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Masonboro Sound & Island: Worth Protecting

Masonboro Sound & Island:  Worth Protecting

masonboro soundCheck out masonboro.org to learn how you can PROTECT public access, PROMOTE responsible use & PRESERVE the tradition of beautiful Masonboro Island.

Masonboro Island is a barrier island which is undeveloped and accessible only by boat. Part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve, it lies south of Wrightsville Beach and is separated by Masonboro Sound and the Carolina Beach Inlet. It is a destination for commercial fishing, boating, surfing and camping. Masonboro Island is a mix of marshes, dunes, tidal flats and beaches along its Atlantic Coastline and a chain of wetland islands along Masonboro Sound, which is part of the Intracoastal Waterway. The waters on the sound side of the island are a nursery for spot, mullet, flounder and Blue Crabs. At Seaview Crab Company, we catch almost all of Blue Crabs in over 200 pots set in the Masonboro Sound.

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