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.
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Visitors to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will soon have three new exhibits to visit. Joining their most recent addition, Otters on the Edge, the aquarium will debut a Caribbean Corals habitat, a mega-sized jellyfish exhibit and a habitat for two rescued eastern screech owls.
Ocean View Restaurant
Serving breakfast and lunch, Kure Beach’s newest restaurant, Ocean View Restaurant, is now open across from the Kure Beach Fishing Pier. Indulge in something sweet like their lemon blueberry buttercream pancakes or choose something savory like their fried chicken, which is topped with a special, secret blend of spices. Be sure to check out the chalkboard for daily specials.
Up and Active
Discover new entertainment at the Ocean Front Park & Pavilion. In addition to the town's yearly events, Kure Beach will also host a new program, Up and Active, each Thursday from June to August. Visit Ocean Front Park during the event to enjoy music, face painting, games and more fun.
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 our beautiful beach, come connect with the rhythm of the sea.
Tasting History Tours
Nearby on the island, historical stories pair perfectly with local island libations during Tasting History Tours' newest tour, History in a Glass. For those 21 and up only, this tour takes visitors around the island to sample beer, distilled spirits and wine. For those who prefer food over drink, Tasting History Tours' Signature Tour will take you around the island and into several local restaurants to taste island flavors.
Cruise around the island on a Caribbean-style two-level catamaran with seasonally operated Island Cruises. Hop aboard their "Island Explorer," now docked at the Carolina Beach Marina, for a family-friendly narrated sunset cruise or dance the night away on the covered lower deck during a moonlight cruise later in the evening. Private charters are also offered and can accommodate up to 106 guests.