Figure 8 Island
Figure 8 Island
An exclusive, residential, oceanfront community just north of Wrightsville Beach.
Figure Eight Island is an exclusive, residential, oceanfront resort community just north of Wrightsville Beach. While there are no commercial enterprises on the island, you’ll find plenty of watersports, biking, tennis, and beachcombing. Figure Eight Island is known for drawing celebrities from around the world to its uncrowded beaches and quiet coastal living.
Home to some of the most luxurious waterfront property in Wilmington and perfect for those who seek privacy, Figure 8 access is limited to members and guests only.
Key features of this island include Privacy, which makes Access here limited to members and guests only. A bridge with friendly attendants protects the serenity of include easy beach access and abundant wildlife.
This secluded and private island can become very pricy and is also now owned by its homeowner’s association. Figure 8 Island is a popular neighborhood for homebuyers who can afford to buy a home in the median price range of $2.70M. But don’t be fooled, you’ll get every bit of privacy and outstanding landscape you pay for.
Figure Eight Island hasn’t always been the exclusive private island it is today. It was originally part of a tract of land that was known as the Province of North Carolina in 1762. The island became part of the Poplar Grove Plantation and was renamed “Foy Island”, also popularly called “Woods Beach”. It remained as part of the Plantation for the next 160 years.
During Prohibition in the 1930s, an illegal whiskey still was operated by Rod Rogers, a local fisherman, on the North end of the island. During World War II, the US Coast Guard maintained a structure and the small water tower on the island, which was patrolled via horseback. Coast Guard Auxiliary craft monitored the surrounding inlets. Then after the cataclysmic hurricane Hazel which destroyed 85% of the homes giving the Cameron’s an opportunity to buy the island, which was dominant till 1965. They then formed the Island Development Company to sell real estate. The Company eventually purchased two small tracts and a small parcel of land from the members of the Edgewater Club to build a roadway bridge that now leads to Figure Eight Island’s bridge. This first bridge was built on top of a government surplus landing ship tank. In 1980 a new bridge was
purchased and replaced the old bridge to the island. Now, fronted by a guarded gate, Figure Eight Island is only accessible to island residents and their guests.
It’s this assurance of privacy and minimum traffic on the island, which provides its appeal and exclusivity for those that live and vacation on this island paradise.
Coastal Carolina, Contemporary, Modern.