Topsail Island, Surf City

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Island
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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  • Topsail Island is a barrier island about an hour north of Wilmington, NC and near the Marine base Camp LeJeune. There are three towns on the island, North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach. E...  more »
  • Great restaurants just off the island - a ton of activities to do - Large, beautiful homes to stay at.  more »
  • We had a home right on the beach and would highly recommend it for the view. It was incredible. We were pre-season with our visit in April so it was a little chilly but we still had a great time and o...  more »