Cape Fear Coast Communities

Welcome to the Cape Fear Coast and Brunswick County, NC. This is more than just a special place to live, it is a place to discover a lifestyle that you seldom find anyplace else in the world... truly a place to call home.

Brunswick County is home to several dozen communities, including nationally famous golf communities, gated retirement communities, as well as the finest Intracoastal Waterway and oceanfront communities available in the state of North Carolina (maybe even the country)! Here you can find nearly any type of lifestyle you're looking for. Below are just a few of your choices for your new home or homesite. If you would like to search homes for sale or homesites for sale in all areas of Brunswick County, be sure to visit the "Search MLS" page where you can browse by individual communities:


Oak Island

The easternmost of the South Brunswick Islands, Oak Island - which includes the towns of Oak Island and Caswell Beach - are home to over 8,000 persons year-round. Many times that number make an annual pilgrimage to Oak Island and Caswell Beach to enjoy their combined 14 miles of sandy white beaches.

The hustle and bustle of city life is nowhere to be found on Oak Island. Oak Island's first residents were those who helped with the construction of Fort Caswell in the year 1826. Home to the famous Oak Island Lighthouse which was constructed to protect passing ships from certain disaster in the waters of the Cape Fear River.
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Caswell Beach

Billing itself “The Best Little Beach Town in America” the Town of Caswell Beach occupies the easternmost four miles of the island it shares with its neighboring Town of Oak Island. And, as this municipal moniker suggests, this unique beach town is a source of immense pride for its estimated 375 year-round residents.

The beach strand at Caswell Beach is wide and inviting for use by sunbathers in summer and by net fishermen and shell collectors in the off-season. The town has made a solid commitment to public beach access, developing a number of public access points along the strand and a substantial parking area near the town’s midpoint.
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Where once pirates roamed the riverfront between voyages, visitors to the South Brunswick Islands now flock to buy treasure of their own. Southport has become known far and wide for its eclectic assortment of antique shops, art galleries, boutiques and upscale restaurants.

Founded in colonial times, Southport, formerly Smithville, features stately homes overlooking the mouth of the Cape Fear. Restored homes and cottages from the 1700 and 1800's line the city's streets and form basis for an intersecting walking tour. Southport is home to Fort Johnson, active since Colonial times, and to an active arts community.
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Boiling Spring Lakes

With more than 50 naturally occuring and man-made lakes, the City of Boiling Spring Lakes also offers some of the greatest housing values in Southeastern Brunswick County. Homes in the $100,000 to $200,000 range make Boiling Spring Lakes a natural for the first-time buyers, or the retiree on a budget. Lakefront homes offer resort-style living for between $300,000 and $400,000.

The centerpiece of this 18-hole championship golf course is Boiling Spring Lake, better know to locals as "Big Lake." At more than 150 acres in size this big lake is fed by five springs and is regularly stocked with a number of game fish species. Other lakes dot the landscape here wiht an abundance of coastal vegetation and wildlife.
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St. James Plantation

All the best that coastal North Carolina has to offer can be found at St. James Plantation. Located three miles north of Southport on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, St. James Plantation is a comfortable blend of four distinctive neighborhoods offering a combined total of 63 challenging holes of golf, with another 18 holes under construction.

Outdoor life is THE way of life at this 3,700 acre gated community. Named one of the 100 Best Mastered Planned Communities in America by Where to Retire magazine, St. James Plantation features, in addition to its four championship golf courses, a private 150-slip full service marina with dry storage on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, five hard surfaced and clay tennis courts and a private oceanfront beach club, St. James By The Sea, at nearby Oak Island. Residents also enjoy Waterway Park, with its biking and jogging trails, sheltered picnic facilities, pavillion, and playground.
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Winding River Plantation

Located on the upper reaches of the Lockwood Folly River, Winding River Plantation features its own private boat launch. Choose a homesite with a river or golf course view and begin to enjoy the elegant, quiet life of coastal Southeastern North Carolina. Condominium and townhouse living are also options for the Winding River Plantation homeowner. The community features a mix of year-round and seasonal residents.

Just a short 20-minute drive from Southport and the beaches of Oak Island lies Winding River Plantation, home to Carolina National Golf Club, a design of Masters Champion Fred Couples.
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Oyster Harbour

Conveniently located midway between bustling Myrtle Beach, S.C. and historic Wilmington N.C., Oyster Harbour at Holden Beach has something for every member of your family. Situated in the South Brunswick Islands on North Carolina's Coastal low country, Oyster Harbour at Holden Beach is truly a family friendly destination.

Oyster Harbour boasts generously sized homesites, many over an acre, providing a quiet natural setting for your dream home
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