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Wilmington NC and Its Beaches

From the historic downtown river district and Riverwalk that winds around the storied Cape Fear River to three colorful island beaches, Wilmington and the surrounding beach towns, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach, all charm visitors and residents alike with an independent spirit and energy that nourishes and recharges the soul. Surrounded by water, history, and natural beauty, it's the ideal place for a vacation or weekend getaway.

Wilmington NC hosts some of North Carolina’s most desired Master Planned communities that host the ideal lifestyle that so many Baby Boomers are seeking.   All just minutes away from miles and miles of sand and beach access.  Communities include, Porter’s Neck Plantation, Mayfaire and Landfall are just a few of the more popular planned golf course communities with beach access in Wilmington.

Wilmington host the largest movie productions studio on the east coast, The Port City also hosts the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  So many adult activities are found in the Cape Fear area and because of this, Wilmington is one of the top retirement destinations for baby boomers from the northeast.

Carolina Plantation host many resources and activities throughout the communities in the Wilmington area.  Not only do we list homes and homesites at some of the finest gated communities in Wilmington, Carolina Planation has a strong presence in the neighboring county of Brunswick County and its lovely south facing beaches.

The Beach Lifestyle is Key to Living the Lifestyle of the Carolina’s

Many look to retiring to the Carolina’s for golf, warm weather and mostly to have year round access to the best beaches in the US.  According to the Travel Channel On-line, the following beaches are award winning when it comes to living that ideal Coastal Lifestyle. 

Just minutes away from great coastal towns like, Wilmington, New Bern, Shallotte, and Leland, North Carolina, the best beaches are at your toe tips!!

Wrightsville Beach

Just east of Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach offers crystal-clear waters, kiteboarding lessons and beachcombing on 5 miles of seashore. Scuba enthusiasts flock to the area to explore any of the 200 wrecks that sit on the ocean’s floor off the coast at Wrightsville’s sunny shores.

Bald Head Island

Leave behind your car and board a ferry for idyllic island life on the 12,000-acre Bald Head Island at the southernmost point of the cape islands along the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. On this peaceful island filled with private residences and beach rentals, there’s little more to do than spend lazy days exploring 14 miles of beach, interspersed with a round of golf, a hike through the maritime forest or a visit to historic Old Baldy Lighthouse.

Brunswick County Beaches

Brunswick Beaches are no doubt, some of the best beaches in North Carolina for a relaxing family beach vacation with kids and a romantic weekend getaway.   Oak Island, Holden Beach, Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle are fantastic, and they are south facing, so you get sunrises and sunsets over the Atlantic. 

These beaches are also popular for the Turtle hatching programs sponsored by local marine and fisheries.  These area beaches are the home of many of the Plantation beach clubs that as a resident of your community, you will have access to year round.