Pleasure Island (North Carolina)

Pleasure Island is a coastal island in Southeastern North Carolina, USA south of Wilmington. The coastal towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, as well as the annexed community of Wilmington Beach, are located on the island. The Atlantic Ocean lies on the island's east side, the Cape Fear River lies on the west, the north side is bordered by Snows Cut (part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway) and Carolina Beach Inlet, and in the south, was until recently separated from Bald Head Island by Corncake Inlet; the inlet was closed in 1999 by Hurricane Floyd.

Found on the island is the eastern side of the Sunny Point Army Terminal, Carolina Beach State Park, and Fort Fisher. U.S. Highway 421 is the only route on the island, and provides the only bridge access. A ferry at US 421's southern terminus connects Pleasure Island to Southport at North Carolina Highway 211.

"The Island Gazette" is a local newspaper that serves the island communities.


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