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Add Some Pampering to Your Bald Head Island Vacation!

Published on Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Most people plan a vacation because they need a break. When we’re busy with work, family responsibilities, health issues, school, and packed schedules, we daydream about taking a week or two off to just relax . Sometimes just the planning of the vacation and coordinating it all can wear you out. When you set that luggage down at your destination, you let out a sigh of relief. You’ve finally made it. Time to relax! When you’re on Continue reading

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4 Tips to Help You Reach Your Goals This Year

Published on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

January is almost over. Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Did you put a plan in motion for things you want to improve this year? Whether it’s about exercise, keeping a budget, taking a vacation, or eating better, we know it’s much easier to set goals than to reach them sometimes. Let’s talk about how we’re going to keep up with our goals throughout the whole year.    Make Smaller Goals – It can be Continue reading

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Take the Trip - It's Good for Your Health!

Published on Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Many people long for a day off from the daily grind. We get so used to our routine that it becomes the norm and we sometimes forget to reward ourselves for our hard work. According to recent studies, about 28 million Americans don't get paid vacation days at all. Those who are offered paid time off receive an average of 10 days per year. But over half of those employed do not even use the days off they have earned. Some have said they are too busy Continue reading

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It's Time to Unwind on Bald Head Island

Published on Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Can you believe this year is wrapping up so quickly? Does anyone else feel like it flew by? We made our goals and started the year out strong and now we are at full speed. With the pandemic, things tend to be unpredictable. Whether it has made a big impact on you personally or not, we could all use a break from reality. What better place to go to for some relaxation than Bald Head Island? This lovely area is laid back and peaceful, making it the perfect... Continue reading

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Why Traveling is Good For You

Published on Tuesday, November 10, 2020

We all have one of those days. Those days where we just want to get away from it all. Or for many, one of those years. 2020 has been quite unpredictable. Getting away from it all is actually the perfect solution.    The best part about it is that you don’t need to go far to reap the benefits of travel. You don’t need a lot of money or a lot of time. Many people have never even seen most of their own country, and that is exactly Continue reading

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Why it’s Time to Take That Vacation

Published on Friday, July 24, 2020

When people think about taking a vacation, sometimes it’s just a dream that they never fulfill. Many need that extra push to get them to actually do it and when they do, they never look back. Have you been dreaming about your own getaway? Here’s why we think it’s time to set a date. The Health Perks of Taking a Vacation People travel for business and pleasure all of the time, but what about traveling for your health? It’s a Continue reading

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Tips to Staying Fit and Still Having Fun While on Vacation

Published on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Spring is here and you’ve worked hard to be swimsuit ready! Afraid a week on an island will throw you off your healthy routine? Let’s hope it does. After all, vacation is the one chance to take a break from the everyday routine. Sometimes our mind and body need a change of pace but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay active. Here are a few tips on how you can stay fit but still have fun while vacationing on Bald Head Island. Plan Continue reading

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A New Year Ahead on Bald Head Island

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2019

New year, new you? That phrase is pretty popular this time of year. It’s the time when most people sign up for the gym, set new goals, and start new ventures. There isn’t anything magical about a new number on the calendar, though. You don’t have to wait until a new week, a new month, a new year to incorporate positive habits in your routine to be the best you. We are planning our best year here on Bald Head Island and here are some of the things Continue reading

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Business Spotlight: Island Retreat Spa and Salon

Published on Thursday, July 18, 2019

Everyone loves to get away from it all once in a while. When you board the ferry to Bald Head Island, you can almost feel your worries fade away. The rut of your everyday life can wear you out so taking a nice trip out of town can be just what you need. Bald Head Island is a peaceful island without cars and miles of gorgeous scenery. It’s the perfect place to unwind and reset.  When you aren’t at the beach or relaxing at your Bald Head Island vacation rental 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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6 Reasons to Choose a Bald Head Island Retreat

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2019

The most recent polar vortex that tormented much of the United States served as a chilly reminder that it’s time to start planning that upcoming family escape to Bald Head Island, one of the prettiest North Carolina coast towns. Bald Head Island Limited has dozens of luxurious oceanfront North Carolina rentals, all of which are minutes from peaceful beaches, water adventures , nature strolls, and award-winning fine dining . Here are the top six Continue reading


Eating Healthy on Bald Head Island

Published on Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Eating Healthy on Bald Head Island With New Year’s Eve in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start planning your winter or spring getaway to Bald Head Island, North Carolina’s most beautiful island community. New Year’s Eve celebrations usually include an array of finger foods, flutes of expensive champagne, the highly-anticipated ball drop, and, of course, resolutions. One of the most Continue reading

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Gearing up for the New Year with 7 Goals

Published on Saturday, December 15, 2018

How can it already be the end of 2018? Every year seems to fly by even faster than the last. With a new year right around the corner, many are thinking of ways they can better themselves or their circumstances. Here in Bald Head Island, we are planning out our year and ways we can make 2019 our best year yet. Take the Trip – Stop telling yourself “one day…” and book the trip! Travel! Many people know how much time they can Continue reading

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5 Ways to Stay Fit on Your Bald Head Island Getaway

Published on Thursday, March 8, 2018

Vacations are great for getting away from it all, taking a break from routine and the daily grind, while relaxing in a beautiful location. Bald Head Island is the ideal place to take a break with gorgeous scenery and plenty to do and explore. While some people love to take a break from a vigorous workout routine they’re used to, others love to include some healthy habits and exercise on their trip. If you’re looking to come back from your... Continue reading

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Island Retreat Spa Reopens with New Owners

Published on Friday, April 22, 2016

Springtime brings great news for Bald Head Island residents and vacationers alike, as various new projects and businesses are popping up around the Island. Most recently, the luxurious Island Retreat & Spa has now reopened and is under new management. In true Bald Head Island fashion, the business is a family affair and is now owned by Maritime Market owners, Claude and Melissa Pope, and owned/operated by their daughter and son­in­law, Continue reading


11 Golf Cart Safety Tips

Published on Friday, December 11, 2015

One of the joys of Bald Head Island is the lack of cars. No cars are allowed on the island, which eliminates traffic, reduces the impact on the protected natural environment of Bald Head Island, and provides a relaxed, vacation vibe. Golf carts are easy and fun to drive, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous. While golf carts go much slower than cars, they are not toys. Accidents happen every year, even on Bald Head Island. Brush 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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