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Bald Head Island

Bald Head Island is a two-mile journey across the Cape Fear River from Southport, North Carolina and the site of Old Baldy, the state’s oldest standing lighthouse, circa 1817.

You can reach this subtropical island only by passenger ferry or private vessel. Amid the island’s 12,000 acres, you’ll find 10,000 untouched acres of beach, marsh and maritime forest preserves and charming neighborhoods perfect for a Bald Head Island vacation that respect the natural beauty of the surroundings.


The southernmost of North Carolina's cape islands, Bald Head Island is located at the confluence of the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean. A pleasant 20-minute passenger ferry ride transports you from the ferry terminal at Deep Point Marina to the harbor at Bald Head Island.

Getting Here Ferry Information Island Map

Things To Do

The Bald Head Island Club and the Shoals Club offer a variety of recreational options for members. The island also offers full-service marinas, a day spa to make your stay more relaxing, a recently-renovated golf course, and an eclectic assortment of small boutiques offering gifts, clothing, furniture, art and jewelry.

  • Clubs

  • Dining

  • Historic Sites

  • Just for Kids

  • Marinas

  • Outdoor Adventures

  • Shopping

  • Sports

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P.O. Box 3069, Bald Head Island, NC 28461 US