Escape the busy day-to-day this fall with a getaway to experience nature adventures like no other in our small-town beach. Paddle out on a Paddle NC guided kayak tour to Zeke’s Island Reserve. Look for local and migratory birds as you stroll through the scenic trails at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area or go on a guided bird walk through nearby Carolina Beach State Park the third Wednesday of each month. Enjoy live music riverside at the Blakeslee Air Force Recreation Area Concert Series select days through Oct. 27 or bid summer goodbye at the Farewell Summer Jazz Funeral Oct. 6 at Ocean Front Park. Visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher to see their new exhibit Caribbean Corals, which features yellow-headed jawfish, vibrant corals and more. Nearby on the island, enjoy a free outdoor concert, food and drink vendors and colorful 45-foot-long watercrafts during the Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta Sept. 22-23.
Relaxing Stays
Choose an oceanfront vacation rental that offers all the comforts of home and is pet friendly. Enjoy close proximity to the heart of town restaurants and activities in a luxurious apartment suite with private oceanfront balcony along the boardwalk. Opt for the charm of a beach cottage or vintage motel with modern amenities. Find your special stay in Kure Beach.
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Adventure Beyond the Beach

If you love visiting Kure Beach for its history, top attractions like the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and nature activities, then you'll like these day trip activities in nearby Wilmington to complement your stay.

  • Tour Fort Fisher State Historic Site to see the site of the Civil War’s largest amphibious battle including the South’s largest earthen fort, then head to Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, one of WWII’s most decorated battleships moored in downtown Wilmington. Tour nine levels of living spaces, mess decks, gun turrets, sick bay and more.
  • Take in scenic views on rented bicycles and go on a self-guided tour around the island, then stroll downtown Wilmington’s award-winning two-mile Riverwalk featuring easy access to boutiques, art galleries, outdoor cafes, and spectacular sunset views over the river.
  • Hike the trails in Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and Carolina Beach State Park looking for coastal wildlife, then bike and walk trails in Wilmington’s 190-acre Greenfield Park. It is a popular spot to see migrating birds, area wildlife, and the scenic trails take you around the park’s lake.
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