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Address: Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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$85.00*
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Guided Kayak Paddling Tours on Topsail Island NC
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$225.00*
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Guided Kayak Fishing Trips of Topsail Island NC

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Beautiful Ocean

I work on the Island on a daily basis it's beautiful coastline and local restaurants are great places to enjoy.There is no where on the island that you have to pay to park there... read more

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Pam C
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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I work on the Island on a daily basis it's beautiful coastline and local restaurants are great places to enjoy.There is no where on the island that you have to pay to park there are several beach accesses for you to park and cross over to enjoy the ocean. Relaxing place for a family vacation.

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Stanley, New York
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This overbuilt spit of land is a combination of run-down shacks, shabby trailers, and mansions-for-rent - all jostling for precious space. There is almost no green space so if you are into hiking, or even walking - you're out of luck. If you prefer to get around by bicycle, you're also out of luck, as it is very bicycle-unfriendly. There... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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11 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on Saturday afternoon 03/25/2017 @2:30 at Topsail Reality asking for assistance for rental at Serenity Point. We were told they do not have walk in rentals,did not know if rental requested was available,or clean ,did not have anyone on island to clean it,and it rented from Sunday to Sunday.We were instructed to spend night at Tiffanys and return... More 

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Thank mesettle
Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Topsail Island is a great place to live or just to vacation. The folks are friendly and the atmosphere is laid back. I miss the days when there weren't "chain" restaurants or stores, but its still a great place!

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Thank playcation
Cincinnati, OH
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Topsail Island is a barrier island about an hour north of Wilmington, NC and near the Marine base Camp LeJeune. There are three towns on the island, North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach. Each town has its own character but all have beautiful beaches. North Topsail Beach is more residential, with many beach houses that are privately owned... More 

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2 Thank Cheryl T
NC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great restaurants just off the island - a ton of activities to do - Large, beautiful homes to stay at.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a home right on the beach and would highly recommend it for the view. It was incredible. We were pre-season with our visit in April so it was a little chilly but we still had a great time and our children still swam/played in the ocean! We were able to see dolphins while there as well. I would... More 

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Bellingham, WA
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We vacationed here with two other families and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The beach was very quiet when we were there and stretches on for miles. Lots of good beach combing for rocks and shells. Gorgeous beach!!

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1 Thank sarawhite
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Explore the tide pool areas on the far south end. Such a beauty. Saw tiny crabs running about. Birds and fish and jellyfish- too

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love going to Top Sail for the shark teeth! I always find some, some days more than others. A few weeks ago I found 72... yesterday I found about 10. It's also great because it's not so commercialized and developed. One of my favorite beaches here. We even got our engagement photos taken on Top Sail. You can check... More 

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