About Southport

Take a trip to Southport, North Carolina where many of your favorite TV series and movies have been filmed. Located at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, this little city is a slice of heaven for those choosing to visit for a peaceful getaway. Book your property Rental with FlipKey today.

About Southport

Located in Brunswick County, Southport is set on the banks of the Cape Fear River which links to the Atlantic Ocean. This quaint little resort has a small-town feel to it and has a long, colorful history which is awaiting to be explored.

It was in the 1500s when the Spanish first founded Southport and was settled by British in the 18th century. The destination is filled with historic forts, jails and museums and is one of the oldest communities in the US.

TV shows such as Dawson's Creek, Matlock and Revenge have been filmed here, as well as films such as I Know What You Did Last Summer, A Walk to Remember and Have.

It is also well-known for its marine and fishing heritage. Due to this, you’ll find that many of the dishes include seafood which has been pulled in fresh from the daily catch.

What to do

If you want to find out more about the history of Southport, you may be interested in paying the Maritime Museum a visit. It's been voted one of the best attractions in the area and here you’ll find endless displays of artefacts of shipwrecks, fishing, the civil war and more.

To purchase your very own seafood, you may wish to take a trip to the Maritime Market at Bald Head Island which sells local produce and where you can cook up in your own self-catered rental home. There's also a range of quirky gift and antique shops within the area.

For a taste of adventure, you may wish to try your hand at kayaking, kitesurfing or sailing on the Cape Fear river; all of which is catered for by the Riverside Adventure Company. To finish off the day, why not take a relaxing stroll along the waterfront to watch the incredible sunset?

Top Southport travel tips

Before you take your trip to Southport, you may decide to sign up for one of the many tours that the destination has on offer, either by foot, bus or boot dependent on your preference.

If you want to open your exploration options even more, why not travel to Bald Head Island and Fort Fisher by boat which depart from Southport? By doing so, you can truly make the most of your trip.

Spend some time in Southport in North Carolina this year for a laid-back and peaceful vacation. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of this quaint historic city, at the heart of the Cape Fear and enjoy the vast array of activities on offer. Book your Southport vacation rental with FlipKey!