Topsail Island, Surf City
(4.2/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
The peaceful stretches of sand on Topsail Island attract beach lovers and nesting sea turtles. Only two bridges offer access to the island, so you can enjoy the quiet here. According to legend, pirates used the island as a place to hide and then attack passing cargo ships. Some claim that Blackbeard buried treasure here. If you go searching for gold, you might find loggerhead turtle eggs instead. These precious eggs are protected by the island's Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. At North Topsail Beach, Topsail Beach, and Surf City you'll find activity rentals, restaurants, and lodging options. Topsail Island is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Surf City Edition.
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  • I've been visiting Topsail Island since the mid sixties. I've watched as it has grown and has been nearly blown and washed away. It bounces back better than ever. A few things have left, and I miss th...  more »
  • Quaint little island with beautiful beaches, but many places were not open during the time we went. That made picking a dining spot a little tricky. And if you are looking for clothing other than t-sh...  more »
  • We have visited Topsail since I was a child. It has definitely changed but it still has small town charm. We welcome the low key atmosphere! We celebrated Thanksgiving here this year and plan to make ...  more »