Welcome to Island Paradise

If you were to paint a picture of paradise, what would it look like? White sandy beaches, blue-green waters extending to the horizon, picture-perfect coastal villages, untamed beach grass swaying in the breeze?

Welcome to the Brunswick Islands and Cape Fear Coast—by all definitions, an incomparable piece of paradise. Scenic and serene, yet full of activity, this coastal region is known as one of the best places in the country to visit and live.

Stretching from Wilmington’s bustling downtown with its plethora of dining, retail and sightseeing activities, winding all the way down through the languid Brunswick Isles to quaint Little River, South Carolina, your dream vacation is just waiting to be discovered.

With more than 45 miles of pristine beach, some visitors never leave their perfect place in the sand. Our white sandy beaches are ideal for sunning, surfing, shelling, swimming or just playing around. From quiet, secluded beaches to bustling boardwalks, you can find the perfect place to spread out your towel and let all your worries melt away.

But of course, the fun doesn’t stop once you step away from the beach. There are a number of other activities to keep the whole family entertained. With more than 30 championship golf courses in Brunswick County alone, golfers are simply spoiled for choice. Perfect greens and stunningly scenic courses are open year-round.

North Carolina Fishing enthusiasts will drool over the diversity of species in our surrounding waters and the variety of ways to reel one in. Enjoy surf fishing or the fertile waters of the Intracoastal Waterway, or take a fishing charter out into the Gulf Stream.

As you might expect, seafood is our specialty along the coast, and the choices for enjoying it are plentiful. Calabash, known as the “Seafood Capital of the World,” boasts more than 30 seafood restaurants and hosts more than 1 million diners each year. Don’t forget about our other varied cuisine, especially our world famous North Carolina barbecue. Be sure to check out our dining guide for your restaurant selections.

History and culture define the region and can be readily experienced by a simple stroll through the quaint, tree-lined streets of Wilmington. The thriving port and docks have manifested themselves into a vibrant waterfront village, and old homes and buildings tell the stories of this historic seaport. Packed with shoppers and sightseers during the daylight hours, the evening hosts a flourishing nightlife scene offering everything from riverfront dining to rooftop dancing. While still retaining the stately grandeur of its past, the downtown area is a perfect blend of old world charm and modern convenience.

So whatever your idea of paradise—a remote beach, the city streets or the fairway—you’ll find it here on the Cape Fear Coast and Brunswick Islands.

Enjoy Your Stay!

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