You may walk your leashed dog on the Kure Beach strand from October 1st to March 31st. However, it is unlawful for any person to have or allow their dog to be upon the beach strand of Kure Beach during the period of April 1st through September 30th of each year. Ft. Fisher State Recreation Area allows dogs on their beach year-round. Call 910-458-5798 for directions and additional information.
Real Estate signs placed upon any property within the Town of Kure Beach shall be limited to one sign only. No real estate sign may be placed on the right-of-way of the Town of Kure Beach. Upon any violation of this ordinance, the Building Inspector is authorized to remove said sign. See 8.10.010 of the Town of Kure Beach Code of Ordinances for further details pertaining to this ordinance. There is a per sign, per day, non-compliance citation fee if the 72-hour notification letter from the Building Inspector is not heeded.
A garbage cart must be placed at property line no earlier than sunset the day before pickup and must be retrieved and placed next to property structure before midnight the day of pickup. See 7.18.020,B,5 of the Town of Kure Beach Code of Ordinances for all details pertaining to this ordinance. There is a per violation, per day, non-compliance citation fee if the 7-day notification letter from the Building Inspector is not heeded.
The Building Inspector makes vacant lot inspections periodically, checking for compliance with Town ordinance. See 8.02.010,A of the Town of Kure Beach Code of Ordinances for all details pertaining to this ordinance. There is a per lot, per occurrence, non-compliance citation fee if the 15-day notification letter from the Building Inspector is not heeded.
Fishing licenses can be purchased at the Blue Marlin Beach Shop, located at 309 N. Fort Fisher Blvd. between M & N Avenues. Call 910-458-5752 for store hours and additional information. Licenses can also be purchased online at www.ncwildlife.org or bought over the phone at the Wildlife Resources Commission 888-248-6834, Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm. Remember that you’ll need a coastal or surf-fishing license, not an inland fishing license, to fish in our coastal waters.
No fishing license is required to fish off of the pier, but there is a nominal fee involved to be allowed to do so. Go to www.kurebeachfishingpier.com for details and to view photos of the fish that didn’t get away. The Kure Beach Fishing pier operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from April 1st through Thanksgiving Sunday. The Kure Beach Fishing Pier also offers arcade games, concession treats, and a gift/souvenir shop. Access to the pier is free to those not fishing.
The Pleasure Island Public Library is located in Carolina Beach in the same shopping center as Food Lion. Call for details and hours of operation at 910-798-6380.
The Kure Beach Post Office is located at 237 N. Fort Fisher Blvd, between L & M Avenues. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm then from 2pm-4:30pm, and on Saturday from 10am-12pm. The phone number is 910-458-5592
Absolutely NO fires are allowed on the Kure Beach strand.
Kure Beach does not allow any vehicles on its beach strand except approved Town vehicles for the purpose of beach clean-up and emergency personnel. You can contact the following beaches which allow 4-wheel drive vehicles in designated areas for a fee:
Freeman Park in Carolina Beach 910-458-2994
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area 910-458-5798
Please contact our Recreation Department at 910-707-2059 to learn more about holding your wedding on the beach. There is a pavilion at our Ocean Front Park that makes a nice wedding venue, if the beach is not conducive to your needs.
In New Hanover County, Marriage License applications are taken Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:00pm at the NHC Register of Deeds located at 216 N. Second Street, Room 2. The phone number is 910-798-4530. Each person will need a valid driver’s license or DMV picture ID card, a certified copy of the birth certificate and a valid Social Security card.
Contact one of the following people as soon as possible. It is crucial that the marine mammal be examined soon after it washes ashore to assist in its recovery or to collect fresh tissue samples from a deceased mammal to determine the cause of death. Please try all phone numbers until you have reached a stranding response person.
Bill McLellan – 910-962-7266 UNCW; 910-686-6104 HOME; or 910-264-9816 CELL.
Paul Barrington – 910-458-8259 x221 NC AQUARIUM; 910-792-1755 HOME.
We have several ordinances pertaining to dogs. These can be found under Chapter 9 of the Kure Beach Code of Ordinances. For instance, it is unlawful for owners to allow their dog to be off their property without being on a leash or restraint which shall not exceed fifteen (15) feet in length. It is also unlawful for anyone to take the animal off its own property limits without the means of removal of pet feces. Persons in possession of the animal must immediately and properly remove and dispose of their animal's feces from any area within the limits of the Town of Kure Beach, except their own private property.
Joe Eakes Park is located on K Avenue going west. It is across the street from the Kure Beach Police Department. There, you’ll find a fenced-in area behind the playground and the tennis courts. This is the Gurney Hood Barking Lot, made especially for you and your pooch pal to run free.
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