- The list below includes 77 free or cheap things to do in or near Kure Beach, North Carolina, including 47 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Historic Sites, Aquariums and Arcades.
- From Kure Beach Pier to Ocean Front Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Kure Beach and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Oak Island.
The Evans Ricky Lighthouse Collection is an art gallery dedicated to displaying the works of local artist Ricky Evans. The gallery also features works from numerous other local artists that range from prints to photographs to jewelry.
Situated on nine acres, Waterfront Park overlooks the Cape Fear River and features a fishing pier along with an open grassy field. The park provides benches facing the river, paved walkways and sheltered picnic tables.
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W Moore St. and Brunswick St, Southport Town Marina, Southport, NC 28461 MoreLess Info
Lighthouse WaterSports - Private Tours is an excursion company that offers kayak tours, boat tours, and kayak rentals. The most popular tour is the 2-hour eco kayaking adventure that goes through a blackwater creek.
Surf Cinemas is a movie theater that features Real D 3D movie showings, movie showings in IMAX, and a concession stand that serves food and beverages. The theater has special party seating as well as discounts for children.
Accommodating visitors of all skill levels, Barrier Island Excursions hosts stand up paddleboard excursions to the surrounding marshes. Visitors can paddleboard to barrier islands like Oak Island and go bird watching during the trip.
The Sail Shop offers kayak trips on Bald Head Island's tidal creeks, surfing instruction, sailing instruction around Bald Head Island, and fishing for red drum and flounder on Cape Creek. The company also offers kayak, and boat tours.
A former home of a British fort during the Revolutionary War, Bald Head Island, North Carolina is now the destination of the oldest standing lighthouse in the state and the Smith Museum. The museum features seafaring exhibits and maritime artifacts.
The light first shone from Bald Head lighthouse on December 23, 1794, making it the first lighthouse in North Carolina. It was used until 1935 when the lighthouse at Cape Fear was completed, and now visitors can climb the 112 stairs to the top.