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Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

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1000 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC 28449-4845
+1 910-458-5798
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Working on our state passport

We had to call the phone number to ask how to find the beach. We first stopped at the Air force... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lester E
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Maysville, North Carolina
via mobile
A beautiful beach without hotels and other modern eyesores

Of the many beaches around Wilmington, this is one of our favorites, because it's undeveloped state... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EJISK
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Old historic fort that was the site of two major Civil War battles.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good28%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“civil war” (32 reviews)
“wheel drive” (7 reviews)
“carolina beach” (14 reviews)
LOCATION
1000 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC 28449-4845
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+1 910-458-5798
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"civil war"
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"wheel drive"
in 7 reviews
"carolina beach"
in 14 reviews
"state recreation area"
in 11 reviews
"basin trail"
in 5 reviews
"nice beach"
in 9 reviews
"beach access"
in 10 reviews
"changing stalls"
in 4 reviews
"nice walking"
in 3 reviews
"visitor center"
in 11 reviews
"pleasure island"
in 3 reviews
"salt marsh"
in 3 reviews
"maritime forest"
in 5 reviews
"walking trails"
in 4 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 4 reviews
"the atlantic ocean"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had to call the phone number to ask how to find the beach. We first stopped at the Air force rental office to see if we were in the right spot. Down a few miles was wair we needed to be. The beach was...More

Thank Lester E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Of the many beaches around Wilmington, this is one of our favorites, because it's undeveloped state makes it much more natural and attractive (there is a restroom, changing station, etc.). Well worth it!

Thank EJISK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just went for a day in the sand and surf. Restrooms, changing rooms, foot washing station, ranger station, beach, ocean access, and a few trails. It's a nice beach, though does get crowded sometimes.

Thank Sapphire S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like...Walking on the Beach to find the Hermits Hideaway...Swimming in the surf...launching a kayak to explore Zekes Island...Picnics (bring your own)...Fishing the surf or Cape Fear River...History...The Aquarium is closeby ...Sunrise over the Ocean and sunsets over the River from Battery Buchanan...then This...More

Thank Marty H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m actually staying nearby and I go here to walk everyday. I love the history surrounding me as well as the nice concrete trail. I’ve seen several deer on my walks

Thank Melanie M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonably good parking. Nice beach area. Very close to the ferry, which is a cheap, 30-min ride to Southport (kids would love the round trip). Was there on a rainy, overcast weekend so not sure if it’s crowded on a good weather day.

Thank Barb H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a must see, it is worth the admission to watch the divers feed and see the beautiful aquariums. Go early so it's not so crowded that way you can really enjoy it

Thank dlbr1951
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped after an aquarium visit. Plentiful picnic grounds, bath houses, in season a refreshment stand. Boardwalk access to a big wide natural beach. Walking trails. Would like to return to spend more time exploring!

Thank harks
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Great opportunity for students to hear more about sea turtles in NC. Wonderful bathrooms that were clean and dry. Good place to get in the sand and surf. Park ranger/educational staff was excellent and answered all questions while understanding this was our last stop with...More

Thank Debbie B
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

We are participating in the State park passport program,Ft Fisher is #37 we have visited.It was the most dirty facility that we have visited.Bathroom doors were propped open and trash cans were full,urine on toilet seats,floors dirty,sinks dirty too. No camping, picnic area beside bathrooms.

Thank mesettle
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QuadMom1
April 8, 2018|
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Response from MaryJanetravles | Reviewed this property |
Not really a lot of large shells , in some spots piles of regular shells.
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Jennifer H
December 3, 2017|
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Response from Tracey C | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I am just seeing this. I believe you can have seen others use them
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Yvette L
October 19, 2017|
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Response from Kim R | Reviewed this property |
Yes. And if you purchase a pass for both beaches it is a little cheaper. I hope this helps.
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