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April 22, 2020 By Karen Sphar

Bald Head Island Beaches

Escaping from the stress in your life is just a ferry ride away.  Step aboard the Ferry at the Bald Head Island Mainland Ferry Terminal located at Deep Point Marina in Southport.  This is also where you will unload and park your vehicle because automobiles are banned from use on the island.  After a short 20 minute ride on the ferry you will arrive at Bald Head Island, stepping off into a first class secluded resort community. 

A golf cart tram will whisk you away to your cottage or condo where your week or weekend of rest and relaxation can begin. Can’t stay overnight? Go over for the day either on your own or with the organized Historic Island Tours offered by the Old Baldy Foundation. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Bald Head Island has 14 miles of unspoiled beaches, 12,000 acres of stunning salt marshes, tidal creeks and a maritime forest preserve.  

Bald Head Island Maritime Forest
Amenities include: championship golf course, clubhouse facilities, croquet, marina, tennis courts, swimming pools, restaurants, snack bars, spa, shops, grocery and hardware stores. Attractions:Old Baldy Lighthouse and Smith Island Museum, Bald Head Island Conservancy’s Barrier Island Study Center, Bald Head Woods Maritime Forest Preserve, Sea Turtle Walk Programs and the many nature trails like the M. Kent Mitchell Nature Trail.

Mainland Ferry Terminal at Deep Point Marina – 1301 Ferry Road, Southport next to the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry off Moore Street just outside of downtown Southport.  Click for
Ferry schedule and tram fees.   The 2013 Year-round resident population was 167.  Click to visit the Village of Bald Head Island website.

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Karen Sphar