October 27, 2011

Natural Wonders Wow Visitors At Kure Beach

Kure Beach, NC - October 27, 2011
Kure Beach (http://www.visitkure.com) offers families and visitors seeking a relaxing fall getaway an impressive trove of natural wonders, from breathtaking ocean and river views to majestic birds and sea life. Here are four different scenic options for families looking to unplug and reconnect with nature at Kure Beach.

Awesome Audubons
The North Carolina Birding Trail winds through trails of sandy terrain and historical sites, giving birdwatchers a chance to see both the migratory and regular inhabitants of Kure Beach. Seagulls, piping plovers, ospreys, owls and more take flight and inspire awe in children and adults alike (http://bit.ly/q6jZY0).

Beautiful Beach, Ocean and River Views
Fort Fisher State Historic Site, a Civil War battlefield and museum, affords a scenic vista where the Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean. The Fort Fisher State Recreation Area offers a four-mile stretch of undeveloped beach that boasts some of the cleanest sand on the East coast. Windswept live oak trees embrace a long stretch of the shoreline where visitors can enjoy a memorable early morning walk or sunset stroll (http://bit.ly/q6jZY0).

Some of the most awe-inspiring views of the waters around Kure Beach come from the seat of a canoe or kayak. Getting on the water allows visitors the ability to easily explore the ocean and get up close to a variety of sea life (http://bit.ly/nterx0).

Fascinating Flora
Just as the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area offers amazing beach views and bird-watching opportunities, it is also home to an amazing variety of plant life. Native blooms, bushes and trees provide a safe haven for animal life, as well as a soothing site for human eyes at Kure Beach (http://bit.ly/q6jZY0). At nearby Carolina Beach State Park, the rare Venus flytraps and other carnivorous plants are sure to delight visitors of all ages.

Marvelous Marine Life
Learn more about coastal marine and plant life at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (http://bit.ly/rjYiL0). The aquarium’s exhibits and educational programs interpret local waters from the Cape Fear River and freshwater streams and swamps, to coastline habitats, to reefs and the open ocean. Visitors will come face-to-face with alligators (including Luna, an albino alligator) and other reptiles, fish, and sharks, including a new interactive megalodon shark display (http://www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher).

For more information on the natural wonders of Kure Beach, to book your fall getaway or to check out upcoming events, go to http://www.visitkure.com./

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Trick or Treat Under the Sea
Wednesday, Oct. 26-Thursday, Oct. 27

3rd Annual Christmas by the Sea
Friday, Nov. 25-Saturday, Dec. 17

Island of Lights - Light Up The Lake
Friday, Nov. 25-Saturday, Dec. 24

NC Holiday Flotilla Dinner Cruise
Saturday, Nov. 26

Island of Lights Christmas Parade
Friday, Dec. 2

Island of Lights Holiday Flotilla
Saturday, Dec. 3

Kure Beach Christmas Fantasy Show
Friday, Dec. 9-Saturday, Dec. 10

Island of Lights Tour of Homes
Saturday, Dec. 10

For all event information, visit http://bit.ly/otookI.

NEW MEDIA CONTENT:
Podcast with Peggy Sloan, director of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher: http://bit.ly/oVhREm

Kure Beach on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KureBeachNC

Kure Beach on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KureBeachNC

ABOUT KURE BEACH, N.C.
Kure Beach offers visitors an inviting, small-town seaside retreat on North Carolina’s beautiful coast. This naturally beautiful setting with easy access to the big attractions the area has to offer is the perfect place to bring the family year-round to unplug and unwind, enjoy a more relaxed pace and reconnect with what really matters. For more information, go to http://www.visitkure.com/ or call (800) 631-1460.
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