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Cheap Thrills on Bald Head Island

Published on Monday, June 12, 2023

Bald Head Island, NC is a hidden gem on the coast of North Carolina that offers visitors a serene and peaceful atmosphere that is perfect for a relaxing getaway. One of the best things about Bald Head Island is that there are plenty of free or low-cost activities that visitors can enjoy while they are here ... Visit the Beaches: Bald Head Island is known for its pristine beaches, and they are all free to the public. There are 14 miles of beaches to Continue reading

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"Hoppy" Easter from Bald Head Island

Published on Monday, March 13, 2023

Easter weekend on Bald Head Island will be hopping with fun activities for families, delicious dining options, and events supporting local nonprofits. Make your plans now to get in on the action! Friday, April 7 From 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1-2:30 p.m., the Bald Head Island Club is holding a craft workshop for kids ages 5-12 as a part of its “Easter Fest.” Later that afternoon, from 2-3 p.m., a Cornhole contest will take place on the multipurpose Continue reading

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5 Fun Ways for Families to Pass the [Turtle] Time on Bald Head Island

Published on Tuesday, February 14, 2023

| NO. 1 |GET IT IN GEAR The most popular modes of transportation on Bald Head Island are the electric golf cart and bicycle. Whenever possible, opt for two wheels or your own two feet to best soak up the surroundings. Coastal Urge and Riverside Adventure Co. rent bikes by the day and by the week. | NO. 2 |USE YOUR HEAD Enjoy a stellar view of the marina and a little friendly competition at Trivia Night or Bingo Night at Will o’ the Wisp . | NO Continue reading

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Why You Will Love Fishing in Bald Head Island

Published on Friday, October 1, 2021

Fishing isn't just a quiet pastime for Grandpa anymore. These days, it is an exciting sport that men and women of all ages love. Bald Head Island has plenty of fun activities to make a memorable vacation and fishing is one of its popular attractions. So if you are thinking about adding a fishing excursion to your itinerary, we can tell you it will be worth it! Besides being fun for friendly competition, fishing is good for your health! The sun provides Continue reading

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Top Things to do in Bald Head Island for 2021

Published on Monday, February 15, 2021

Whether you’ve been to Bald Head Island or not, it’s unlikely you’ve had the chance to experience all the island has to offer. It’s one of the most beautiful and serene places on our East Coast and we hope everyone gets the opportunity to visit. If you are traveling to our North Carolina haven for the first time or you’re a seasoned visitor, here are some of our favorite things to do that you can add to your bucket list Continue reading

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5 Romantic Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day on Bald Head Island

Published on Friday, January 31, 2020

When the rest of the world is sending flowers, buying chocolates and making dinner reservations, you are planning a Valentine’s Day that’s unforgettable. A weekend on the laid back and romantic island of Bald Head. A short ferry ride over to an island that promotes love and relaxation. Here are five romantic ways to spend Valentine’s Day on Bald Head Island. Bald Head Island’s beautiful beaches promote passion. With 14 miles of pristine beaches, Continue reading

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Why You Need a Girls Trip to Bald Head Island

Published on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Girls just want to have fun! When you get your best girlfriends together for a trip, it almost doesn’t even matter where you go. But beautiful Bald Head Island is the perfect location for an unforgettable girls’ getaway. Besides stunning views and miles of pristine beaches, there is much to do on this unique island. Bald Head Island’s tranquil day spa Island Retreat is an ideal way to unwind with your favorite ladies. Spend the afternoon getting Continue reading

Making Memories on Bald Head Island

Published on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Lasting memories are made every day in beautiful Bald Head Island. We recently invited our island visitors to share their own memories with us for a chance to win a complimentary four night stay for four guests. With the deadline for the contest being April 30th, there are just a few days left and well over a hundred entries in the running. Besides beautiful photos of families and friends, we have enjoyed the many stories submitted that have been Continue reading

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5 Things to do on a Rainy Day in Bald Head Island

Published on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

They say April showers bring May flowers so this month you might get some rainy days. But what do you do in beautiful Bald Head Island when it’s rainy out? Exploring the beach and the hiking trails are popular things to do but not as popular when it’s raining. Here are some of our favorite things to do when the weather is not ideal.  Shopping – While Bald Head Island doesn’t have a huge selection of shopping malls, there are plenty of great shops Continue reading

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Bald Head Island’s Best Kept Secret

Published on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The beaches of Bald Head Island are bustling throughout the summer. Vacationers come to stroll 14 miles of pristine beaches and relax on an island with an easy-going pace. Summertime is a great time to visit Bald Head Island. SHHH… the secret is spring is even better!   Visit between the beginning of March through April to find a laid-back island life style with an even more quieter and secluded feel. You can still bask in the same warm sun Continue reading

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Your 2018 Bald Head Island Bucket List

Published on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Another year has begun. There is nothing magical about a new year but having a “clean slate” does make you think about things you are determined to make happen THIS year. Whether you made resolutions or not, a Bald Head Island vacation should be on everyone’s to-do list. Don’t let another year pass you by without experiencing the true magic of this amazing island. We’ve compiled a list of things to add to your itinerary when you do get here. It may Continue reading

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Top Games to Play in Your Bald Head Island Rental

Published on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

When you aren’t out exploring Bald Head Island, you might need help keeping your crew occupied in your rental home. The idea was to get everyone together for quality time so the last thing you want is everyone in their separate rooms watching TV or talking on their phones. Here are some of our favorite indoor activities your family might love to play in your Bald Head Island vacation home. Minute to Win It is a great game for those who have short Continue reading

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Your Bald Head Island Gift Guide

Published on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas is only a couple weeks away! Have you gotten all your gifts yet? If you need a last minute gift or an idea for a future special occasion, we have some suggestions that are sure to make someone’s day. Things are nice but you can’t keep them forever. We are going to go over some great Bald Head Island activities that anyone can enjoy because the memories are what really last. Many of us love sea turtles and it’s always a treat to see them Continue reading


Season’s Greetings from Bald Head Island

Published on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Holiday season is in full swing! This is one of the happiest times of the year. What better way to spend it than with friends and family on Bald Head Island? With temperatures in the 60’s, the season is shaping up to be merry and the beaches are welcoming. The island is alive with plenty to do! Why Make Bald Head Island your Home for the Holidays The Atmosphere  When you arrive after an enjoyable ferry ride, you’re forced to slow down with only Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping and a Day of Golfing on Bald Head Island

Published on Monday, October 30, 2017

Bald Head Island is one of our favorite weekend getaways. A short ferry ride away and you feel like you’re in another world. Untouched acres of beach, marsh and maritime forest preserves along with intimate Bald Head Island vacation rental neighborhoods create a quiet atmosphere. There are plenty of activities to do on the island including a few of our favorites: Golfing and Shopping.  The Bald Head Island Golf Course was originally designed Continue reading

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Things to do this Winter in Bald Head Island

Published on Thursday, October 5, 2017

On a recent online poll, readers were asked what was their favorite time to visit Bald Head Island. While some did have a favorite season, the majority said any time on the island was wonderful. So if you’re wondering if this winter is a good time to plan a Bald Head Island vacation , it is! Here are some reasons why: It’s not too cold! Some look forward to freezing temperatures and snowy activities but others want the chill of a winter season for Continue reading

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How to Preserve Your Bald Head Island Vacation Memories

Published on Monday, August 28, 2017

  One of the best parts of vacationing on Bald Head Island is organizing and sharing your travel memories with loved ones.  While we live in a digital age where you can share pictures directly from your smartphone to your Facebook profile at the push of a button, in this article we share a few old-school ways to preserve your vacation memories.    Create A Memory Box   You may save your Passport to Paradise from Delphina Coastal Continue reading


30 Ways to Enjoy Your Last Days of Summer Bald Head Island Style

Published on Sunday, August 20, 2017

We have a little over 30 days of summer left for this year.  Although it seemed to fly by, there is still time to enjoy part of the season at Bald Head Island. In this blog post, we list 30 ways you can celebrate part of summer with us.  Whether you come for a quick day trip for the first time or you take advantage of one of our summer specials and stay longer, this list will give you plenty of ways to spend a few summer days on Continue reading

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Something for Everyone in Bald Head Island

Published on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

One of the best things about Bald Head Island is there is something for everyone to enjoy on their vacation. While many are attracted by the beauty, the seclusion, or the lack of automobiles, there is fun to be had by all in your group no matter their age or circumstances. If you are planning a Bald Head Island vacation , here are some things you can look forward to.  Traveling with Kids: Along with miles of pristine beaches to play on and the Continue reading

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National Lighthouse Weekend on Bald Head Island

Published on Friday, July 28, 2017

The official National Lighthouse Day is on August 7th, 2017. On this day the US Bureau of Lighthouses was created back in 1789. Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, safe entries to harbors and also assists in aerial navigation. With modern electronic navigational systems on the scene the number of operational lighthouses has declined. Join us as we celebrate history during National Lighthouse Day Weekend “Two Centuries of Continue reading

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Turtle Hatching Season in Bald Head Island

Published on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Seeing a baby sea turtle hatch is a rare and exciting occasion. Sea turtles have long been a symbol of open water and a favorite of the marine creatures. Did you know nearly all species of sea turtles are classified as endangered? Sad, but true. These turtles are a fundamental link in marine ecosystems by helping maintain the health of sea grass beds and coral reefs. Not to mention they are so cute! We are halfway through nesting season (mid-May to Continue reading

Check Out 2017 Southern Living Idea House

Published on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  The highly anticipated 2017 Southern Living Idea House opened to the public on June 16th on Bald Head Island at Cape Fear Station. This year Whitney Blair Custom Homes, winner of the 2016 Southern Living Custom Builder of the Year award, was chosen to collaborate with designer Eric Moser of Moser Design Group and interior designer, Lindsey Coral Harper based in New York City to complete the project.     The announcement of the Southern Continue reading

4th of July on Bald Head Island

4th of July Fun on Bald Head Island

Published on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The 4th of July is an exciting time to visit Bald Head Island . Full of festivities, there is so much fun to fit in throughout this Independence Day celebration. Here’s a list of our favorite four events you won’t want to miss on the 4th of July!  #4 Scavenger Hunt Meet at the Sail Shop on Tuesday, July 4th at 10:30am for an exciting Kayak Scavenger Hunt! Explore the creeks on Bald Head Island. Do you prefer land over sea? Then head to the Shoals Continue reading

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Savoring Summer on Bald Head Island

Published on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Significant to summer are barbecues in the backyard and umbrella drinks by the pool. Pair that with a Bald Head Island beachfront rental and you have a recipe for a summer vacation you’ll want to savor! Here’s the ingredients you’ll need to make your summer vacation a success.   The base ingredient is family of course. It’s the shell that holds everything together. Instead of getting individual hotel rooms throughout a resort, why not rent a house Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend Fun on Bald Head Island

Published on Monday, May 15, 2017

It’s time for sunshine and tan lines! Summer is right around the corner. What better way to kick it off than a three day holiday weekend! Bald Head Island welcomes back summer with cool events throughout the weekend. Memorial Day weekend celebrations begin on Saturday, May 27th with three days full of parties, kid’s activities and more! Who didn’t love field day when they were kids? Head to the Shoals Club at 11am for “Beach Day”. This exciting family Continue reading


Dare to Try Something New in Bald Head Island

Published on Thursday, May 4, 2017

Bald Head Island is a place like no other and there is much to explore and enjoy. When planning your Bald Head Island vacation , why not leave room in your itinerary to try something new? Life is short! It’s time to make even better memories getting out of your comfort zone and being more adventurous. Here are some ideas we have for your next trip to the island:  You may have seen a bicycle built for two at some point in your life but how many Continue reading

Pirate Invasion on Bald Head Island

The Pirate Invasion on Bald Head Island

Published on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

“Ahoy, matey! Me ship has set sail to take over the island!” The Pirate Invasion returns to Bald Head Island June 23-25, 2017, for a weekend full of freebooter fun. All hands on deck for this exciting schedule of events.  On Friday, June 23rd, visit the Pirates at Beach Access #5 as they attempt to take over the island in a sea battle. Party with the Pirates at 6:30pm in front of Delphina’s Cantina with live music and dancing. At 8:30pm Continue reading

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PGA Tour Heads to North Carolina

Published on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The countdown is on. If you’re a golf fan, you know the PGA Tour comes to Wilmington, NC during May 1st-7th for the Wells Fargo Championship. This is the first time in over 40 years that a PGA Tour sanctioned event will return to the city of Wilmington. “The Wells Fargo Championship has become recognized as a premier tournament and a favorite among the players since it made its debut on the PGA Tour in 2003”, said PGA Tour Commissioner... Continue reading

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An Easter Celebration on Bald Head Island

Published on Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spring into the season with Bald Head happenings that will have you hopping all over the island! Easter weekend is full of bunny sightings, colorful egg findings and delicious brunch dining. Bald Head Island offers it all to you for an unforgettable Easter celebration! It’s picture time! The Easter Bunny can be spotted in two locations over the holiday weekend. On Saturday, April 15th on the grounds of Old Baldy you can meet the Easter Bunny as well Continue reading

2017 Events on Bald Head Island

Published on Friday, March 31, 2017

This year is very special to Bald Head Island. We will be celebrating the 200th Birthday of Old Baldy Lighthouse, with numerous events throughout the year to mark the occasion. Make your plans now to be a part of the celebrations. With festivities kicking off in April and running through the holiday season, you’ll want to return to the island again and again to join in on the fun.       It’s estimated that Old Baldy Lighthouse has 28,000 Continue reading

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Girls Get-Away on Bald Head Island

Published on Friday, February 24, 2017

March Madness is right around the corner. Three weeks full of basketball watching, bracket strategy talking and referee faulting. Ladies, it’s perfect timing for a girls get-away!  Leave your cares and cars behind as you take the ferry over to Bald Head Island. You and your three best girlfriends check in to your premier ocean front cottage. You’re at once settled on the wrap-around porch with a view of the sea! A toast to one well deserved women Continue reading

Your Spring Getaway

Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Youtube movie: Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, weather is warming up – we are talking about the spring season! One of the best times to visit Bald Head Island is during the spring and we’ll tell you why. There’s so much to do and the weather is ideal! The Bald Head Island Club golf course provides a relaxed atmosphere and quiet environment for serious golfers as well as those just up for a fun Continue reading

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Pre-Spring Fling on Bald Head Island

Published on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Need a weekend get-away? Looking for a vacation spot that you can get to before the vacationers do? Look no further because pre-spring is the best kept secret on Bald Head Island. This is the locals’ favorite time of year which means perfect weather without the crowds. With Presidents Day this Monday why not make it a 3 day weekend you won’t forget!  You ride the ferry in on Friday afternoon and check in to your premier Bald Head Island property Continue reading


The Perfect Summer Vacation

Published on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning so you can make the most of your vacation. Bald Head Island has everything you could want for an ideal summer break: 1 – Beaches – When people talk about summer, one word usually comes to mind: BEACH! Whether it’s east coast or west coast, our country’s beaches attract thousands each year for that coveted beach vacation. What’s so great about Bald Head Island? You’ll find 14 miles of Continue reading

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A Trip For Two This Valentine’s Day

Published on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A subtropical island with breathtaking sunsets, untouched acres of beach and intimate vacation rentals surrounded by natural beauty. Romance blooms on Bald Head Island! Why not plan a trip for two this Valentine’s Day and we’ll plan the rest…  Wake up leisurely to a cup of coffee on the veranda of your quaint cottage with magnificent views of the ocean. It’s your day so you are not in a hurry but you would like a little adventure on Valentine’ Continue reading

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A Lighthouse Lovers Hop

Published on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

North Carolina is a great place to visit for those who love to explore lighthouses. Used as location markers along the coast lighthouses hold a wealth of history and are intriguing to tour. North Carolina has a total of 9 original lighthouses still standing making this Lighthouse Lovers Hop packed with excitement!  Out of the 9 original lighthouses 5 can be toured and climbed. Our hop starts at Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Red brick towers above Continue reading

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Local Runner Excited for Badwater Cape Fear Race

Published on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Suzanne Tulsey of Oak Island, North Carolina has been running races for nineteen years. Additionally, she has been vacationing on Bald Head Island for the last thirteen, which is why it’s no surprise to say the Badwater Cape Fear ultra-distance race taking place on Bald Head Island on March 19th has a special place in her heart.   While Tulsey usually runs shorter distance races, the opportunity to participate in the Badwater Cape Fear race Continue reading

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Bald Head Island Hosts 3rd Annual BADWATER Cape Fear Race

Published on Monday, March 14, 2016

This weekend, approximately 150 runners from all over the United States and Canada will flock to beautiful Bald Head Island, off the coast of North Carolina, to participate in the third annual BADWATER Cape Fear race. The 50­mile race taking place along Bald Head Island’s beautiful sandy beach is one of three races between now and July that challenges runners, as part of the  BADWATER Ultra Cup Series , to ultra-long running distances across Continue reading

Running Trails on Bald Head Island

Published on Sunday, January 10, 2016

On Bald Head Island, there’s a route for every runner. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out on a new year’s resolution - Bald Head Island’s relatively flat, picturesque scene is the perfect place to get in your daily run.    Intermediate/Advanced - 7 miles +    This long loop around the island totals just over 7 miles. Jumping in anywhere along the route, you’ll run past some of the most coveted scenery on the Continue reading


Hiking on Bald Head Island Offers All-Season Excitement

Published on Friday, December 18, 2015

When the great outdoors offers as much beauty as the forests of Bald Head Island, there’s no reason to stay inside. There are so many things to enjoy about the wide variety of scenic locations on Bald Head Island, and so many ways to enjoy them. Cart tours, biking, geocaching, beach walking, birding, paddle boarding, sailing, and canoeing are all fantastic ways to take in the sights.  Hiking is a favorite way for locals and visitors to experience Continue reading

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Top 5 Things to do if Spending Christmas on Bald Head Island

Published on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

1. Have a Christmas tree There is no better time than now to trade in the holiday parties and overcrowded stores for a peaceful Christmas vacation on Bald Head Island. And just because you (smartly) opt to spend Christmas at the beach, doesn’t mean you have to spend it without a Christmas tree. Conveniently, the  Maritime Market is selling Christmas trees this year, and they're on sale now for only $39.99. Additionally, the Bald Head Island Continue reading


Winter Birding on Bald Head Island

Published on Monday, December 14, 2015

Winter may offer a chilly setting on Bald Head Island, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do. Whether you’re a bird enthusiast or just want to experience some of the natural beauties of the island, birding Bald Head can be a memorable experience for the whole family. There are many species of birds that inhabit Bald Head Island and though ground birds might be scarce, others enjoy the cooler weather and make for exciting hiking and photo Continue reading

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Relax Into the Natural Joys of Autumn on Bald Head Island

Published on Saturday, October 24, 2015

Bald Head Island is on the southernmost tip of North Carolina's barrier islands and merely minutes from Wilmington. This vacation destination is accessible only by passenger ferry or private boat and guests and locals use golf carts to get around. This not only makes the island perfectly laid back, it’s also easier on the environment. This 12,000-acre subtropical island is graced with 14 miles of pristine beaches , thousands of acres of Continue reading


Bald Head Island Goes Pink: Surpassing Expectations

Published on Saturday, October 24, 2015

The first weekend of October on Bald Head Island was dedicated to ‘going pink’ - a phrase nationally coined to reference the support and awareness raised for breast cancer research. Coinciding with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bald Head Island teamed up with the Susan G Komen Foundation for the second year in a row to put on a variety of events to raise funds and voices for a disease that directly affects so many of us.    In what Continue reading

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Bald Head Island, Top Spot for North Carolina Fishing

Published on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Saltwater fishing in North Carolina is saltwater fishing at its best. Between surf, inshore, and offshore    locations - from Ocean Isle to the Outer Banks - there is no shortage of opportunity for saltwater    anglers.      Lucky for us, we don’t have to go far to enjoy one of the best fishing spots of all on the North Carolina    coast. Southeast outdoor blogger, Jeff Dennis, says due to the triangular Continue reading

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Golf at One of NC’s Best Rounds of Golf

Published on Friday, March 6, 2015

Golfweek Magazine has discovered something we’ve known for a long time: a round of golf at the Bald Head Island Club is one of the best in North Carolina. In their  Courses You Can Play, 2014 list, Golfweek gives duffers a state-by-state guide of the top courses, and here in North Carolina, four coastal courses appear: the Bald Head Island Club here on Bald Head Island, Leopard’s Chase and Tiger’s Eye at Ocean Ridge in nearby Sunset Beach, and Continue reading

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