Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Kure Beach that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $115 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Kure Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Enjoy the water from a Kure Beach cabin rental

When you book one of the Carolina cabin rentals near Kure Beach, you can simultaneously enjoy the small-town charm and a relaxing beach. Kure Beach is home to the oldest fishing pier on the Atlantic coast, but its attractions go much further than that. The beach features soft sands and gentle waves perfect for families who are looking for a quiet and relaxing experience by the shore. Additionally, you'll find numerous walking and biking paths that take you by the shore and around the vibrant greenery of Kure Beach.


Experience history near Kure Beach vacation homes

Due to its rich history, Kure Beach has many heritage sites and museums near vacation rentals offering glimpses of coastal life in the past. The Fort Fisher State Historic Site has the remains of a Confederate fort and artifacts from the war, and the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site, is a history museum that showcases the former village of Brunswick, which was razed by the British in 1776, and the fort that was built on its ruins. The 1921 Fort Fisher Monument, the Battle Acre, is a memorial placed on the site of the former Fort Fisher headquarters that will interest history buffs. Price’s Creek Lighthouse, a historic site that holds the ruins of an 1850s brick lighthouse, is also a must-see landmark.

Things to do

Seaside fun in Kure Beach vacation homes

Whether you want to enjoy days in the sand or explore historic and nature sites, Kure Beach has a diverse range of activities to suit every inclination. If you want to spend time sunbathing, swimming, or fishing, vacation homes near Kure Beach Pier, a popular fishing spot and beach with an abundance of fish, and the Carolina Beach State Park, a coastal park and fishing marina, are ideal. The Ocean Front Park and Pavilion, a seaside park with festivals and events, is also a good place to enjoy a beach retreat. Animal lovers will enjoy the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, an educational facility with a variety of marine life in interactive exhibits.


Activities and attractions in and around Kure Beach

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Kure Beach a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Kent Mitchell Nature Trail (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Tregembo Animal Park (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Halyburton Park (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)

Seasonal weather in Kure Beach

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Kure Beach

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Kure Beach is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fort Fisher State Recreation Area (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Ocean Front Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Carolina Beach State Park (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Carolina Beach (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Freeman Park (6.7 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Bald Head Island Conservancy (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Kure Beach

Fly into Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.), the closest airport, located 20 mi (32.1 km) from the city center.

Getting around

Transportation from your summer rental in Kure Beach

Getting to and from your summer rental in Kure Beach is quick and convenient, thanks to the many transportation options in the area. Rental cars give you the flexibility to move through the area on your own time, while limousines, taxis, and rideshare provide more scheduled transportation. You can also take a ferry to get back to the mainland, or walk and bike from different destinations in Kure Beach.

Food and drink

Culinary delight in Kure Beach

Dining in Kure Beach usually means fresh, local seafood dishes, but there’s plenty more to suit every palate. Island grills with the catch of the day and oceanside dining, thick, juicy burgers near the beach, country homestyle cooking in a diner, and fine-dining in authentic Italian bistros are all options near Kure Beach vacation homes, giving you endless culinary possibilities to satisfy your cravings.

Family friendly

Family fun near Kure Beach vacation rentals

Kure Beach has plenty of outdoor and indoor fun for the whole family. Vacation homes are available near such sites as the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, a beachfront and marsh for swimming, hiking, fishing, and exploring, and Joe Eakes Park, a vast natural space with recreational areas. Zeke’s Island Reserve, a secluded coastal area for beach activities, fishing, and boating among native wildlife, and the North Carolina Underwater Archaeology Center, an educational facility with information on the state’s military and maritime history, are also great for kids.

How many vacation rentals are available around Kure Beach?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,630 vacation rentals around Kure Beach. From 917 house rentals to 695 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.