The Breezeway Restaurant: Where Topsail Beach Memories are Made

by Donna Byrd   When I was growing up, my family spent one magical week at the beach each summer. All week long, we’d spend those golden days on the beach, collecting shells, making sandcastles and body surfing in the warm Atlantic Ocean. Around 5:00 we’d collect our towels and beach toys and make the long four block trek back… Read More “The Breezeway Restaurant: Where Topsail Beach Memories are Made”

Sears Landing Grill and Boat Docks – The Legend Lives On!

by Donna Byrd If you haven’t yet had the chance to dine at Hap and Susanne Alexander’s restaurant, Sears Landing Grill and Boat Dock, get in your car and head over there now or put it on your list of “things to do.”  Better yet, if you’re out boating, take a breakfast, lunch or dinner break from your water adventures!… Read More “Sears Landing Grill and Boat Docks – The Legend Lives On!”

Decided You Want to Go Out for Thanksgiving? These Topsail Island Restaurants Are Open for Your Convenience

by Donna Byrd   With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I’m sure most of you are making plans for that one, special meal that usually is remembered throughout the year. I know I am! My husband, Bill and I plan to make the long trip out to Nashville, Tennessee and spend our Thanksgiving holiday with our six children, their… Read More “Decided You Want to Go Out for Thanksgiving? These Topsail Island Restaurants Are Open for Your Convenience”

Solving Topsail Island’s Hungry Vacationer Problem

by Donna Byrd   There’s one equation that will never change:  Ocean + Salty air = Hungry.  Yes, folks. I’ve never been very good at math but this is one calculation I can answer.  There is something about the beach water and air, that when combined, makes us hungry!   I remember when I was a young kid vacationing with my… Read More “Solving Topsail Island’s Hungry Vacationer Problem”

“Walking the Planks” at the SeaView Fishing Pier in North Topsail

by Donna Byrd There’s something magical about a fishing pier.  One of my first memories of the beach was standing on a pier with my grandparents.  I believe we stayed in a small motel next to the pier. It was a place that mostly fishermen stayed and it wasn’t at all fancy. I remember we arrived as the sun was… Read More ““Walking the Planks” at the SeaView Fishing Pier in North Topsail”

Topsail Island’s Mexican Connections – Party Like it’s May 5th!

by Donna Byrd  Hey guys!  I know we live in the good ol’ USA but for those of you who are always looking for a reason to have a party, eat fantastic food and celebrate with our Mexican friends, I have good news!  It’s almost Cinco de Mayo and I’ve found a few places around Topsail Island where you can… Read More “Topsail Island’s Mexican Connections – Party Like it’s May 5th!”

Beach Shop and Grill – Serving Topsail Island Since 1952

There are many reasons why Beach Shop and Grill has been a mainstay of Topsail Island for more the better part of the past century. They have a sixty-year tradition of offering the finest, freshest, local ingredients available in the Topsail Beach community. All dishes on the menu – even their delightful desserts are prepared from scratch. The Beach Shop… Read More “Beach Shop and Grill – Serving Topsail Island Since 1952”