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Fort Fisher State Recreation Area Kure Beach

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Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
1000 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach
NC
28449
Tel: (910) 458-5798

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Enjoy a leisurely day at the ocean shore. Comb the beach for sea stars, keyhole urchins and whelk shells. Or, simply lie back on the sand and enjoy the aerial acrobatics of seagulls, terns and brown pelicans as they soar above the waves. You may want to venture into the mud flats and marshes to watch sandpipers and other shorebirds as they search for food. Learn about endangered species. Loggerhead sea turtles, piping plovers and other rare species nest along this sandy shore. Explore the North Carolina coast; visit Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. This stretch of pristine shoreline offers many enjoyable activities. Approximately six miles of beach provide all the sun, sand, sea and sky you can soak up in a day. Experience the ocean away from all the crowds. From the recreation area parking lot, an elevated boardwalk leads over the sand dunes to the beach, form where visitors can walk along one of the few remaining undeveloped stretches of shoreline on our southern coast. Located on the southern tip of Pleasure Island near Wilmington, Fort Fisher lies between the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Cape Fear River on the west. Here are miles of white, sandy beach for sunning, swimming and fishing. The salt marsh, tidal creeks and mud flats form a natural outdoor laboratory exhibiting the wonders of a coastal environment.
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    Great beach. Not too crowded, not touristy, and dog friendly. None of the places to eat leading up to it are dog friendly so if you want to bring a dog and want to enjoy a meal, do it in Wilmington. There are bathrooms, changing rooms, outdoor showers, etc.

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    Awesome place to go. I live there. It's where I go to be with my ex girlfriend my honeybunny.

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    The beach was good, but the lifeguards did not allow any inflated ring or mat or swimming past the waves. No fun.

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    Awesome!

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    Great location to drive on the beach. Use the restroom before you drive out. No bathrooms.

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The Weather

Thursday

Conditions: Overcast
Temp: 84° F / 29° C
Humidity: 77 %
Wind: S - 10 MPH

Friday

Conditions: Chance of a Thunderstorm
Temp: 81° F / 27° C
Humidity: 81 %
Wind: S - 9 MPH

Saturday

Conditions: Chance of a Thunderstorm
Temp: 81° F / 27° C
Humidity: 81 %
Wind: S - 7 MPH

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