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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  • Topsail island is one of the best places on east coast to visit! Calm, relaxing friendly locals! Never a bad time of year!  more »
  • Found top sail totally by accident. Now we visit every year for a day. Low key community with great beaches.  more »
  • Five families came together to celebrate moms 80th birthday. Rented a house on the island that the backyard was the beach. We had 2 hills of turtle eggs just down from our house. Weather was...  more »

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