Enjoy miles of pristine beaches, salt marshes, and scenic views in every direction with a visit to Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. Located just south of Kure Beach, and renowned for its 6 miles of undeveloped shoreline, this sunny beach destination is one of the most popular state parks in North Carolina, and offers miles of fun around every corner.
While visitors can easily spend the day enjoying hours of shelling, fishing, and enjoying the sunshine, there are a number of other attractions besides the beach basics to lure vacationers to pay a visit. A 1.1 mile Basin Trail is located on-site, which passes by a WWII bunker and ends at an observation deck, and the calmer marsh waters are ideal for a range of watersports, including kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. A Visitors Center is also located on-site which is filled with a wealth of local information, and the park rangers regularly hold informational programs for visitors, which includes Shell Strolls, Turtle Talks, and Surf Fishing Basics. With literally dozens of ways to have fun, and miles of shoreline to go around, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area is a must-see destination for beach lovers who want to kick off their flip flops and simply enjoy the scene.