Kure (pronounced Cure-ee) Beach is situated on an island between Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher. The island is popularly referred to as "Pleasure Island." From Carolina Beach State Park, Kure Beach is only 3 miles away.
When we visited, Kure Beach was completely empty of tourists. Only the people who live and work in Kure Beach were there. Our timing couldn't have been better. We had the beach, bars and restaurants to ourselves.
Speaking of restaurants, Kure Beach is a small town, but the seafood is excellent. We made the 5 minute drive from Carolina Beach State Park each evening for dinner at Jack Mackerels Island Grill. The shrimp is a must-have if you're a shrimp lover.
The beach is extremely well kept and the people super friendly.
There were only two tourists in the entire town. We didn't mind being the only non-residents.
We loved our time in Kure Beach and already have plans to return.