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NC Coast's Blockade Runner Beach Resort Mother Earth approved

With its position between the Atlantic Ocean and the sound, NC’s Blockade Runner Beach Resort is extremely aware of the environment. (Photos courtesy of Blockade Runner Beach Resort)

By Kathy M. Newbern & J.S. Fletcher ©2022. All rights reserved.

With its unique location between ocean and sound, no wonder the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach focuses on environmental protection. Operating for more than 50 years, the family-owned resort has been recognized as an Ocean Friendly Establishment by the Plastic Ocean Project. And, the North Carolina Green Travel Initiative awarded its highest honor for the property’s efforts to reduce waste, conserve energy, and provide community outreach.

Among efforts are food-and-beverage recycling and composting; reusable, recyclable, and renewable products in meeting spaces; plus innovative stormwater conservation efforts.

The property’s Green Team volunteers and tracks progress on other initiatives, too, like rebuilding oyster reefs, bagging oyster shells for re-use, and sorting recyclables, all intending to lessen environmental impact while helping provide a healthy ecosystem for future generations. Mother Earth nods her approval of the four-acre oceanfront and sound-side gardens including a Kitchen Garden yielding herbs, vegetables, and edible flowers.

Inside, the boutique resort’s upbeat décor varies from room to room along with stellar water views, ocean or harbor. The oh-so-Instagram-worthy lobby sports oversized wicker fan chairs, metal palm trees, and teal-colored tile sporting metallic fish behind the small bar. (Don’t forget to hashtag #InvestInOurPlanet).

The gorgeous setting, eco-friendly forward measures, sunset and adventure cruises, eco-tours and super accommodating staff entice climate-conscious travelers, whether seeking family getaways, romance, or solitude.

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