Area Info

Slow down, take your time. You’ll love being at Kure Beach. This small family-oriented community lies at the southern tip of North Carolina’s Pleasure Island. Kure Beach is a true “getaway destination”. Folks will tell you it’s our uncrowded beach, casual restaurants, comfortable beach rentals and unpretentious small town atmosphere that makes us so irresistible.

The Kure Beach pier is one of North Carolina’s oldest and finest fishing piers. Extending 712 feet into the Atlantic Ocean, it’s the perfect place to bait a hook and try to catch the big one! The pier is situated in the center of Kure  Beach, at the one and only traffic light in town. At that (not busy) intersection you will also find several restaurants and interesting shops.

Just down the road, you explore Fort Fisher, the last stronghold of the Confederacy and the largest earthen fortress of its kind in the South. The North Carolina Aquarium is also located there with its 235,000 gallon saltwater tank that lets you get an up close look at some of the inhabitants of the deep. Kure Beach is uncluttered and uncrowded, but if you long for even more solitude, a state park, with 4 miles of undeveloped beach is waiting for you.

Fall events include the Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festivaland the Surf Fishing Challenge.

You’ll find the beach front community of Kure Beach simple to navigate. However, if you crave the flair of a cosmopolitan city, Wilmington is only 14 miles north.

FISHING INFO

Kure Beach Fishing Pier

Fishing Reports

ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND THINGS TO DO

GREAT PLACES TO EAT

A& G BAR-B-Q + Chicken
800 S. Lake Park Blvd.
CAROLINA BEACH, NC  28428
(910) 458-8620

BIG DADDY’S RESTAURANT
206 K Ave
KURE BEACH, NC  28449
(910) 458-8622

BRITT’S DONUT SHOP
#11 Boardwalk
CAROLINA BEACH, NC  28428

HAVANA’S RESTAURANT
1 N. Lake Park Blvd.
CAROLINA BEACH, NC  28428
(910)  458.2822

JACK MACKEREL’S ISLAND GRILL
113 K Ave.
KURE BEACH, NC  28449
(910) 458-7668

MICHAELANGELOS
9 South Lake Park Blvd.
CAROLINA BEACH, NC  28428
(910) 458-4100

OCEAN GRILL & TIKI BAR
1211 S. Lake Park Blvd
CAROLINA BEACH, NC  28428
(910) 458-2000

OLD PIER HOUSE RESTAURANT
101 K. Ave.
KURE BEACH, NC 28449
(910) 458-8616

FREDDY’S
K Avenue
KURE BEACH, NC 28449
(910) 458-5979

RUCKER JOHNS
5564 Carolina Beach Road
WILMINGTON, NC  28412
(910) 452-1212

SANDPIPER SUBS
716 N. Lake Park Blvd.
CAROLINA BEACH, NC  28428
(910) 458-4885

SEAWITCH CAFE & TIKI BAR
224 Carolina Beach Ave. N.
CAROLINA BEACH, NC  28428
(910) 707-0533

SHUCKIN’ SHACK OYSTER BAR
6 North Lake Park Blvd.
CAROLINA BEACH, NC  28428
(910) 458-7380

SURF HOUSE
604 N. Lake Park Blvd. Unit B
CAROLINA BEACH, NC  28428
(910) 707-0422

TANGERINE CARIBBEAN GRILL
300 N. Lake Park Blvd.
CAROLINA BEACH, NC  28428
(910) 707-0202

THE DIVE FOOD & SPIRITS
6C N. Lake Park Blvd.
CAROLINA BEACH, NC  28428
(910) 458-8282

TREEHOUSE BISTRO
308 S. Lake Park Blvd.
CAROLINA BEACH, NC  28428
(910) 458-6033

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