Situated on the southern portion of Pleasure Island and 18 miles from the city of Wilmington, Kure Beach is a popular destination for tourists. In addition to enjoying the beach and the many fishing opportunities, guests to the Kure Beach area can visit the North Carolina Oceanographic Aquarium, a Civil War museum and the USS North Carolina battleship. Kure Beach has multiple lodgings along the beach that range from boutique hotels to affordable basic accommodations.
South Wind Motel
All of the rooms at the South Wind Motel in Kure Beach have a view of the ocean, and many are located on the ocean front with private balconies. The motel is located adjacent to the oldest fishing pier on the East Coast and is within a short walking distance of numerous restaurants, shops and stores. Guests can get breakfast literally next door at the Old Pier House restaurant. The hotel is also within one mile of a marina. The rooms come with refrigerators, microwaves and can sleep up to four with two double beds. The hotel also has expanded efficiency units that include dining areas and kitchens.
South Wind Motel 109 S. Fort Fisher Blvd. Kure Beach, NC 28449 Southwindmotel.com
Darlings By The Sea
The Darlings By The Sea is a boutique hotel, only steps from the beach, that features five oceanfront suites that come with whirlpools, king-size beds, private balconies and elegant furnishings such as marble counter tops. Darlings by the Sea serves a breakfast in each suite every morning. The baths in the rooms come with a mirrored whirlpool that can accommodate two people, custom soaps, twin his and hers showers heads, a bubble bath and plush towels from Scotland.
Darlings By The Sea 329 Atlantic Avenue Kure Beach, NC 28449 800-383-8111 darlingsbythesea.com
The Sand Dunes Motel
The Sand Dunes Motel has 39 rooms, 27 of which offer views of the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel also has larger efficiency apartments that are equipped with two bathrooms, full kitchens and can sleep up to six people. The Sand Dunes Motel, which is within walking distance of arcades and restaurants, has cable TV, a laundry facility, an ice and vending area, grills and picnic tables near the beach, private balconies with the oceanfront rooms, and an oceanfront pool. A pathway leads directly from the pool area onto the beach. Free local phone calls, night security and a daily housekeeping service are some more features at the hotel. The Kure Beach fishing pier is only a few hundred yards away from the hotel.
The Sand Dunes Motel 133 N. Fort Fisher Blvd. Kure Beach, NC 28449 Thesanddunes.com