Category Archives: Beaches

If you’re planning a North Carolina beach vacation, consider visiting Topsail Island. Topsail Island is surrounded by beach. With our Topsail Island beach blog, you can explore the best beaches in addition to beach news and weather.

The beaches of Topsail Island are laid-back and serene. You won’t find crowds on Topsail Island beaches! Just miles of sandy paradise. Families love to go shelling on the beach and create collections of Topsail Island memories with the shells. Sea turtles lay eggs on Topsail Island during certain times of year. If you’re on vacation during that time, you might be lucky enough to see them!

The waters around Topsail Island are perfect for swimming and often calm enough for stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking. Surfing is another big Topsail Island sport — you’ll find lots of surfing around Surf City, as you might expect. Water sports, like speedboating, are popular as well.

Let’s Hear it for the Home Beach!

by Donna Byrd “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau As a child growing up in Tarboro, North Carolina, there was only one place that our family vacationed: Atlantic Beach. Living only two and a half hours from that glorious shore made it … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for the Home Beach!

Winter Treasure Hunting on Topsail Island

by Donna Byrd What do you do when you want the beach all to yourself and you don’t want to share the wealth of beach treasures with other vacationers or “year rounders” who normally beat you to it?  You choose one of the coldest days of the year to go.  That’s what you do! The … Continue reading Winter Treasure Hunting on Topsail Island

North Topsail Beach Renourishment Complete: North End is Saved

Hooray! North Topsail Beach’s North End is Saved…for now at least! February 25, 2013 By Amy Baker Before and After As we look toward a fast approaching vacation rental season on N. Topsail Beach, both residents and vacationers have much for which to be grateful this year. Most of the northern tip of the island … Continue reading North Topsail Beach Renourishment Complete: North End is Saved

NC Beach Vacations – Sand, Sun, and Summer Fun

There are many things North Carolina does well. Beaches, as it happens, are at the top of the list. Some of the country’s most beautiful beaches call North Carolina home. If you’re planning a beach vacation or thinking about it, you really need not look any further than these four impressive beaches in the state … Continue reading NC Beach Vacations – Sand, Sun, and Summer Fun

North Topsail Beach Renourishment Project – Update 12/24/2012

A Quick Update on the NTB Channel Realignment and Renourishment Project By Amy Baker December 20, 2012 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our owners and guests! I imagine many of you are busy finishing your Christmas shopping, wrapping gifts, trimming your trees, and spending time with friends and family. In the … Continue reading North Topsail Beach Renourishment Project – Update 12/24/2012

The Maritime Mini-Mountains of N. Topsail Beach: Beach Renourishment Continues

By Amy Baker December 10, 2012 Castles in the Sand If you are like me, then you have some fond childhood memories of building castles in the sand on Topsail Island. Every September since I can remember, my father’s side of the family (aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, etc.) has come to Topsail Island for a … Continue reading The Maritime Mini-Mountains of N. Topsail Beach: Beach Renourishment Continues

Taking the Beach Back: N. Topsail Beach Renourishment is Underway!

Taking the Beach Back: N. Topsail Beach Renourishment is Underway! By Amy Baker December 3, 2012 Savannah,the Dredge: Not Your Mother’s Vacuum Cleaner In case you have not seen it yet, as of November 26, 2012, there is an enormous dredge drifting down the New River Inlet, siphoning some much needed sand onto the shore. … Continue reading Taking the Beach Back: N. Topsail Beach Renourishment is Underway!