Wilmington, founded in 1739, is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is a popular southeastern coastal city that is continually evolving. Its history spans over three centuries and has witnessed the end of the terror days of pirates, survived a revolution, a civil war, and two world wars, and has become the largest port city in North Carolina.
Figure Eight Island
Figure Eight Island is located north of Wilmington, North Carolina. Just cross the Intracoastal Waterway on a private bridge and you will find a peaceful, seaside community with crystal blue waters and miles of sandy white beach.
Southport is a quaint, seaside city located on the Cape Fear River reachable by both ferry and scenic highway. Originally incorporated in 1792 as Smithville, progressive citizens changed its name to Southport in 1887 in hopes of attracting a port.
Wrightsville Beach is a beautiful town located on the southeastern coast of North Carolina and up until WWI was only accessible by boat or steam train. With a year-round population of a little less than 3,000 residents, it's no wonder visitors and home buyers flock to the area.
North Carolina's long stretch of barrier islands lies between the ocean and shallow waters, which form estuaries, brackish swamps and mud flats. These nurseries serve as homes for shrimp, crabs, finfish and shellfish.
Golfers will appreciate the Cape Fear Coast's hassle-free, laid-back golf lifestyle on stunning courses throughout our region.