LIGHTHOUSES, LOGGERHEADS AND MORE
Just two miles off North Carolina's southern coast, Bald Head Island offers a way of life unlike anywhere else. The island is home to Old Baldy, the state's oldest lighthouse, and is a favorite nesting ground for loggerhead turtles. Here, history and nature take top billing, along with traditional seaside pastimes like fishing, golfing and beach combing.
You'll travel to Bald Head by passenger ferry or private boat. Once here, you'll use a golf cart to travel from one picturesque setting to the next--beaches, marshes and maritime forest.
From golf cart parades to pirate invasions, music extravaganzas to fishing schools, the island offers a year-round calendar of signature events for families and friends to celebrate together.
The island offers outdoor adventures at every turn. Pick up a racket, sign up for a camp, reserve a tee time, take a tour, set sail, stand up paddleboard, enjoy a hike. The options are endless!
Create your own personalized itinerary and use it to keep track of places to visit, sights to see, events to attend, restaurants to sample, and places to shop while you're visiting Bald Head Island.
Whether you're looking for a cozy couple's getaway in the forest or a grand oceanfront home for an extended family vacation, Bald Head Island presents a diverse range of accommodations.
Bald Head Island is a storybook setting for saying "I do." Get all the skinny on ceremony venues, reception sites, caterers and planners who can help you design a picture-perfect wedding.
Bald Head Island is located two miles off the coast of Southport, NC. A 20-minute passenger ferry ride transports you from the ferry terminal in historic Southport, N.C. to the harbor at Bald Head Island.
Bald Head Island offers a wide range of great dining options, from casual eateries where you can grab a quick bite to fine dining venues where gourmet fare is always on the menu.
The island's outdoor outfitters provide all the gear you'd ever need, small boutiques offer the latest in resort wear, and home stores offer unique gifts you won't find back home. Get your retail therapy here.
Explore a comprehensive list of Bald Head Island Chamber of Commerce member businesses offering outstanding goods and helpful services to island property owners and visitors alike.