Topsail Island, Surf City

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Must see · Island · Nature / Park
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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  • Nice area of North Carolina where the bay meets the ocean. Great sandy beaches with high dunes. Great place to go fishing and or kite surfing or anything else you may want to do. Check it out !!  more »
  • Topsail is a great beach to go to and to fish. This is the one area where a person can fish for $10 a pole and on the pier there is a cleaning station and plenty seating. At dusk the pier lights up...  more »
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