Wandering to the Beach
Between Wilmington and the Atlantic Ocean is Wrightsville Beach. It's a small coastal town, but also a rich suburb of Wilmington and host to a small surfer's community. I decided today to walk from the edge of Wilmington to the beach.
Separating the town of Wrightsville Beach and the city of Wilmington is this lone draw bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway.
The Intracostal Waterway and marsh land surrounded by human development.
Harbor Way Gardens, sitting at the eastern-most junction of US 74 and 76 between the Intracostal Waterway and Wrightsville Beach's small municipal center. Only locals and joggers (which crowd the sidewalks every weekend) would notice this little place not on the beach.
Walking down US 76 and you'll come across Lee's Nature Park, a little peninsula of dry land in the marsh complete with bird condos and a bench!
A beautiful view over the marsh in central Wrightsville Beach.
The town centre of Wrightsville Beach is actually on an island. This natural waterway is lined with upscale houses and private docks.
The town centre of Wrightsvill Beach offers a few restaurants and bars. Street parking runs a little expensive, but it's just a short walk to the beach.
I made it to the beach! Okay, not a pretty day, but at least the clouds and light rain have scared away the crowds.