Carolina Beach & Kure Beach
Carolina & Kure Beach
Seaside destinations that are made more interesting and colorful by maintaining its vintage charm.
At the southern tip of Wilmington lies Pleasure Island, which encompasses the close-knit communities of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. Drawing vacationers and year-round residents alike, this area offers affordable prices and activities for the whole family.
Neighborhoods vary from Atlantic Tower Condos to Kure Beach Village. Prices range from 320,000 – 2.4 million. At this family centered island there is lots of activities and spots to visit including Freeman Park (Long enjoyed by residents and vacationers alike, the undeveloped north end of Carolina Beach offers a rustic beach option for those wanting to drive their car up to the shore. You can even bring your dog, have a campfire, and spend the night) and Fort Fisher (Rich in history with breathtaking views, Fort Fisher draws those seeking to spend a day at the beach, take in a little history, or catch the ferry at the southern tip for a day in Southport.) Fun-loving and free-spirited, Carolina Beach offers live music and events, a vintage boardwalk and colorful characters around every corner for a beach vacation that’s unmistakably Carolina Beach.
A post office called Kure Beach has been in operation since 1942. The town was named for a family of settlers.
The Kure Beach Fishing Pier is one of the oldest on the Atlantic Coast. The original pier was built in 1923 and has been rebuilt and restored several times since then as a result of wear and tear over the years.
On the night of July 24–25, 1943, a German U-boat fired at least three shells to attack the Ethyl-Dow Chemical Company plant at Kure’s Beach (post-war: Kure Beach), but instead hit the Cape Fear River. The plant was the only one on the East Coast producing bromine from seawater for use in aviation gasoline Other historians dispute whether the attack actually occurred, and there is no corroborating physical evidence
or logs from the German Navy. Another interesting fact about these barrier
islands is that the town was wiped off the map by hurricane Hazel.
Coastal Carolina, Farmhouse, Contemporary.
New Hanover County