Enjoy a leisurely day at the ocean shore. Comb the beach for sea stars, keyhole urchins and whelk shells. Or, simply lie back on the sand and enjoy the aerial acrobatics of seagulls, terns and brown pelicans as they soar above the waves. You may want to venture into the mud flats and marshes to watch sandpipers and other shorebirds as they search for food. Learn about endangered species. Loggerhead sea turtles, piping plovers and other rare species nest along this sandy shore. Explore the North Carolina coast; visit Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. This stretch of pristine shoreline offers many enjoyable activities. Approximately six miles of beach provide all the sun, sand, sea and sky you can soak up in a day. Experience the ocean away from all the crowds. From the recreation area parking lot, an elevated boardwalk leads over the sand dunes to the beach, form where visitors can walk along one of the few remaining undeveloped stretches of shoreline on our southern coast. Located on the southern tip of Pleasure Island near Wilmington, Fort Fisher lies between the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Cape Fear River on the west. Here are miles of white, sandy beach for sunning, swimming and fishing. The salt marsh, tidal creeks and mud flats form a natural outdoor laboratory exhibiting the wonders of a coastal environment.

Very easy hike/walk great for kids and dogs! In the winter no bug spray needed :)

We went in the winter, at night. It was incredibly romantic.

Insect repellant is a must. You can't win without.

Great until it gets hot!

Short and easy - keep an eye out for crabs! Lots of birds too. A nice stroll

Way too short, but great views!

Very easy trail for a family with a jogging stroller. Beautiful views!

Saturday, April 02, 2016

great picnic area

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

great beginners trail

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Monday, December 28, 2015

Nice easy trail, completely flat but I loved the raised boardwalks over the mud flats and marshes. Plus you can detour to the beach which is great