Topsail Island, Surf City

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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. Put Topsail Island into our Surf City trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Surf City.
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  • Have been coming to Topsail for 46 years... If you want a great beach experience, relaxed Island atmosphere, there isn't any place better as far as I know, especially for the money. Mayberry by the Se...  more »
  • This vacation spot is a true quiet and relaxing area of the North Carolina coastline. Places to eat out, fish markets, fishing boats, ice cream, and small shops to enjoy. Just a fun, nature centered a...  more »
  • Topsail Island is a true vacation getaway..it's everything you dream about! Quiet beaches, wonderful homestyle restaurants, and no overcrowded tourist spots...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to go and visit. Beach is one of the best I've been to. Waves were insane! I would move there if homes were not so close together.
  • Simply awesome beach! Wonderful off season. Everything is still open and this is a growing but relatively undiscovered great close NC beach!
  • We love this place. Friendly people, absolutely beautiful.
  • Hope all is a great place to visit.
  • I REALLY like this island. Very relaxing and moderately priced.
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