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Masonboro Island Reserve

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Address: Wilmington, NC
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Please treat this precious resource with respect. Thank you to the many people over many years who have worked so hard to keep this preserve so special.

Reviewed 24 August 2016
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Wilmington, NC
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Getting there does not guarantee a way home. My only visit was on a 4th of July as part of an emergency medical crew, attending to the needs of the several hundred visitors we were told would be over there. Never had I seen the number of kids with a common goal, to have fun with the idea made famous... More 

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Wilmington, NC
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Please treat this precious resource with respect. Thank you to the many people over many years who have worked so hard to keep this preserve so special.

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Thank bmcfeeters
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful morning on Masonboro for our family! We took a watertaxi/feet there and spent a few hours on the beach. It is pristine, beautiful and our family lived it. With young kids, a few hours was plenty. Next time, maybe we'll rent some kayaks to paddle there and around. Loved it!

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Thank amsy2400
Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We loved this place! We rented kayaks and spent several hours here during our trip. There are lots of cool seashells and the water is clear. It's a great spot to visit.

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1 Thank laurahkelley
Morton, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Wonderful day trip. Lovely and preserved. Please take your trash with you so others can enjoy the experience.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The island reserve is such a beautiful place. It has a gorgeous beach and the paths around the island are full of nature and nice views! It can be very peaceful when you are the only one s there as it was for us. We felt so free and peaceful!!!

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1 Thank pam c
Leland, North Carolina
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162 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We took one of the cruise boats over with a large group we are involved in. There was so much to see and learn about! The area is pristine and gorgeous.

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Bolivia, North Carolina
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89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Great place to visit. Very nice reserve preserving coastal habitat. Please be responsible while visiting and take out everything you bring in!

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Thank Rick A
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

My daughter kayaked over and spent the day walking, talking and having lunch. She recently moved to Wilmington area and haven't seen each other in 2 years.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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359 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We spend a lot of time here in the warmer months. This is such a beautiful resource our area has to offer. Enjoy the water, the marsh, and the beach. PLEASE help to keep these areas clean though by making sure to haul out any and all trash you see. Thanks!

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