Masonboro Island Reserve

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Masonboro Island Reserve


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  • Seasons - Year-round


  • Masonboro Island

    Wrightsville Beach,   NC   28480

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    UNCW Wilmington Center for Marine Science, 5600 Marvin K Moss Lane

    Wilmington,   NC   28409


At the Masonboro Island Reserve, you will see pristine examples of barrier island, salt marsh, and tidal creek ecosystems. Birds, fish, invertebrates, and sea turtles use Masonboro Island for habitat and foraging. The Reserve offers several education and science programs that engage learners of all ages!

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Masonboro Island
Wrightsville Beach NC 28480


Latitude: 34° 8' 11.2878" / Longitude: -77° 51' 38.4546"

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The Masonboro Island site can only be reached by boat. There are public and private boat ramps in and near Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach. There are also private fee ferry services to the Reserve property.

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