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North Carolina’s Brunswick islands are situated on the southern most shoreline. These barrier-island beaches attract families year after year to enjoy laid-back vibes and signature seafood. With six beautiful beaches on five barrier islands how is one to choose? Here are a few reasons why we choose Bald Head Island every time!
Bald Head Island is the southernmost of the Brunswick Islands, located at the confluence of the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean. You can reach this subtropical island only by passenger ferry or private vessel keeping the island quaint and free from crowds. Once on the island you can’t help but to stop and be absorbed by its relaxed vibe.
We love the beaches on Bald Head Island not only for the beauty but diversity as well. South Beach features long stretches of sand and calmer waters. It’s the perfect beach for a long walk and spending the day with the family. East Beach is great for boogie boarding and surfing. Must see spots include Cape Fear Point, where Frying Pan Shoals extends 30 miles offshore, and the wide stretch of sand where West Beach meets South Beach which is great for beachcombing.
Explore the outdoors on nature trails providing 360-degree views of the marsh. The Bald Head Woods Maritime Forest Preserve offers several trails ranging from easy to moderate that will lead you through woods and beneath an enchanting canopy of trees. Be prepared to discover wildlife such as fiddler crabs scurrying into its hole.
Old Baldy is North Carolina’s oldest standing lighthouse. One of the prettiest sights on the island is Old Baldy rising above the trees, looking out over the sea, marsh, and harbor. Climb Old Baldy’s 108 steps for breathtaking views of the island. You can visit the Smith Island Museum and learn about Bald Head Island’s seafaring history.
If you’re looking to relax, enjoy the outdoors, and take in incredible sights then Bald Head Island is a great place to visit. Stay in one of the many charming neighborhoods that respect the natural beauty of its surroundings. Book your Bald Head Island vacation rental now and see why we choose Bald Head Island every time!
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