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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  • My wife and I went in March. Beautiful Beaches, sunny weather, good places to eat. Not very commercial. If you are a beach vacation person this is a good place. I am sure this place is jammed packed i...  more »
  • We have made several trips to Topsail, have fell in love with it. Very quaint unspoiled beaches. Quiet area  more »
  • Vacationed on Topsail Island ,2 years for a month each time. Liked the area so much we have moved from NY to a home just 5 minutes away from the island.  more »