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Review of Topsail Island

Topsail Island
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Surf City
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

I have never been to Topsail Island and even though it was a dreary cold weekend I was super impressed with what I saw. The inventory of properties looked nice, there were restaurant and amenities such as grocery stores and seafood markets nearby and accessible, outfitters for outdoors activities, piers, just to name a few. I want to go back this summer.

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

WE had a family home there for over 40 years. Some of my best beach memories. Family sold home several years ago and I will always miss it. Large sand beach with very warm water in the summer. This is more of a relaxation place with a few stores and restaurants. Not a loud tourist beach like Myrtle Beach but close enough for a day trip. We have pictures of ourselves sunning on almost deserted beaches, especially at the southern end of the island. After the storm this is one of the best places we have ever been for finding sea glass and sharks teeth. Wilmington a major NC town is just 20 minutes away.

4  Thank jjbjWashingtonDC
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We had a wonderful time visiting Topsail Island. The beaches are clean and inviting. Lots of opportunities for sporting and recreation activities. Fishing is great at the inlets, the beach, on the piers, or from watercraft. Surf City has an amazing park near the bridge. You can fish, crab, walk the attractive walkways, or simply sit and enjoy the scenery. There are many affordable rentals on all areas of the island. Don't miss this GEM!

2  Thank denmiller2003
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We wanted to check out the area during a road trip and even though it was a cold day for the beach, I loved Topsail Island, especially Topsail Beach. There are lots of cool houses along the ocean and canal, including plenty of rentals. The beach is lined with small dunes (very picturesque) and the surf had enough waves to make it fun for swimming -- if only the weather had been warmer (we were there in late October). I would love to come back when we have the time to rent a place for a week or month. The only drawback in the summer would be the traffic. Because it's a long, narrow island, there's one main two-lane road so traffic in the summer is probably a headache. Tip: Try out the New York Corner Deli on N. Topsail Dr. -- yum!

2  Thank GoRoadie
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We read online the low ratings and negative comments about Treasure realty but decided to take a chance since they were the biggest Beach House Rental agency for the houses we were interested in at Top Sail Island NC. We were very impressed with their check in. Very large Realtor office and many agents to assist with check in. We were in and out in less than 2 min. The house we rented had air conditioning problems. The emergency numbers given by Treasure Realty provides top notch Service. They had it working within a Day. The house we rented wasn't the greatest however we had read the ratings and had taken a chance. Not sure if we would rent the same house again, but would definitely do business with Treasure Realty.

5  Thank Becky H
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