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Old 01-10-2008, 08:31 AM
 
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Hi all, I am planning a trip to Kure Beach in June 2008 . We usually go to the outer banks but wanted to try something different, am I making the right choice? also my wife hates those palmetto bugs, are there any in that area?
any help would be appreciated. thanks, OHIO DAD
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:54 AM
 
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I like Kure Beach and as long as the house is pretty new, (more air-tight) you will probably not see Palmetto bugs. We have a sign on the brigde that they are not allowed on the island, but I find most of them lacking in their reading skills.

I am a realtor in the area, just let me know if I can be of help to you.
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:31 PM
 
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Hi

Looking to relocate from NJ. Love Ocean, fishing, etc. Considering the Wilmington area of North Carolina.

Looking for medical-field opportunities, security industry jobs, plus, golf courses that cater to caddies and all within a 10 mi. radius of Wilmington.

Please advise. Planning a trip down in April '08. Thanks....
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:09 PM
 
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Hi all, I am planning a trip to Kure Beach in June 2008 . We usually go to the outer banks but wanted to try something different, am I making the right choice? also my wife hates those palmetto bugs, are there any in that area?
any help would be appreciated. thanks, OHIO DAD
IMHO, not a good choice. The beach on Pleasure Island is not one of the prettier ones esp compard to the OBX and the beach is not nearly as wide. You might like Wrightsville Beach better, but expect more crowds in both those areas.
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:25 AM
 
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Good for you OhioDad, it is always fun to mix it up and try new locations. Kure Beach is a very cool beach with a strong focus on family. The center of town has a few restaurants and shops and they have a wonderful pier for fishing or just taking in the ocean sounds and sights.

If you have four wheel drive, there are two areas on Pleasure Island that you can drive on the beach and find your own swimming spots all to yourself. Also, the NC Aquarium is very nice and Fort Fisher should not be missed. From Fort Fisher, you can take the auto ferry over to Southport and spend a few hours enjoying a step back in time wandering through this quaint, beautiful town. From there you can take the highway back to Wilmington (along the way it is worth a stop at Orton Plantation where you may spot an Alligator or two). Good luck with your search and here are some links that might be of help:

Visit Kure Beach, NC
Welcome to Kure Beach, NC
Kure Beach Fishing Pier - Kure Beach, North Carolina
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Carolina Beach, NC
Pleasure Island - Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Fort Fisher.
North Carolina Aquariums
N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation: - Welcome to Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
NCDOT Ferry Division: Ferry Routes - Southport / Fort Fisher (http://www.ncdot.org/transit/ferry/routes/schedule/route008.html - broken link)

PS. A nice clip from the Kure beach pier

YouTube - From the Kure Beach Fishing Pier
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:20 PM
 
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Default We loved it!

We have been there 3 times now and even grabbed some extra family members and spent last Thanksgiving down there. It is very quiet, not a lot to do which is fine with us the kids just love the beach. We always ate at Jack Mackerels in town and it has an awesome arcade which we took the kids to as bonus for eating all of their dinner! Never been to the outerbanks but I did hear they are nice to with probably more to do. We bought kites for our kids and they drag around in our backyard but right at the ocean they fly awesome. I know there are a lot of rentals we stayed at Ocean Dunes they have an indoor pool in case you have a bad weather day. Have fun!!
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:10 AM
 
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Hi all, I am planning a trip to Kure Beach in June 2008 . We usually go to the outer banks but wanted to try something different, am I making the right choice? also my wife hates those palmetto bugs, are there any in that area?
any help would be appreciated. thanks, OHIO DAD
kure is cool.. nice pier; aquaium; fort fisher; two bchs to 4 wheel drive/fish[ freeman park,n.end south end by aquiam ft/fisher]....i recomend stay at seven seas[oceanfront/pool] by june water should bee well into 70.s by then...good local resteraunts... not a big drinking town go to carolina bch for bars and charter boats good luck p. s. i went to haterass from n. va. for 25 years .. i came here and moved here plus wilmington is a cool historic town bill
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