Nature is calling; will you answer? Kure Beach is home to peaceful parks and hidden gems that are perfect for kayaking, and local outfitters supply everything you need to get out on the water. Join a guided tour to experience the area under the supervision of a professional, or rent your own equipment and paddle out to these perfect kayaking spots.

Zeke’s Island

Venture out to Zeke’s Island, an uninhabited island only accessible by kayak or boat. Join a Kayak Carolina tour as they guide you through the calm, glistening waters of the bays and marsh creeks on the way to the island. You’ll be surrounded by tranquil wildlife and nature, and the tour will stop several times to allow for sight-seeing and exploration on foot. You may spot shorebirds, egrets, herons, sea turtles, loggerheads or dolphins depending on the day. Beginners and advanced kayakers are all welcome on this relaxing three-hour tour.


Fort Fisher Basin

Fort Fisher, once a Civil War fort, now stands as a historic site and recreation area (and state park) filled with nearly six miles of pristine beaches and trails. Just off the shore is the Fort Fisher Basin, containing a lagoon complex that is home to many sea birds and other migratory birds along with other coastal wildlife.


This lagoon complex is perfectly suited for paddlers looking for a slightly more challenging excursion, with the difficulty level varying depending on the tides and the winds. Mahanaim Adventures offers three-hour guided kayak tours of the Fort Fisher Basin with seasoned experts to guide you through the area’s unusual natural diversity and sightings of local wildlife.

More Nearby

More experienced paddlers can rent kayaks and other equipment from Kayak Carolina. Launch from the beach to enjoy Atlantic Ocean views from a different vantage point.

Find even more incredible spots for kayaking in nearby Carolina Beach. Explore the waters known for both natural diversity and historical significance at Carolina Beach State Park, play Indiana Jones for the day and paddle down the Cape Fear River to Shark Tooth Island or enjoy the unspoiled scenery around Masonboro Island Reserve. With such unique kayaking spots nearby, you’ll want to paddle them all.


Kayakers of all skill levels will find secluded spots and exciting adventures in and around Kure Beach. Plan a visit to explore the diverse ecosystems and local wildlife, whether you’re joining a guided tour or heading the charge of your own excursion.