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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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Nice walking good surf easy place to lay out

Nice walking paths easy place to fish,surf and sunbathe. You can find shade there too. Hang a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Woodford, Virginia
Nice area

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area is located at the southern end of the Outer Banks. Nice area with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Old historic fort that was the site of two major Civil War battles.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1000 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC 28449-4845
+1 910-458-5798
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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
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
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
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

What a hidden gem this is. When you visit the Wilmington area do not leave without a visit to Fort Fisher. It is just beautiful. Enjoy the sunset with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and The Cape Fear River on the other.

Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 17 August 2017

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 11 August 2017 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 5 August 2017 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 3 August 2017

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
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Nearby Attractions
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.90 km away
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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. .
Yvette L
20 October 2017|
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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