Bald Head Island
Just a couple miles off the shore of Southport, NC lies the 12,000-acre natural paradise that is Bald Head Island. The island is one of the many popular tourist destinations on the North Carolina coast but provides a much more unique experience than other beach destinations.
The vast majority of the island is uninhabited and its natural beauty left mostly preserved. The island can only be reached by ferry or by private boat, and once on the island, bikes and golf carts become the primary methods of transportation.
The parts of the island that are inhabited consist of sprawling oceanfront homes, quaint vacation cottages, charming neighborhoods and resorts, historic sites, shops, restaurants, spas, a golf course, and more. Bald Head Island truly is a must-visit destination, especially for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the mainland and relax on quiet and uncrowded beaches.
Bald Head Island is just a short, 20-minute ferry ride from the coast of Southport, NC. It is the southernmost cape island in North Carolina, and is located just east of where the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean meet.
From boutique stores and restaurants to 200 year old lighthouses, Bald Head Island is packed with unique experiences and fun things to do and see. Browse below for some of the many ways you can enjoy your time here on the island.