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Topsail Island

Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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Two fro the price of one

We rented a house on the sound side of the island and had private access to a dock that we crabbed... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Cathleenje
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Topsail New Beginning!

I took my first vacation in Topsail the summer of 2014... I was hooked. The house that we rented... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
romeroju
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“great beach” (42 reviews)
“get away” (25 reviews)
“quiet beach” (17 reviews)
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Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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"great beach"
in 42 reviews
"get away"
in 25 reviews
"quiet beach"
in 17 reviews
"laid back"
in 38 reviews
"the outer banks"
in 18 reviews
"shops and restaurants"
in 12 reviews
"sneads ferry"
in 16 reviews
"serenity point"
in 9 reviews
"relaxing vacation"
in 10 reviews
"beach house"
in 31 reviews
"family beach"
in 10 reviews
"family atmosphere"
in 9 reviews
"beach front"
in 11 reviews
"the east coast"
in 17 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 10 reviews
"shark teeth"
in 15 reviews
"vacation spot"
in 10 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We rented a house on the sound side of the island and had private access to a dock that we crabbed and fished off of every day that we were there. The walk to the beach was short only about two blocks, so easy walk...More

2  Thank Cathleenje
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I took my first vacation in Topsail the summer of 2014... I was hooked. The house that we rented was perfect. The beach was glorious...NO crowds, pristine coastline and endless sun. I left the north and moved to Wilmington,NC...so that I could be closer to...More

4  Thank romeroju
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Have been coming to Topsail for 46 years... If you want a great beach experience, relaxed Island atmosphere, there isn't any place better as far as I know, especially for the money. Mayberry by the Sea has certainly grown and got more crowded during the...More

2  Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This vacation spot is a true quiet and relaxing area of the North Carolina coastline. Places to eat out, fish markets, fishing boats, ice cream, and small shops to enjoy. Just a fun, nature centered area.

Thank ruppelm3
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Topsail Island is a true vacation getaway..it's everything you dream about! Quiet beaches, wonderful homestyle restaurants, and no overcrowded tourist spots...

Thank KimberlyK8991
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Topsail Island is located ~25 miles north of Wilmington, NC. It has very nice beaches and, as I write this (01/2018) you do not have to pay for parking. There are many entry points along the beach road .. & some have bathrooms, changing facilities...More

1  Thank Matthew W
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We came up to see our kids for Christmas, lots of restaurants, several grocery options near by, and although many places were in off season, some were open. The beach was beautiful.

Thank Josh F
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

We came here the first time to just see what was going on here at Topsail Island and discovered a great place to visit. It is clean and has many restaurants, attractions and shopping. It is also very close to Wilmington and it's many attractions....More

Thank Dan R
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

We've been enjoying Topsail for vacations (October is spectacular) for several years and now that we're retired, we decided to make it home. Some of the best features of Topsail are 1) lush expansive beaches that are 2) rarely crowded even in high season and...More

2  Thank jimichongaJC
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Should have known sooner that summer is not the only time to visit here. We have been fortunate to experience Topsail in many months of the year now. Each one is special, beautiful, and worthy of a trip. I wouldn't trade our 20+ years of...More

Thank MFauth
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Nearby Restaurants
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Surf City Barbeque
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Island Delights
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3.67 km away
New York Corner Deli
343 reviews
3.85 km away
Nearby Attractions
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2.64 km away
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Hannah M
6 February 2018|
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Response from Doug F | Reviewed this property |
We have never had the need for one but if you call one of the rental agencies, they would know.
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Lesliejlake
20 December 2017|
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Response from Angela P | Reviewed this property |
I drive, I didnt fly. But if you fly, you would want to go into Wilmington then you can rent a car and drive. You could also go into OAJ, which is Onslow County, (Jacksonville/New River) where a lot of the military bases are.
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shootingstarbeauty
27 July 2017|
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Response from 537shawnaw | Reviewed this property |
There are some waves and they are definitely better for younger kids--- think of Myrtle Beach type waves BUT smaller with a much more relaxing and way better maintained Beach Front Space, sand, and way less of a crowd... More
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