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Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

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Address: 1000 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC 28449-4845
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Old historic fort that was the site of two major Civil War battles.

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Great place just to walk and relax-

Bring a pic nic and enjoy a walk alone with your family. Historical show and viewing area and the wonderful sea side walk with historical markers. A wonderful free stroll.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Surf City, North Carolina
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Surf City, North Carolina
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381 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring a pic nic and enjoy a walk alone with your family. Historical show and viewing area and the wonderful sea side walk with historical markers. A wonderful free stroll.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Girls hiking trip. We had great weather. We stopped by the visitors center and the exhibits. We Enjoyed the scenery, hermits rest and history.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the military reservation built by Seymour Johnson AFB. The camp site was very nice and clean. There were several amenities such as a bath house, grills, picnic tables, and rental houses for kayaks, bicycles, and canoes. We had a great time. The only thing is would change is to allow carry concealed permit holders permission to have... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been going here for 8 years and it never disappoints. Beautiful ride and open 24 hours a day from late Sep to March. Wonderful beach to ride and explore. Not much shell action this week, however.

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Brooklet, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

My boys Cub Scout Den and Boy Scout Pack took a trip to the Wilmington, NC area for a scouting event. We'd never been here before, and thoroughly enjoyed our whole trip around this park. There's the impressive earthen fort, the small but interesting aquarium, and the very nice beach. What's more, all of staff made sure our outing was... More 

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Out there somewhere
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Very nice beach for summer fun. The lifeguards and rangers are very nice and so helpful. Lots to do for all ages

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is a very nice area to walk along the beach and have a picnic. It is in close proximity to the Fort Fisher historical area and museum and the Fort Fisher Aquarium. It makes a great day or two trip.

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Gastonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We've been coming and staying at Ft Fisher recreational facility for 10 years and we love it. The last time we were there we stayed in one of their new one bedroom apartments. It was wonderful. Right across the road from the beach. The facility offers many recreational things to do. A small museum (limited opening times), a pool, a... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

There has been a great deal of history at Fort Fisher but it was not that well presented. Worth stopping by and having a look but you do not need to spend a lot of time.The beach was more interesting.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We drove out for the kite festival and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon on the beach. The wind was up, so lots of kites, people and dogs to watch. Parking was easy in the huge lots. There are restrooms in the buildings adjacent to the parking lot.

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