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Masonboro Island Reserve

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Wilmington, NC
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A gem

We are so lucky to have this undeveloped barrier island. As I understand it is one of the few on... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
abosco
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North Carolina
Good beach walk

If you have a boat or can get a ride to the island, it's worth the short trip. The beach is... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
ChuckP440
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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"only accessible by boat"
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"barrier island"
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"wrightsville beach"
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"beautiful beach"
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"trails end"
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"beautiful morning"
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"blockade runner"
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"the east coast"
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"undeveloped"
in 4 reviews
"kayak"
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

We are so lucky to have this undeveloped barrier island. As I understand it is one of the few on the east coast.

Thank abosco
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

If you have a boat or can get a ride to the island, it's worth the short trip. The beach is beautiful and uncrowded, especially in the morning on a weekday. Good beach combing!

3  Thank ChuckP440
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed this with teenagers on a field trip! Was very beautiful and excellent resource for our state. The beach and marsh, what an educational opportunity for our students! Wish the weather had been better, was rainy, windy and very cold. Really want to come back...More

1  Thank Debbie B
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Wrightsville Beach is an amazing beach but if you want the real beach go across the inlet to Masonboro Island. Better yet beach ir anchor your boat and enjoy just sand ocean and plants. There is nothing here to do but nothing.

5  Thank Bob P
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We took a boat out to the island and we were only ones there for hours. The beach is gorgeous! Definitely worth the trip!!!

Thank Jes H
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

The powers that be keep trying to make this wonderful island off limits. The only way to keep it open to the public for FREE is to take care of it! Please, please take everything with you as you leave!

6  Thank 1meme2017
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

I took a boat over with a friend (only accessible by boat) and was amazed. It was an absolutley beautiful island with very few people on the beach side. Lots of para-sailors. Definitely take a trip out there!

Thank tman4lom
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This island is only accessible by boat. It is south of Wrightsville Beach. You can pull a boat up on the west side and walk across to the unspoiled, and unmonitored beach. There are no life guards and no police. It is gorgeous by day...More

3  Thank DBarnes_NC
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We launched our kayaks at Trails End on a beautiful morning and paddled about 25-30 min across the channel and though the marsh. There is a small beach landing where you can pull up and safely leave your boats. A short walk over the dunes,...More

3  Thank Tonia P
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

I could hit a tennis ball from my backyard in Willowick and have it land on this island (not really, but I'm pretty darn close). Still, I've lived here for 2 years, and only been once. I just prefer a better place to go to...More

1  Thank fsu23phd
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David B
8 June 2018|
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Response from ChuckP440 | Reviewed this property |
No ferry. Need a boat or catch a ride with someone.
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sara a
7 April 2018|
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Response from Bob P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Look for kyack rentals on the sound side of Wrightsville Beach. It is pretty easy to Kyack across to Masonboro from the northern end of Wrightsville Beach.
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etcarr2018
15 February 2018|
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Response from Bob P | Reviewed this property |
Really depends -- it's between the waterway and the ocean and when I have been there, only during the day, the breeze kept any away.
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