Somewhere between Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher is the stunning Kure Beach. Surrounded by water the coast of Kure Beach offers multiple splendid sandy beaches, making it an excellent holiday location. For this reason, it is a sought-after location for swimming, kayaking, surfing and just soaking in the sun.
The town is named after Hans Kure, a Dane who moved to the Cape Fear coastline in 1895, and purchased 900 acres of land. His son actually built the original Fis hing Pier, in 1923 making it the first pier on the Atlantic coastline. Although due to wear and tear it has been rebuilt many times since then. Nowadays the fishing pier which spans 700 feet in length, has a shop selling fishing necessities, an arcade, and souvenir shops. In 1947, the town became known as Kure Beach as an acknowledgment of the family’s effort to make the location more attractive and since then the area has gained more popularity.
The Ocean Front Park is a public park close to the fishing pier, it also has beach access, and has walking paths, and a children’s playground. The open-air pavilion houses multiple events during the year including concerts. For physically active visitors, Joe Eakes Park is another public park that is home to sports courts including baseball, tennis, basketball, and volleyball. For golfing fans an 18 – hole course is also available. It also has a playground, a picnic area, and a dog – park.
If you’re into history, it is worth visiting the nearby Fort Fisher State Historical Site. This historic landmark sheds light on the American Civil War, and when the area and the fort were attacked and captured. Guided tours can be followed, with the star of the tour being a 32 – pound seacoast gun. Close to Kure Beach, visitors can visit the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, it offers a close encounter with sea life, including sharks, an albino alligator, and massive rays. The aquarium also features a two-story tank and a touch tank.
Kure Beach is definitely worth considering for a holiday trip. There are various hotels or rentals to choose from and going hungry is virtually impossible as there are countless restaurants and nightclubs around the area. There are so many activities to pursue which go beyond water-related activities, ensuring fun for visitors of all ages.