Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area in Kure Beach, New Hanover County, United States | Outdoor Activities | Eco Tourism | State Park

Enjoy a leisurely day at the ocean shore at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area in Kure Beach, North Carolina in the United States.

At Fort Fisher State Recreation Area you can 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, in Kure Beach, 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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Location Info


1000 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, North Carolina, United States
Kure Beach
North Carolina
United States
(910) 458-5798
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