Escape to Kure Beach, one of North Carolina's best beaches for pure relaxation this spring. For the adventurer, purchase a four-wheel-drive permit to cruise along the beach strand at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. History buffs can step back in time at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, where the whole family can explore the South's largest earthen fort and underground bunkers. Grab takeout and enjoy a picnic at Ocean Front Park and then swing by the sea on a bench while the little ones tap into their imagination on the park’s playground. Nearby on the island, enjoy crafts, games, guided hikes and more during Carolina Beach State Park's Flytrap Family Fun Day April 1, which celebrates the Venus flytrap, a carnivorous plant only found natively in the area.
Kid-Approved Events
Add family-friendly events to your trip plans. Enjoy games, arts and crafts, magic shows, a bounce house and more at the Kure Beach Spring Festival March 25 at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. Race along the island during the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher’s Race for the Planet 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run April 23. Listen to live music seaside during Boogie in the Park, which returns for the season May 7.
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Find the perfect place to stay for your family’s beach vacation in Kure Beach. Choose an oceanfront vacation rental decked out with all the comforts of home where you can even bring your four-legged friends. Or, opt for a luxurious apartment suite with its own private balcony overlooking the ocean. Check out our roundup of the top places to stay in Kure Beach according to ratings and reviews to help with your planning!

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