Kure Beach Nature

Fort Fisher State Historic Site
In addition to being a historical landmark for the Civil War, the Fort Fisher State Historic site is equipped with a self-guided tour trail that is approximately one-quarter mile long and encircles the remains of the fort along the ocean side. Exhibit panels containing photos and text are located at many locations along the tour trail as well having a restored gun emplacement located on top on one of the batteries.  Learn More

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
At the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area you can wonder through the marsh on a short trail that will give you a good look at sound-side flora and fauna or enjoy a leisurely day at the six miles of ocean shore. Explore Fort Fisher State Recreation Area by foot and comb the beach for sea stars, keyhole urchins and whelk shells or simply lie back on the sand and enjoy the aerial acrobatics of seagulls, terns and brown pelicans as they soar above the waves.  .......Enjoy a leisurely beach day and walk along one of the few remaining undeveloped stretches of shoreline on the southern coast at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area where you can comb the beach for sea stars, keyhole urchins and whelk shells in a beautiful natural setting.  With six miles of beach to explore and coastal creatures including pelicans and loggerhead sea turtles, it offers the chance to see these unique animals in their natural habitat.

Zeke’s Island Reserve
Revel in the dynamic landscape of 1,635 acres of barrier reef, slight elevations, tidal flats, salt marshes, dunes and ocean beaches at Zeke’s Island Reserve located off Kure Beach. The lagoon-like intertidal complex found at the Zeke's Island Reserve is one of the most important shorebird feeding habitats on the East Coast. Bird species such as dunlin, black-bellied plovers, short-billed dowitchers, white ibis, and great blue herons as well as black ducks, mallards, and pintails have been recorded at Zeke's Island.

Pirate Playground and Picturesque Views
Located in the heart of Kure Beach, Ocean Front Park offers beautiful ocean views, as well as boardwalk visitors can stroll along, swings perfect for two and a playground complete with a pirate ship that kids love to play on.  The park also features an open-air pavilion where concerts, weddings, and family-friendly events including Boogie in the Park and Friday Night Variety Shows are held throughout the year. 

Disc Golf, Bocce Ball and More
Get competitive at Joe Eakes Park where you can play a round of disc golf, a game of bocce ball, tennis, basketball and more.  The park also features a playground, picnic areas as well as the Gurney Hood Barking Lot dog park where dogs can run and play. - See more at: http://www.visitkurebeachnc.com/kure-parks/#sthash.GurW1B8H.dpuf