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Topsail Island

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Address: Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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US$85.00*
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Guided Kayak Paddling Tours on Topsail Island NC
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US$225.00*
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Guided Kayak Fishing Trips of Topsail Island NC

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Growing area but still quite. Lovely beaches

Vacationed on Topsail Island ,2 years for a month each time. Liked the area so much we have moved from NY to a home just 5 minutes away from the island.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dvldog67
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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Vacationed on Topsail Island ,2 years for a month each time. Liked the area so much we have moved from NY to a home just 5 minutes away from the island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a privately owned condo here for my son-in-laws graduation from the Marines training school in May 2015. I fell in love with the area - I could seriously move here! The beaches were clean and uncrowded...lots of beautiful shells to be found! I can't wait to go back and visit here someday!

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Thank Lorianderson40
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

15 women in a beautiful house on N. Topsail, we do it every year in the fall and it's always the perfect timing. We love to rent a house with a private pool and close to the ocean, at least 3 or 4 nights. Topsail Island is so beautiful and peaceful, great place to relax or have fun!

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Thank Anne O
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Topsail island could be the up and coming beach, but there are still many older unmaintained homes mixed with newer, well landscaped homes. The beach is worrisome since high tide comes nearly to the dunes.

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Thank mccloy9
Statesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Not too crowded even in summer. Trash did seem to pile up at the beach access points, but beaches were clean. Great place for a beach getaway!

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Summersville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you are wanting a place to just relax, it's Topsail!! My favorite point is that there is no crazy busy boardwalk. There are plenty of great restaurants and lots and lots of beautiful beach!! We have stayed in various homes, condos and hotels. Haven't had problems with any of the rental companies. Great place for families :)

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Castle Hayne, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Renting a beach house here for 5 months of the winter. See dolphin and take beach walks daily. Regularly also see humpback whales. Beach isn't busy or crowded in the winter, but many establishments are still open, just maybe reduced operating hours. Surf City Community Center is also a great place to work out. Nice, clean and decently equipped facility.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

But telling you this means I will have to share my favorite destination with you and I'm not sure I'm ready to do that.... LOL It's a nice - not too commercialized place and I don't want that to change.

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Can't wait to get back to Topsail! We had the most relaxing time. It was nice to be able to walk to almost anywhere you wanted to go. The hotel we stayed in was owner operated and small. Loved it! Was hoping to keep it a small paradise for us, but you just can't keep things that are so good... More 

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Topsail Island is a great spot to relax and enjoy life! It's a quaint island with friendly locals and a relaxed atmosphere. If you are looking for a Daytona Beach or Disney vacation, this is not your place to go. There are nice, beachfront family owned restaurants, and many things to do and see that are indigenous to the island.... More 

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