Topsail Island, Surf City

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Island Nature / Park
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 just want to say that is a piece of heaven, my favorite place to go on the summer! The only bad thing is that most of the rentals there are from Sunday to Sunday on summer, which makes difficult for...  more »
  • Visited The week of Memorial Day. Loved the laid back atmosphere. No traffic. Lots of cute little places/ very quiet. Beaches not crowded, friendly people. Can't wait to come back!  more »
  • Nice beach space. Well patrolled & kept up. Some good options alongside but taking own good probably best. Most everyone was very friendly. Even got to see some morning porpoises playing in the distan...  more »