Kure Beach, NC
Pleasure Island is a coastal island in Southeastern North Carolina, USA south of Wilmington. Most of the island is located within Federal Point Township, in New Hanover County, but its very southernmost tip extends into Smithville Township, in Brunswick County. The coastal towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, as well as the annexed community of Wilmington Beach, are located on the island. The Atlantic Ocean lies on the island's east side, the Cape Fear River lies on the west, the north side is bordered by Snows Cut (part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway) and Carolina Beach Inlet. The southern end of the island was separated from Bald Head Island by Corncake Inlet until the inlet was shoaled and closed in 1998 by Hurricane Bonnie; thus, technically Pleasure Island and Bald Head Island are not separate islands. Prior to the 1930 completion of Snow's Cut, the land that now forms Pleasure Island was in fact a peninsula known as Federal Point. The original pronunciation of Kure is based on the name of the founder, Hans Andersen Kure, of Danish extraction. Hans Kure's name is pronounced "CURE-ee.
Carolina Beach, NC
Thanks to strong local support by the townspeople and local businesses, a resurgence of energy was again underway starting in the 1990’s and the town started to improve upon both their image and their attractions. When you come to Carolina Beach today you will see many wonderful examples of success. Britt's Donuts is still a landmark on the boardwalk and is a must place to visit. You can still drive out onto the north end of the island (if you have 4 wheel drive) and camp out on the beach overnight in Freeman Park. There are live bands playing at the gazebo by the boardwalk every Thursday night during the summer and they shoot off fireworks at 9:00 PM sharp. Stroll over to Squiggly’s for an ice cream and on Sunday night take the family over to the outdoor theater for a fun G rated movie. If you like seafood try The Shuckin Shack, Michaels Seafood, or the Sea Witch Café.
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Wrightsville Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. Wrightsville Beach is just east of Wilmington and is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,477 at the 2010 census. The town consists of a four-mile-long beach island, an interior island called Harbor Island, and pockets of commercial property on the mainland. (Wikipedia)