Join Date: May 2003
Location: Wilmington, NC
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Re: Frustrated on dryland in Carolina Beach, NC
I would agree CB or even Wilmington aren't the best locations to keep a sailboat, especially if you only have the weekends to go sailing. However, we'll occasionally anchor overnight in Banks Channel (near Masonboro Inlet) just to "get away" for an evening. Additionally, Bald Head Island & Cape Lookout Bight are interesting destinations. From CB, Bald Head is situated at the mouth of the Cape Fear River and should only be a couple of hours away, but you'll need to stay at the marina with their associated fees. Cape Lookout is a fantastic and well protected anchorage. Well worth the trip. It's ~75 nm from Masonboro Inlet. If you don't want to head out inlet, you can always motor north on ICW to Beaufort Inlet. You'll need to head into ocean there, but the entrance to anchorage should be less than 10 nm away to your east.