunshine while feasting on their family-style seafood platter with fresh shrimp, crab legs and more at Big Daddy's Restaurant.
Rest Your Head
Find retro rooms with personality and modern amenities, spectacular oceanfront views and more in Kure Beach. With luxurious apartment suites and vacation rentals big enough to fit the entire family, area lodging options are sure to have the perfect place for your next family vacation. Before you make vacation reservations, review a curated list of top-rated accommodations, determined by reviews, in our quaint beach town.
Sample local cuisine and craft brews at the Cape Fear Craft & Cuisine April 2 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Return to the aquarium with your running shoes and Race for the Planet April 24. The fun run includes 5k, 10k and half marathon courses that lead through scenic Fort Fisher. Then, celebrate Kure Beach's 75th Anniversary with a weekend of fun festivities! Enjoy seaside concerts, performers, food trucks, children's activities, dancing and more April 29-30 at Ocean Front Park & Pavilion. Boogie back to the park for the return of the annual Boogie in the Park Summer Concert Series, which kicks off May 1.
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