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Figure Eight Island, NC

Sunday, January 16, 2022

In the early 1800's much of the area around the beautiful Figure Eight Island was uninhabited and isolated. In fact the only residents of the island were maritime wildlife and wild horses who reined the sandy dunes of this coastal community. While builders saw to it that all of the area around this pristine island became commercialized with tall hotels and other structures, Figure Eight Island stood firm in keeping its peaceful seaside haven away from such development. Today in efforts to continue with a non-commercialized approach, it is a private island welcome to residents and their visitors. There are no hotels, condos or shopping centers; just 441 homes on the five mile stretch devoid of traffic.

To reach the private 1,300 acre island, a guard operating the swing drawbridge grants access to property owners and their guests. The island's blue waters and white sandy beaches provide a perfect day of relaxing without crowds and crowds of tourists. The area boasts of tidal flats along the ends that are prefect for boats and swimming. Wake up and take a peaceful walk along the white sands while picking out sea shells, you won't find plastic or glass bottles along the area, which is another reason residents love this private island. The cleanliness and tranquility of the area has many forgetting that there are all types of activities and shops only minutes away in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. Perhaps this is the reason that residents love this island so much.

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