Destination guide

North Topsail Beach revealed

Located on tranquil Topsail Island, the town of North Topsail Beach proudly boasts one of the southeast’s most picturesque stretches of coastline, and the abundance of North Topsail Beach vacation rentals on the market is testament to its enduring popularity with vacationers. If your idea of heaven involves long days relaxing on the sands, then North Topsail Beach is just the ticket; while you're here, you'll also have the chance to cast a line in some of the best fishing waters around and take part in some thrilling water-based activities in its sparkling seas.

Things to do

North Topsail Beach's turtle power

One of Topsail Island's many claims to fame is its status as a major nesting site for loggerhead turtles. The island draws plenty of sea-turtle enthusiasts, particularly during the nesting season between May and August when female loggerheads come ashore to lay their eggs. Around 20 minutes away, you'll find the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, which is dedicated to the care of injured sea turtles. It's open on Thursdays and Saturdays, and visitors will learn all about the lives and habitats of turtles, as well as the current plight facing these fascinating creatures.

Activities

Push the boat out in North Topsail Beach

North Topsail Beach is surrounded by water on 3 sides, so it comes as no surprise that the majority of vacationers take to the sea while they're here—virtually all North Topsail Beach vacation rentals are located near the beach, meaning you'll never be far from the heart of the action. Aside from sunbathing and swimming, other popular pastimes in these waters include diving, surfing, and sailing; if you're in the market for offshore fishing, or even a romantic sunset cruise, check out the excursions that leave from the nearby town of Topsail Beach.

Weather

Catch the breeze in North Topsail Beach

If sun's a priority, aim to book your North Topsail Beach vacation rental for between June and August, when temperatures average at around 78°F. Beware, however, that these months also see quite a good deal of rain—the shoulder months of April and October are much drier and temperatures are still pretty favorable. Typical highs are around 74°F and the air is also less humid at this time, which gives you ample opportunity to enjoy all of North Topsail Beach's outdoor pursuits in comfort. As an added bonus, you'll have to compete with fewer people for space on the beach.

Natural features

North Topsail Beach's great outdoors

When it comes to beautiful beaches, few can compare with the 26-mile stretch of sand fringing Topsail Island. The waters are calm and inviting, and leashed dogs are allowed on the shore, making it a great place for families and their 4-legged friends; pet-friendly North Topsail Beach vacation rentals are plentiful in supply, too. North Topsail Beach's coastal setting has also gifted it spectacular sand dunes, dense maritime forests, and the perfect habitat for elegant seabirds like herons and egrets; in short, a showcase for some of the best that Mother Nature has to offer.

Can I find a vacation rental around North Topsail Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 999 vacation rentals near North Topsail Beach. From 695 Houses to 191 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the North Topsail Beach area.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to North Topsail Beach?

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 North Topsail Beach:

  • Cape Island: 34 vacation rentals
  • Village of Stump Sound: 58 vacation rentals
  • Scotch Bonnet Soundside: 96 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Ridge: 45 vacation rentals
  • Rogers Bay: 40 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 North Topsail Beach?

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

  • Wrightsville Beach: 1,791 vacation rentals
  • Surf City Pier: 1,165 vacation rentals
  • Seaview Pier: 1,091 vacation rentals
  • Hammocks Beach State Park: 702 vacation rentals
  • Emerald Isle Woods Park: 767 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around North Topsail Beach 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 North Topsail Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 695 Houses in North Topsail Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in North Topsail Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 191 rentals available
  • Cottages: 28 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 28 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in North Topsail Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 307 vacation rentals with pool available in North Topsail Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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