Topsail Beach, NC, USA

Topsail Beach, NC, USA

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An idyllic coastal haven in North Carolina

Covering the southern part of North Carolina’s Topsail Island, Topsail Beach lives up to its name. The wide sands are a pleasure to bask on, and there’s also plenty of history to explore on these shores – something which military buffs are sure to find especially fascinating. There are Topsail Beach vacation rentals to suit all tastes, too. Fancy a large, oceanfront house with expansive decks where you can sit back with a cold drink and gaze out at the surging waves? You can have that. Or perhaps you’d prefer a rustic seaside cottage with a hammock in the garden? The properties here certainly make the most of the coastal location.

Coastal escapades in Topsail Beach

When it comes to popular activities in Topsail Beach, the clue’s in the name. The wide, sandy stretch of beach is a big slice of bliss for visitors – whether you want to lie back and work on that tan, plunge into the waters, or show off your surfing skills. Anyone with a passion for fishing will also be well served in these parts – just book your spot on a boat and head out to catch sea bass, snapper, and mackerel. You can even take kids on special, educational fishing excursions that might give them a lifelong love of the sea. And don’t worry if fishing isn’t your thing, because you can also book tranquil evening cruises on these serene waters. Bring your own beer and wine, and kick back on the high seas.

The secret history of Topsail Beach

When staying in Topsail Beach vacation rentals, you might well want to spend your whole break on the beach. But there’s more to discover. Just head to the Missiles and More Museum, and you’ll realize how important Topsail Beach was during World War 2. It was here that the US military operated their top secret guided missile program, and the museum showcases original missiles from those turbulent days. The full story of Operation Bumblebee will be lapped up by military buffs. Meanwhile, retro pleasures abound at Topsail Skating Rink. It opened in the 1960s, and you’ll feel like you’ve gone back decades as you rollerskate on the hardwood floor to a soundtrack of classic pop.

Soaking up the sun in Topsail Beach

If you don’t mind soaring temperatures, and rather like the idea of long, lazy days on the beach, then summer is the time to book a Topsail Beach vacation rental. The warm, pristine sands and lapping waves will soothe all those cares away. The season also sees market stalls pitch up, and not to mention music festivals and the island’s showstopping 4th of July fireworks. That said, you can also head over a bit earlier, in the spring months, for fine weather and fewer crowds.

Island-hopping around Topsail Beach

Topsail Beach sits on a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina, and the geographical location makes for entrancing, dreamy sunrises and sunsets. It also means you can explore other, lush land formations across the coast, including Lea-Hutaff Island. Take a boat over to this wild, uninhabited island, which is a nesting ground for sea turtles, and a popular spot for birders and beachcombers. Look out for dolphins on the way over, too.