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Old 08-09-2008, 09:22 AM
 
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We are going to Kure Beach tomorrow and I am trying to find out about the public showers. We are planning to go to the parking area near the aquarium. Are the showers the outside type or is it a bath house? If there is a bath house, is there a fee? Thanks!
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:51 PM
 
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How was your the beach? I'm thinking about taking a vacation to Kure beach in about a month. Would you recomend it? Were there many people on the beach? How clear was the water? Was the sand pretty clean, or did it hurt to walk on or anything?

Anything you could tell me about it would be much appretiated.

Thanks,
Austin
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Old 08-14-2008, 03:09 PM
 
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In another month, there won't be many people at any beach along the NC coast. Without a doubt, September is the best time for a beach vacation. Kure Beach is nice. It's even nicer if you have a 4wd vehicle because you can drive on the beach. Other than that, it's just like any other beach along the coast.
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:28 PM
 
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Are they strict about it having to be a 4x4? Do you think they would allow motorcycles?
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:28 PM
 
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Are they strict about it having to be a 4x4? Do you think they would allow motorcycles?
See attached link. They won't check to see if your vehicle is 4WD but if you get stuck.....your stuck. Park staff won't assist you and it will cost $300 - $400 for a tow. I've seen people try to access the beach with a 2WD and it isn't pretty. The website doesn't mention motorcyles.

N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation: Fort Fisher State Recreation Area - Activities
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:29 PM
 
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One other thing. I'm curious as to why you are focusing on Kure Beach.
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:42 PM
 
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Good choice, just keep on driving through Carolina Beach-you don't want to go there.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:17 AM
 
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One other thing. I'm curious as to why you are focusing on Kure Beach.
I started the post about Kure Beach because that was where we had plans to go. We did go there and the beach was very clean. I don't know if they use the "sand cleaning machines" or not but there were very few shells which disappointed my young child. We went to the access that is just past the battle memorial on the left. There is a huge parking lot and a visitors center. I am still not sure if we were are the same place that had been recommended here because they did not have a full bath house. It was just a restroom with changing stalls. It was not very clean and it was just old wood with poor lighting and no mirror or plug for hairdryer, etc. The shower was just garden hoses with sprayers outside. No shampoo or soap allowed. Next time, I would like a better place to get cleaned up. I hate riding home feeling dirty!
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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Check out Brunswick County Beaches-they are much less commercial and cleaner.Brunswick County is just over the river from Wilmington.
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