The new year brings a big milestone to Kure Beach: our quaint beach town’s 75th anniversary! Plan a visit in 2022 and celebrate with us by seeing what’s new in North Carolina’s small wonder. From new exhibits at one of the country’s best aquariums to yoga classes held right on the beach, there are plenty of ways to make your next Kure Beach vacation memorable.

New Exhibits

Recently ranked among the “25 Best Aquariums of the U.S.” by, the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will be debuting three new exhibits this spring. Go under the sea to explore the Caribbean Corals habitat, a mega-sized jellyfish exhibit and a habitat for two rescued owls.


Programs and Classes

Find added entertainment in the new year at Ocean Front Park, the town’s largest public green space. In addition to Turtle Talks, the Kure Beach Market and Story Time by the Sea, the park will also host a new program, Up and Active, on Thursdays from June through August. Join Lynne and the Wave for an hour of music, games, face painting and fun for all.


Kure Beach Yoga is here to nama-stay in the new year. Striving to make yoga accessible to all, the new studio offers classes held outside on the beach or at Ocean Front Park, in addition to indoor classes at the Community Center. Sync your breath with the rhythm of the sea during a yoga class that will leave you feeling Zen.


Island Accolades

Whether you’re an experienced angler or a beginner, Kure Beach is the perfect destination to reel in a good time. The town was recently included among the list of “Best Fall Fishing Destinations” by, with a shoutout given to the annual Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge. Grab a rod and head to the Kure Beach Fishing Pier to see for yourself why it was named one of the best spots for fishing. 


Sugarloaf Trail at nearby Carolina Beach State Park was featured in Men’s Journal as one of the “Best Running Trails with Scenic Views in America.” The trail is a favorite for spotting rare Venus flytraps that are native to the area, as well as a 50-foot forested sand dune and spectacular views. 


From revisiting your favorite activities to enjoying new offerings, be sure to include a visit to Kure Beach in your travel plans this year.