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Topsail Island

Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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“great beach” (37 reviews)
Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

Topsail is a jewel! It is largely residential with none of the business of a boardwalk or a "strip" filled with tattoo shops and bumper cars, a bit quieter, a lot less expensive with a distinct family orientation. The beaches are wide, clean and gently...More

1  Thank kuvakas
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

First of all, I am not a big beach fan, but since I had family stationed nearby it seemed like a smart choice. The area gets very busy on the weekends when renters are checking in and out. We rented a beach house about 3...More

Thank OhioDaltonGang
Reviewed 14 July 2015

My family stayed in an oceanfront house. The beach was so beautiful and not heavily populated. I really enjoyed sleeping in the master bedroom which is on the ocean front side of the house and hearing the waves throughout the night! So relaxing! Woud love...More

1  Thank Ms W
Reviewed 9 July 2015

One of my favorite places to go on vacation!!! The beaches are beautiful and the city has so much to do, you can't get bored!

Thank Gina S
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

This is my fourth time here and I love it. I staying over North Topsail. Here are no restaurants, no stores, no shopping. The closest place from the north part of the island to go to to eat in a restaurant or go to shopping...More

2  Thank Juan Manuel G
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This little town is awesome. They have the convenience of a few shops and restaurants without the completely terrible overcrowding and commercialization of Myrtle/VA Beach. Perfect for families.

3  Thank that_magpie
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We spent a day here in late May when the weather was super hot! At new point, I thought that it might be too hot for the beach. When we got there, it was refreshing with a slight breeze off the ocean. We had chairs,...More

Thank cshager
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

The beach has changed a lot. I'm disappointed in the lack of shark teeth and shells to collect. The fishing is poor. Things have changed, and not for the good! If your interested in just a beach its swell!

2  Thank timbow45
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

So much fun. Great beaches. Really nice for a quick two day vacation. Teens had lots of fun. Really reasonable prices mostly. Not to commercial.

Thank Elsie A
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Have been visiting for years. The beach seems to be more rocky and not as smooth now since the restoration project, but still a very nice and quiet beach. Compared to outer banks and other popular tourist destinations, topsail is much more quiet with less...More

Thank travelman1979_10
Nearby Restaurants
New York Corner Deli
316 reviews
2.74 miles away
The Daily Grind
304 reviews
2.75 miles away
Island Delights
342 reviews
2.63 miles away
Daddy Mac's Beach Grille
758 reviews
2.89 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Paddle NC
6 reviews
1.24 miles away
Surf City Pier
143 reviews
2.98 miles away
Ecological Marine Adventures
12 reviews
3.00 miles away
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Julie W
We have a fifth wheel and would love to camp in this area. Are there any campgrounds?
5 April 2017|
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Response from EdRockster | Reviewed this property |
Yes. One is indeed around the middle of the island. It's smaller but on the same side of 210 as the beach. Another is just a few miles south of the north bridge near Sneed's Ferry. It's larger, features some trees, and has... More
Austin P
Hey I've been going to topsail sense I was a baby, but this summer is the first summer I will be going with my significant other. I was wondering if anybody has any good places to take your girlfriend or any good ideas that would be romantic and/or fun?
16 March 2017|
Response from gwayne409 | Reviewed this property |
Daddy Mac's if you can get in. Most romantic? Go to Thomas seafood and produce buy some mussels (frozen) and make some linguine with mussels in wine sauce and eat on your deck watching the sunset
Patricia A
We are thinking about topsail beach and stay at north topsail can anyone tell me about this place have never been there and all the information you can give me would be very helpful
15 March 2017|
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Response from Robert J | Reviewed this property |
We've been OBX visitors in the past and went to Topsail this past fall for the first time. We really liked it - similar to OBX but less crowded and less expensive. Fewer shopping and attraction options, but excellent public... More