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Fort fisher - how many hours

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Fort fisher - how many hours

guys - is there enough on fort fisher island to spend 5-6 hours with 2 kids? We are getting the donuts for sure, anything else you recommend to do with 2 babies


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No donuts that I'm aware of at Fort Fisher itself. The island is called Pleasure Island and Fort Fisher is at the southern part of it. Britt's Donuts is at Carolina Beach, about 5 miles up the island from Fort Fisher. The NC Aquarium is at Fort Fisher and the fort itself, which is a Civil War-era fort, and of course the beaches. The Aquarium is great for kids. You could probably spend half a day there if you take your time.

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You are actually talking about Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Ft. Fisher. All on one island. "Pleasure Island" Yes, plenty to do in 5-6 hours. Even more. People vacation there for one week or more.

There is the NC Aquarium, Ft. Fisher Battlefield and museum, Kure Beach Pier, the town of Carolina Beach..wandering the streets, cute shops, many restaurants, little boardwalk (including Britts Donuts you are talking about) There is a little carnival set up too. State park too.

Are you taking the ferry over from Southport? That's fun...takes about 30-40 minutes or so.

Go to the Carolina Beach forum and click on "things to do" at the top of that page.

Have fun!

edit...pancho, above post, posted as I was typing. :)

Edited: 12 May 2018, 00:06
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3. Re: Fort fisher - how many hours

great - where are cute shops and boardwalk - that works well for us

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