Our house has the best of both worlds on gorgeous Figure 8 Island! One side of the house opens directly onto the sound, with its calm water and low and high tides. The other side of the house faces the ocean, which is an easy walk on a wooden walkover. The house is right on a the sound (and inter-coastal waterway), which is perfect for fishing, water skiing, kayaking, tubing, etc. At low tide there is a sandy beach perfect for young children and explorers looking for fiddler crabs and minnows. The big shared dock with seating area is a great place to hang out and watch the sun set or the supervise the activity on the water. From our dock it is easy to explore by kayak or boat.
On the main floor of the house there are four bedrooms (2 twins and 2 queens) and two bathrooms. The kitchen, eating, and living area are all part of one great room with decks on both sides of the house. On the ground level is a large bonus room with its own entrance. This level has 1 queen, 2 sets of bunk beds, and ping pong table/rec area. There is a half bath, as well as a separate indoor/outdoor shower.
Our house is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and is adjacent to the island-long bike path and the walkway to the beach. The uncrowded beach is great for long walks and shell and sand dollar collecting! The fishing includes bluefish, Spanish mackerel, and deep-sea. Boats, kayaks, bikes, etc. can be rented from the Island Yacht Club, Wilmington, or Wrightsville.
Figure 8 Island is perfect for families or a couples, as it offers a quiet island near the quaint towns of Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. In both towns you can find wonderful restaurants, shopping, movie theaters, etc. There is a grocery store once you come onto the main road, which makes stocking the house a breeze!
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