Are you tired of the same old family vacation? Then here's a secret – this summer's hottest getaway is Bald Head Island. Vacation rentals on the island place you in the heart of one of the North Carolina coast's most beautiful locations, where nature's spectacle and some of the most luxurious amenities await.
If you need more reasons why a vacation on Bald Head Island is the perfect summer escape, then here's just a taste of what makes Bald Head the ultimate vacation for every member of the family.
Bald Head Island offers miles and miles of unspoiled nature for the outdoor enthusiast. The Bald Head Woods Maritime Forest Preserve provides a wonderful series of trails and some of the area's best birding. Meanwhile, regardless of whether you prefer Deep Ocean angling or setting up your pole along a calm creek, there are endless opportunities to enjoy a day spent fishing on the Island. Plus, from June to mid-September, the Bald Head Island Conservancy bristles with excitement as the loggerhead turtles prepare to hatch along the shoreline.
Bald Head is also home to Geocaching, a popular outdoor treasure hunt-style game using a GPS-enabled device to track down a secret cache located somewhere on the Island. Other outdoor activities include surfing, kiteboarding, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing, and more.
There are dozens of golf courses along the North Carolina coast, but they do not even compare to the challenging stature and sheer beauty of the newly renovated course at the Bald Head Island Club. While you're out enjoying the links, your family can have fun by taking advantage of the Club's swimming pool, playing tennis, or playing the croquet course. What a great way to find something for everyone in your family to do!
Bald Head Island enjoys a rich and diverse history, making it a popular destination for those interested in our nation's heritage. The Island is home to Old Baldy, the oldest standing lighthouse in North Carolina. Visitors can climb the 108 steps to the top of the lighthouse for an incredible 360-degree view of the Island. For a taste of the local history, take a historic Island tour or one of the local ghost walks.
On Bald Head Island, you can expect a family-friendly vacation that's filled with luxury and refinement. Your beachside accommodations and local amenities will provide you with only the best.
For example, your dining options are wonderfully diverse on the Island. If you're in the mood for something casual, try the Delphina Cantina, the Maritime Market Cafe, or Mojo's on the Harbor. If you want to enjoy fine dining on the Island, then a visit to the Shoals Club or the Grille and Grille Terrace at the Bald Head Island Club will do nicely.
Your shopping urge is also well tendered to on Bald Head Island. There are dozens of local boutiques to peruse as well as gift shops, spas and salons, golf shops, equipment rentals, art galleries and more. Just visit Merchant's Row and enjoy a day of contentment.
It’s never too early to plan your vacation to Bald Head Island. In fact, the sooner you book your Bald Head Island vacation rentals, the better, because accommodations do become sparse as the year progresses.
For more information about planning your trip, fill out this contact form for the Bald Head Island Chamber of Commerce. We will provide you with everything you need to know about our beautiful island, including our recommendations for the best Bald Head Island vacation rentals and more. Let your dream vacation come true today!