Gems of Coastal NC

From the beaches to the historical landmarks, the Wilmington area offers new adventures around every corner. Looking for the perfect wave to surf? Perhaps you want a day of shopping with friends at eclectic boutiques? Or you want to enjoy a cocktail and a sunset view as you overlook the Cape Fear River? The Wilmington area offers all this and so much more. So, as we hold on to the remaining days of summer, here are a few of our recommendations for some of the can’t miss gems of the Wilmington area. 

Fort Fisher is known for its historical significance, impressive beach, and truly special aquarium. Less known are the Coquina Rocks that are only visible at low tide. These mounds of clumped shells have hardened over the years from surface exposure and radiate green from the algae that covers them, so be careful when traversing this area. 

Whether it’s a day trip or a family vacation, taking the ferry to Bald Head Island feels like being transported to a whole new world. Greeting visitors and travelers alike for over 200 years, Old Baldy no longer serves as an official navigational aid; however, it is the oldest standing lighthouse in North Carolina. 

The Wilmington area has a great music scene, from the many bars that offer live music to the Live Oak Bank Pavilion with capacity for over seven thousand people. Fortunately, we also have the Hugh Morton Amphitheater at Greenfield Park, better known as Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, this magic venue offers an intimate show with an amazing backdrop.

Take a stroll down the Riverwalk in Downtown Wilmington and be sure to stop in the Aloft Wilmington at Coastline Center, go to the rooftop bar called aView. Relax with a cocktail (or 2) and enjoy the tapas menu as you lookout over the expansive views of the Cape Fear River.

It’s easy to squeeze every last moment out of summer when you call Wilmington home. Click here for current incentives and build your dream home in one of our specially curated communities in the Wilmington Area of North Carolina. Or if you own a preferred lot, you can choose from our portfolio of floor plans to personalize with numerous design options. Contact us today to get started on your new home journey.

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