Coquina Rocks


Visit the coquina rocks at Fort Fisher

If you walk in front of the seawall between Kure Beach and Fort Fisher at low tide, you’ll come upon the only coquina outcrop on the North Carolina coast. Located a short distance from the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, these mounds of clumped shells have hardened over the years from surface exposure. They form a small platform extending beneath Kure and Carolina beaches as well as Masonboro Island. Check the tide tables and make sure you’re on time because the mossy rocks will only be fully exposed at the lowest tide. You can even find treasures like hermit crabs or interesting shells in the cracks of the terrain. The rocks are a must-see if you’re in the area and make for a beautiful sunset scene if you time it right.

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC

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