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.