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Topsail Island

Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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“great beach” (38 reviews)
“quiet beach” (16 reviews)
Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is nostalgic... My family has gone for 7 years straight and stayed ocean from the last week of May. Because they have school into June - May is still considered out of season so ocean front places are SO affordable this week. There...More

Thank 537shawnaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a low key beach where you just want to relax, you have found it! Soft sand, tons of shells and shark teeth.

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an awesome beach! Despite going over the 4th of July it wasn't overly crowded! The beach was very clean and finding parking was very easy! Where we parked even had a place to wash your feet before you got back in the car!...More

Thank Samiam0884
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant place, great for families, I love the quietly of these place nothing crowed as other beaches and nice people around ! very unique and small town to a very relaxing time!

Thank Genelizth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the atmosphere, people and beach. Great family vacation spot. Dog friendly beach. Close to Wilmington but not too close.

1  Thank Debra B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Topsail was beautiful but it wasn't for us and the kids. We only live 2 hours away and decided to check out a new beach. It seems to service mostly vacationers who rent the nearby houses (no big condos to speak of) because there was...More

1  Thank beachbum2463
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet, never crowded, great local restaurants, great local people! Topsail is not commercialized with tons of "things" to do, it is all about going to the beach with your family and enjoying time together in this beautiful area of North Carolina!

Thank DSR916
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great family Beach!! We will be back for a longer stay! Beautiful Island with a lot of water activities!

Thank cfolwell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Topsail Island is part of my life. Such a relaxing place. No crazy frills like bigger, more crowded beaches. A place to enjoy getting away...

1  Thank EdRockster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drive down once a month or so to just get away for the evening. It's peaceful & relaxing and there are some incredible fishing spots if you like to fish.

Thank Marie W
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Julie W
5 April 2017|
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Response from EdRockster | Reviewed this property |
Yes. One is indeed around the middle of the island. It's smaller but on the same side of 210 as the beach. Another is just a few miles south of the north bridge near Sneed's Ferry. It's larger, features some trees, and has... More
Austin P
16 March 2017|
Response from gwayne409 | Reviewed this property |
Daddy Mac's if you can get in. Most romantic? Go to Thomas seafood and produce buy some mussels (frozen) and make some linguine with mussels in wine sauce and eat on your deck watching the sunset
Patricia A
15 March 2017|
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Response from Robert J | Reviewed this property |
We've been OBX visitors in the past and went to Topsail this past fall for the first time. We really liked it - similar to OBX but less crowded and less expensive. Fewer shopping and attraction options, but excellent public... More