Unfaded Memories with a Summer Beach Vacation from the Past

With retro motels and charming cottages, a pristine beach, oceanfront park and family-friendly attractions, you can experience the kind of summer vacation you had as a kid at Kure Beach. For such a small beach town, there's never a dull moment, filled with a calendar of activities and events you won't want to miss.

Get away to North Carolina's Small Wonder for a summer vacation like no other, as we have big things planned for you and your family. Dance the night away at the weekly Boogie in the Park and Summer Lawn concert series. Enjoy Story Time by the Sea with princesses, pirates and fun crafts for the kids every Wednesday at Ocean Front Park. Visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher for up-close and personal animal encounters, summer camps and tours, and don't miss the DINOSAURS! and Butterfly Bungalow. If you're feeling competitive, challenge the family to a round of disc golf or bocce ball at Joe Eakes Park

Kure Beach was named one of 11 beaches in the world where history was made, and for good reason. Take a picnic lunch to the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and hike the Basin Trail to explore a WWII bunker hidden within the maritime forest. See where Civil War history was made at Fort Fisher State Historic Site and walk among cannons, earthen-work forts and beautiful old live oaks along the Cape Fear River. 

For more relaxed activities, experience the unmatched beauty of the unique coquina rocks at low tide, walk the Kure Beach Fishing Pier at sunrise, paddle a canoe or kayak over to Zeke's Island Coastal Reserve or dig your toes into our pristine sandy shore and leave it all behind for a while.

Ready to plan your Kure Beach vacation? View lodging options now, from beach cottages to vintage motels and inns, and get ready to enjoy everything our small beach town has to offer.