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Vacationing in NC

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Vacationing in NC

We visited Carolina and Kure Beaches and thought the beaches were very narrow. Are all the beaches from Emerald Isle down to Oak Island all narrow like this? We like to kayak in the intracoastal waters, too

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Some parts of the EI beaches are wide, some are not. Just depends on where you go- I think the farther east you go the narrower it gets. We always stay closer to the east end of the island- not all the way down to the point- that end of the island always takes a beating and loses it's beach.

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It is going to depend on the alignment of the beach, you will note that some NC beaches such as EI, Topsail, etc. face more south than east.

In general, sand moves from north to south, so northern ends of islands erode and the sand piles up at the south. Depending on the island, there may or may not be human intervention, i.e., sand replacement efforts, for example some of this is going on or had been between Wrightsville and Figure Eight Islands near Wilmington.

Suggest looking at Google Maps in the satellite view and getting an idea for what some of the beaches look like. Keep in mind though, a hearty storm, not even a hurricane, can dramatically change the lay of the land.

There is an island south of Topsail-called Lea or "Old Topsail" which used to (30-40 years ago) be part of Topsail. A storm cut them in two. Then there was 2 islands between Topsail and Figure Eight, but within the last 20, sand has filled in the cut, so now there is just one.

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