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In search of a NC beach with no history of erosion problems

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In search of a NC beach with no history of erosion problems

We just returned from our first visit to Wrightsville beach. We loved it but did not love the massive metal pipe running the full length of the beach. We were told they were wrapping up the beach replenishment program & the last time it was done was 3 years ago. We are hoping to retire to a NC beach but want to choose an area that has not had an ongoing erosion problem. We want to visit several NC beach towns over the next year and would appreciate any advice you can offer.

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1. Re: In search of a NC beach with no history of erosion problems

Sunset Beach would be great or maybe you'd like to check out some if true OBX beaches that are part of the National Seashore like ocracoke.

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2. Re: In search of a NC beach with no history of erosion problems

Beaches anywhere in the world will have erosion problems. If you wish for pristine beaches with no roads, sand pumping or houses look into Beaufort and Down East. You will be sound front and just a 10-30 minute boat ride to amazing deserted beaches often no people in sight. The communities of Cedar Island, Atlantic, Sea Level, Stacy, Davis, Harkers Island, etc. (Down East Carteret County) would be and IS my choice :)

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3. Re: In search of a NC beach with no history of erosion problems

Looking for property or housing in a beach or water front area, always be sure to ask about the highest the water has been during the worst storms. Not just the past few years, but past decades. Living near water is always going to carry risk, you just realize that the benefits outweigh the risks and be prepared for emergencies and have flood insurance. any land near water will have possible erosion problems. What is the relative risk, that is the question.

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