Kure Beach can be found on the attractively named Pleasure Island, which lies just of the southernmost coastline of the state of North Carolina, USA. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Kure Beach will find that the coastal town’s relatively unspoilt and tranquil location makes it a popular destination amongst visitors looking to enjoy a relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle of larger resorts. They will find that there is a great choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available here, mainly in the form of apartments, townhouses and more rustic wooden log cabins.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Kure Beach will find that Pleasure Island’s biggest attraction is Fort Fisher State Recreational Area. Within its protected landscape they may observe an important nesting ground for sea turtles, whilst those interested in the history of the region will be drawn to the museum at Fort Fisher State Historical Site. Water sports enthusiasts will find that the large lagoon offers the ideal conditions for windsurfing, kayaking and water-boarding. Visitors may also enjoy pleasure boat cruises around the island’s coastline, where they may observe the region’s indigenous marine life at close quarters.
Tourists enjoying their holidays in Kure Beach who are particularly interested in the history of this part of North Carolina will be drawn to the region’s largest city, Wilmington, which is less than a 45 minute drive away. The city is the site of the USS North Carolina World War 11 battleship, which is now open to the public as a permanent war memorial. Other attractions to be found within Wilmington include the Cape Fear Museum and Old Wilmington, where such historic attractions as the Sir Water Wilmington Hotel, George Davis Monument and Bellamy Mansion can be found.
Visitors spending their holidays in Kure Beach will discover that the town has a humid, sub-tropical climate, which is so typical of the south-eastern States. Summers can be very warm, with temperatures often reaching the early 30s degrees Celsius. Winter temperatures will average between 9 and 14 degrees Celsius. Kure Beach receives an average annual rainfall of 45 inches.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Kure Beach will usually first fly with American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic or British Airways to either Washington-Dulles (IAD) or New York (JFK) airports, departing from London Heathrow (LHR). They will then take a connecting flight to Wilmington International Airport (ILM) with US Airways.