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5 Tips to Planning Your Bald Head Island Vacation

Your Vacation Home - The first step of planning your vacation is finding the perfect vacation rental. Deciding on your getaway home is not always the easiest choice, but Intracoastal Realty on Bald Head Island is on hand to help you select the best accommodations for your family. From a spacious porch with stunning beach views to plenty of bedrooms with a cozy fireplace or private beach access, there are a variety of options to choose from.

Tips for budget conscience vacation home shoppers include traveling during the months of November-April where rates can be as much as 60% less than peak season rates. Peak season stays can also be less if the home is located on the interior of the island. Of course, that summer vacation only rolls around once every year, so staying oceanfront and ocean view may be a must for you. Remember beach access is never far away no matter where you are at on Bald Head Island.

Getting Here - Bald Head Island is truly the place to go to get away from it all. A 20-minute ferry ride is taken to reach the island from the marina in Southport, NC. Tickets have to be purchased in advance as ferry rides are on a set schedule. You can purchase tickets and see the ferry schedule here.

Pack Accordingly – Bald Head Island has a little of everything from marshes and preserves, miles of beaches, hiking and biking trails. Make sure you pack for every activity: swimsuit for the beach or the pool, a sweater for cool nights, golf and croquet attire, tennis shoes for outdoor sports. If you’re planning on soaking up some sun, don’t forget the sunscreen. You don’t want to come up short!

The Memories - Remember your camera. Bald Head Island has one-of-a-kind beauty that you don’t want to forget. As you make lasting memories with your friends and family, you’ll want to have mementos to take home with you in terms of photos and videos. The unmatched scenery of the island makes a perfect backdrop for your vacation photo album.

Shopping Tips - Each rental comes equipped with startup items but extras will need to be purchased and can be found at the Maritime Market. Wine and beer are also sold at the market, but liquor is not sold on the island. Beach equipment and bicycles are available for rental on the island.

We know whenever you decide to come, you’ll have the vacation of a lifetime. Bald Head Island is where you want to be to relax, kick back, and take time off from the real world. We look forward to seeing you here!

Published by Trisha Howarth
Thursday, February 23, 2023

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