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Bald Head Island Conservancy and Nature Tours

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Bald Head Island Conservancy is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1983. The Conservancy's mission is barrier island conservation, preservation and education. It is located in a unique area within the Smith Island Complex which includes Ba... Read full article

N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport

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Southport, North Carolina stands at one of the world's crossroads, where the mighty Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Her past is tied to both the river and the sea. It is a story of exploration, piracy and commerce; of pilotage, salvage and ... Read full article

Fort Fisher State Historic Site

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Until the last few months of the Civil War, Fort Fisher kept North Carolina's port of Wilmington open to blockade-runners supplying necessary goods to Confederate armies inland. By 1865, the supply line through Wilmington was the last remaining suppl... Read full article

Southport Fort Fisher Ferry

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Embarking on a sunny beach vacation, visiting charming seaside villages, exploring the area's rich history, or just enjoying some of the country's best fishing spots, no visit to coastal North Carolina is complete without a ride on a NC Ferry.... Read full article

USS Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

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Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from Downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. ... Read full article

Climate

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Picture Perfect In Any Season the Southport Oak Island Area of North Carolina's Brunswick Islands enjoys salubrious breezes, warm summer nights for long walks on our beaches, cool fall days perfect for fishing, mild winter temperatures to keep active... Read full article

Regional and Commercial Airports

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Arrive to the Southport-Oak Island area of the NC Brunswick Islands by air, using commercial airlines arriving at Wilmington International Airport 45 minutes away or the Myrtle Beach Airport about 90 minutes south of our area. Those arriving to the... Read full article

Drive Times

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The Southport-Oak Island area is a true destination. You will not just happen upon the Southport-Oak Island area since we are literally at the end of the roads. Highway 211 ends in the historic riverfront City of Southport, Highway 133 stops in th... Read full article

Christmas by the Sea Parade

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Christmas is perhaps the best time of year to visit the North Carolina coast. The average air temperature is 59.4 degrees and the sun is warm. In a celebration of this wonderful weather and the holidays, the Chamber organizes the Christmas by the Sea... Read full article

Bald Head Island Ferry & Tram Service

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In just 20 minutes, the Bald Head Island Transportation, Inc. passenger ferry transports you from Deep Point Marina, 1301 Ferry Road in Southport, NC, to the shores of Bald Head Island. For most of the year, ferries leave the mainland on the hour and... Read full article

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