Wrightsville Beach North Carolina

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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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The island of Wrightsville Beach is 1,000 to 5,000 feet across at its widest point and is only about four miles long .It lays between Masonboro inlet on the south to Mason inlet on the north.

 

Wrightsville Beach suffered from several hurricanes including Bertha, Fran, Irene, Bonnie, Dennis, and Floyd. Although these hurricanes caused a lot of destruction on the beach, the growth of the island has continued.

 

One of the primary attractions of Wrightsville Beach, the pier was destroyed by Hurricane Fran in 1996. It was rebuilt with heavy concrete and opened in the early 2000s.

 

In 1902, a train that ran to the island to carry vacationers was converted to electric streetcars, known as the beach trolley. The most significant structure on the island was the large dance floor and entertainment center, the Lumina Pavilion, which opened in 1905. Most of the famous Big Bands of the era performed there. Cars were allowed on the beach in 1935, making the beach trolley obsolete , which last ran in 1940. Lumina Pavilion however continued to be a landmark and didn't closed until 1973.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Carolina Coastal Living 2014