Thursday, March 7, 2013

Figure Eight Island

On a clear day, it looks as though Figure Eight Island is just an extension of its neighbor to the south, Wrightsville Beach. Separated only by the sometimes-feisty waters of Mason's Inlet, the gated, private island is actually a world away. Developed in the 1970's, Figure Eight is one of those truly unique places that offers respite from the hectic pace and stress of the mainland.

Today there are over 440 homes on the island, yet no commercial businesses exist. It seems that most all of the island's residents and visitors are quite happy with that arrangement! The 1300-acre island and the pristine waters that surround it are home to some of coastal Carolina's most majestic wildlife, including herons, gulls, pelicans, sea turtles, speckled trout, blue crabs, and dolphins. Figure Eight's 5-mile stretch of beach strand is the ideal place for a peaceful walk, picnic, or romp in the sparkling surf.

In addition to the usual island pursuits of beachcombing, fishing, surfing, or relaxing with a good book, Figure Eight's Yacht Club also provides a variety of activities during the summer. Residents and guests enjoy fitness classes, pool time, and tennis. Swim lessons and the yacht club's kid's camp are also quite popular. Although Figure Eight is an island, it's not exactly isolated. Several sporting goods outfitters service the island and can offer rentals for beach cruisers, kayaks, SUPs, surfboards, and fishing gear.

Considering a stay at Figure Eight? It is an unbeatable choice for a family reunion, wedding, romantic getaway, or beach vacation.

Have you fallen in love with the place? Ready to set your watch to "island time" permanently? You're in luck! Contact the agents at Hardee Hunt and Williams Real Estate to learn more about properties for sale and rent at Figure Eight Island: 910-256-6998

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