Figure Eight Island

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Figure Eight Island is a barrier island in the U.S. state of North Carolina, just north of Wrightsville Beach, widely known as an affluent summer colony and vacation destination.[2] The island is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Area, and lies between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. As a private island, Figure Eight can only be reached by boat or via a guarded causeway swing bridgethe only private bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway in the Southeast.[3][4]

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Figure Eight Island
Figure Eight Island is located in North Carolina
Figure Eight Island
Figure Eight Island
Location in North Carolina
Figure Eight Island is located in the United States
Figure Eight Island
Figure Eight Island
Figure Eight Island (the United States)
LocationHarnett Township,
New Hanover County,
North Carolina
Coordinates34°16′12″N 77°45′0″W
Total islands1
Area1,300 acres (530 ha).[1]
Population441 households
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Nicknamed "The Hamptons of the South",[5] the island has been a destination for celebrities and politiciansincluding former U.S. Vice President Al Gore[1] and Senator John Edwards[6]and a summer residence for noted businessmen, including John J. Mack and William Johnston Armfield.[7][8]