Topsail Island, Surf City

4.3
The peaceful stretches of sand on Topsail Island attract beach lovers and nesting sea turtles. Only two bridges offer access to the island, so you can enjoy the quiet here. According to legend, pirates used the island as a place to hide and then attack passing cargo ships. Some claim that Blackbeard buried treasure here. If you go searching for gold, you might find loggerhead turtle eggs instead. These precious eggs are protected by the island's Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. At North Topsail Beach, Topsail Beach, and Surf City you'll find activity rentals, restaurants, and lodging options. Put Topsail Island into our Surf City trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Surf City.
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  • Topsail Island is beautiful. Quiet and peaceful, Have been coming here many years. Worst part of my vacation is the long drive from PA., but worth every mile!  more »
  • Nice island. We had hoped to find some shark teeth but no luck.Did find a few small shells. Some of those houses are SO close to the water. Much more erosion and they will be in the ocean. The only ne...  more »

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