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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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Beautiful Undeveloped Beaches and Surrounding Park Areas

The beaches and surrounding wooded areas and parks are undeveloped and very natural. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Statesville, North Carolina
So fun with a 4x4 jeep!

We rented a 4x4 jeep for the day, which I would highly recommend, what fun! We took a drive out the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hornell, New York
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Old historic fort that was the site of two major Civil War battles.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“civil war” (26 reviews)
“wheel drive” (6 reviews)
“nice beach” (9 reviews)
1000 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC 28449-4845
+1 910-458-5798
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The beaches and surrounding wooded areas and parks are undeveloped and very natural. Beautiful place. We rented bicycles there and rode all over the place, so nice! It's right between the Fort Fisher State Historic Site and the NC Aquarium. Will definitely return here, and...More

Thank 863danny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented a 4x4 jeep for the day, which I would highly recommend, what fun! We took a drive out the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. We had the entire beach area to ourselves, the drive out was so fun!

Thank KasiNY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very impressed with this recreation area. The facilities are top notch, great clean restrooms and showers. Great picnic areas with grills. The trails feature a WW II bunker, boardwalks, sand, and trees with a lookout into a reserve. This has something for everyone.

Thank Padre73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating telling of the history of the port of Wilmington, the last open port of the South which was the port of entry for all goods by the blockade runners bringing goods from Europe. Fort Fisher guarded the entrance of the Cape Fear river and...More

Thank Hud B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're staying in Kure Beach and like sun, sand and waves, the expansive beach at Fort Fisher is a better bet than the municipal beaches in town. There's a lot more room to spread out, and you even have space to fly a kite...More

Thank Gryfudd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I first came here back in the mid 90s. The experience is just as good now as it was back then. A permit is now required to drive on the beach. Prices are reasonable. We do the annual pass. We love packing up the truck...More

Thank Ken V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach at Ft. Fisher was amazing. We rented chairs and umbrellas for the day. The grandkids used the surf board and boogie boards in the great waves. We were amazed by all the amenities. Next trip we bike the beach; it's that wide. Best...More

Thank car1401
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Lots of history here. Beautiful grounds. Can spend the day here walking and learning. They have a small gift shop too. Take a picnic and set under the beautiful trees by the water.

Thank mcduffey1
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We enjoyed visiting this park . It has some very interesting areas and is so relaxing for any family.

Thank BooChoo
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Get a pass to drive on the beach if you have four wheel drive. Its a wonderful day! Have a good time at the beach this is the way to do it

Thank morin3
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Nearby Attractions
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
1,076 reviews
.42 km away
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Fort Fisher State Historic Site
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George T
20 April 2017|
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Response from QUANTINA H | Reviewed this property |
Parking is free. Grills of any kind are not allowed on Kure beach.
10 February 2017|
Response from whyaskwhy992002 | Reviewed this property |
I have taken my 4×4 ford explorer wit h regular tires. I lowered the air pressure and I was fine. I would keep in my mind what sand can do to brakes and busted ball joints ect.
Lisa J
26 June 2016|
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Response from N3616MVsamd | Reviewed this property |
Yes the grills are right next to the entrance and bathrooms.