The land that is now called Kure (pronounced KYUR-ee) Beach was once covered by a maritime forest that held the land in place during storms. The town is still bordered on its west side by this forest that runs along the Cape Fear River.
Kure Beach was incorporated in 1947 and has grown into a mainly residential community that has attracted people to move here from all over. Population as of the 2010 census is 2,012 residents. Our visitors are attracted here as well by the town’s quaint, family atmosphere, its proximity to historic sites, its beautiful vistas of the river and ocean and the unique “Mom and Pop” hotels, shops and restaurants in its business district. The Kure Beach Fishing Pier, the first pier to be built along the Atlantic Coast and the oldest fishing pier on the East Coast, is still enticing fishermen from all over the United States.
We invite you to read more about life in Kure Beach and its history by clicking on the links on the teal information bar to the left. You can also see our beautiful town through the eyes of our citizens’ and visitors’ camera lenses via our diverse Photo Gallery offerings.