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About Kure Beach

Once a village where just one family lived, Kure Beach is now a busy town that welcomes tourists looking for an escape from reality right on the ocean.

This is a great spot for families, with plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Use FlipKey to find your perfect vacation rental in Kure Beach, and get packing!

About Kure Beach, North Carolina

Think of the traditional American small-town community, slow it down, and you'll be thinking of Kure Beach.

This laid-back destination is great for people wanting to enjoy the sun, the surf and not much else. You could spend the whole week on the beach if you wanted... but there are other things to keep you entertained, too!

This family-friendly coastal destination is one of the best-kept secrets in North Carolina. People come here to find natural beauty and peace and quiet not too far away from the major cities.

What to do in Kure Beach, North Carolina

There are six miles of undeveloped beach – the perfect place to relax! There's plenty to keep the kids entertained, too – from swimming and shelling to discovering the local wildlife right on the beach.

Visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher – it's one of the best in the United States. The kids will love it, especially when they see the live alligator feeds and diving exhibits. Our favorite is the sea-turtle exhibit!

Check out the town's event calendar online and see what's going on during your stay. There are cookouts on the beach, concerts in the park and food festivals, dotted all over town – you definitely won't be bored!

If you fancy escaping for a few hours, try fishing off the pier. It's easy to rent gear in town, and you’ll find some of the best fishing in the United States.

Top travel tips for Kure Beach, North Carolina

There’s plenty of parking in Kure Beach, so we'd suggest renting a car. That way you can explore the rest of North Carolina as well as the waves – if you fancy it.

Dogs are only allowed on the beach between October 1 and March 31, so make sure you go then if you want to bring your pooch. However, if you go to Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, dogs are allowed on the beach all year round.

Kure Beach is a USLA Certified Lifeguard beach, so make sure you listen to what they say and keep an eye on the flags.

For a laid-back family getaway, look no further than Kure Beach. It's a great spot with lots to entertain the entire family. Get your trip underway by booking your Kure Beach vacation rental with FlipKey, and start planning today.