Bald Head Island

Five ways to spend a day on Bald Head Island

By 
Cory Mannion –

 

 For those looking to really get away from it all on their day off, there’s Bald Head Island. 
     The island, located two miles east of Southport, is bordered by the Cape Fear River to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, making it only accessible via a 20-minute boat or ferry ride. Although the island does have roads, there are very few cars on Bald Head, with people either getting around by golf cart, bicycle or foot.
     For the most part, the island is a nature preserve, with 10,000 of its 12,000 acres dedicated to the Bald Head Island State Wildlife Area. The island also features 14 miles of beaches, offering plenty of room for day trippers to explore or relax.  In addition to natural resources, the island boasts a rich history, including North Carolina’s oldest lighthouse, “Old Baldy,” as well as restaurants, golf courses, shopping and excursions.  

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Bald Head Island