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1921 Fort Fisher Monument and Sea Wall

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1921 Fort Fisher Monument and Sea Wall, North Carolina NC

Description

The 1921 Fort Fisher Monument is a monument on a large field by the sea. It is a column with an eagle on top. Across the road is a lovely oceanfront spot with a sea wall made of huge rocks. You can walk along a path by the sea. Continue north on the path for a minute or two and you will get to an amazing maritime forest. The twisty trees have so much atmosphere! Cross the street behind the forest and you come to Fort Fisher Historic Site. It's a wonderful place to walk the grounds. Even if it's closed, you can walk the boardwalk, climb the steps up to the cannon, and enjoy the view of little hills created as strongholds. These look like the set of Teletubbies! The views are so expansive, of fields dotted with wildflowers, and the Cape Fear River.
Back at the ocean, continue north onto the beach and you will come to some moss-covered rocks in front of the Ocean Dunes apartments. These are coquina rocks, and are the only such rocks in NC!
If you need to come in from the sun, visit the nearby NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, a large aquarium with great tanks.
Nearby, at Fort Fisher Ferry Terminal, you can catch a 35 minute car ferry ride to Southport, an adorable town on the water. I recommend visiting this town, and eating at one of the restaurants on the waterfront at Yacht Basin Drive, then walking the Marsh Walk. It's blissful!

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Rocks at the sea wall, across the street from the monument.
Rocks at the sea wall, across the street from the monument.
Sea wall and walkway.
Sea wall and walkway.
Parking area by the water.
Parking area by the water.
Eagle atop the monument.
Eagle atop the monument.
Maritime forest and benches along the walkway.
Maritime forest and benches along the walkway.
Model in belly dancing outfit, in the maritime forest.
Model in belly dancing outfit, in the maritime forest.
The twisty trees in the maritime forest.
The twisty trees in the maritime forest.
Trees bent by the wind.
Trees bent by the wind.
Forest with model and photographer.
Forest with model and photographer.
Gazebo in the distance.
Gazebo in the distance.
The amazing twisty forest.
The amazing twisty forest.
Blue sky, blue-green ocean, sea wall, and walkway. Paradise!
Blue sky, blue-green ocean, sea wall, and walkway. Paradise!
The monument from the front.
The monument from the front.
   

Directions

The 1921 Fort Fisher Monument is located at Battle Acre Rd. There is a parking lot on the ocean.

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Last Updated: Sat, 04 May 2019 22:51:47 GMT