Destination guide

Beach retreat in Kure Beach vacation home rentals

From historic sites and animal attractions to laid-back beaches and an ocean playground, Kure Beach is the ideal sandy retreat for both families and adventurers. Whether you want to try stand-up paddleboarding or prefer to relax in the sun, vacation home rentals in Kure Beach ensure that you can experience all that this charming seaside town has to offer.


Experience history near Kure Beach vacation homes

Due to its rich history, Kure Beach has many heritage sites and museums near vacation rentals offering glimpses of coastal life in the past. The Fort Fisher State Historic Site has the remains of a Confederate fort and artifacts from the war, and the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site, is a history museum that showcases the former village of Brunswick, which was razed by the British in 1776, and the fort that was built on its ruins. The 1921 Fort Fisher Monument, the Battle Acre, is a memorial placed on the site of the former Fort Fisher headquarters that will interest history buffs. Price’s Creek Lighthouse, a historic site that holds the ruins of an 1850s brick lighthouse, is also a must-see landmark.

Things to do

Seaside fun in Kure Beach vacation homes

Whether you want to enjoy days in the sand or explore historic and nature sites, Kure Beach has a diverse range of activities to suit every inclination. If you want to spend time sunbathing, swimming, or fishing, vacation homes near Kure Beach Pier, a popular fishing spot and beach with an abundance of fish, and the Carolina Beach State Park, a coastal park and fishing marina, are ideal. The Ocean Front Park and Pavilion, a seaside park with festivals and events, is also a good place to enjoy a beach retreat. Animal lovers will enjoy the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, an educational facility with a variety of marine life in interactive exhibits.


Activities and attractions in and around Kure Beach

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Kure Beach a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Kent Mitchell Nature Trail (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Tregembo Animal Park (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Halyburton Park (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)

Seasonal weather in Kure Beach

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Kure Beach

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Kure Beach is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fort Fisher State Recreation Area (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Ocean Front Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Carolina Beach State Park (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Carolina Beach (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Freeman Park (6.7 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Bald Head Island Conservancy (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Kure Beach

Fly into Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.), the closest airport, located 20 mi (32.1 km) from the city center.

Getting around

Transportation from your summer rental in Kure Beach

Getting to and from your summer rental in Kure Beach is quick and convenient, thanks to the many transportation options in the area. Rental cars give you the flexibility to move through the area on your own time, while limousines, taxis, and rideshare provide more scheduled transportation. You can also take a ferry to get back to the mainland, or walk and bike from different destinations in Kure Beach.

Food and drink

Culinary delight in Kure Beach

Dining in Kure Beach usually means fresh, local seafood dishes, but there’s plenty more to suit every palate. Island grills with the catch of the day and oceanside dining, thick, juicy burgers near the beach, country homestyle cooking in a diner, and fine-dining in authentic Italian bistros are all options near Kure Beach vacation homes, giving you endless culinary possibilities to satisfy your cravings.

Family friendly

Family fun near Kure Beach vacation rentals

Kure Beach has plenty of outdoor and indoor fun for the whole family. Vacation homes are available near such sites as the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, a beachfront and marsh for swimming, hiking, fishing, and exploring, and Joe Eakes Park, a vast natural space with recreational areas. Zeke’s Island Reserve, a secluded coastal area for beach activities, fishing, and boating among native wildlife, and the North Carolina Underwater Archaeology Center, an educational facility with information on the state’s military and maritime history, are also great for kids.

Can I find a vacation rental around Kure Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,603 vacation rentals near Kure Beach. From 696 Houses to 694 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kure Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Kure Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kure Beach:

  • Wilmington Beach: 1,266 vacation rentals
  • Long Beach: 751 vacation rentals
  • Shell Island: 225 vacation rentals
  • Tranquil Harbour: 641 vacation rentals
  • Historic District: 79 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Kure Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kure Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kure Beach Pier: 3,050 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Front Park: 3,051 vacation rentals
  • Wrightsville Beach: 1,810 vacation rentals
  • Carolina Beach Boardwalk: 2,998 vacation rentals
  • Fort Fisher State Recreation Area: 2,862 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kure Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kure Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 696 Houses in Kure Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kure Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 694 rentals available
  • Cottages: 50 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 50 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kure Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 758 vacation rentals with pool available in Kure Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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