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Old 09-06-2008, 03:59 PM
 
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We just recently returned from NOrth Topsail Beach and fell in love with the place. We're considering buying a condo there, but the beach erosion issue keeps coming up. How bad is it since we can't compare the beach to past years? What's prognosis? Property seems incredibly cheap. I wonder if that is why.

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Old 09-07-2008, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Southeastern Cumberland County
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You do know at the far end of N. Topsail that there are a series of condos that are actually condemned because of the erosion, don't you? There are no dunes in front of them....just sitting ocean front waiting for just the right storm to take them off of their foundations and into the houses on the streets behind them!
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:53 PM
 
Location: east coast
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Default Ntb

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Do yourself a favor, If you do buy make sure it is befor you get to the Villa Capriana. The road is prone to wash out past the Villa. It even washes out with heavy rains and not to mention huricanes the road is cut in half and then you have to eait til the marines come with the humves. I can recommend a realtor if you need one that will tell you how it is. While you are thinking of moving here I'll sell you my restaurant. Good Luck>

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We just recently returned from NOrth Topsail Beach and fell in love with the place. We're considering buying a condo there, but the beach erosion issue keeps coming up. How bad is it since we can't compare the beach to past years? What's prognosis? Property seems incredibly cheap. I wonder if that is why.
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:17 PM
 
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hithere right you know you should listen to them yhaaa
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:49 PM
 
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Default Any thought on Carolina Beach?

Anyone with any long term experience at Carolina Beach, NC?
I saw some dune erosion near the North Pier recently that I have never seen before.
Will it recover?
My experience there is only over the last two years.
If you live there or work there have some knowledge of the area I'd like to hear your thoughts.

Thanks in advance.
Bob*

*I just found this site and this is my first post so I hope I'm doing OK.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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If you live there or work there have some knowledge of the area I'd like to hear your thoughts.
IMHO, it is a waste of money. Erosion is a natural process that is impossible to stop. The north end will continue to erode. If you are thinking of buying property there, i would have serious doubts about the wisdom of that course.

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Old 12-03-2012, 01:07 PM
 
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Thanks for our reply.

Too late for that. My wife had to have that Condo!

by the north end I assume your talking about near the Pier.

I'm about half way between the North Pier and the Tiki Bar downtown-ish.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Sorry, I misread your post. You asked about Carolina Beach, and I was thinking of North Topsail Beach. I don't know the status of Carolina Beach, but I wouldn't assume any beach will "recover' from erosion.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Seems like I post this once a month. North Topsail Beach is considered one of the most endangered coastal areas on the east coast. http://www.protectthebeach.com/temp/...0paper-05e.pdf
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:30 AM
 
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I can relate to the feelings of the OP. We had a similar experience years ago and fell in love with TI. Unfortunately, what we love about the north end of the island is a temporary thing. We have leased a place for the last 3 years, but are not going to buy a place on the north end. It is just too unstable. Additionally, the town of NTB is very mixed on what, if anything, to do to about inevitable erosion and replinish beaches. It seems no one wants to pay to fight mother nature. My take is to try to enjoy it while it is available, but be very aware of the ongoing changes to the landscape. My prediction is that some point in the relatively near future, New River Inlet Road will end at Villa Capriatti.
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