Other Islands

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Masonboro Island is a peaceful place where generations of locals have fished, hunted, sunbathed, surfed, camped, and peacefully witnessed nature. It is no small wonder that Masonboro Island is held in high regard by many hearts. Evidence suggests that the first stretch of continental American coastline, as described by the European...more about Masonboro Island

Wait for low tide to walk along a spit to Zeke's Island, a reserve in the Cape Fear River. Drive down to the Federal Point boat ramp (beyond the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry terminal) and find the Rocks, a breakwater first erected in 1873 that extends beyond Zeke's Island. The region is part...more about Zeke's Island

State and National Parks

1010 State Park Rd.
Carolina Beach, NC
(910) 458-8206

This is one of the most biologically diverse parks in North Carolina and a contender for the most beautiful park in the area. Maritime forests, sandhills, and waterfront ridges support carnivorous plants and ancient live oaks. Six miles of easy trails wind through the park. Excellent overnight camping facilities are available,...more about Carolina Beach State Park

U.S. Hwy. 421
Kure Beach, NC
(910) 458-5798

Miles of white sandy beach, salt marshes, tidal creeks, mudflats and wildlife habitats make the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area a real eco-treasure among the state's park offerings. With the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Cape Fear River on the west, park visitors can walk the beach and look...more about Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

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