A Small Beach Town with
Big Attractions and Activities
Family friendly attractions and activities are the heart and soul of Kure Beach. Visit two of the state’s largest attractions, the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Museum, for programs that teach and entertain. The aquarium features new exhibits seasonally as well as summer camper programs for kids. Walk along the earthen fort at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site and visit the museum to see replicas of blockade runners, weapons, and timelines of history. Experience an oceanfront park full of kids’ activities, including a pirate playground, turtle talks, and story time by the sea. Go fishing at the Kure Beach Pier, one of the oldest piers on the Atlantic Coast.
Hike along the beautiful shoreline at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area where you can explore a WWII bunker, once home to local legend, the Fort Fisher Hermit. Take your four-wheel-drive vehicle onto the sand seasonally for a drive-by view of the shoreline, try your hand at surf fishing, and stop in the visitor center for fun and educational exhibits. Give the kids a break from the beach at the Hi-Tech Arcade, across the street from the Kure Beach Pier. Stop by the North Carolina Military History Museum to see vehicles from all branches of military service displayed outside.
Leave the tech gadgets at home and enjoy all there is to do at Kure Beach with family and friends.