With restaurants serving up delicious local cuisine, picturesque views, friendly locals, and no cars, Bald Head Island is an ideal location to get away from it all. Main Street is your best bet for trendy boutiques and fine-dining experiences on the island. However, between the beautiful beaches and countless historical attractions, there's no shortage of things to do here anywhere you go.
Here are a few suggestions of things to do on Bald Head Island:
-Waterfront Park: Watch the boats come in as you take in gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean.
-Franklin Square Gallery: Located inside a historic building that's well over 100 years old, this gallery features the paintings and sculptures of some of the best artists in the area.
-Boiling Springs Lake: This area is home to over 50 lakes that are perfect for fishing, swimming, and boating excursions.
-Old Baldy Lighthouse: Take a free guided tour to learn more about this lighthouse and the island's history of pirates.
The annual events on Bald Head Island have become a time-honored tradition, bringing the whole community together for a fun assortment of activities. Cheer on the competitors who participate in the Wooden Boat Shop Race in July, or celebrate the island's history of pirates with the event simply known as The Pirates Are Coming, held every September. For winter getaways, be sure to come here in December when the island gets into the Christmas spirit for its Christmas-By-The-Sea Festival.
Luckily, there's a vacation rental available on Bald Head Island that has everything you are looking for in a perfect getaway home. Rent a luxury condo downtown or book a villa just steps from the water for an unforgettable Bald Head Island wedding.
If you're looking to do some exploring off the island, the popular college town of Wilmington and the historical attractions of Fayetteville can be reached in under an hour by car.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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