Masonboro Island

Wilmington, North Carolina

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Masonboro Island is one of the components of the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve System in North Carolina. The NCNERRS encourages researchers from universities and government laboratories to use the sites for their studies in an effort to learn more about estuaries. This pristine island is sandwiched between two highly developed beaches: Wrightsville Beach to the north and Carolina Beach to the south. Luckily, it is cut off from these areas by Masonboro Inlet to the north and Carolina Beach Inlet to the south, limiting access to the island. Masonboro Island can be reached by boat only, and no vehicles are allowed on the island. There are no concessions at all; bring everything you will need.
Guide to Sea Kayaking in North Carolina

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Guide to Sea Kayaking in North Carolina

by Pam Malec (The Globe Pequot Press)

Masonboro Island is one of the components of the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve System in North Carolina. The NCNERRS encourages researchers from universities and government laboratories to use the sites for their studies in an effort to learn more about estuaries.

This pristine island is sandwiched between two highly developed beaches: Wrightsville Beach to the north and Carolina Beach to the south. Luckily, it is cut off from these areas by Masonboro Inlet to the north and Carolina Beach Inlet to the south, limiting access to the island. Masonboro Island can be reached by boat only, and no vehicles are allowed on the island. There are no concessions at all; bring everything you will need.

©  Pam Malec/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Wilmington
Distance: 6
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Season: Year-round, weather permitting
Local Maps: USGS: 0833 Wrightsville Beach
Driving Directions: Directions to Masonboro Island

Recent Trail Reviews

4/23/2010
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What can I say......A couple of miles from Wilmington, and the wife and I have 8 miles of beach all to ourselves. Just add glass of wine, a sunset, and a nice breaze to keep the bugs away from our campsite.


1/15/2003
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Contrary to the info shown on your website regarding Masonboro Island, there is no city in North Carolina by the name of Masonboro. Closest communities are Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach, with Wilmington, NC being the only city nearby.



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