Things to Do

Things to Do in Carolina Beach & Kure Beach, NC

With dozens of nearby restaurants, local shops, and special events, figuring out exactly what you should do with your time in Kure Beach can be overwhelming! We’ve put together a few ideas to help you plan your days at the Pier, and beyond.


Jack Mackerels

seafood restaurants in wilmington nc

Caribbean-influenced fare with a seafood emphasis served in colorful digs with a second-floor deck. Jack Mackerels offers casual dining in a festive atmosphere. From steaks to seafood we serve only the freshest creations. Sit inside or out and enjoy the sea-breeze as you taste our award winning chowder or fresh seafood dishes. Website:

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Fishing Charters

Southern Sportfishing

Captain Andy Everhart has over 30 years of local knowledge of near and offshore. Full or half day trips available call for availability and pricing. 910-443-8546

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Fish Witch

Here at Fish Witch Charters, we specialize in Carolina Beach Fishing Charters that catch fish. Our charters offer a wide variety of services and the best in sport fishing. Whether you’re looking for a fun day of offshore fishing or just a half day of inshore fishing or sightseeing, we can make your “fishing dreams” […]

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Hi-Tech Arcade

Wilmington Beach Attractions

Hi-Tech is just a stone’s throw from the Kure Pier’s front door, located just 100 foot up the sidewalk. It is a modern arcade with over 30 up to date games. Stop in and try your luck. 910-458-6801 109 K Ave. Kure Beach, NC 28449 Hours: 11am – Midnight Website:

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Upcoming Events

Shoreline Access Beach Protection and Parking committee meeting

Coffee with the mayor

Marketing Com cancelled

Council regular meeting

Public Hearing on new National Flood Insurance Plan ordinance

A copy of the National Flood Insurance Plan ordinance is on file in the office of the Town Clerk and on the town’s website under Town News. To continue to participate in NFIP, the Town must adopt a new ordinance due to the release of new flood maps in 2017. Participation helps lower flood insurance […]

Up and Active! (6:30-7:30PM)

Move your body – move your mind. Join Lynne and DJ Wave for an hour of music, games, and fun for everyone in the Ocean Front Park lawn from 6:30-7:30 pm. Face painting provided by Events by P3. This family-friendly program begins Thursday, June 14th and runs through Thursday, August 16th.

Story Time by the Sea (10-11:30AM)

Join characters from Fairytales and Dreams by the Sea at Ocean Front Park for stories, crafts and games. Fun activities for both boys and girls, as well as time for photos with the Princesses. This free event is held Wednesday mornings from 10 – 11:30 am starting June 13th and running through August 22nd, no program July 4th. Come […]

Kure Beach Market (8AM-1PM)

Enjoy beautiful ocean views as you shop for locally grown produce and handcrafted goods at the Kure Beach Market. The Market is held throughout the summer months on Tuesday mornings from 8 am – 1 pm at Ocean Front Park. The dates for 2018 are Tuesday, June 12th through Tuesday, August 28th. 

Community Center Committee meeting

Turtle Talk (7-8PM)

Join us at the Ocean Front Park Pavilion on Mondays (June 11th through August 27th) at 7 pm for an engaging educational discussion about our local nesting sea turtles hosted by the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project. 

Hear from our friends...

Our family has spent many summer days hanging by the pier and we plan to spend many more.

Sean Cook | Kure Beach Resident