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“Can't Beat It!”
Review of Topsail Island

Topsail Island
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$85.00*
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Guided Kayak Paddling Tours on Topsail Island NC
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Surf City
Certificate of Excellence
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Anderson, South Carolina
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Can't Beat It!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a great beach for sure. We go when the off-season kicks in and everything quiets down a bit. The weather is getting cooler at this point but the water temp has only dropped about 1-2 degrees. 2 of the years that we have gone we were fortunate enough to see some baby turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean. It's amazing if you've never seen it before. Topsail is home to many turtle nests and they are protected with people waiting and watching for the hatchings.

The island, constantly has shells washing up and we spent endless hours strolling the beach for ancient shark teeth. My wife found one that was near 2" long right on the beach! We have it hanging up on our ceiling fan string now :)

I can't imagine going anywhere else and hope we can continue going each year in the future.

Visited September 2012
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Hubert, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Quiet”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

I took my family here in August and it was very quiet. I enjoyed that the beach wasn’t cramped and even though there weren’t that many shells, we still had a blast.

Visited August 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“A nice, low key getaway”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed on Topsail Island during the first week of October 2012. Renting a vacation home just after peak season saved us a few hundred dollars and we were still able to take advantage of sunshine and beach time. We rented a home through Treasure Realty, the experience was relatively painless, save for a few issues - but that's a post for the rental agency, not the destination!

The island itself is very nice. There aren't a ton of attractions or restaurants, just a few beach shops, restaurants and bars, but with the beach right outside your door, you really don't need much. The beach is very clean and wasn't overly busy while we were there. Our group enjoyed fishing off the beach (although we didn't catch anything), driving from one end of the island to the other to check out the views (and beautiful beach houses) and relaxing in a quiet and very comfortable environment.

Visited October 2012
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DENTON
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mary and Jims Townhouse. Aunt and Uncles home.”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Just a great place to visit, lots of beach and plenty to do and see. We always have a great time there. One of my favorite places to visit .

Visited August 2012
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Topsail Beach, NC”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

If you want a quiet and peaceful beach experience I recommend Topsail Beach, North Carolina. Far away from the commercialization of popular beaches, but close enough to shopping needs.

Visited October 2012
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