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What Makes Bald Head Island So Special

Bald Head Island Landscape

What’s your favorite thing about Bald Head Island? Is it the beaches? Is it the maritime forests? There are other places in the world that have beaches and forests so what makes Bald Head Island so special? We’re going to dive into some of the magic of the island that makes people come back year after a year.

The Slow Pace – Some people love big cities like New York or Atlanta where everything is fast paced and people are zooming to get everywhere. Others love a nice, quiet place where they can relax and unwind. Bald Head Island is accessible by ferry and when you get to the island, you get around by bicycles or golf carts instead of cars. A bike ride through the charming neighborhoods is sure to have you relaxed. 

The Unparalleled Scenery – You know the old saying: “Just add water”? It seems to be the cure all. Bald Head Island boasts 10,000 untouched acres of beach, marsh, and maritime forest preserves. You can stroll along 14 miles of pristine beaches with long stretches of sand and ideal waves for surfing or paddleboarding. You can enjoy a kayak or canoe ride through the creeks and explore Bluff Island. The Bald Head Island Conservancy even offers organized hikes and nature walks so you can enjoy trails with an experienced naturalist. 

The History – Bald Head Island is full of rich history. Did you know the island was home to a British fort and hospital in the Revolutionary War? You can take a tour around sites including three lighthouse keeper’s cottages dating back to 1903. Old Baldy is the oldest standing lighthouse in North Carolina. You can get more details of the island’s stories throughout the years on a historic tour from the Old Baldy Foundation. 

We may all have our own favorite things about Bald Head Island. Maybe it’s where you got engaged or took family vacations each summer. Maybe it’s the first time you went to a beach or went inside a lighthouse. It’s a special place for so many and we look forward to Bald Head Island vacation rentals and the whole island getting back to normal. We miss our visitors!

Published on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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