Wilmington Beach, North Carolina

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Wilmington Beach, North Carolina
Location of Wilmington Beach, North Carolina
Location of Wilmington Beach, North Carolina
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyNew Hanover
Time zoneEastern (EST)

Wilmington Beach was a coastal unincorporated community on Pleasure Island in North Carolina, U.S.[1] that was annexed by the town of Carolina Beach in 2000. Prior to the annexation, the small community was a buffer between Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. U.S. Highway 421 and Ocean Boulevard are the major roads through the area. Its name is derived from the city of Wilmington, North Carolina, which lies approximately ten miles to the north. The annexed area consists almost entirely of residential housing.



The Wilmington Beach area is partially isolated from the other two beach towns since nearly all the secondary streets terminate before reaching Kure Beach in the south or the former town limits of Carolina Beach in the north. This makes the Wilmington Beach's limits in the north at Carolina Sands Drive and at Alabama Avenue in the south.

Many of Wilmington Beach's streets are unpaved, and since the annexation, Carolina Beach has been making efforts to pave the streets and introduce sewer lines into the area.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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Coordinates: 34°01′08″N 77°53′55″W / 34.01889°N 77.89861°W / 34.01889; -77.89861