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Topsail Island

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Address: Surf City, Topsail Island, NC

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Peaceful,relaxing and friendly

Thoroughly enjoyed Top Sail. Went in the off season just before hurricane Matthew. Southern hospitality at its best. Not overly crowded. Very relaxing

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Parma, Ohio
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Parma, Ohio
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed Top Sail. Went in the off season just before hurricane Matthew. Southern hospitality at its best. Not overly crowded. Very relaxing

Thank Reddawn54
Greenville, North Carolina
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Topsail Island is some 20 miles long with the southern part being the town of Topsail Beach, the center is Surf City, and the northern area being North Topsail Beach. This is the least densely developed and most charming part. There are numerous parks and beach accesses. There is a significant local population, but many condos and homes available for... More 

Thank Lawrence B
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We went in the offseason, just managing to miss hurricane Matthew. Perfect weather, not very crowded. Great place to just chill out and enjoy the lovely beach and sound views. Good spot from which to make fun day outings to other local towns including Wilmington, New Bern, and Swansboro. We've been to the Outer Banks and would definitely say we... More 

Thank Robert J
Elkins, West Virginia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went during off season. It was a very relaxed atmosphere. The beach was very nice and the town was great. Loved it!

Thank Fastgal14
Brick, NJ
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159 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We come to Topsail every year with friends from our VFW and have a great time while there. There are many places to visit while on the Island.

Thank Nevs
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Everyone's friendly here, the beach is safe and clean, plenty of options for dining and shopping. There's boat tours, beach gear rentals, mini golf and sea turtle hospital (both off the island but very close), a little skating rink & movies at the park. Can't wait to come back!

Thank katkins94
Miami, Florida
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Our vacation rental was easy to choose via their website. Check in was efficient. Questions after selection was always referred to the website which is not easy to navigate once you have paid. Location of the property in North Topsail was excellent; far enough away for some privacy but close enough to activities in surrounding areas. The property we stayed... More 

Thank zedcece
Biddeford, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Stayed 4 nights at a cottage belonging to a friend's family. I have a broken foot and am on a knee scooter and crutches and was really worried this would ruin our trip. The police department loans out 2 or 3 beach wheelchairs, free of cost, on a daily basis, first come, first serve. I had it 3 days and... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We've been vacationing on Topsail sine the late 1970s and plan to return in future years. Topsail offers an excellent family environment, some fine restaurants, and a truly relaxing atmosphere. There are plenty of great vacation rentals - from beachfront homes to condos to motels. We prefer the early part of the off season (October) when rental rates drop, the... More 

Thank Fred M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Treasure Realty handles all their properties with great efficiency. They advertise every property with a straightforward and clear description so that you know what you are getting. The house we rented was on the beach, renovated on the inside, very nice and clean. Beautiful older neighborhood a few miles north of Surf City. Outside was somewhat marred by rusting deck... More 

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