Venture beyond traditional beach activities this autumn to experience the scenic beauty and adventures found in Kure Beach. Go on a guided kayak eco-tour to Zeke’s Island Reserve with Paddle NC. Immerse yourself in history at Fort Fisher State Historic Site and experience reenactors, weapons demonstrations and more during their Living History Program Oct. 15. Learn about the local and migratory birds at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area Oct. 27 during a guided birding tour. Cast a line off the historic Kure Beach fishing pier, and then enjoy seaside tunes and activities at the final Boogie in the Park of the season Oct. 16. Don’t forget to visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and say hi to the three new otter pups, Stella, Mae and Selene, who are now with the rest of the family in the Otters on the Edge exhibit!
Rejuvenating Activities
Bid your stress farewell on a no-planning required getaway to Kure Beach. Discover the rare and distinctive Coquina Rock formation, only visible at low tide. Stroll nearly six miles of protected shoreline and look for loggerhead sea turtles, piping plovers and other rare species that call Kure Beach's shore home. Grab takeout from a local restaurant and enjoy a picnic under the shade of the gnarled live oaks at Fort Fisher State Historic Site. Reconnect with a seaside yoga class by the pier from Kure Beach Yoga.
Kite-Flying Festival
Celebrate the 15th Annual Cape Fear Kite Festival Nov. 4-6. As the last professional kite flying event of the season, the festival draws flyers from around the country who bring their spectacular sky art to our seaside. New this year, the festival kicks off Friday night with an illuminated kite event. Bring the whole family – even your four-legged members – to gaze at the incredible kites of all sizes, shapes and styles soaring through the sky. Pack a picnic or dine local from food trucks while enjoying live music and shopping local vendors.

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