Escape to North Carolina’s quintessential summertime retreat for the kind of beach vacation you had as a kid. The century-old Kure Beach Fishing Pier, sand dunes and wide-open spaces start the day leading to simple pleasures and true joy by the sea. For après-beach, dance to the music at Boogie in the Park, a weekly seaside summer concert series at Ocean Front Park. Or, visit the park for the weekly Turtle Talks, which kick off June 12, to learn from the experts at Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project how you can help save this threatened species. Shop local goods from handmade jewelry to beachy home décor at the weekly seaside Kure Beach Market beginning June 13. Get competitive and test your disc golf skills at the Kure Beach Classic PRO/AM June 18 at Joe Eakes Disc Golf Course, a PDGA-certified course.
Tours & Cruises
Explore Kure Beach with guided tours and scenic adventures! Go behind the scenes at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher for animal feedings and more and see the aquatic life from a new perspective. Step back in time on a guided tour of Fort Fisher State Historic Site to learn about the artillerists and infantrymen of the Civil War's largest amphibious battle. Paddle out to Zeke’s Island Reserve on an eco-tour with Kayak Carolina.
Summer Bites
Summertime means fresh seafood and Kure Beach’s local restaurants deliver in abundance. Indulge in a family-friendly sharable Calabash-style seafood platter on the patio at Big Daddy’s Restaurant. Pair fresh fish tacos with a stunning sunset view on Riverview Restaurant’s outdoor patios. Savor the Kure Benedict at Ocean View Restaurant, which features fresh crab meat, three-pepper hollandaise and a handcut biscuit.

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