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Why Beach Lovers Visit Bald Head Island?

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Bald Head Island has appeared in numerous publications for having some of the best beaches in the country.  BHI has  14 miles of pristine beaches located on the southernmost tip between the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean.  Many people consider one of the best features of Bald Head Island to be that is “car free.”

BHI has been named to popular lists such as America’s Best Beaches, Best Southern U.S. Islands, one of the Best Places to Live in 2005 and one of Best Green Cities.  Bald Head Island is appealing to people who want a “quiet and upscale getaway.”  Often compared to places like Kiawah Island and Sanibel Island, BHI is known for its long stretch of sandy coastline, abundance of sea turtles and the Old Baldy Lighthouse.

What does Bald Head Island have to offer beach lovers?

There are beautiful beaches located on the eastern, western and southern shores of the island.  Since the sun both rises and sets over the Atlantic Ocean, you can enjoy amazing views every day.  If you like activities like bird watching, kayaking or hiking, Bald Head Island also has over 10,000 acres of nature preserves which offers visitors the opportunity to see a variety of birds, dolphins, deer and other wildlife.

You can choose the beach that best fits what you desire to do each day of your vacation which makes Bald Head Island special.  For people who like to surf or ride a boogie board, East beach would be a great place to spend the day.  Families that want to just relax and walk along the water’s edge can choose to rent umbrellas, beach chairs and games to spend time near the calm waters of South beach. Residents and frequent visitors to BHI recommend North beach to enjoy a sunset and is great for paddleboarding, fishing and shell hunting.  West beach provides you with a gorgeous place to take a long stroll or just sit and watch the ferry come and go.

Do you want to bring your four legged family member to the beach with you?

Bald Head Island is pet friendly and allows you to walk your dogs off leash on many of the beaches. During the turtle nesting season, you must have your pet on leash from sunrise to sunset. Many pet owners have cited Bald Head Island as a great place to bring their dogs.  Also, BringFido.com shows BHI as receiving 5.0 out of 5 bones for being pet friendly.  

Whether you want to enjoy popular water activities such as boogie boarding or take a relaxing walk, Bald Head Island is a location any beach lover would enjoy.  Start planning your vacation now by visiting our website.