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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  • Lovely beach& clean. Saw Pelicans & other sea birds, as well as Dolphins. Dog friendly. People are generally very nice & helpful. 
  • Great for family time or any time beach get away. Spend a few hours a few days away from the crowds here an you will always want to come back. Very friendly and very reasonable for beach vacations. So...  more »
  • Spent a long weekend at a friend's amazing beach house on the ocean and had a great time with the family! Weather was great, not crowded, people very friendly. Will come back to this area!