Discover the natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere of Kure Beach, a welcoming oasis with accessible activities and accommodations for all.
The Town of Kure Beach offers five manual-push beach wheelchairs designed to maneuver over the sand, ensuring all visitors can enjoy the naturally beautiful shore. To reserve a chair for up to one week, please call (910) 458-2014.
Ocean Front Park is an accessible public green space with a front row view of the beach. Featuring a playground, oceanfront benches and an open-air pavilion that hosts special events throughout the year, the park provides simple seaside pleasures for all ages and abilities. Ocean Front Park Access #110 is one of several ADA-accessible public beach access points with a ramp leading to the beachfront. The nearby Kure Beach Fishing Pier connects to a wheelchair friendly ramp that allows everyone to access the nearly 720-foot wooden pier and savor its spectacular coastline views.
Accessible Signature Attractions
Satisfy your natural curiosity at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, which welcomes guests with varying mobility levels and sensory characteristics to discover aquatic wonders. Service animals are permitted, and wheelchairs are available on a first-come-first-served basis. To enhance the experience for guests with sensory needs, ASD Sensory Backpacks are available for checkout in partnership with KultureCity. The kits include noise-canceling headphones, fidget toys and a feelings thermometer. Additionally, guided tactile tours and ASL interpreters are available for visitors with blindness or low vision; however, two weeks’ notice is required.
Explore the history of the Civil War's largest land-sea battle at Fort Fisher State Historic Site. The accessible Visitor Center includes educational exhibits, shipwreck artifacts and an orientation video with a script available. The paved tour trail encircles the fort's remains and features descriptive exhibit panels. While the site’s paved pathways are wheelchair-accessible with assistance, the restored gun emplacement is not.
Kure Beach’s vacation rentals allow guests to recharge with the comforts and conveniences of home. From added space and privacy to accessible amenities and ocean views, both Victory Beach Vacations and Palm Air Realty provide roomy homes with elevators and other features to suit your preferences. Located right off the beach, the boutique Kure Lighthouse Inn offers luxury-style apartment suites, including an ADA-accessible option. The suite includes a fully furnished kitchenette and a ground-level location for easy access.
Natural beauty, family friendly experiences and accessibility come together in Kure Beach to create a peaceful retreat for visitors of all ages and abilities.