Wrightsville Beach Nature

Masonboro Island Reserve
At 8.4 miles in length, Masonboro Island Reserve is the longest undisturbed barrier island ecosystem in southern North Carolina. The reserve protects coastal habitats for long-term research, education, and stewardship. Take a boat cruise or tour and see pristine examples of a barrier island, salt marsh, and tidal creek ecosystems of which sustain birds, fish, invertebrates, and sea turtles. The reserve offers several education and citizen-science programs that engage learners of all ages.  Learn More

The Loop at Wrightsville Beach
The island's scenic 2.5 mile loop offers an experience you won't find anywhere else.  Test your running or biking skills or just stroll as you enjoy views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Banks Channel and beautiful salt marshes.  Learn More

Municipal Grounds