Fall is the Ideal Balance of Nature and Adventure

Recovery is quickly underway at Kure Beach and your favorite activities and things to do between notable history, fall-centric activities and local festivals will be on the agenda. Whether you're planning an adults-only romantic weekend for two or gathering with friends to catch up, a getaway to Kure Beach offers the perfect balance of outdoor adventure and communing with nature. Visitors planning a future trip to Kure Beach are advised to check current openings and travel updates.

Named one of 11 beaches in the world where history was made, hike the historic Civil War grounds of Fort Fisher State Historic Site. Then, follow the 1.10-mile Basin Trail to explore a maritime forest and a WWII bunker, once home to the famous Fort Fisher hermit. Pack a picnic and take in the views of Zeke's Island Reserve, the endpoint along the Cape Fear River or drop a line off the historic Kure Beach Fishing Pier. End the day basking in coral beauty with a view of the famous Coquina Rock Formations, only visible at low tide.

It wouldn't be fall at Kure Beach without a multitude of festivals and activities. Catch live music by the ocean at the ongoing Boogie in the Park Concert Series. Attracting both amateur and professional 'kiters,' see colorful kites soar high in the sky at the whimsical Cape Fear Kite Festival. Dine on fresh, local seafood while singing the blues at Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival or say, "so long to summer" in unique fashion with the Farewell Summer Jazz Funeral procession.

If school fall break has the family in need of a quick getaway, round up the kids to enjoy a coastal twist on traditional Halloween with Trick or Treat Under the Sea at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Up the fear factor with a terrifying guided tour after dark on the secluded Basin Trail at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. For a perfect middle ground between scares, the whole family can take part in the Fort Fisher Fall Festival which includes Halloween games, food and fun.

Take in a splash of city life with a day trip to nearby Wilmington. Experience award-winning dining with foodie-favorite restaurants, like celebrity chef Vivian Howard's Benny's Bigtime Pizzeria or "Top Chef" finalist Keith Rhodes' Catch. After exploring the American Civil War history of Fort Fisher State Historic Site, pair your historic adventure with a day spent aboard the WWII-era Battleship NORTH CAROLINA in Wilmington.

Kure Beach is a place to relax and unwind with a different kind of fall outing. Browse our motels, B&Bs, cozy beach cottages or vacation rental properties and book your fall escape to Kure Beach now.