Wilmington Beach, North Carolina

The beaches of Wilmington are very popular among travelers, watersport fanatics and exporters. Since 1729, Wilmington had been considered to be a port city in the Atlantic for its many natural advantages. It had become a highway to land pioneers and a major seaport. Not to mention too, it is the largest city in North Carolina.

Wilmington, the county seat of New Hanover County, was incorporated in 1739 and was originally situated on seven hills located on the east side of the Cape Fear River. It was named in honor of Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, who was a patron of North Carolina’s Governor at the time. To this day, visitors are reminded of its rich history by the grand old homes and tree-lined boulevards making Wilmington one of the most beautiful small cities in the south.

The city of Wilmington has been one of the fastest-growing East Coast deep-water ports. It grew dramatically blessed with a wealth of colonial, Greek revival, Victorian, and Italianate architecture draped through a charming, historic downtown. Fascinating buildings and historic are open to visitors like the USS Battleship North Carolina, Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington, Wilmington Historic District, Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts, Cape Fear Riverboats, Latimer House, Desperado Horse Farm, Bellamy Mansion and New Hanover County Arboretum. Old-fashioned shops and riverfront streets are also sights fun to visit. Because Wilmington is a place known for its beaches, shops, islands, and camping, it has become one of America’s favorite spots to visit during summer. It is like the Venice of the United States. Imagine the long list of beaches of Wilmington; you will have a difficult time choosing which one to choose.

There are the Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Holden Beach, Sunset Beach and Topsail Beach where you could enjoy the watersports opportunities. And don’t forget to include in your list Figure Eight Island, New Hanover County, Oak Island, Topsail Island, Surf City and Brunswick County. Wilmington is just so rich in adventure and history, as North Carolina is actually is. And by the time you realize you are actually stepping on the pavements of the city, you would wonder how normal it can be for you. Every corner invites glee and thrill that you might even think you are dreaming. Wilmington is a city that fits many tastes. Build a home, find a shop, tour a museum, visit an art exhibit, enroll at a school, train in a fitness center… name it and Wilmington is just right there, extending its hands to you.