Find the best place to stay — Southport

Where to stay around Southport?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,262 vacation rentals near Southport. From 1,300 houses to 724 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Southport for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Southport?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Southport:

  • Wilmington Beach: 308 vacation rentals
  • Long Beach: 932 vacation rentals
  • East Beach: 48 vacation rentals
  • South Beach: 238 vacation rentals
  • Cape Fear Station: 92 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Southport?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Southport. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Southport Marina: 2,958 vacation rentals
  • Old Brunswick County Jail Museum: 2,941 vacation rentals
  • North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport: 2,759 vacation rentals
  • Franklin Square Gallery: 2,510 vacation rentals
  • Holden Beach: 2,943 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southport listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Southport?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,300 houses in Southport. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Southport include:

  • Condos: 724 rentals available
  • Townhomes: 86 rentals available
  • Cottages: 71 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including apartments and more.

Can I rent near the ocean rentals in Southport?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 1,691 near the ocean rentals in Southport. You have also many other possibilities in Southport area, including:

  • Golf rentals: 1,583 rentals
  • Beach rentals: 1,029 rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 867 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Southport?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 986 vacation rentals with pool available in Southport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Salt-washed Southport and its maritime draws

    Poking out from the bottom of North Carolina, Southport is a handsome place of boardwalks, bridges, fishing shacks, and bobbing fishing trawlers. With its timber-faced homes and charming maritime character, it’s easy to see why it's been chosen as the backdrop to so many films and television series. Search for Southport vacation rentals to explore this pretty corner of northern Myrtle Beach yourself, flitting between the bustling marinas and overwater fishing piers, the beautiful sands of Bald Head Island and the wetlands along the Cape Fear River.

    It's all about the water in Southport

    It's Southport's location on the edge of the Cape Fear River that keeps so many folks returning for wholesome holidays in the North Carolinian sun. Boating trips across to Bald Head Island, Zeke's Island Reserve, and Caswell Beach are all on the menu, while jaunts to local aquariums and waterfront walkways are also a great way to take in the maritime character. There are a couple of great golf clubs located in the NC coastal plains too, along with a clutch of sites on the National Register of Historic Places to explore, some dating all the way back to the colonial era.

    Colonial history and oceanside enjoyments in Southport

    Hop across the waters of the Cape Fear River to wonder at the wildlife that abounds in this beautiful wetland area on the edge of North Carolina. You could make Fort Fisher your destination, to visit the North Carolina Aquarium, or see military exhibits chronicling famous 1865 sea battles from the Civil War. If you’ve got Southport vacation rentals close to the bustling fishing piers and harbor of the town center, you can also while away your days learning all about the seafaring past of the Cape Fear region in the Southport Maritime Museum, or munching on local seafood delicacies in the chowder kitchens.

    Beach weather at the ready in Southport

    This coastal section of North Carolina is usually at its best between the end of spring and the start of summer. That's when the warmer daytime temperatures kick in, and before the sultry hurricane season brings storms to bear on the Eastern Seaboard. Look for Southport vacation rentals in late April, May, and June to be in with the top beach weather for lazing on the sands of Caswell, and the finest boating weather, for those long trips across the waterways of the Cape Fear River.

    Coastal plains and Atlantic barrier islands in Southport

    Southport town hides behind the barrier islands on North Carolina's Cape Fear. To its back, low-lying coastal plains roll out, while the wide channels of the Cape Fear River delineate the city and its marinas to the south and east. The most remarkable natural wonders beckon on the oceanside, popping up in the form of salt-washed Bald Head Island and its yellow-sand beachfronts, or with the boardwalk-topped sands of Caswell to the south. Meanwhile, the protected reserves of Zeke’s Island are your chance to spot rare white ibises and dunlins between the marshes.