Kure Beach/Carolina Beach

Kure Beach and Carolina Beach are neighboring communities that share the same island and offer a variety of activities for people to enjoy, such as surfing, kayaking, fishing and entertainment.

Overview for Kure Beach/Carolina Beach, NC

2,451 people live in Kure Beach/Carolina Beach, where the median age is 54.9 and the average individual income is $54,664.93. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

2,451

Total Population

54.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$54,664.93

Average individual Income

Welcome to Kure Beach/Carolina Beach


Lively and relaxed coastal communities with ample opportunities for surfing, fishing and entertainment.

Kure Beach and Carolina Beach are neighboring communities that share the same island, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in New Hanover County, North Carolina. Each with distinct personalities, the towns offer a variety of activities for people to enjoy, such as surfing, kayaking, fishing and entertainment.
 
Kure Beach is a resort town on North Carolina's southern coast located on the Atlantic Ocean.  Considered by some to be the prettiest town in North Carolina, it is home to the oldest fishing pier on the east coast, an oceanfront park and nearby state aquarium, historic Civil War fort and white-sand beaches.  Kure Beach attracts many tourists each year due to its picturesque area, classic fishing and great restaurants. For most locals, though, the town is best known as the location of the Kure Beach Fishing Rodeo, which is held every year.
 
Laid back and friendly, the iconic beach town of Carolina Beach will bring back memories of the good ‘ol days. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, here you’ll enjoy miles and miles of gorgeous Atlantic beaches, live music, great fishing, fresh seafood, restaurants and nightlife.  If you’re looking for a low-key place to relax, Carolina Beach is a great fit. The community is one of the oldest recognized towns on the East Coast of the United States and today, is a North Carolina coastal community with a fast-growing population. 

This down-to-earth beach town also features beautiful nature.  Hike miles of sandy trails through maritime forest at Carolina State Park while taking in panoramic coastal views. Freeman Park is also a favored spot for surf fishing, camping and four-wheeling on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean.

 
 

What to Love

  • Slow-paced, and relaxed towns
  • Waterfront communities with many activities
  • Luxury beachfront homes and amenities
  • Walkable downtowns with shops and restaurants
 

Local Lifestyle

Residents love the lifestyle in Kure and Carolina Beach. These communities offer residents a sense of belonging and a close-knit feel that is lost in many cities and urban areas. These Atlantic Ocean beach towns are by far some of the most unique along the east coast. They are small towns with big personalities, and they truly feel like their own little world.
 
The areas each have a vibrant culture and community. The beach lifestyle is very laid-back. It is a place where people go to enjoy the ocean and surf and can spend hours of their day relaxing and playing in the sand and waves.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Jack Mackerel's Island Grill is a casual eatery with a lively and colorful dining space that serves Caribbean-inspired dishes and seafood. Freddie’s Restaurant is an award-winning eatery that serves steaks, seafood, pasta, and other Italian dishes. A wonderful beachfront dining option is Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar, which boasts a relaxed atmosphere and serves fresh coastal cuisine and cold drinks. Stoked Restaurant has beautiful water and marina views and features live music. The restaurant serves surf n’ turf dishes and freshly made pasta.
 

Things to Do

The annual Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival in Kure Beach is a fun community event that features live music, vendors, and local cuisine. The Carolina Beach Music Festival is a yearly event that showcases live music, entertainment, and local cuisine. Another community event is the Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival, where locals can enjoy colorful floats, outdoor concerts, vendors, and local dishes. The Cape Fear Kite Festival has been happening in Kure Beach each fall for more than 15 years and features stunning kites of incredible shapes and sizes. There are also local food trucks and vendors at the festival.
 

Schools

New Hanover County Schools serves more than 26,000 students in the county, including Kure Beach and Carolina Beach.
 
 
 
 

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Demographics and Employment Data for Kure Beach/Carolina Beach, NC

Kure Beach/Carolina Beach has 1,005 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kure Beach/Carolina Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,451 people call Kure Beach/Carolina Beach home. The population density is 541.16 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

2,451

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

54.9

Median Age

48.96 / 51.04%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
1,005

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$54,664.93

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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