Recent Blog Posts
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015
As summer winds down and Labor Day is around the corner, there are still plenty of warm beach days left of the year. Where better to spend them than one of the best beaches around? Bald Head Island was named in the Top 5 Best Beaches in North Carolina by CBS New York! It’s the only beach on the list that you take a ferry and really get away from it all . Along with miles of beachfront, the Island offers maritime forests and marshes, golf...
Posted on Tuesday, August 11, 2015
The Order of the Long Leaf Pine award is one of the most sought after and cherished awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina. This high honor is presented to North Carolinians who have a proven track record of service to our state. The award was created in 1963 with honorees receiving a certificate by which the Governor confers upon the recipient the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary privileged to enjoy fully all rights granted to...
Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Each year in August, pirates invade Bald Head Island and take over, declaring their loyalty to the island with good reason. In the 17th and 18th centuries, pirates ruled the waters off the coast of North Carolina and the Village of BHI was a favorite refuge and base for the buccaneers. Many pirates would stop here to replenish their provisions and bury their booty. Infamous pirates Stede Bonnet and Edward Teach (Blackbeard) made it their hideout...
Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015
It’s that time of year again—time for the Bald Head Island Pirate Festival!
Be here July 31st weekend as pirates arrive by tall ship and take over the island for several days of unbridled revelry. Events include an island takeover by the pirate ship Meka, a pirate party in the harbor, gun powder demonstrations and sword fighting, grub ship, duck race, pirate pancake breakfast, pirate games, crafts and an island-wide treasure hunt...
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Bald Head Island is truly the place to go to get away from it all. The pace is slower, the atmosphere is peaceful and relaxed, and the area’s natural beauty can be seen with every step. Since it is an island, here are some suggestions and reminders for planning your trip and leaving the mainland behind: 1- To reach the island, ferries take passengers from the marina in Southport to the shores of Bald Head Island. These ferries are on a schedule...
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Temperatures and entertainment are heating up around the island. Special festivities start on Thursday, July 2nd and there are still select houses available to rent for the holiday weekend. Nature lovers will appreciate such activities as the Sea Turtle Patrol, Turtle Walk and Birding BHI. Adventure seekers will appreciate the Patriot Paddle Excursion, Kayaking the Creeks or Beach Bootcamp. There’s also Bald Head After Dark activities...
Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Artists flock to Bald Head Island, seeking inspiration in the natural beauty and the peace of the place. Painters, photographers, sculptors, and more come to the island for the No Boundaries Art Colony (held at Captain Charlie’s in November), but even more artists live on and visit the island throughout the year. We decided to speak to a few of these artists to learn how they see Bald Head Island.
For this inaugural post, we spoke with Taylor...
Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Things are looking brighter at Deep Point Ferry Terminal these days. That’s because every light bulb in the parking area—all 147 of them—has been upgraded to use LED bulbs.
The results are easy to see: brighter, cleaner, more crisp
These changes are having a big impact on the guests and residents who call Bald Head Island home (even if it is only for a couple of weeks), and the folks who work on-island. Simply put, the LED lighting...
Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015
It may be tempting to place your home on a “for rent by owner” website and attempt to handle the rental of your home without using a professional agency. While saving on agency fees may be tempting, are the savings really money in the bank? Time is money. The value of having an agency handle rental for you allows you to focus on the enjoyment of your second home versus the rental and maintenance aspects associated with home ownership...
Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015
We all know that Bald Head Island is one of the great beach
destinations in the South, and today we can announce that we have received
quite a distinctive honor. Southern
Living , the classic taste making magazine of the South—has partnered with Bald Head Island Limited, LLC, to build the first new neighborhood on the Island in more than five years. The Southern
Living Inspired Community at Cape Fear Station will be a collection of