Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Fort Fisher............
Also known as Pleasure Island..............
If you are looking for the prettiest water color look no farther. While we don't have beaches with the turquoise blue clear colors, like the Caribbean, the beaches on Pleasure Island have the closest you will find in the area. There can be times when even the water here is on the grey side but for the most part I find the water here to be the prettiest in all the beaches I cover. Thanks to the beach re-nourishment in Spring of 2019 there is also lots of room on most of the beach locations here.
Carolina Beach, NC
The town of Carolina Beach allows weddings on the beach with the provision you leave plenty of room for emergency vehicles to pass along the beach. You must clean up all ceremony items and trash when you are finished. Parking can sometimes be a challenge. Check out this link for paid parking info: Contact the Carolina Beach Parks and Recreation Department on (910) 458-7416 for more information.
Kure Beach is known as the small wonder of North Carolina...
Kure Beach allows weddings on the beach. However, if chairs or tents are needed please contact John Batson in the Kure Beach Town Hall at 910-458-6535. When finished, you must clean up the area and remove all items and trash. Parking is free and if you aren't renting a house there I do have a few spots I prefer. If more information is needed, please call the Kure Beach Police Department at 910-458-7586. Here is a link with more details on beach weddings at Kure Beach
Fort Fisher Historic Park has two Gazebos on the ocean which are available for weddings. A $1000 fee (three-hour block) is required for the use of either Gazebo. $500.00 fee to reserve. Also, if you want to have your wedding in the Grove (trees across from the Museum) or on any of the land in the historic park the fee is $1000. There is free parking at this location. Please call John Mosley 910-458-5538 for availability.
Fort Fisher State Park located next to the Aquarium is also a possibility. Once you pass the "rocks" at the Ft. Fisher Historic Park, you are on State Park land. To be married along this strip of the beach, If it is under 20 people, the price is $35. If it is between 20-60 people, the price is $60. And over 60 people is $120 and you will need to fill out a Special Activity form which is available at the State Park.
Please call 910-458-5799 for more information.
There are many parking options at all of Pleasure Island's beaches. Parking can become scarce on summer weekends, especially holiday weekends with great weather, so it's best to arrive early on these days.
Carolina Beach Parking
Click on the link below for a detailed listing of available parking lots and spaces in Carolina Beach, as well as a parking map and enforcement information.
Kure Beach Parking
Click on the link below for information on parking in Kure Beach, including the locations of beach access lots. Parking is currently free all year round in Kure Beach, but on street parking is not permitted in residential areas.
Fort Fisher Parking
Free parking is available at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area.