What is Figure Eight Island? Hint: it’s on the East Coast

Discovering NC

Discovering the beauty of North Carolina

Figure Eight Island is about a two-and-a-half hour drive from Chapel hill, North Carolina. It’s located near Wilmington, which is in the southern of the state. Figure Eight is a private island (fancy!) and can only be accessed by a bridge. It’s surrounded by marshland. So from a distance the marshes look like neatly curved patches of green bordering the water.

This is a map of North Carolina. And yeah, you guessed it. The red dot is the island.

This is a map of North Carolina. And yeah, you guessed it. The red dot is the island.

Welcome to Figure Eight

Welcome to Figure Eight

Houses of Figure 8

Most of the 400+ houses on this island are enormous! Many people rent out their places for months out of the year. Here are a few just a stone’s throw from the ocean.

Our house on Figure 8

Here is our place. One of my favorite decorations of the house was a small collection of candles–a man and woman chilling in their bathing suits. And there’s the wick coming out of his chest. Don’t get a burn, mister. If this lounger only knew his fate.

And me being silly

And here’s me, being mostly silly. When I walk along the beach, I have to bring a bag to collect shells. I have a secret skill: shell-finding. But I’ve yet to find a whole conch. I’ve picked up only fragments so far.

Flight of the pelicans. Watch them dive,  Watch them fight,  Watch them fly.

Flight of the pelicans. Watch them dive,
Watch them fly.

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