The Wonder of Spring

Sunny skies, island explorations, and the return of butterflies are making a splash this spring at Kure Beach.

Come face-to-face with huge animatronic prehistoric creatures and experience the wonder of hundreds of free-flying exotic butterflies with the return of the popular DINOSAURS! exhibit and the Butterfly Bungalow at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher this spring.

Activities for the whole family—events, exhibits, programs and concerts—abound at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Ocean Front Park and nearby Carolina Beach State Park. The Kure Beach Street Festival will be held April 28 and 29. Celebrate North Carolina's Small Wonder with live music, children's activities, vendors and more.

Venture off the beaten path and immerse yourself in the beautiful maritime forest along our pristine beach at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. Hike the trails or rent a kayak and paddle peacefully through our salt marshes and waterways to spot coastal wildlife in their natural setting.

Book your getaway now and enjoy all of the special happenings that Kure Beach has to offer.