Spring Events in Kure Beach NC

Cruise into Outdoor Adventures

Experience beauty and nature this spring with a getaway to Kure Beach. Retro beach town vibes coupled with modern-day amenities recreate the beach experiences you remember from childhood. Explore the area on bikes or paddle out on a kayak adventure to an uninhabited shorebird feeding habitat. Escaping in Kure Beach is truly a reality.

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Fun in the Sun

Propel yourself into a spring break state of mind with outdoor adventures. Take the little ones to Ocean Front Park, Kure Beach's largest green space for play while you relax with water views. See the island from a different perspective and bond with the family while touring the area on bikes. Enjoy abundant sunshine while kayaking or paddleboarding on an eco-adventure.

Paddle and Hike

Paddle a canoe or kayak to the shorebird feeding habitat located on Zeke's Island Reserve. Bring your binoculars to spot rare dunlin, black-bellied plovers, great blue herons and more, then explore the dynamic landscape of tidal flats, salt marshes, dunes and ocean beaches. Warm weather makes for an ideal time to embark on an eco-adventure. Hike the Basin Trail at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area to explore a coastal maritime forest that passes by a WWII bunker and leads to an observation deck great for birdwatching with expansive river views.

Island History by Land & Sea

Named one of the 11 beaches in the world where history was made, explore one of the most influential battle sites of the Civil War and the South's largest earthen fort at Fort Fisher State Historic Site. Meander along the scenic outdoor trails shaded by live oaks with Cape Fear River views. Find sunken treasure with a SCUBA dive adventure to historic shipwrecks off the coast where prehistoric fossils perch on the ocean's natural ledges. Make plans now to explore North Carolina's first Heritage Dive Site, a sunken Civil War ship named The Condor, with desired diving times beginning in late spring. 

Eclectic Places to Stay

Retro motels and charming cottages offer a dose of nostalgia coupled with modern amenities. Here, life moves at a more relaxed pace so unplug and unwind in a variety of lodging and budget options. Make your reservations now for summer and plan your getaway.