The Common at Cape Fear Station

The Common at Cape Fear Station

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...

Southport Waterfront Park

Southport Waterfront Park

While Downtown Southport has an ample supply of wide front porches to take a load off and enjoy a breeze, many longtime visitors attest there's no better place to relax than the Southport waterfront Park.

Bald Head Woods

Bald Head Woods

But despite being an instrumental component to the island's very existence, and a protector against erosion and storms, Bald Head Woods serves a more visible role as a fun, outdoor destination for visitors to enjoy off...

Southport Historical Society

Southport Historical Society

The Old Brunswick County Jail is a favorite stop along any historic Downtown Southport walking tour, as the early 1900s structure is chock-full of stories which span from its stately brick architecture to its original...

Southport Marsh Walk

Southport Marsh Walk

Nature lovers who want to take an in-depth and self-guided exploration of Southport's wild terrain can take an easy stroll down the "Marsh Walk." This long boardwalk that begins along Brunswick Avenue on the edges of...

Bald Head Ferry

Bald Head Ferry

The Bald Head Island Ferry Terminal is the gateway to exploring the small, but popular paradise of Bald Head Island. Located on the northern edge of the roughly 5 square mile island, and bordering the Cape Fear River...

Southport River Walk

Southport River Walk

The Historic Riverwalk in Downtown Southport will quickly introduce newcomers to the waterfront scene in this coastal community, and will surely instill a newfound appreciation and overall enthrallment with this scenic...

NC Maritime Museum Southport

NC Maritime Museum Southport

The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is one of three maritime museums sponsored by the state that lies along the eastern portion of NC. The Southport branch focuses on the maritime history of the lower Cape...

Bald Head Historic Island Tours

Bald Head Historic Island Tours works in conjunction with the Old Baldy Foundation to introduce Cape Fear vacationers to the historic Bald Head Island, or “Old Baldy” lighthouse. Located on a 10-acre site on...

Bald Head Island Club

The Bald Head Island Club is an elite introduction to all the finer things that this small island community has to offer. Comprising of a championship 18-hole golf course, fine dining options, tennis and fitness...

Bald Head Island Conservancy

There's a reason why the wild terrain of Bald Head Island and its surrounding islands remains distinctively wild, and the primary responsibility of retaining this native nature is in the hands of the local Bald Head...

Bald Head Island Lighthouse

Take a trip back in time and embark on an exploration of one of the East Coast’s oldest lighthouses with a visit to “Old Baldy,” or more formally, the Bald Head Island Lighthouse. Located on the...

Bald Head Island Lighthouse - Old Baldy

It's hard to confuse the Old Baldy Lighthouse with the other Carolina lighthouses that guard the Eastern Seaboard. The unique structure has undergone some interesting natural and manmade changes during its nearly 200...

Barrier Island Excursions

Take an easy-going cruise into one of coastal North Carolina’s fastest growing and most popular sports, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), with a visit to Barrier Island Excursions. Located close to Downtown...

Captain Betsy Boating Tours

Southport visitors who want to cruise the Cape Fear River, Intracoastal Waterway, and other beautifully scenic surrounding waters of the lower Cape Fear region can turn to the knowledgeable Captain Betsy Boating Tours...

Coastal Urge

Bald Head Island visitors who want to explore the terrain in a new but relaxing way can make a stop at the convenient and effortlessly fun Coastal Urge. This watersports shop specialize in paddleboard excursions and...

Endless Summer Day Tours

Sail away on a fine adventure of the Cape Fear River and beyond with a lesson or charter that’s launched from Endless Summer Day Tours. Located on the edge of Downtown Southport next to the South Harbour Village...

Fort Johnston - Southport Museum

Fort Johnston is a remarkable visitors’ center and museum that has deep historic roots in the early years of Southport’s long and storied history. Located on the edge of the waterfront downtown area along...

Impulsive Charters

Southport and Bald Head Island vacationers can turn a fishing whim into a true on-the-water adventure with a fishing trip that’s lead by Impulsive Charters. Catering to both the Southport and Bald Head Island...

Kelly Allen Sailing

Sail away on a picturesque and breezy tour of the Cape Fear River and admire all the on the-water attractions of the southern North Carolina coastline with a sailing excursion that’s lead by Kelly Allen Sailing...

Kent Mitchell Nature Trail

The Kent Mitchell Nature Trail gives Bald Head Island visitors a chance to experience a natural slice of barrier island life that cuts through the perfectly preserved 800 acre maritime forest. Located on the southern...

Lighthouse WaterSports

Lighthouse WaterSports allows water and nature lovers to explore all the wild nooks and crannies or the Cape Fear coastline via a wide range of boat tours and kayak tours that launch from various scenic points in...

North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

Downtown Southport visitors who want to learn more about this community’s essential role in North Carolina history, or who just want to enjoy a rainy day adventure that’s filled with maritime culture, can...

Old American Fish

The Old American Fish is a popular bar on the water’s edge of Southport that has a magnificent view and a unique and decades-long history. Located at the very end of Yacht Basin Drive, it’s an easy spot for...

Old Brunswick County Jail Museum

Take a trip back in time without ever leaving the heart of Southport for a fascinating and educational visit to the stoic Old Brunswick County Jail Museum. Found within a multi-story brick building on the corner of Nash...

Priority Sailing

Visitors who want to enjoy an easy-going sunset cruise along the scenic harborfront waters of Southport, or who have always wanted to fulfill a dream of learning to sail, can call on the talents of Southport’s own...

Riverside Adventure Company

Bald Head Island vacationers can load up on everything they need just minutes after they step off the ferry and onto the island with a visit to Riverside Adventure Company. This 30-year institution carries all the...

Shoals Watch Club

Boasting an incredible location surrounded by water, and an arsenal of amenities just waiting to be enjoyed by vacationers, the Shoals Club is easily one of the most unique and accommodating community clubs on Bald Head...

Smith Island Museum

Take a step back in time and discover the stories behind North Carolina’s oldest standing lighthouse with a visit to the Smith Island Museum of History. Located in a replica of an 1850’s lighthouse...

Southport Boat Rentals

Southport Boat Rentals offers half day, full day, and multi day rentals of their 21' Carolina Skiff 21 DLVs. These skiffs are rated at 14 passengers, but Southport Boat Rentals recommends up to 10 adults for comfort...

Southport Fun Tours

Visitors who want to enjoy an in-depth tour of Southport, but who want to hear all the stories that are attached to the historic buildings and waterfront, (and who’d prefer not to embark on miles of walking), can...

Southport Marina

Travelers by sea in search of an accommodating marina with plenty of access to the local coastal North Carolina sites will feel right at home at the Southport Marina. This destination is a worthy spot to drop anchor, as...

Southport Paddle and Sail

Southport Visitors who want to extend their in-town explorations to the waterfront borders and beyond can sign up for sailing lesson, stand-up paddle board (SUP) lesson or rental, or even a “Yoga on the...

Southport Pier and RIverwalk

Cap off a leisurely day of exploring Southport with a scenic walk along the waterfront, courtesy of the Southport Pier and Riverwalk.  Located on the edge of Howe and Bay Streets, and therefore easy to reach for...

Surf Tours of Southport

Enjoy a completely unique tour of Southport in one of the most creative and souped-up golf carts on the island with an exploration that’s guided by Surf Tours of Southport. This cool company features area-wide...

The Adventure Kayak Company

The Adventure Kayak Company allows visitors to explore both the wilds of the Cape Fear environment as well as the heart of the Downtown Southport region through bike tours, kayak tours, and rentals that allow patrons to...

The Sail Shop Tours

The Sail Shop is a centrally located surf, kayak, and sailing shop where Bald Head Island vacationers can sign up for lessons, take a guided tour, or load up on all the equipment they’ll need to have fun on and...

Tugboat Tours

Explore an incredible tour of the Cape Fear region that spans from waterfront Southport to the edges of Bald Head Island with a cruise that’s commandeered by Tugboat Tours. Showcasing the local wildlife and...

Southport River Walk

Southport River Walk

The Historic Riverwalk in Downtown Southport will quickly introduce newcomers to the waterfront scene in this coastal community, and will surely instill a newfound appreciation and overall enthrallment with this scenic laid-back region.

Bald Head Island Ferry

Bald Head Island Ferry

Southport is known as the launching point for a number of barrier island adventures and vacations, including the ferry trip to neighboring Bald Head Island. A completely unique experience, the Bald Head Island ferry is one of the only privately run ferries that transport visitors to a North Carolina barrier island is such high volume, and with such an assortment of amenities. From baggage services to incredible passenger lounges, the Bald Head Island ferry allows travelers to arrive to their island destination in style.