Themed Travel and Nature Experiences

Known for a beloved natural coastline rich with history, there's so much to be discovered beyond the shore. Kayak to an estuarine reserve to see rare migrating birds, taste around the island on a food tour and hike the historic sites. Find your inner retreat for two or with friends on a wellness escape and curate a unique vacation exploring hidden gems and sanctuaries found only in Kure Beach. 

Beach Food Favorites

Have breakfast with the locals at a diner, indulge in juicy burgers at a walk-up shack for a post-beach refresh. From pork chops worth waiting in line for to island-style eats meets Caribbean flare, discover big flavors in our small beach town.

Small Town, Big Flavor

Watersports and Fitness

With both the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean, you're never far from the water. Kayak to undisturbed islands home to rare wildlife, dive deep to historic shipwrecks and find your under-the-sea Zen with yoga on the beach or in unexpected places. 

Find Your Flow

Hidden Sanctuaries and Hidden Gems

North Carolina's Small Wonder is known for its natural surroundings. Become one with nature on six miles of unspoiled coastline and amongst a maritime forest in a historic site then see the rare Coquina rocks at low tide.

Discover Hidden Gems

Eco-Adventure, Parks and Gardens

From relaxing at an oceanfront park to paddling out on a guided kayak tour to Zeke's Island Reserve and spotting sea turtles along the seashore, make the most of your time in one of North Carolina's most unspoiled beach towns.

Experience Nature's Paradise

Ways to Experience Live Music

Boogie down with friends and family at free oceanfront concerts or toast to the beach life nearby at eclectic island dives. Yearly festivals include Grammy-winning talent alongside fresh seafood and ocean breezes. 

Find Live Music

Water Experiences

Dive in to a variety of water experiences. Embark on a scenic tour on a SUP board or take a surf lesson. Delight in the scenic splendor and sights by way of kayak. Hook, line and sink from the historic fishing pier, on the shore or during seasonal fishing competitions. 

Find Waterbased Adventure

Tours and Cruises

Whether you're looking to go under the sea or see living history, tours and cruises offer the best way to experience it all. Go behind the scenes at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher then tour the largest amphibious battle site of the Civil War and more.

Embark on Tours and Cruises

Off the Beaten Path

Find themed trip ideas with off-the-beaten path experiences that reveal a whole new side of Kure Beach.

Get Exploring

Family Trip Ideas

Explore under-the-sea at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, dance to free summer concerts, explore a historic fort, play a round of disc golf and more.

Get Planning with the Family