If you have visited Kure Beach before and are interested in what’s new to see and do on your next trip, read about recent updates here.
Otters on the Edge
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher has debuted a new Asian small-clawed otter habitat. Built within the aquarium’s current freshwater conservatory building, the 3,000 square-foot habitat features streams, waterfalls, a log slide and an enclosed pool in addition to spaces for separate otter family groups and behind-the-scenes care areas. Meet Asta (the mom), Triton (the daughter) and Ray (the son) in their new habitat. Maverick, a rescued bald eagle, has also received a new habitat in the aquarium’s outdoor garden. The natural area and decking were built especially for his abilities and feature low perches and a stream for bathing.
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Visit Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Museum's newest exhibits: “From Slave to Soldier: the African American Experience at Fort Fisher,” which highlights African Americans’ role in Fort Fisher’s story and "A Memory A People Could Not Forget: Lumbee Indians at Fort Fisher," detailing the vital role Lumbee Indians played in building the fort's massive earthworks.
Kure Beach Yoga
Kure Beach Yoga strives to make yoga accessible for all with classes held either on the sand just north of the Kure Beach Pier, on the stage at Ocean Front Park or inside the Community Center. Whether you're an Island local or visiting the beautiful beaches on Pleasure Island, come connect your breath with the rhythm of the sea.
Bicycle Repair Stand
The Town of Kure Beach recently installed a bicycle repair stand at Joe Eakes Park should visitors find themselves in need of a light tune up while out and about exploring the Town. There is an ample selection of tools connected to retractable steel cables that are organized to prevent tangling, as well as a bicycle pump. Signage includes a link and QR Code to online instructional videos.
Kure Lighthouse Inn
The iconic hotel formerly known as Darlings by the Sea has been beautifully renovated into the Kure Lighthouse Inn. This boutique inn features nine luxury apartment suites capable of accommodating four to six guests per suite. The property is just steps from the beach and minutes from all that Kure Beach has to offer.