Visit Kure Beach to experience its natural coastal beauty.  Relax while lying in the sun listening to the waves.  Stroll down the 711-foot Kure Beach Pier.  Enjoy water sports including Surfing, Paddleboarding, Jet Skiing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, and much more. 

Bike around town.  Walk to Shops, Restaurants and Entertainment.  Definitely visit the world class Fort Fisher Aquarium. 

Completely unwind in this family vacation atmosphere.  You will soon discover why Kure Beach is called Pleasure Island.

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  Kure Beach Pier and Ocean Front Park

Welcome to Kure (pronounced Cure-ee) Beach.  Kure Beach is on Pleasure Island NC which also consists of Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher in New Hanover County, North Carolina.  Located at the southern end of Pleasure Island NC, Kure Beach has about 2,000 year-round residents.  It is ten (10) feet above sea level and its land area is almost 0.8 square mile.  It offers a beautiful wide open beach, pure ocean views and a relaxed atmosphere.

Kure Beach was founded in the early 1900s by Hans Andersen Kure, a native of Denmark, and was incorporated as a town in April 1947.  Kure Beach has one of the longest Fishing Piers on the East Coast of the United States originally built by Mr. L.C. (Lawrence Christian) Kure 120 feet in length in 1923.  Bill Robertson bought the pier from his father-in-law in 1952.  In 1984, Mike Robertson purchased the fishing pier from his father.

It was completely rebuilt after Hurricane Hazel in 1954 and again after Hurricane Bertha in 1996.  The pier is open 24 hours a day from Good Friday through the Sunday after Thanksgiving and it is free for visitors to walk on; a fee is charged for fishing.  The Kure Beach Fishing Pier is currently 711 feet long, and is one of the oldest fishing piers on the East Coast of the United States.  There is a gift shop at the entrance.  Watch the pleasurable morning fishing in the video below.

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Morning Fishing on the Kure Beach Pier

The Ocean Front Park & Pavilion is the primary public area in the center of downtown Kure Beach. The spacious open-air pavilion overlooking the Atlantic Ocean has a stage for entertainment where live music is scheduled throughout the summer. There is a play area for children, swings, garden, and restrooms. It is a popular place to sit back and enjoy the music along the picturesque oceanfront.

Joe Eakes Park, located at the corner of K and 7th Avenue, has activities for the entire family including your dog. The park includes a children’s playground, a picnic area, a full basketball court, a regulation baseball field, two bocce ball courts, two tennis courts with a practice backboard, five pickleball courts (lines painted on the basketball and tennis courts), and an 18-hole disc golf course. Picnic tables and benches are also placed around the playground. Your dogs can be let loose in the Gurney Hood Barking Lot (Dog Park).

Shopping in Kure Beach has a variety of interesting specialty shops. You’ll find fashion clothes and accessories including swimwear, tops, hats, sandals, jewelry, and sunglasses. Browse beach treasures, gifts, and souvenirs. We have all the beach and sports gear you need.

Kure Beach restaurants offer our local fresh caught seafood and secret recipes. There are also American, Italian, Steak and other restaurants. Dine outdoors under the moon or sun along the oceanfront.  Chill out at several bars with exotic drinks.

Simply walking along the beach and on the pier will make your day.  The salt air, ocean breeze, soft sand, singing birds, and sound of breaking waves brings renewal at Kure Beach, North Carolina.  Visit Kure Beach to visit to our beautiful coastal nature and ecosystem.

Check out all the other activities in this Kure Beach Visitor Center including the Fort Fisher Aquarium, the arcade, riding bikes near the ocean, and playing water sports, to have lots of fun at laid-back Kure Beach.


Kure Beach on Pleasure Island

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Kure Beach 360° Aerial Tour • Fly Yourself Around


Kure Beach Sightseeing


Arcade and Seafood


Welcome to Kure Beach!


Kure Beach Fishing Pier Entrance


Kure Beach Pavilion


Signs Before Fishing Pier


Kure Beach Restaurants


Atlantic Ocean View


711-foot long Kure Beach Pier


Another Beautiful Day at Kure Beach, North Carolina


Walking Along the KB Pier


End of Fishing Pier



Kure Beach Pier Shop

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