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Your Bald Head Island summer vacation is right around the corner. You and the family have been looking forward to this trip all year long. Now the countdown is on to the time you arrive on a ferry to this laid-back beach town. Here’s a few “must dos” while on the island that the whole family will love!
Everyone loves an adventure and the beaches on Bald Head Island offer one exciting experience after another. Sail away with the Sail Shop offering sailing lessons for any skill level. Find your balance on a Stand-Up Paddle Board. Go fly a kiteboard with lessons from Coastal Urge ideal for those new to the sport. Hang ten with the whole family riding in the waves on a surf board or boogie board.
If your family is full of sports enthusiasts check these Bald Head Island options out! Turtle Trots is a 5K that supports the Bald Head Island Conservancy’s Sea Turtle Protection Program. Step on to some of the most beautiful greens in the Southeast. This George Cobb- designed course winds through the forest, under the eye of Old Baldy and out onto the dune ridge where a 180-degree view of the ocean greets you for the final holes.
Show some love on one of the four tennis courts at The Bald Head Island Club’s Tennis Center. Croquet anyone? This Championship croquet greensward at the Bald Head Island Club regularly hosts United States Croquet Association tournaments and will host your family too! That’s right, croquet on Bald Head Island is open to beginners as well as seasoned veterans.
Sneak in a history lesson. Bald Head Island was home to a British Fort and hospital in the Revolutionary War. Explore details on a Historic Tour from the Old Baldy Foundation. Climb Old Baldy, North Carolina’s longest standing lighthouse, rising above the trees, looking out over the sea, marsh and harbor, and greeting you when you arrive on the ferry.
There is so much to do with the family on Bald Head Island. The count down is on to the summer vacation your family has been dreaming about. How many sleeps till you’re Bald Head Island vacation?
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