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Condo in Kure Beach
Oceanfront Paradise 1BR condo in Kure Beach
Beautiful ocean front one bedroom beach condo with spectacular ocean views. This is an end unit, which means natural light and right next to one of the Ocean Dunes outdoor pools, grill, and gazebo. The spacious deck offers a place to enjoy the best views on the island while sipping on your morning coffee or afternoon libation. The property has 4 outdoor pools, indoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, basketball, shuffleboard and a workout room. Kure Beach offers activities for all ages.
$155 per night
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Condo in Kure Beach
Peach on the Beach
Peach on the Beach is a modern & newly renovated one bedroom condo, with a spacious open living room/kitchen area. This is a corner unit, which provides breathtaking views with access to a large covered oceanfront deck. Just a 2 minute walk to the beach. Perfect location for the sunrise and sunset lovers! Enjoy the ocean sunrise from the deck or beach & directly accross the street at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreational Center are the best sunsets on the river.
$112 per night
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Condo in Kure Beach
Cozy & Comfy beachfront w/great view! Pools & Gym!
Are you ready for a relaxing stay inside an adorable beachside space? Views from the rear balcony are unmatched, as you can see for miles north, south & across the Atlantic Ocean. Beach access could not be closer to your front door! You'll enjoy a community swimming pool & recreation center just across the road. A large back porch is plenty of room for a chill evening outside while you listen to wave breaks just feet away!
$102 per night

Stay near Kure Beach's top sights

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Kure Beach Pier93 locals recommend
Photo of Jack Mackerels Island Grill
Jack Mackerels Island Grill58 locals recommend
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Big Daddy's Seafood Restaurant14 locals recommend
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Kure Beach Diner15 locals recommend
Photo of Freddie's Restaurant
Freddie's Restaurant109 locals recommend
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Beach House Burgers4 locals recommend

Beach house rentals in Kure Beach

Home in Carolina Beach
"Candlewood Sands" cottage suite #2
$117 per night
Home in Kure Beach
Historic Hanby Beach Bungalow
$78 per night
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Home in Kure Beach
Ocean Views @ Sea Salt Escape*Featured on HGTV
$93 per night
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Home in Kure Beach
Beach Front Cottage w/ Hot Tub - Summer Lovin
$311 per night
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Home in Carolina Beach
No Bad Daze - 1 Block To Beach
$72 per night
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Home in Carolina Beach
The Beach House on Snapper
$182 per night
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Home in Kure Beach
Kure Dayz Cottage~4 minute walk to the Beach!
$151 per night
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Home in Kure Beach
RETREAT @ Kure Beach**2 MIN WALK to BEACH*GAMEROOM
$142 per night
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Home in Carolina Beach
*NEW* Cozy Home in Carolina Beach | Walk to Beach
$74 per night
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Home in Carolina Beach
Fabulous penthouse condo only steps to the beach.
$210 per night
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Home in Kure Beach
Vacation awaits you at Still Waters Resort!
$261 per night
Home in Carolina Beach
Your home away from home by the beach.
$175 per night
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Beach condo rentals in Kure Beach

Condo in Kure Beach
Sandy Feet Retreat, Oceanfront views
$127 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
Oceanfront 1 bedroom condo with pool
$72 per night
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Kure Beach Condo w/ Panoramic Ocean Views!
$104 per night
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐OCEANFRONT!
$93 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
Dune Our Thing! With an amazing view!
$88 per night
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Condo in Kure Beach
The Blue Pearl at Kure Beach
$105 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
Blue Latitude
$160 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
Oceanfront Condo-1A-Pet Friendly! Linens Provided!
$80 per night
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Condo in Kure Beach
Oceanfront, Indoor/Outdoor Pool, 2-Story End Unit
$191 per night
Condo in Carolina Beach
Doc’s Holiday - A Beachfront Retreat
$93 per night
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Beautiful condo overlooking the ocean Sleeps six
$62 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
Upscale Luxury Condo on Boardwalk, Ocean View
$75 per night
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Your guide to Kure Beach

Introduction

The southernmost of Wilmington’s trio of island beaches, Kure Beach is known as North Carolina’s Small Wonder, brimming with beautiful natural scenery and stunning beaches. There are eight public beaches just minutes from the mainland’s hustle and bustle. Combined with the oceanfront land on neighboring Carolina Beach, the area is known as Pleasure Island: a seaside playground for surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and everything else under the sun.

Kure Beach’s history begins with its namesake settlers. Hailing from Denmark, Hans Kure and his family arrived in the area in the 1890s and opened a shipping supply business. By the 1910s, there were enough locals to justify building a highway from the mainland: North Carolina’s first state highway straight to the beach. Kure Beach was officially incorporated in 1947 and elected its first mayor, Lawrence Kure, Hans’s son.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kure Beach?

As one of the southernmost points of Cape Fear, Kure Beach is positioned along the Gulf Stream, where warm waters and breezes off the Atlantic Ocean give it a humid subtropical climate. Summer temperatures tend to peak in the high 80s Fahrenheit, with sticky humidity driving up the heat index. But on either side of the summer months, Kure Beach is incredibly pleasant, with temperatures in the 50- to 70-degree range. Winters are quite mild, with highs in the mid-50s, and very seldom drop below freezing. Tropical storms are a real threat during hurricane season, from late summer through September. If you’re planning to book one of the area’s vacation rentals during this time, pay close attention to local forecasts and storm reports.


What are the top things to do in Kure Beach?

Kure Beach Pier

Lawrence Kure himself built the Kure Beach Pier from local trees in 1923 — making it one of the very first on the Atlantic coast. Having weathered many storms since then, the pier has been rebuilt and restored several times, but remains an iconic gathering place for locals and visitors to fish, stroll the planks, and watch the world go by.

Kure Beach Ocean Front Park

Not too far from the pier is Kure Beach’s largest public park, with oceanfront views of the Atlantic. A large kiddie playground and pirate ship is a favorite for families, and an open-air pavilion hosts musical events throughout the year.

Fort Fisher State Historic Site

Follow Kure Beach all the way to the south and you’ll eventually land at Fort Fisher, marking the site of the largest land-sea battle of the Civil War. The fort fell in 1865, and approximately 10 percent of it remains today, along with a restored palisade fence. The area is open to visitors year-round and features a scenic trail as well as a visitors’ center.