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Figure Eight Island




Figure Eight Island Figure Eight Island, just north of Wrightsville Beach, is a private, very exclusive, oceanfront resort community. This island is, in the most extreme sense, a highly restricted residential island of 406 expensive homes. It's a favorite hideaway for stars and political bigwigs who want privacy when they're visiting the area. The development includes a yacht club, a marina, tennis courts and a boat ramp. The island is connected to the mainland by a causeway bridge, and a guard will let you onto the island only if you've called ahead to someone on the island and are on the list at the gate... or if your WilmingtonForSale Buyer Agent is escorting you across.

Before the turn of the century, the only residents of Figure Eight Island were wild ponies who freely galloped the dunes. Today, this unique destination is home to a select few who appreciate the rare advantages of this completely "non-commercialized" island retreat. The real beauty of this tranquil island lies in what you will not find...like hotels, shopping centers, and traffic. With only 441 homes (and no condos), this five-mile, 1,300-acre island offers the best of both worlds...a serene private oceanfront community just minutes from all the exceptional amenities of Wilmington.

The celebrity orientation of the island does not prevent others from renting homes and enjoying a private vacation. In fact, the island is very hospitable to vacationers and welcomes guests to its uncrowded shores.

Cross the private bridge to Figure Eight Island and you'll find a peaceful, seaside haven with sparkling blue waters and miles of sandy white beach. Nature lovers will delight in the endless occasions for bird watching, shell seeking and quiet strolls along the shore. And sports enthusiasts will discover ideal conditions for everything from kayaking and windsurfing to biking and tennis.

Figure Eight Island is a refuge untouched by modern commercialization. Just north of Wrightsville Beach, it is a barrier island haven of private homes that was developed in the 1960s by local families. A guard and a swing drawbridge limit access to Figure Eight Island to assure a private and peaceful vacation. The Figure Eight Island Yacht Club provides safe harbor for resident members only, a pool, and superior dining. Visitors have access to the beaches, boat ramps, and tennis courts.

The climate of the Cape Fear Coast and the proximity of the towns, the forests, the coast, and the Intracoastal Waterway make the area a favored place for golf, fishing, kayaking, and other outdoor activities. Tidal flats at the ends of the island attract houseboat sun and fun parties. Boaters anchor in large numbers and enjoy the relaxing ebb and flow of the tide and the shimmer of unspoiled beach.

It's no wonder that many families return, drawn back year after year, to miles of pristine beaches, to the narrow island formed continuously by wind, tide, current, and waves of Figure Eight Island.

Let us help you find that dream home, beach house, condo, or investment real estate property in Figure Eight Island - contact us with any questions you might have about the area.




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