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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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Memorial Day Weekend Events 2023

Published on Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Memorial Day Weekend 2023 on Bald Head Island promises to be a blast, with family-friendly activities and dining events all weekend long. The Maritime Market is hosting one of its legendary Side Porch Oyster Roasts on Friday, May 26 from 5-7 p.m. Along with steamed oysters, Old Bay shrimp, house-smoked pulled pork, smoked chicken and numerous sides and desserts, you’ll enjoy live music and libations. This event almost always sells out. Register 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


How to Celebrate Halloween on Bald Head Island

Published on Monday, October 16, 2017

If you are looking for a new way to celebrate Halloween, look no further than a weekend or day trip to Bald Head Island.  While we have several great events occurring during the month of October, our Halloween Celebration will be among the most popular activities we host during the season.   Beginning on Friday, October 27th, kids will be able to attend parties with costume contests and trick-or-treat caravans during Halloween weekend. 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

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

Weddings on Bald Head Island

Where to Say “I do” in June

Published on Saturday, May 27, 2017

For over a decade June has been the most popular time of the year to get married in the United States. It’s a month full of sunshine but not extremely hot or humid like July and August. April rain showers are out of the way and vacation time is more prevalent in summer for those exciting destination weddings. With the date picked, where should you say “I do” in June?   If it’s a beach destination you desire than Bald Head Island is our number 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

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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Cinco de Mayo Celebrations on Bald Head Island

Published on Monday, April 17, 2017

Planning a trip to Bald Head Island during Cinco de Mayo? If so, we have some great events planned including authentic Mexican cuisine. Not to mention delicious margaritas! Bald Head Island Club invites you to a Cinco de Mayo pool party from 11am-2pm. Festive food and specialty drinks will be included in this outdoor event! The celebration continues that evening in the Grille or Palms Room with authentic Mexican dinner specials and drinks. For reservations 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


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

Bald Head Island Goes Pink

Go Pink this Weekend at Bald Head Island

Published on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease. A variety of events are held all over the world to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. Bald Head Island dedicates a full weekend of events 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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Fourth of July on Bald Head Island

Published on Friday, July 1, 2016

Bald Head Island really knows how to celebrate July 4th! Join the Old Baldy Foundation and Bald Head Island Community in celebrating Independence Day with our signature Golf Cart Parade. The annual parade is a highlight every summer with fun for everyone. Golf carts are the preferred mode of transportation on Bald Head Island and the parade is an opportunity to decorate the island with elaborate golf cart “floats”. Participants will follow tradition Continue reading

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Bald Head Island Welcomes Warriors

Published on Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bald Head Island warmly welcomes five brave veterans and their families for the Wounded Warrior Family Weekend. Beginning Thursday, April 21st, 13 adults and 16 children will spend some much deserved family time on the beautiful beaches of Bald Head Island. Two exceptional guest speakers, along with their families, will be present to enjoy this special weekend as well. This event brings the entire community together to show their thanks and recognition 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

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14-Year-Old Bald Head Island Vacationer Gives Back to the Community

Published on Thursday, December 10, 2015

At first glance, Alex Phillips is just like any other typical ninth grade girl in Virginia. She enjoys hanging out with her friends, playing softball, and going surfing - especially on Bald Head Island, where she has been visiting with her family for the past five years.   However, Alex is anything but ordinary. After losing her beloved aunt to breast cancer in the summer of last year, Alex decided to do something to make a difference that would 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 Ladies Invitational 2015

Published on Sunday, October 18, 2015

During the weekend of September 28th, 117 women golfers took to the greens to participate in an 18-hole tournament dedicated to ovarian cancer research. Despite inclement weather, the tournament was able to successfully raise over $5000 for She ROCKS, Inc. - the local charity of choice this year.     In fun Bald Head Island fashion, the annual charity golf tournament is run on a points based format: 5 points for double eagles, 4 points for Continue reading

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Why It's Time to Go Pink on Bald Head Island

Published on Thursday, October 8, 2015

  In 2015 in the U.S. alone, there are 2.8 million women with a history of breast cancer and 292,130 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed.  A total of 40,290 woman will die this year of the disease.    BHI Pink Weekend celebrates and salutes the incredible strength and courage of the women who have struggled and continue to struggle with this disease.  Although our home is a small island, together we can achieve a big Continue reading

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Bald Head Island Property Owner Awarded Long Leaf Pine

Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Order of the Long Leaf Pine award is one of the most sought after and cherished awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina.  This high honor is presented to North Carolinians who have a proven track record of service to our state. The award was created in 1963 with honorees receiving a certificate by which the Governor confers upon the recipient the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary privileged to enjoy fully all rights granted to Continue reading

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Pirates Invade Bald Head Island

Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Each year in August, pirates invade Bald Head Island and take over, declaring their loyalty to the island with good reason. In the 17th and 18th centuries, pirates ruled the waters off the coast of North Carolina and the Village of BHI was a favorite refuge and base for the buccaneers. Many pirates would stop here to replenish their provisions and bury their booty. Infamous pirates Stede Bonnet and Edward Teach (Blackbeard) made it their hideout Continue reading

The Pirates are Coming!!

Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

It’s that time of year again—time for the Bald Head Island Pirate Festival! Be here July 31st weekend as pirates arrive by tall ship and take over the island for several days of unbridled revelry. Events include an island takeover by the pirate ship Meka, a pirate party in the harbor, gun powder demonstrations and sword fighting, grub ship, duck race, pirate pancake breakfast, pirate games, crafts and an island-wide treasure hunt Continue reading

Celebrate Independence Day on Bald Head Island

Published on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Temperatures and entertainment are heating up around the island. Special festivities start on Thursday, July 2nd and there are still select houses available to rent for the holiday weekend. Nature lovers will appreciate such activities as the Sea Turtle Patrol, Turtle Walk and Birding BHI.  Adventure seekers will appreciate the Patriot Paddle Excursion, Kayaking the Creeks or Beach Bootcamp.  There’s also Bald Head After Dark activities Continue reading

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