A quiet and quaint piece of the coast, beautiful in its serenity, yet full of life—welcome to the Brunswick Islands and the Cape Fear Coast. The southernmost town of this stretch of beaches is Calabash, it then extends north toward the Cape Fear coast and Wilmington. Come and see why this coastal region is considered one of the best places to visit and live.
The Brunswick Islands
The Brunswick Islands is 45 miles of preserved, white beaches. With wild beach grass moving gently in the breeze next to blue-green waters, it’s like a piece of paradise. There are solitary spots where you can get away from everyone. There are also bustling boardwalks with cute boutiques and restaurants. Each seaside community holds its own charm, so planning a visit may be difficult.
Oak Island is known for spectacular beaches where you can search for spiraled seashells or just laze about. Located centrally is Shallotte. Find amazing restaurants and cafes, or just indulge in a day of shopping. See where sea turtles come to nest every year with a visit to Ocean Isle Beach. Sunset Beach is a romantic spot to enjoy beautiful views of wetlands and wildlife. The flat roads and quaint small-town charm make Holden Beach a great place to enjoy a day of biking or sightseeing. Get a great meal at one of the 30 seafood restaurants in the small town of Calabash, the “Seafood Capital of the World.”
Cape Fear Coast
If you head north, you will come to another stretch of lovely beaches with tons to do and see—the Cape Fear Coast. Scenic landscapes blend beautifully with picture-perfect villages. Experience relaxation, great times and the history that comes along with a visit to this region. Wrightsville Beach is a place that was once preserved in time, for years isolated from the mainland and only accessible by boat. Or try Wilmington, bursting with excitement and tons of history. There are also lots of fun, outdoor pursuits like kayaking, parasailing, scuba diving, surfing and so much more! Fishing is huge here! Being surrounded by water gives ample opportunity to pursue inshore and offshore fishing excursions.
Plan your visit now to this amazing region. Experience the culture of coastal living. It has a laidback appeal that will stick with you. You may never want to leave!