South of Carolina Beach is Kure Beach, this area is well known as the newer more upscale area of Pleasure Island. With a year-round population of about 1,500 residents, Kure Beach manages to retain its quaint, family oriented atmosphere. The Kure Beach area is bustling with rapid development, small beach cottages are intermingled with magnificent newly built luxury homes and condominiums. The area has a variety of small shops and restaurants to complete the coastal living experience.
It is home to the 712-foot-long wooden Kure Beach Fishing Pier, built in 1923. South of Kure Beach is the Fort Fisher State Historic Site, the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and the Fort Fisher-Southport Ferry. With all of these attractions and vibrant history Kure Beach is the place to call home!