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Topsail Island

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Address: Surf City, Topsail Island, NC

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Beautiful beach

Quaint little island with beautiful beaches, but many places were not open during the time we went. That made picking a dining spot a little tricky. And if you are looking for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 December 2016
Danville, Virginia
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Danville, Virginia
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78 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Quaint little island with beautiful beaches, but many places were not open during the time we went. That made picking a dining spot a little tricky. And if you are looking for clothing other than t-shirts, you have to drive to Wilmington. I'm sure the island offers much more during the spring and summer months.

Thank Piglet601
Saint Albans, West Virginia
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We have visited Topsail since I was a child. It has definitely changed but it still has small town charm. We welcome the low key atmosphere! We celebrated Thanksgiving here this year and plan to make it a tradition.

Thank WVgirl1991
Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely beach& clean. Saw Pelicans & other sea birds, as well as Dolphins. Dog friendly. People are generally very nice & helpful.

Thank jnordblomhannum
Hampstead, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Great for family time or any time beach get away. Spend a few hours a few days away from the crowds here an you will always want to come back. Very friendly and very reasonable for beach vacations. Sometimes we go just for a few hours and sometimes we go for the entire day. Either way it is easy to... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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131 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Spent a long weekend at a friend's amazing beach house on the ocean and had a great time with the family! Weather was great, not crowded, people very friendly. Will come back to this area!

Thank txwolfy
Trinity, North Carolina
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is such a lovely place. I plan on coming back soon for a vacation. The people were friendly and the views were spectacular. I was there on a business trip and could not fully enjoy everything they had to offer.

Thank AM S
Wilmington, Ohio
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stayed in one of the beach houses. AWESOME!! Would love to move near here when I retire. Walks on the beach in the AM, mid-day or PM are wonderful. Love the sound of the surf. Saw dolphins this year - and got pictures of them too.

Thank crabbytoro
North Topsail Beach, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Rented the 15 ft vessel for half a day, but was upgraded to 17 ft for free due to off season low demand, and boat was already at the dock. Rental process and boat orientation was quick and efficient, and we were on the water less than 15 minutes after arriving. ICW was easy to navigate, and we cruised looking... More 

Thank andersonkarl9
North Carolina
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45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The beach is very beautiful, but as with most beach towns, it's becoming very "touristy" which means that for those of us that are local to NC, the restaurants and hotels are super expensive from May through September.

Thank CopDocBlue
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Wtc memorial and the tower are good spots but there is also a great walking or bike path along the Hudson with many activities well worth a walk for an hour and so much food and shopping you couldn't do it all take the path from nj and walk all day cheap parking in Harrison it Newark twelve bucks a... More 

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