Choosing a place to stay on your trip to Kure Beach is about more than just finding a pillow to rest your head. With options offering history, personality and luxury rooms, it’s never been easier to choose the right accommodations to enhance your getaway. We’ve curated a list of some of the top places to stay in the town according to Trip Advisor and Airbnb reviews and rental companies so you can discover the best fit for your trip.

Rooms with Personality

For more than 30 years, Admiral’s Quarters has prided itself on offering simple, comfortable accommodations that provide guests with all the essentials for a memorable getaway to the coast, including two oceanfront pools, private oceanfront balconies, private beach access, grills, a picnic area and more. Take in the view from the beach and the oceanfront gazebo or opt to soak in the sun at one of two oceanfront pools. The motel is located near the center of our small beach town, where you’ll find the Kure Beach Fishing Pier, restaurants and Ocean Front Park & Pavilion.


The Kure Lighthouse Inn is a distinguished option for beach lovers. Only 60 yards from the sand, the oceanfront inn offers nine newly renovated luxury apartment suites for guests. Each room is unique and offers beautiful ocean views from private balconies, as well as access to the outdoor shower and firepit, and each can accommodate four to six guests. The inn’s prime location means nearly everything you’ll want to see and do in Kure Beach is walkable from your room.


Standout Vacation Rentals

If you’re looking for a more personal, home-like feel for your stay at Kure Beach, consider a rental home from rental companies like Carolina Beach Realty. Kure Cottage is a four-bedroom, three-bathroom home with an updated interior. The renovated classic beach house is a block away from beach access and features a well-equipped kitchen, patio seating, an outdoor firepit and more. The bedrooms, including two master suites, feature plenty of natural light, and its open floor plan is perfect for families or small group getaways.


Serenity by the Sea is a newly-constructed home that can comfortably fit 10 guests with its four-bedroom, four-bathroom layout. In addition to two walk-out balconies, it has a private, furnished rooftop deck with beautiful panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and even has a private elevator for easy access to its three floors. This home provides you with virtually everything you’ll need, including a gas grill and supplies, a private outdoor shower and even a fenced-in backyard. Plus, it’s within walking distance of the pier, beach and local restaurants.


Popeye’s is perfect for a large group getaway with room for up to 14 guests. This new home has six bedrooms, including two master bedrooms that open onto a deck, and one handicap-accessible bedroom. The large kitchen, dining room and pantry are perfect for enjoying home-cooked meals during your stay. There are two furnished decks with great views of the beach, as well as a family room and living room with ample space for socializing and relaxing. Relax by the home’s private saltwater pool and take advantage of the outdoor shower or make the quick 100-foot walk to the beach access walkway.


For even larger groups, Dolphin Watch can accommodate up to 18 guests within its seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. The property features an oceanfront view with direct access to the beach, and you can enjoy the views from the private heated pool and hot tub or from either of the two decks. The second-floor deck even has a grill and outdoor seating. The house has four master suites, a kitchen designed to serve large parties, a common area and a living room, all of which can be accessed through the stairs or elevator. This home also comes equipped with accessories needed for a day on the beach, including beach chairs and boogie boards.


There are more rentals to explore on Airbnb boasting high ratings and Superhosts. Check out Sea Salt Escape, a recently built house situated right across the street from the beach with ocean views from inside the house. It is within walking distance of the beach and many Kure Beach attractions. The rental accommodates up to eight guests and offers extensive amenities including an outdoor shower, full kitchen, private patio, a fully-fenced, private backyard and more.

The Oceanfront Ground Floor Condo with Pool accommodates up to four guests and is a brand new remodel fully stocked with linens, towels, laundry detergent and everything else you might need during your stay. Located right on the beach, the 4.98-star condo has a private patio with stunning ocean views and is beautifully decorated with new furnishings. Enjoy the shared oceanfront pool, full kitchen and the quiet, seemingly private stretch of beach that is mere steps away.

No matter the size or needs of your group, Kure Beach is sure to have a place to stay that meets your expectations. Check out all the places to stay on our website, and book your stay today to experience the best that Kure Beach has to offer.