The southeastern sliver of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River, will find you in the charming town of Kure Beach. At your doorstep, biking, hiking, kayaking, swimming, and surfing are easily accessible within a one-mile radius. Known for its pristine beaches and brightly colored coastal homes, Kure Beach embodies living seaside. The oldest standing pier on the east coast is in Kure Beach, built in 1923. This privately owned, 711-ft pier, brings fisherman of all ages the hopes of catching such fish as the King Mackerel.