Five Ways To "Unplug" At Kure Beach, North Carolina

Five Ways To “Unplug” At Kure Beach, N.C.

Families, Visitors Find A Destination That’s A Little Less Hectic

Great News Post Hurricane Irene: 

We are Open! The recent storm has come and gone, and Wilmington, North Carolina's Historic River District and the Island Beaches of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach are ready for a great Labor Day holiday. If you have a trip planned for the near future, please contact your accommodations directly to confirm that they are ready for your arrival. We look forward to your visit! For a free official visitors guide, please contact us toll-free at 1-800-641-7082 or email

KURE BEACH, N.C – Visitors to Kure Beach ( often search for relaxing activities that make life move at a relaxed, steady pace. They are in luck – North Carolina’s small wonder delights vacationers and families looking for a coastal getaway with its uncrowded beach, unpretentious small-town atmosphere, charm and serenity.

Here are five unique ways that beachgoers may choose to unplug and unwind during the final weeks of summer while visiting Kure Beach.

Kure’s Beautiful Birds
Bird watching enthusiasts and casual observers find much to appreciate about Kure Beach and its wonderful natural surroundings. Visitors might take a leisurely stroll through three sites along the North Carolina Birding Trail, which links great bird watching sites with communities, businesses and other local historical and educational attractions. Kure Beach’s three N.C. Birding Trail sites include the Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Popular birds indigenous to the area include gulls, pelicans and warblers (

Delicious, Classic Dining
Kure Beach’s fresh, local seafood and other treats keep visitors and families coming back year after year. Many people choose to kick back after a long day in the sun with a meal at Big Daddy’s, Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill or Freddie’s Oceanside Grill ( These great eateries offer food with a family-friendly atmosphere.

Fort Fisher Family Time
A great, carefree family destination for many is the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, which features more than 2,500 animals on display, touch pools, daily live presentations and feedings, and dialogues with divers in a large ocean tank. While you’re there, be sure to check out the new, interactive Megalodon shark exhibit ( Others might stop by the Fort Fisher State Historic Site to witness Civil War history – and occasionally catch the old cannons in action.

Pier Without Pressure
The oldest fishing pier on the Atlantic Coast offers superior views of the beach and ocean, and is a great spot for both fishing and laid-back people watching ( The Kure Beach Fishing Pier offers history, scenery and family fun without any hustle or bustle.

Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry Fun
Take a ride on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry for a popular and fun family day trip ( Get a great view of the water and see seabirds in flight – don’t forget to take a camera!

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Kure Beach, part of North Carolina’s coast, offers a chance for visitors to unplug from the world in a wonderfully natural, small-town beach community unlike any other. Home to a wide assortment of activities and adventures for people of all ages, the pace at Kure Beach allows vacationers and beachgoers to reconnect with what really matters. For more information, go to or call (800) 631-1460. 

Martin Armes
(919) 608-7260

Jake Potter
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

Podcast with Dean Lambeth, Mayor of Kure Beach, N.C.:
Surf's Up!  This is clearly great news after the earthquake and hurricane in North Carolina this week!  Are you heading to the beach any time soon?!

Warmly, Carolina Mama

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