Wilmington North Carolina

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and beaches

alphabetical listing


ATLANTIC BEACH

 

AVON BEACH

 

BALDHEAD ISLAND

 

BEAUFORT

 

BUXTON

 

CALABASH

 

CAROLINA BEACH

 

CAROVA

 

CASWELL BEACH

 

CEDAR ISLAND

 

COROLLA BEACH

 

DUCK

 

EMERALD ISLE

 

FORT FISHER

 

FRISCO

 

HAMMOCKS BEACH

 

HATTERAS

 

HOLDEN BEACH

 

INDIAN BEACH

 

KILL DEVIL HILLS

 

KITTY HAWK

 

KURE BEACH

 

NAGS HEAD

 

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH

 

OAK ISLAND

 

OCEAN ISLE BEACH

 

OCRACOKE

 

PEA ISLAND

 

PINE KNOLL SHORES

 

ROANOKE ISLAND

 

RODANTHE

 

SALVO

 

SANDERLING

 

SHALLOTTE

 

SOUTHERN SHORES

 

SOUTHPORT

 

SUNSET BEACH

 

SURF CITY

 

TOPSAIL BEACH

 

TOPSAIL ISLAND

 

WAVES

 

WILMINGTON

 

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH

 

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welcome to wilmington nc

Wilmington, Also known as the Port City is located in the southeastern corner of North Carolina between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean.The city has more than 99,000 residents and is the county seat of New Hanover County. Incorporated in 1739 Wilmington was named in honor of Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington.

 

TV shows such as Dawson's Creek and One Tree Hill were filmed here and is the home of Screen Gem Studios. Over 180 movies have been filmed in Wilmington. It has become a popular destination because of its moderate, four-season climate, historic preservation district, annual events such as Riverfest and the Azalea Festival and numerous championship golf courses. It is also home to the World War II Battleship USS North Carolina, now a war memorial. The ship is open to public tours and is anchored across from the downtown port area.

 

The Wilmington International Airport serves the area with commercial air service provided by Allegiant Air, Delta Air Lines and US Airways. The airport is also home to two fixed base operations which currently house over 100 private aircraft. The airport maintains a separate International Terminal providing a full service Federal Inspection Station to clear international flights. This includes U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Dept of Agriculture and the U.S. Dept of Immigration. The airport is 4 miles from downtown

 

When you’re tired of soaking up the sun, and playing in the sand and surf, you will find there is a lots to do here. Many try their luck fishing from one of Topsail Island three piers.

Scenic cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway are available and offer a view of the Topsail Island Beaches you may never have seen otherwise.

 

Or learn about the area’s history as told by narrators dressed as pirates. Learn about the space program at the Missiles and More Museum. Tour nearby Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, or if you are a golfer, try you skill at one of the area’s excellent courses. Topsail Island is a sea turtle estuary, and the
Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is an excellent educational visit. And check out the Topsail Island Beaches Turtle Project.

 

The second weekend in August is a perfect time to be here for the
Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival, a delicious annual event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Carolina Coastal Living 2014