Press Releases

First North Carolina Heritage Dive Site Dedicated at Fort Fisher Near Kure Beach

Posted on July 10, 2017

Civil War Blockade Runner offers Divers and Snorkelers a Firsthand View of Maritime History Kure Beach, NC – Condor ran aground on her maiden voyage to Wilmington more than 150 years ago. Today, scuba divers and snorkelers can explore one of the best-preserved shipwrecks on the North Carolina coast where she came to rest, just off the beach in Fort Fisher, located at the southern tip of Kure Beach. From a brief history that includes one of the Confederacy’s most notorious spies, to a ship that remains mostly intact today, the Condor has quite a story to tell.  ... More »

Kure Beach Welcomes 2017 with New Lodging Options, Outdoor Activities, Exhibits & Tours

Posted on January 04, 2017

Carolina Beach and Kure Beach Welcome 2017 with New Lodging Options, Outdoor Activities, Exhibits & Tours Kure Beach, NC – Located on the same island along the southeastern coast of North Carolina, Kure Beach and Carolina Beach are home to a variety of things to see and do. Kure Beach was included on's list of 10 Best Beaches in North Carolina. This year, these two beach towns have even more to offer first-time visitors and repeat visitors alike thanks to a new hotel and other lodging, land- and water-based outdoor activities, and several new exhibits and tours, including a limited-time appearance from a group of famous mermaids. ... More »

Fall Fishing Frenzy at Kure Beach and Carolina Beach

Posted on October 13, 2016

Reel in a catch at these North Carolina beaches this fall Kure Beach and Carolina Beach, NC –  The arrival of autumn brings mild temperatures, more room to explore the beaches’ natural settings because of less crowds, and of course, spectacular fall fishing at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, located on North Carolina’s southeast coast. With more comfortable fishing conditions and larger species like red drum, king mackerel, flounder and more, fall is ideal for an angler’s getaway. Whether a novice or experienced angler, visitors can hit the water on a charter expedition, compete in a tournament, or cast a line off a fishing pier to reel in a great catch. ... More »

10 “Must Do’s” for First-Time Visitors to Kure Beach and Carolina Beach

Posted on April 04, 2016

Two distinct coastal gems entice with vintage family fun plus an off-the-grid escape Kure Beach and Carolina Beach, NC – Exploring a new vacation destination can be daunting, but when it comes to Kure Beach and Carolina Beach, visitors are in luck. Despite their close proximity to one another – they share the same island! – each beach has its own distinct personality. Read on for a list of the Top 10 “Must Do’s” to help first-time visitors make the most of their stay. Whether a lively throwback vacation abuzz with activity tickles your fancy, or a peaceful escape is more your speed, first-time visitors will get their coastal fix at these two beach towns. ... More »

Travel Through Time at Kure Beach and Carolina Beach

Posted on September 09, 2015

Beach communities introduce new generations to old-style, vintage experiences Carolina Beach, NC – The past and present collide happily at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, North Carolina, forming a perfect mix of things to see and do that combines new features with historical milestones. From the Carolina Beach Boardwalk to Fort Fisher State Historic Site, several present-day attractions offer visitors a nod to the past. These coastal communities are ideal for groups like multi-generational travelers – there’s plenty to please everyone from grandma and grandpa to the grandkids, and everyone in between. ... More »

Kure Beach Invites Visitors to Partake in Beach Renourishment and Explore Natural Wonders

Posted on April 08, 2015

North Carolina Beach Committed to a Clean and Protected Beach KURE BEACH, N.C. – This spring, the coastal town of Kure Beach will continue its efforts to keep its shoreline in prime condition through a beach cleanup and dune restoration project.  A clean beach is an important factor to take into consideration when choosing a seaside vacation destination, and North Carolina’s small wonder is a prime example of one that goes above and beyond to provide visitors with a protected and preserved coast for years to come. ... More »

2015 Brings New Looks and Exhibits to Kure Beach, N.C.

Posted on January 08, 2015

KURE BEACH, NC  – Visitors to North Carolina’s small wonder, Kure Beach, will be greeted with plenty of new things to see and do in 2015. This coastal beach community will soon be home to several exciting new exhibits, featuring everything from exotic birds to rare wartime memorabilia. The New Year will also welcome enhancements that will bring modern upgrades and exterior modifications to several nearby signature state attractions, including the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and Fort Fisher State Historic Site. ... More »

15 Ways to Start 2015 off Right at Kure Beach and Carolina Beach

Posted on January 05, 2015

Kick off the New Year by experiencing life at North Carolina’s Winter Waterland KURE BEACH AND CAROLINA BEACH, N.C.  – The holidays have come to an end and many people are looking forward to another chance for a new beginning and a fresh start that each New Year brings. Help get those resolutions underway and kick off 2015 by exploring the coastal destinations of Kure Beach and Carolina Beach, North Carolina where countless winter activities will leave you feeling refreshed and energized for the year ahead. ... More »