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Masonboro Island Reserve

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Always enjoyable!!

We visit the island almost weekly during the summer. We take our 4 year old grandson out on the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Brenda W
Wilmington, North Carolina
a bit of paradise

Wonderful place to go on a fishing boat. Very quiet and I would recommend a cooler on the boat... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Surf City, North Carolina
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We visit the island almost weekly during the summer. We take our 4 year old grandson out on the boat over to the island and we all love every minute of it!! Our grandson is in the water continuously. We can go for long walks,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brenda W
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Pretty cool as long as it isn’t the weekend. It’s almost impossible on the weekends. You will need a boat to get there.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank emsmedic79
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Wonderful place to go on a fishing boat. Very quiet and I would recommend a cooler on the boat. It is legal to camp here over night as long as you leave as you found. Super long list of habitat that is protected and a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank wecacnna
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We are so lucky to have this undeveloped barrier island. As I understand it is one of the few on the east coast.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank abosco
Reviewed 1 May 2018

If you have a boat or can get a ride to the island, it's worth the short trip. The beach is beautiful and uncrowded, especially in the morning on a weekday. Good beach combing!

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank ChuckP440
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed this with teenagers on a field trip! Was very beautiful and excellent resource for our state. The beach and marsh, what an educational opportunity for our students! Wish the weather had been better, was rainy, windy and very cold. Really want to come back...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank debbiebQ4569TE
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Wrightsville Beach is an amazing beach but if you want the real beach go across the inlet to Masonboro Island. Better yet beach ir anchor your boat and enjoy just sand ocean and plants. There is nothing here to do but nothing.

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank Bob P
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We took a boat out to the island and we were only ones there for hours. The beach is gorgeous! Definitely worth the trip!!!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jes H
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The powers that be keep trying to make this wonderful island off limits. The only way to keep it open to the public for FREE is to take care of it! Please, please take everything with you as you leave!

Date of experience: August 2017
6  Thank 1meme2017
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I took a boat over with a friend (only accessible by boat) and was amazed. It was an absolutley beautiful island with very few people on the beach side. Lots of para-sailors. Definitely take a trip out there!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank tman4lom
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David B
9 June 2018|
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Response from AR1144 |
Yes there is an island shuttle/taxi. $25 per person. Go to wrightsvillebeachscenictours.
sara a
8 April 2018|
Response from Bob P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Look for kyack rentals on the sound side of Wrightsville Beach. It is pretty easy to Kyack across to Masonboro from the northern end of Wrightsville Beach.