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1000 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449



Map of North Carolina

GPS: 33.953400, -77.929000

November, December, January, February: 8am - 6pm
March and October: 8am - 7pm
April, May, September: 8am - 8pm
June, July, August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park gate is closed and locked at park closing time.
(See below for Four-Wheel Drive gate access)

Park Office
8am - 5pm daily
Open most state holidays

Four-Wheel-Drive Beach Access
Sept. 15 - March 31
24 hours a day
All other times:
closes 30 minutes before the park

Pedestrian beach access
24 hours a day

List of trails

Explore the beach on five miles of coastline or the wildlife-rich marsh and soundside areas on the Basin Trail. Trails are easy but prepare with sun protection, proper footwear and perhaps bug spray.

Basin Trail
Location: Trail starts at the Visitor Center


The trail meanders through the marsh allowing hikers a chance to view sound-side flora and fauna and the Maritime Forest.

Surface: sand

1.10 miles
one way
easy hike

Park Maps and Brochures:

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:00am
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 11:00am
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 11:00am