The "Cape Fear Station" community is a collection of homes and estates with a variety of settings from oceanfront locations tucked behind the sand dunes to wooded sites that are virtually hidden beneath the towering oaks of the maritime forest. All of these properties are interconnected via a series of sidewalks, which also run adjacent to and through the Cape Fear Station Common. The community, as well as the common itself, is named after the original lifesaving station which once stood along Bald Head Island's East Beach. The station is long gone, however the properties here have their own style and architectural attributes that make them fit in easily with the southern scene.

The Common at Cape Fear Station

The Common at Cape Fear Station is a long parcel of undeveloped land that is bordered to the west by Kinnakeet Way and is bordered to the east by Chicamacomico Way, two roads that are coincidently enough named after historic lifesaving stations of the Outer Banks. A shaded walking path runs through the common, mostly covered by a canopy of trees overhead, and in the heart of the park is a wide grassy area, idea for a game of Frisbee, catch, or a little off-the-beach sunbathing or relaxation.

The Common at Cape Fear Station

While the common is most likely to be encountered accidently by neighborhood residents and vacationers out for a rambling stroll, the area is perhaps best known by frequent Bald Head Island visitors as an extension of the elite oceanfront Shoals Watch Club. The common is a satellite location for a number of the club's regular and holiday events, including kid and teen day camps, seasonal outdoor concerts, and even Easter Egg Hunts in the spring. Virtually any time of year is bound to have a few fun activities happening at the Common at Cape Fear Station, and visitors are encouraged to check out the Shoal Club's online calendar to see what new and entertaining activities are happening in their neck of the woods.

The Common at Cape Fear Station is a secluded respite in an otherwise populated community, and is an engaging spot for visitors to relax with nothing but the sound of overhead birds and distant ocean waves in the background. A fantastic locale for walking, bird watching, picnicking, family activities and special events hosted by the local club, this small parcel of wooded paradise, bordered by the stately beach homes of the Cape Fear Station development, is just another example of why Bald Head Island is considered a naturally beautiful island retreat.

 

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Cape Fear Beaches Guide

Cape Fear Beaches Guide

If there’s one thing that Cape Fear locals and visitors alike adore, it’s the local beaches. The area is teaming with stunning shorelines that span from the private Figure Eight Island all the way to the pristine Zeke’s Island Reserve. Spanning miles of coastline, it can be tricky for visitors to decipher where to go first, where to park, and what to do once they’ve landed on the sand. The good news is that virtually any stretch of shoreline has its own arsenal of activities for visitors to enjoy, and because of the sheer diversity of beach communities, virtually any beach fan can find just the environment they are looking for.

Cape Fear Boating Guide

Cape Fear Boating Guide

One of the most popular pastimes in the Cape Fear region is boating, and for very good reason. Surrounded by water that can range from the Cape Fear River itself to a network of salty canals and inlets that connect with the Atlantic Ocean, there are literally hundreds of miles to explore in this divinely coastal region. Enjoy a long and scenic trek down the Intracoastal Waterway, or just enjoy a cruise or tour of the downtown Wilmington waterfront. No matter how you prefer to explore, the Cape Fear boating scene is always beautiful, diverse, and ideal for an open water ride.