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Old 06-11-2013, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Heading to the beach on Friday morning for the day... Last time we went to Wrightsville Beach my little one was scared of the big waves and it made for not such a good time... Any recommendations for something around the same area with parking (services great but not required) with gentle lapping waves? The very south tip of Wrightsville Beach loops promising in google maps...Don't want to go too far away from this as just coming for the day down from Raleigh area...

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:40 PM
 
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The southend of Wrightsville does work because it loops around to the sound.

The south facing beaches of Oak Island usually have much smaller waves....and I have been to Fort Fisher and Topsail in the past few weeks and have found the waves fairly small.

You may want to check the tides and see when they are low.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:31 AM
 
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I would recommend any of the sound-side beaches. Topsail has one at the far south end of the island where we used to take the little ones. A beach with a tidepool at low tide also works, but these tend to come and go from year to year. There also tended to be tide pools on the oceanside of Topsail's south point when we were taking little ones to the beach, but I couldn't tell you the situation today.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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I would recommend any of the sound-side beaches. Topsail has one at the far south end of the island where we used to take the little ones. A beach with a tidepool at low tide also works, but these tend to come and go from year to year. There also tended to be tide pools on the oceanside of Topsail's south point when we were taking little ones to the beach, but I couldn't tell you the situation today.
In low tide...there is one at Fort Fisher even in low tide...
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:30 PM
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To a great extent, the waves depend on the weather. During hot summer days, the land behind the beaches heats up.
, and the air rises. The air over water rushes in to fill the void.

Beaches facing south often experience a strong SWwind, which builds waves. Early morning, before heating occurs will normally result in smaller to non existent waves.

Good luck.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Topsail has one at the far south end of the island where we used to take the little ones. but I couldn't tell you the situation today.
The south end of Topsail Island is called Serenity Point. Beautiful area without development. The tidal pools are tough to predict, they have occurred all along the beach but are a day-to-day occurrence.
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