Many words describe Southport, North Carolina, but charming is what first comes to mind when arriving at this historic fishing village known for its simple beauty on the coast.
Situated along the shores of the Cape Fear River and Intracoastal Waterway at the river’s mouth of the Atlantic Ocean, this small, 2.2 square mile village is a stunning combination of historic residences, lush coastal landscaping, and miles of water in every direction. It is both a quintessentially southern and maritime community with a distinct culture all its own.
Strolling the village and visiting small art galleries and antique shops is a nice respite from the surf and sun on gorgeous beaches. Southport is a truly a place to relax, enjoy the sun, and take in the history of the area.
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Enjoy the colorful sunset at Oak Island or in Southport.
Take a daytrip to Bald Head Island and explore by bike or golf cart and play a round of golf.
Rent a boat and explore the Cape Fear River and Intracoastal waterway.
Spend a day on a charter boat and go deep sea fishing.
Shop in great art galleries, gift and antique shops in Southport. Visit Bullfrog Corner, a great toy and candy store.
Dine waterfront at one of the many great seafood shacks like Provision Company or Frying Pan.
Go crabbing from the pier at Waterway Park in St James.
Fish from the Ocean Crest fishing pier on Oak Island.
Meet new friends at one of the many Southport events and festivals.
Visit one of the many historic sites including the North Carolina Maritime Museum.
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