Butterfly Bungalow opens April 20th!

Photo by Boris Smokrovic on Unsplash
Photo by Boris Smokrovic on Unsplash

Excitement builds as the Butterfly Bungalow at the N.C. Aquarium @ Fort Fisher OPENS APRIL 20!


Visitors delight in the beauty and tranquility of hundreds of exotic butterflies. Enter the enclosed garden and experience colorful, winged creatures floating silently by or landing on your shoulder, arms and hands. Immerse yourself in the wonder and beauty. Additional ticketing required; $3 per person. Aquarium admission not required.

Visit the N.C. Aquarium – Ft. Fisher Website for information on this and other features.

Kure Beach Street Festival is coming April 28th

Photo of Kure Beach Street Festival - TownOfKureBeach.org
Photo of Kure Beach Street Festival – TownOfKureBeach.org

“Spring is in full swing, and in Kure Beach that’s reason enough to celebrate. Join us for the Kure Beach Street Festival, which returns this year on Saturday, April 28…

Clear your calendar to enjoy a day full of free live music and children’s entertainment as well as the opportunity to purchase a variety of delicious food and handmade goods from local artisans. Festivities run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the picturesque Ocean Front Park, 105 Atlantic Ave., which offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Kure Beach Fishing Pier from its open-air pavilion. Both residents and visitors are invited to spend some time by the sea soaking up the sun and fun.


Attendees of all ages can dance along to the Funk, Motown, and Soul sounds of Carl Newton’s Review; and the kids won’t want to miss special performances by the popular No Sleeves Magic and Mr. Scooter…”

See the Town of Kure Beach Website for the complete schedule and for additional information.

New Book! ‘Kure Beach’ (Images of America)

A new book on Kure Beach in the ‘Images of America’ was published this month by Arcadia Publishing.  The author, Brenda Fry Coffey, has lived at Kure Beach since 1943…

“and is personally acquainted with most of the people mentioned in this history. She currently serves on the board of the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society. The vintage images were generously shared by both longtime and new residents.”

An excerpt of the book says:

“Kure Beach derived its name from a Danish immigrant named Hans Anderson Kure Sr. He began acquiring land in the area in 1891, and by 1900, he had purchased 900 acres just south of Carolina Beach to Fort Fisher. ”  (source: Amazon)

The book is loaded with lots of fascinating facts about the first wooden fishing pier in America, one of the earliest surfboard companies, Cape Fear Indians, pirates, lighthouses and much more!

StarNewsOnline.com posted a review of the book – ” ‘Kure Beach’: The picture of fun in the sun”



What is the best N.C. beach?

Kure Beach - Source: Wikimedia.org
Kure Beach – Source: Wikimedia.orgK

Area beaches Kure Beach, Carolina Beach,  Wrightsville Beach, Oak Island Beach and Holden Beach were among 20 contenders for the best N.C. beach as determined by a USA Today panel.

They chose Emerald Island and the debate is on!  Read more about the contest.