“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques Cousteau” I stopped by The Mermaid’s Purse in Surf City a few days ago. The charm of the shop lured me in through the colorful doors and with the snap of a finger and blink of an eye, I … Continue reading Find Your Inner Mermaid at the Mermaid’s Purse on Topsail Island
Residential homes and beach houses aren’t the only buildings that are getting facelifts since Hurricane Florence decided to deliver a powerful blow to Topsail Island and the nearby coastal mainland. Many businesses in the area also suffered considerable damage and have been repaired or in some cases, totally reconstructed. The Riverview Cafe is an example … Continue reading Riverview Cafe – the Complete Makeover 2019
If you haven’t made a visit to Topsail Island lately, you may be in for a few surprises on your next long awaited trip. To begin, this area is growing! New homes and neighborhoods seem to be popping up like dandelions in early spring. The coastal communities on Topsail Island, including the mainland cities of … Continue reading What’s New on Topsail Island?
The sounds of hammers whacking and saws buzzing rise above the ocean’s crashing waves. The salty breeze is mixed with the smell of fresh cut lumber and permeates the little communities that dot Topsail Island. Bulldozers can be seen up and down the beach road, redesigning the dunescape, setting new barriers against the unpredictable … Continue reading Topsail Island Recovery Update!
TREASURES IN THE TIDES If you’re visiting Topsail Island, chances are you’re planning on hunting for treasures that turn up in the tides. I’m sure you already know the beaches of North Carolina offer some of the greatest shell hunting opportunities in the world. The best times to find these treasures are early in … Continue reading Shell Hunting on Topsail Island
Ever wonder where all that good Topsail Island seafood comes from? One thing’s for certain, it’s not from a frozen truck sent down from a fishery up north. You can probably thank a Sneads Ferry fisherman! They’ve been trolling and fishing the local waters for generations and have turned the local fishing … Continue reading Sneads Ferry’s Fishing Families
Topsail Island Fourth of July Celebrations 2018 HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY EVERYONE! It’s that time of year again folks! Sure, it’s hot as the blazes outside but that doesn’t deter our determination to celebrate our nation, the good, ol’ USA! Everywhere, Old Glory is waving proudly and American is gearing up her annual Celebration. On Topsail … Continue reading TOPSAIL ISLAND FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS 2018
Topsail Steamer is a creative, innovative seafood business on Topsail Island. If you’ve passed through their doors, I’m sure you were impressed with the simply designed but amazing business idea. Believe me, once you visit them, you’ll go back again, and again and again! I found out about Topsail Steamer one day when I … Continue reading Topsail Steamer: Serving Bay Buckets of Goodness
When Becky Borneman opened Coral Cottage Boutiques in March, 2014, she had several things in mind. First, she wanted to house a collection of local artisans showcasing their jewelry, home decor, artwork, and clothing, all under one roof. Secondly, because it can be expensive for new, start-up businesses to open their shops in a location … Continue reading Coral Cottage Boutiques: Topsail Island’s Artisans on Display
Are you ready to reserve a moment of “aaah” for yourself? It’s always special when you can incorporate this equation into your life: rest + relaxation = rejuvenation = Ama Spa! Rebecca Batts had you in mind when she made her dream, the upscale Ama Spa, a reality. Her spa uses that equation coupled with … Continue reading Ama Spa: Find Your “Aaaahh” Moment