Brunswick county plays home to a variety of ecosystems. The salt marshes, creeks, and estuaries form a vast ecosystem where salt water meets fresh and a wildlife nursery results. Kayak on the coast, or explore wetlands that teem with crabs and oyster beds, while bird watching. Explore the waters that are full of red-fish, flounder, trout, shrimp, skates, and even dolphins. Try your hand at canoeing, john boating, or even paddle boarding! Visit the inter coastal water way, and enjoy the gorgeous views of the wetlands. Want a unique experience? Participate in the Holden Beach Turtle Watch Program. Starting in May, volunteers begin a dawn patrol of the beach, searching for turtle crawls and possible nests. Once one is found, a team of volunteers assembles at the location to find the eggs. At night time, turtle patrol members will start a nightly watch until the hatch-lings are released and they ensure that all live babies make it to the ocean. The season ends in October when the last nest hatches.
10. It’s a great place to live
Brunswick County is a great place to live! The picturesque coastal communities surrounding golf courses offer some of the most beautiful landscapes on and off the course. Each portion of the county holds its own distinct characteristics, yet one thing that remains consistent throughout is the collective tranquility and relief from the everyday hustle and bustle. Since 1990, the population has more than doubled and has a growth rate of 47% over the past 12 years. It is currently listed by the US Bureau as the 47th fastest growing county in the nation. The coastal setting, low tax rates, and high quality of life here help to ensure that the area will continue to grow. Countless new businesses, hotels, and restaurants, are in development.