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Topsail Island

Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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Quick beach trip

What a lovely island. I’ve had some amazing beaches in my life, and after living in Hawaii for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dylan S
via mobile
Topsail is near and fun

Topsail Island is a great beach spot in NC. Not a big honky tonk beach destination but close to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BillCarraway
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“great beach” (43 reviews)
“get away” (25 reviews)
“quiet beach” (17 reviews)
LOCATION
Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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"great beach"
in 43 reviews
"get away"
in 25 reviews
"quiet beach"
in 17 reviews
"laid back"
in 39 reviews
"the outer banks"
in 18 reviews
"sneads ferry"
in 16 reviews
"serenity point"
in 9 reviews
"relaxing vacation"
in 10 reviews
"family beach"
in 10 reviews
"beach house"
in 31 reviews
"family atmosphere"
in 9 reviews
"beach front"
in 11 reviews
"the east coast"
in 17 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 11 reviews
"shark teeth"
in 15 reviews
"vacation spot"
in 10 reviews
"family oriented"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely island. I’ve had some amazing beaches in my life, and after living in Hawaii for a few years it becomes pretty easy to spot the good locations. Topsail Island hit the high points on all of them, beaches were clean, not overcrowded,...More

2  Thank Dylan S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Topsail Island is a great beach spot in NC. Not a big honky tonk beach destination but close to Raleigh. Seems to be family oriented with just enough night life and restaurants. Unlike the Northern Outer Banks the Island is accessible from both ends so...More

1  Thank BillCarraway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are here for the third time now and still it is a perfect place for relaxing, watching the waves and enjoying the seashore. If you want activities, no problem, but we enjoy having leisure.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Water was beautiful, waves were big. Many families on the beach, with dogs too :) Guy with Italian Ice cart was rolling around... and across the street you could rent stuff. Very chill place!

Thank Ashley M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Topsail Island is a great place to go to be in the beach in September! Yes it is during hurricane season but for the most part it's great! Not too hot, not too cold! Waking up to watch the sun come up over the ocean...More

Thank bbneff52
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty, clean beach, not a lot of people there compared to other beaches around. Down side is that you have to drive at least 15 minutes to find a variety of restaurants.

Thank darryconner
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is laidback and relaxing. It is great for a less commercialized beach experience. It is beautiful

Thank Eric C
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I have been coming to Surf City since 1989 and have watched it explode over that time. The once sleepy little island has added a bevy of new restaurants and shops over the years. The beat part is that it has retained the quaintness that...More

1  Thank markanderson2017
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Simple,free beach with port-a-pottys around.Not too far from Jacksonville.Free,not too crowded on beach but if it is a great beach day,parking may fill up.Looks like an ample amount of parking.Waves not too big but sometimes choppy.Holes in areas of water at times.Saw a dead puffer...More

Thank Laurie G
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Our Weekend at topsail Island area was very quiet and was walkable,enjoyable ,very laid back and very clean ,this is part of what is called the Cristial coast of North Carolina

Thank Julian P
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Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Topsail Island
Tiffany's Motel
298 reviews
1.40 km away
Island Inn
192 reviews
3.75 km away
Quality Inn & Suites
145 reviews
9.78 km away
Topsail Shores Inn
434 reviews
10.96 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Daily Grind Coffee, Donuts & Ice Cream
333 reviews
3.87 km away
Surf City Barbeque
246 reviews
3.88 km away
New York Corner Deli
349 reviews
3.85 km away
Island Delights
404 reviews
3.67 km away
Nearby Attractions
Paddle NC
15 reviews
2.64 km away
Seacoast Art Gallery
16 reviews
3.94 km away
Inis Spa
141 reviews
3.83 km away
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Deborah M
12 June 2018|
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Response from Matthew S | Reviewed this property |
Traffic has gotten a bit busier thanks to the popularity the this magnificent island but once you are on island time../ it’s no big deal
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Danielle F
22 May 2018|
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Response from ruppelm3 | Reviewed this property |
We only like to stay at a rental beach house on the island. The beach isn't over crowded and we do enjoy several of the local bars/ pubs. I do not know anything about the condos.
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Hannah M
6 February 2018|
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Response from Angela P | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are. I didnt actually need one, but you can google Uber and get rates. There are different links for Surf City and Topsail.
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