Pleasure Island has a wonderful writeup in the Sept/Oct edition of Carolina Currents. The article primarily focuses on Carolina Beach but also gives good mention to Kure Beach and Fort Fisher.
The section on Carolina Beach opens with the following:
The main message for boaters looking for facilities in Carolina Beach is that a lot of new things are happening here. Efforts focused on making improvements for both local and transient boaters are numerous. From private marinas, to the State Park, to the Town Council, everyone seems to be intent on renovation and development.
The article concludes with:
For those who simply enjoy exploring the waterfront areas of the Carolina in your leisure time, this is a destination to put on your list. If you have visited before, the many ongoing renovation projects and constant improvements to the areas facilities make a good case for scheduling a return trip.
You can read the complete article (as well as the entire magazine) online. Click on the current magazine edition and the article begins on page 22.
You can also download the magazine as a PDF: http://www.carolinacurrentsmagazine.com/Issue18.pdf