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Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

1000 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC 28449-4845
+1 910-458-5798
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We drove down Pleasure Island to take a look at Fort Fisher. What we found was a beautiful park... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bob J
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Old Saybrook, CT
Lesser-trafficked beach near historic site, aquarium, and ferry.

If uncrowded, unspoiled beach is what you’re after, you need look no further than Fort Fisher State... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
D2958ZXgarym
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King, United States
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Old historic fort that was the site of two major Civil War battles.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“wheel drive” (7 reviews)
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1000 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC 28449-4845
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"nice beach"
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"beach access"
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"visitor center"
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"basin trail"
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"nice walking"
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"salt marsh"
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"great place to walk"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We drove down Pleasure Island to take a look at Fort Fisher. What we found was a beautiful park with beach access, a Civil War Historic Site and a museum. Lightly trafficked at this time of year, I highly recommend taking the time to visit.

Thank Bob J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If uncrowded, unspoiled beach is what you’re after, you need look no further than Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. This state-maintained park, located at the southern tip of Pleasure Island, a few miles south of Wilmington, offers six miles of pristine, undeveloped shore line. It’s...More

Thank D2958ZXgarym
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Such a wonderful area to go to spend the day by the water! Everything is easy to access. The beach was not very crowded during the time I went. The staff in the area were friendly. The only thing was that there were a lot...More

Thank BriStev
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We have visited before and we always loved the beautiful beaches and it's my favorite view by the old trees. This time we walked the Basin Trail . Very cool trail. If you have never been on it, it's a must. It starts by the...More

Thank MaryJanetravles
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Lots of places to explore. The park is well-kept, clean, and within 1 minute to the water. Near to the ferry and other attractions.

Thank TheBogotano
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Nice walking paths easy place to fish,surf and sunbathe. You can find shade there too. Hang a hammock, clean beautiful spot.

Thank richlee1975
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area is located at the southern end of the Outer Banks. Nice area with a rocked seawall, and a clean beach. Good parking. Close to aquarium and ferry to Southport.

Thank pbnc63
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this beach unplanned after a trip to the nearby historic Fort Fisher. The beach is just a short drive from the visitor center. There is plenty of public parking, and restrooms with changing stalls and little showers where you can wash off your...More

Thank Wallyworld59
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

I highly reccomend this wonderful park and recreation center and the confedrate museum . There is a great guided tour. The guide is interesting and attentive to questions and comments by guests and history buffs. They also have a film which we will see next...More

Thank Edward S
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

I had some time after my business meetings in Wilmington and took a short ride to Carolina Beach first wasn't impressed so I put BEACH in the GPS and Fort Fisher Beach came up. So I started toward it and came upon Kure Beach area...More

Thank BeachloverA
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Jennifer H
3 December 2017|
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Response from pbnc63 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is posted. They don't want you finding unexploded ordinance. .
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Yvette L
20 October 2017|
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Response from Kim R | Reviewed this property |
Yes. And if you purchase a pass for both beaches it is a little cheaper. I hope this helps.
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George T
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Response from QUANTINA H | Reviewed this property |
Parking is free 1st come 1st serve. The grills at the recreation site are free. You are also slowed to bring a small propane or charcoal grill. Kure Beach does not allow any open fires or grilling of any kind on the beach... More
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