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The “Pirates Are Coming” Festival, Bald Head Island’s annual weekend of revelry and mayhem, is almost here!
Hosted by the Old Baldy Foundation as a fundraiser, the event kicks off on Friday, August 1 with a Pirate Block Party and invasion of the island by Sinbad and the crew of the Meka II. On Saturday, eat Pancakes with Pirates and check out the Pirate Ghost Walk. Wind up the weekend on Sunday with a pirate-themed race and family-friendly
We’re excited to announce that Bald Head Island has seen it’s fair share of media coverage lately! If you missed any of these great stories, we’ve recapped the last few weeks for you here.
Last week, the island was one of five locations featured in a story titled “ Most Romantic Beaches in Georgia and the Carolinas ” on USA Today! It’s an honor to be included in this list, which features such beautiful locations as Kiawah Island, SC and Rodanthe
Turtle nesting season is in full swing on Bald Head Island. The BHI Conservancy reports a total nest count of 20 nests for the season to date. This is a lower number than last year at this time due to the cyclical nature of turtle nesting (female turtles do not nest every year) and it is not unusual to have a year with fewer nests (back in 2009, the island only had 37 nests all season!).
Last week’s brush with Arthur did not seem to bother
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