Fun Things To Do On Pleasure Island, North Carolina
Enjoy the beautiful shoreline between Carolina Beach and Kure Beach along with the many family-friendly activities. Need help planning your visit? We suggest giving us a call to talk about our island, the beaches, trails, parks, piers, marinas and all the history. Let us help you plan a relaxing vacation while giving you a great deal on a oceanfront vacation rental in Kure Beach or Carolina Beach. Call David or Chelsea today! (910) 409-6687
Historic Fort Fisher
Until the last few months of the Civil War, Fort Fisher kept North Carolina's port of Wilmington open to blockade runners supplying needed goods to the Confederate armies inland. By 1865, the supply line though Wilmington was the last remaining supply route open to Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. When Fort Fisher fell after a massive Federal amphibious assault on January 15, 1865, it's defeat helps seal the fate of the Confederacy. Visitors are invited to tour the remains of the fort that features an impressive reconstruction of a 32-ponder seacoast gun at Shepherd's Battery. Shaded by Live Oak trees, a scenic trail leads tourists from the visitors center past the gigantic earthworks and around to the rear of the fort. Guided tours and wayside exhibits provide historical orientation.
The BIG cannon at Fort Fisher on YouTube
Open Tuesday thru Saturday, 9am - 5pm
1610 S Fort Fisher Blvd
Kure Beach, NC 28449
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by the owner of A1 Property Management, David Paul.
Since 1939 Britts has served up their delicious donuts right on the Carolina Beach boardwalk. You simply have to get one (or two or three) when you visit this summer. They only have one kind because it's the best! To read more about Britts go to our article:
11 Carolina Beach Avenue N.
11 Carolina Beach Avenue N.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Kure Beach Pier
Relax with a walk on the Kure Beach Pier, and grab some ice cream inside the pier store for your walk. You'll probably see plenty of pelicans close up and if you like to fish, you can get all your fishing supplies right there at the store. Kure Beach Pier has fantastic fishing, and we have a fun story written by Chelsea Paul about the history of Kure Beach Pier and how Kure Beach got its name.
Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Stroll down the boardwalk at Carolina Beach. It's like stepping back in time. On Thursday nights in the summer you'll enjoy live bands at the gazebo followed by a thrilling firework display. Don't miss the ice cream, pizza, Britt's Donuts and carnival rides. Fun for the whole family.
The Shipwreck of the C.S.S. Beauregard
Looking for some unique Civil War history off the beaten path? Visit the shipwreck of the Confederate blockade-runner C.S.S. Beauregard near Kure Beach. For info on how to find the shipwreck and learn some of its history, read this interesting article on the shipwreck by David Paul.