Bald Head Island Limited
Owned by the George P. Mitchell Family
Bald Head Island has seen many important dates in its long and colorful history, but few have had the lasting impact of June 14, 1983, when the George P. Mitchell Family purchased the island’s unsold land and made a commitment to responsible and sustainable development. Many critical decisions were made in those first few years—to abandon an earlier developer’s plans to build a second golf course on the island, but instead dedicate 200 acres of maritime forest as a preserve; to build no bridge to the island, but instead rely on ferry access and golf carts as the primary modes of transportation; and to buck the high-rise building trend overtaking coastal towns, but instead pursue a sensitive land plan that respected the island’s natural environment.
Further, the Mitchell Family would donate land and funds to help establish the Bald Head Island Conservancy and Old Baldy Foundation, caretakers of the island’s ecology and history. After nearly four decades of stewardship, the Mitchell Family and Bald Head Island Limited remain committed to their original vision: To create a viable premier island community where people may live in harmony with nature and each other.