You won't find any shopping opportunities on Figure Eight Island, N.C., and you'll find only a few shops in Wrightsville Beach proper. But that's part of the allure of these beach towns — the lack of commercialism. Rest assured, however, that shopping is close at hand. Within a few minutes' drive of Wrightsville Beach are some of the area's most upscale shopping destinations. Here you'll find boutiques, art galleries, spas and salons, specialty stores and dining options galore. You'll also find grocery stores, drug stores and other necessity stores.
The nearest shopping to Figure Eight Island is in Porters Neck, Ogden and Wilmington — offering everything you could possibly need or want. Our Green pages section can help you find recycled goods, consignment stores and thrift shops as well as a variety of eco-friendly services and products.