Topsail Island is a barrier island near Wilmington, North Carolina which is very popular with both local residents and visitors from around the world. With dense forests and nature preserves hugging a soft, sandy coastline, Topsail Island is as diverse as it is beautiful. Topsail Island camping is a popular activity, and a Topsail Island wedding is ideal if you're looking for a beach backdrop to tie the knot.
Some of the attractions and activities you can enjoy on Topsail Island include:
-Surfing and water sports: Topsail Island surf culture runs deep, but you can also enjoy kayaking, parasailing, water skiing, boating and, of course, swimming. The island's waters are the perfect temperature for sports outings during the late spring, summer, and early autumn.
-Golfing: On Topsail Island, golf is a major attraction. Pack your clubs or rent equipment from the clubhouse and enjoy your day on the green.
-The turtle sanctuary: One of the most unique attractions on Topsail Island is the turtle sanctuary, which provides preserves the natural habitat of the island's burgeoning turtle population.
-Sport fishing: The waters on and around the island are teeming with fish, so pick up a temporary license and try your luck.
-Delectable seafood: Featuring fresh catches of the day prepared with Southern flair, Topsail Island's seafood restaurants offer a delicious taste of the sea that will keep you coming back.
As an alternative to staying in a hotel, choose a vacation rental for your Topsail Island holiday. The many condos and beachfront houses available for rent offer all the comforts and conveniences of home, with options to suit all tastes and budgets. Enjoy more spacious, private, and relaxing accommodations and avoid fighting the crowds at the hotels.
Historic Wilmington is just 20 miles away, and if you want to continue your North Carolina vacation, heading there to take in the sights is highly recommended. The bustling metropolis of Charlotte is also close by if you're craving some big-city adventure and excitement.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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