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A resort community on a strip of sand locals know as Pleasure Island, Kure Beach is home to Fort Fisher State Historic Site, a 712-foot fishing pier, and one of North Carolina's three aquariums. At the southern end of the beach, twisted live oaks still grow behind the dunes. The community has miles of beaches; public access points are marked by orange-and-blue signs. A stroll down the old-fashioned
Carolina Beach boardwalk, lighted at night, is fun for the family or a romantic cap to an evening.
There's a feeling of having stepped back in time in this small, historic seaport with a charming boardwalk. Residents take great pride in the...
Natives pronounce it "Bah-dy" not "Bow-dy." Folklore claims the local pronunciation harks back to the days when this corner of the Graveyard...