The "Cape Fear Station" community is a collection of homes and estates with a variety of settings from oceanfront locations tucked behind the sand dunes to wooded sites that are virtually hidden beneath the towering oaks of the maritime forest. All of these properties are interconnected via a series of sidewalks, which also run adjacent to and through the Cape Fear Station Common. The community, as well as the common itself, is named after the original lifesaving station which once stood along Bald Head Island's East Beach. The station is long gone, however the properties here have their own style and architectural attributes that make them fit in easily with the southern scene.

The Common at Cape Fear Station

The Common at Cape Fear Station is a long parcel of undeveloped land that is bordered to the west by Kinnakeet Way and is bordered to the east by Chicamacomico Way, two roads that are coincidently enough named after historic lifesaving stations of the Outer Banks. A shaded walking path runs through the common, mostly covered by a canopy of trees overhead, and in the heart of the park is a wide grassy area, idea for a game of Frisbee, catch, or a little off-the-beach sunbathing or relaxation.

The Common at Cape Fear Station

While the common is most likely to be encountered accidently by neighborhood residents and vacationers out for a rambling stroll, the area is perhaps best known by frequent Bald Head Island visitors as an extension of the elite oceanfront Shoals Watch Club. The common is a satellite location for a number of the club's regular and holiday events, including kid and teen day camps, seasonal outdoor concerts, and even Easter Egg Hunts in the spring. Virtually any time of year is bound to have a few fun activities happening at the Common at Cape Fear Station, and visitors are encouraged to check out the Shoal Club's online calendar to see what new and entertaining activities are happening in their neck of the woods.

The Common at Cape Fear Station is a secluded respite in an otherwise populated community, and is an engaging spot for visitors to relax with nothing but the sound of overhead birds and distant ocean waves in the background. A fantastic locale for walking, bird watching, picnicking, family activities and special events hosted by the local club, this small parcel of wooded paradise, bordered by the stately beach homes of the Cape Fear Station development, is just another example of why Bald Head Island is considered a naturally beautiful island retreat.


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Visitors who are on the hunt for the postcard-perfect vacation rental in the heart of the Carolina Beach or Kure Beach area will find an enticing selection and plenty of friendly customer service when they rent through Victory Beach Vacations. Based in Carolina Beach in the coastal Cape Fear region, Victory Beach Vacations has more than 100 vacation rentals in all shapes and sizes to ensure that every vacationing family can find their dream home away from home on the beach.   When you book your Cape Fear getaway with Victory Beach Vacations, the fun doesn’t end when you leave the beach, it continues with an array of privately-owned properties outfitted with all of the amenities needed for a fabulous beach vacation.   Jenna Lanier, General Manager, explains that her family first opened the rental and property management business in 2002. At the forefront of Victory Beach operations is Lanier’s mother, Caroline Meeks. Meeks is both the Broker in Charge and co-owner with husband, Buck Meeks, who manages the Field Services team with Lanier’s husband, Scott.   For nearly 20 years, the Victory Beach team has worked tirelessly to establish a network of top-of-the-line rental properties for Cape Fear visitors to enjoy. “As far as our properties go,” explains Lanier, “they are all updated, well-furnished and appointed. “We have always performed post-cleaning inspections and since the pandemic, have put freshly laundered duvets over all of the comforters between rentals.”   Lanier emphasizes how important the guests experience is “we strive to give our guests a relaxing, stress free, memorable vacation.” This emphasis on customer service has led to Victory Beach Vacations having a 4.8 Google rating with over 300 reviews by happy owners and guests.In addition to Victory Beach’s superior sanitation practices, the company offers properties for every type of visitor. Choose from luxury oceanfront houses and condos to more reasonbly priced 2nd row properties with oceanviews. Many properties include pools and hot tubs as well, perfect for outdoor entertaining, and many are dog friendly.   Lanier also notes that all properties are within walking or driving distance to Pleasure Island’s main attractions – Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. The former, as described by Lanier, is the more commercialized of the two destinations and features a boardwalk, outdoor dining options and a plethora of weekly activities including fireworks, live music, amusement park pop-ups, and movies under the stars. Kure Beach offers a more residential feel with its fishing pier, intimate restaurants and family favorite, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.More water fun awaits, too. “There is a harbor and a canal that feed into the intercoastal. We have several properties on the harbor so guests can bring their boat, kayak, [or jet ski] and travel between islands,” says Lanier.   A stay with Victory Beach Vacations is an annual pilgrimage for most. “A large percentage of guests are previous guests. Some even reserve the same property for the next year as they’re checking out,” Lanier says. “It’s almost like it’s their personal vacation home.”   Even before guests arrive at their vacation destination, the Victory Beach Vacations’ website greets them with a live beach cam and exquisite aerial footage of both Carolina and Kure Beaches. See for yourself by scanning the QR code and call Victory Beach Vacations at 910.458.0868 to book your Cape Fear getaway. Start making your memories today! —Grace Silipigni