Kure Beach

Come explore this hidden gem...

Kure (pronounced CURE-ee) Beach is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River, near the southeastern tip of North Carolina. Let the peaceful small town atmosphere of Kure Beach transform you. Home to the oldest fishing pier on the Atlantic coast, an oceanfront park, a nearby state aquarium and beautiful natural surroundings, Kure Beach provides the perfect setting and relaxed pace for you and your family to reconnect in this pure and natural playground.

Spring and summer temps average about 82 degrees. Fall and winter temps average about 67 degrees (weather.com). Our population is just over 2,000, and increases to over 5,500 during our tourist season. The majority of our residents are college educated with a nice mix of retirees and young families. We are represented by property owners from 32 states and many of our residents have lived in Kure Beach for generations. In fact, members of the Kure family still live here!

Living in Kure Beach

Over the years, people have continued to make Kure Beach their home. Years ago, they built charming beach cottages, many of which are still here today. More recently, larger homes are being built and painted in beautiful tropical colors.

Along with our clean, expansive beach, we are surrounded by nature with vistas of the ocean and the river. Our wooden boardwalk, peppered with benches and oceanfront swings, spans over a third mile along the ocean front where you’ll find lots of people relaxing and enjoying the beach. There is also a 711-foot, privately owned fishing pier; the oldest fishing pier on the East Coast, originally built in 1923. The pier draws fishermen from all over and gives our business area the feel of a quaint fishing village.


Surfing, fishing, and more...

The area is perfect for biking, kayaking, swimming, surfing, hiking, going for a walk or just lounging on the beach. Plus, our Town is compact enough that you are never further than a mile from the ocean. Come face to face with live alligator feedings and diving exhibits and experience up-close and personal encounters with sea turtles at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, named one of the best aquariums in the U.S. by the Travel Channel. Peek into the past under the towering, wind-swept live oak trees that surround the Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Museum. Explore the grounds of the largest land-sea battle of the Civil War at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site.

Turn off the gadgets and enjoy the views from the seaside swings and playground at the Ocean Front Park. Reel in the catch of the day along the 712-foot Kure Beach Fishing Pier, one of the oldest on the Atlantic Coast. Hop on the ferry and take in the natural beauty of the area or test your skills on the area’s only disc golf course.

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