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Why You Should Consider Bald Head Island for Your Destination Wedding

Published on Tuesday, February 22, 2022

  If you are planning a destination wedding, look no further than the beautiful Bald Head Island. You don’t need to travel far to have an amazing wedding set in a tropical paradise. Bald Head Island is nestled on the coast of North Carolina and is about a 25-minute ferry ride from historic Southport. There are several reasons why Bald Head Island is a perfect choice for your destination wedding.  Let’s explore a few of them below Continue reading

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Bald Head Island’s Maritime Forest

Published on Thursday, June 24, 2021

The time has come. You’re finally planning a vacation. It’s been so long since you’ve traveled, you can’t decide where to go. The beach? The mountains? Somewhere exciting? Or somewhere quiet? We can help you decide! Bald Head Island has charm, unmatched scenery, beaches, creeks, and a maritime forest. It’s just the place you need to go to forget about the past year of chaos, relax and recharge.    Bald Head Continue reading

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Bald Head Island Welcomes Pets!

Published on Monday, May 31, 2021

Bald Head Island is a one-of-a-kind place that boasts unmatched beauty everywhere you look. Getting to experience the magic of the island is something you’ll be eager to share with others. Since our beloved pets are often treated just like family, you might be wondering if you should bring them with you. We say YES! You should bring your extended family (aka your dog) to Bald Head Island because we are all pet-friendly here. Since there are 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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Bring Remote Learning to Bald Head Island

Published on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Summer is coming to an end and it’s time for the kids to start heading back to school. This year, however, is a whole different ball game. School year 2020 does not look like the rest. This is a year where homeschool and virtual learning will take precedence over a live classroom. There will be challenges but there are also many benefits and freedoms to remote learning. Bald Head Island is a great place for virtual schooling as well as some Continue reading

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Five Romantic Ways to Propose on Bald Head Island

Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

You finally found the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. The next part is key. How will you pop the question? After all, this story will be told over and over, year after year. Bald Head Island is the perfect place to propose now here’s some ideas on how to make it spectacular!  Bald Head Island’s 14 miles of pristine beaches are a beautiful place to propose. Remember, timing is everything! Plan a walk on the beach to catch the Continue reading


6 Reasons Why Bald Head Island Should Make Your 2020 Bucket List

Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Bald Head Island, NC (Dec. 2019) – The term “bucket list trip” calls up images of far-flung destinations like the Machu Pichu or the Great Wall of China. And while many travelers dream of adventuring far and wide in search of picture-perfect beaches and jaw dropping landscapes (for the perfect Instagram post), many of those same travelers also look for destinations closer to home that provide the atmosphere and experiences to rival Continue reading

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Plan Your 2020 Bald Head Island Stay

Published on Saturday, December 28, 2019

Another wonderful year in Bald Head Island is coming to an end. 365 sunrises and sunsets in one of the most beautiful places in the country. Did you get to catch any yourself? Did you enjoy a nice, spacious, wraparound deck while listening to the waves crash? It’s never too late to book an island getaway! We’ve got plenty of available Bald Head Island luxury rentals to accommodate your family before winter is over. Captain Charlie’s 1 is a cozy historic Continue reading

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Local Review: Mojo’s on the Harbor

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

MoJo’s on the Harbor is a special spot on Bald Head Island for many reasons. For one, it’s the only waterfront dining experience on the island. Diners enjoy a relaxed atmosphere while getting beautiful views of the harbor watching the boats come in. If you’ve been to MoJo’s before, you likely noticed the wall of dollar bills. The restaurant has been open for eight years and has accumulated dollar bills from all over. When MoJo’s first opened for Continue reading

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Join Us to Celebrate Our Southern Living Inspired Community

Published on Friday, November 1, 2019

It’s almost time for one of the biggest celebrations on Bald Head Island! November 8th-10th will be our annual Roast and Toast on the Coast presented by Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate and Southern Living Magazine. This popular event features three days of amazing food and drinks, live music, and tons of fun.  We hope you like oysters because there will be a delicious Oyster Roast on November 8th. Head over to the Bald Head Island Club for Continue reading

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Get Away with the Guys in Bald Head Island

Published on Saturday, October 19, 2019

Is it time for a getaway for your guy friends? We live in a country with beautiful scenery and endless options to vacation so it could be overwhelming to narrow down the ideal spot. Depending on what your favorite thing to do is, you can pick a destination for skiing, golfing, surfing, fishing, hunting, and much more. Bald Head Island can check off a few of those so here are some reminders that the island can be the best guys’ trip you&rsquo Continue reading

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Keep the summer vibes going this fall

Published on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Girlfriends Getaway to Bald Head Island Once summer break concludes and the temperatures subtly dip in the Northern United States, thousands of travelers make the journey down to North Carolina’s awe-inspiring coast. While  Bald Head Island unceasingly welcomes families, honeymooners, and large groups throughout the year, our island paradise has also become an idyllic haven for girlfriend getaways. Bald Head Island, conveniently located Continue reading

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Things to do On Your Bald Head Island Summer Vacation

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Many of us have the fondest memories of our summer vacations when we were a kid. Getting out of school was exciting but most summers included a fun getaway. If you’re planning a beach vacation, Bald Head Island is the place to be! Besides stunning scenery, it’s a quiet and laidback island that is perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Here are some of our favorite summer things to do on Bald Head Island. The best way to stay cool on sunny days on Continue reading


The BADWATER® Cape Fear Race Returns to the East Coast with the 6th Annual Run

Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Bald Head Island, NC - With 50km and 51-mile race options, the Badwater® Cape Fear ultramarathon features a twelve-mile warm-up on the car-free, one-lane-wide roads of Bald Head Island, followed by either 19 or 39 miles of running on the wild and secluded sandy beach between Cape Fear and Fort Fisher. The race is held along the Atlantic Seaboard with spectacular views of the Frying Pan Shoals to the east and the wild and undeveloped marshlands Continue reading

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North Carolina Beach Options for Your 2019 Vacation

Published on Monday, December 10, 2018

If you are beginning to think about your 2019 vacation plans, then selecting the best beach to visit may be something you’ve started to research online. North Carolina is home to some of the most amazing beaches on the east coast. Whether you are looking to surf, fish or quietly stroll along and watch the water, there is something here for everyone. Below is a list of some of the best beaches that can be found in eastern North Carolina and what Continue reading


Must-See TV: Bald Head Island To Be Featured On HGTV’s Island Life

Published on Friday, December 7, 2018

The name itself, Island Life, conjures up images of sandy beaches and palm trees, the scent of the ocean, and the feel of salt on your skin. It’s no surprise that the immensely popular network HGTV found Bald Head Island a fitting subject for two episodes of their aptly named hit show. The episodes feature two families: a couple from Wisconsin that is planning to spend about six months of the year on Bald Head Island, and a North Carolina couple Continue reading


Plan a Father’s Day to Remember on Bald Head Island

Published on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 17, 2018.  What do you have planned for the special man in your life?  If you are still looking for the perfect gift, we have some recommendations that will make this day memorable for the entire family.  Sailing is one of the most popular activities on Bald Head Island.  You can book a sailing experience that includes a tour of the Cape Fear River for 2 hours.  The views are incredible 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

Day Trips to Consider When Staying at Bald Head Island

Published on Monday, March 5, 2018

Whether you are staying at Bald Head Island for a weekend or a week, there are plenty of things to do.  A day trip within a couple of hours of BHI allows you to learn more about all of the great things happening in Eastern, North Carolina. If you are planning a trip to Bald Head Island in 2018, you will want to read about some of the most popular day trips that you can take within 2 hours from Wilmington, North Carolina.   Boardwalk at Carolina Continue reading


Luxury Vacation Rentals on Bald Head Island

Published on Monday, January 29, 2018

Whether you are planning a corporate retreat or a vacation with family and friends, Bald Head Island offers luxurious and spacious beach homes with amazing views. Bald Head Island Limited Property Management offers “Premier Properties.”  There are sixteen beautifully decorated homes to select from for your next trip to Bald Head Island.    All Premier Properties have ocean views and sleeps from eight to sixteen people. Many of the homes Continue reading

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Labor Day Fun on Bald Head Island

Published on Saturday, August 12, 2017

The end of summer is approaching. It seems to fly by faster and faster each year. Before you start mourning the end of this cherished season, how about one last summer fling during Labor Day weekend! You have three days to enjoy the end of summer. What better way to do it than on the beautiful beaches of Bald Head Island! The forecast is clear to sunny skies with temperatures in the low 80’s during the day and low 70’s at night making Continue reading

9 Options for 7 Nights on Bald Head Island

Published on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Summer has finally come, but it will be gone before you know it. When’s the last time you’ve spent a summer on Bald Head Island? You have 7 nights, 9 options for discounts on the summer vacation of your dreams. Our  specials page has plenty of deals and discounts to get your family on the island for 10-30% off published rates. Which scenario would you like to reserve this summer?  Family Fun for Everyone! Bald Head Island 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

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Bald Head Island Makes Travel Channel’s 15 Fall Getaways

Published on Thursday, September 29, 2016

If you have had the opportunity to go to beautiful Bald Head Island, you could probably sum it up in one word: RELAXING. We aren’t the only ones to think so either. Travel Channel released a list of 15 Relaxing Fall Getaways and Bald Head Island is one of them. As summer ends and fall begins, many are planning their vacation away. The year is winding down and it’s prime time to relax a little before the holiday bustle begins. Also on the Continue reading

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A Trip to Bald Head Island This Fall

Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Kids are back in school, grown-ups are back to work and your favorite beach vacation spot is calling your name. It’s time to head to Bald Head Island. The crowds are fewer, the temperatures cooler and the prices are lower for the fall season. Not to mention a full line of fall favorite events throughout the months of September and October.  A short ferry ride over to your beach front rental where your reserved golf cart is waiting. Yes, Continue reading


Why Plan a Destination Wedding

Published on Saturday, May 28, 2016

The question has been asked and you said YES! It’s time to plan your wedding. You’ve dreamt about this day since you were a little girl, a day full of romance and love. However, in reality planning a wedding can be full of family drama and stress. Here are five reasons why destination weddings are the way to go!  Reason #1: Budget Friendly The average American wedding costs over $27,000 and that’s not including the honeymoon. Many resorts offer Continue reading

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A Bride’s Guide to an Island Wedding Dress

Published on Saturday, April 23, 2016

You’ve been dreaming about this day since you were a little girl. After searching far and wide for the perfect match, you’re finally ready to ‘say yes’ - a decision you’ll cherish forever. We’re talking about your choice of wedding dress of course! With the storybook setting of  Bald Head Island already in place for your big day - it’s only fitting that your wedding dress embody the same charm and jaw-dropping response evoked by the Island’s scenery Continue reading

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5 Unique Party Favors for your BHI Wedding

Published on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Even though we think a weekend on Bald Head Island is a treat in and of itself, it’s customary and polite to thank guests and members of the wedding party for making the trip to your destination wedding. From edible gifts to homemade sentiments, we’ve come up with 5 ways to say ‘thank you’ to your Bald Head Island wedding guests and give them with a little piece, or memory, of the Island to take back home.  1.      Cookies & Continue reading

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Bald Head Island's Top Wedding Locations

Published on Friday, November 20, 2015

North Carolina brides don’t need to travel far to find an idyllic destination wedding setting. Bald Head Island is a world of its own, with stretches of stunning pristine beaches, well-preserved dunes, and a quaint community feel - making it the  perfect location  for any bride's dream wedding. Whether guests are gathered barefoot on the beach or underneath a charming gazebo, there are options on the Island for every party.    Continue reading


31st Maritime Classic Road Race

Published on Saturday, November 7, 2015

  Maritime Classic Road Race 2015 It is a beautiful day on Bald Head Island and a perfect day for a run. The Maritime Classic was held today, Saturday, November 7. A total of sixty runners participated in the 31st annual event, which is sponsored by the Old Baldy Foundation and judged by the Wilmington Road Runners Club. Competition took place in various ages for a 5K run and a Field and Track Certified 10K run. A one-mile fun run was also included Continue reading

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Bald Head Island Goes Pink 2015

Published on Sunday, September 13, 2015

  Imagine your perfect weekend. Would you bring your friends and family? Or have a quiet weekend by yourself?  Practice yoga? Or go for a long run?  Go shopping? Eat good food?  Explore art galleries? Or browse designer homes? Enjoy a wine tasting? Eat a lot of cake…?  What about all of the above, all in one weekend – and all in support of a good cause? Bald Head Island and the Susan G. Komen Foundation are excited Continue reading


5 Reasons for a Man Trip on Bald Head Island

Published on Friday, September 11, 2015

Post-summer blues and back to work woes make it a better time than ever to take that boys’ weekend you’ve been wanting. Here are 5 good reasons why Bald Head Island should be at the top of your list this Fall.      #1 Weather      The mountain weekends are coming but it’s not time to get out the snow gear just yet; the water’s still warm and the fish are still biting (Bluefish, Grouper, Flounder.... Continue reading

Bald Head Island, a Delightful Destination Wedding Location

Published on Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Guest Blog by Audra Gibson, editor of Traveling Ink based out of Charleston, SC. Larry Brown stood and said a few words before he raised a glass in honor of his newly married daughter, Holland, and her husband, Aaron Cunningham, at their reception. He thanked the surrounding family and friends for coming to Bald Head Island, acknowledging that many people had spent a good measure of time and energy making the journey to attend the wedding. He then Continue reading

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