Just to the south of Wrightsville Beach is secluded Figure 8 Island. This private residence island offers rare access by yacht or by car through a guarded private causeway bridge off of Porters Neck Road. The island offers secluded living and private vacation destination for many celebrities and politicians.
Figure Eight Island is 1,300-acre, five-mile island retreat features only private homes – currently 460, and non-Commercial. These luxurious residences vary in architecture and style and most come with spectacular ocean, sound or marsh views. Because Figure Eight Island’s private nature, the island is an ideal place for wild life conservation. The homeowners' association takes advantage of this and is active in conservation. Sea turtles are monitored on a daily basis and marked off for their protection. In 2001 and 2002, the homeowners' association commissioned a survey of endangered plants and animals on the island, some of the animals of special interest were piping plovers, sea turtles, sea beach amaranth, and marine mammals.
The community boasts amenities such as a marina, tennis courts, a boat ramp and the Figure Eight Island Yacht Club, which provides dining, a pool and a harbor for resident members. Throughout the summer, the community offers outings and activities for its island inhabitants.Figure Eight Island is an exclusive destination with a beautiful back drop of blue sky, sun and sandy beaches, a gem of a place to invest!