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Topsail Island

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

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Having grown up in South Carolina, we would go to our coast. Recently I had an opportunity to visit family in NC and we went to Topsail Island. The water is so much prettier and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sherry B
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having grown up in South Carolina, we would go to our coast. Recently I had an opportunity to visit family in NC and we went to Topsail Island. The water is so much prettier and clearer than what I am accustomed to. The beach was not crowded, even in July. I thought we had it good in SC. I much... More 

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Thank Sherry B
Forest City, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On the first day we arrived on the island we saw sea turtles, dolphins, sting rays and a shark (off of the pier.) My kids were in heaven seeing all of the marine life. The ocean water was very clean and clear. Great place for a family trip!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our 3rd visit to the island. Love it! Beautiful beaches, decent shopping, nice restaurants, and friendly people.

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Windber, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been to a number of more commercial beaches but everyone in my family said they'd like to go back to this one. Quieter than some of the "bigger" beaches. Clean beaches, friendly people, plenty of fun and unique experiences, more affordable than many other beaches I had compared. This is a new family favorite.

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Thank Angie B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to Topsail Island. The area around the beach where we stayed was full of local shops-food, rentals, beach gear etc. Very small town feel with a laid-back vibe. Beautiful beach with beautiful views. Quiet night life-which was perfect for us.

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Guthrie, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful island and beach experience. Easy traffic to navigate through and easy walk ability through community and tourist experiences. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our experience there.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This island is the last bastion of local, family owned, small business beaches left along the NC coast and I foresee Wilmington creep in its future, so I highly recommend visiting now before that happens. Clean, wide beaches that are not crowded, even though we were there during peak season, means you can set up your umbrella and enjoy a... More 

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1 Thank rntravelgnome
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For our family nothing creates better memories and family bonding than a stay at Villa Capriani in North Topsail Beach. No boardwalks, water parks, go-karts, arcades, amusement parks, etc. to distract us from days filled with fun at the beach and pool. With beautiful views of the wide beach and expansive ocean on one side and the tranquil intercoastal on... More 

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Lindenhurst, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A beautiful sunrise starts your day of relaxing on an uncrowded beach. The water is warm and you might even see dolphins. Off the beach there is a bicycle path or jet ski. You can also volunteer to help save the turtles or watch the volunteers at night searching for turtle nests.

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Thank Susan B
Surf City, North Carolina
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice wide beaches. Lots of good restaurants. Good fishing. Lots of nice rental houses. Great sunbathing, kayaking, boating and sightseeing.

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