We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Topsail Island

Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Guided Kayak Paddling Tours on Topsail Island NC
More Info
and up
Guided Kayak Fishing Trips of Topsail Island NC
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“great beach” (40 reviews)
“quiet beach” (16 reviews)
Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
Write a Review
Reviews (852)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 852 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rented an oceanfront property through a private owner for a week. The beach was clean and quiet. The water was perfect for children. The town itself is just ok with not a ton to do. The locals in businesses were not super warm or...More

Thank Tasha E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Topsail Island. It's the perfect beach vacation for a family. We have one teen and one younger child and there is still enough to do to entertain them both. Wilmington is a short drive away as well. The beaches are gorgeous and never...More

Thank jeng1002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was really quiet and much less busy than other beaches, so it's easy to score a great spot on the beach. Mid August turned out to be great for us, with lower rates and more condo openings, as well as great weather and warm...More

Thank Jen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Topsail Island. It's quiet and the locals are friendly. The beach is never overcrowded and I don't feel like I'm auditioning for an MTV special. If you want to relax this is the place for you.

Thank 108Lincoln108
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many places to get to the beach through Public Access. Be ready for humidity, but the beach is wonderful.

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet, friendly, great beaches. Sound to shore one of best places to chill. Love the turtle hospital and pier.

Thank SouthCal636
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have vacationed on Topsail Island for three summers: once at the estreme Northern Tip, once close to Surf City and lately at Serenity Point, at the Southernmost tip. The beach at Serenity Point is without doubts the best, less crowded and with a choice...More

Thank CTTraveler56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great area to escape the daily rat-race of work. Magnificent views and serenity. One day on the beach of white sand and surf will last for a while. Even when returning home, we were still relaxed. Enjoy!

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family rented a house in the lower part of the island. Very satisfied with the accommodations with a nautical motif which fit the location perfectly. We were one block from the inter coastal bay and two blocks from the ocean. Ideal location. The only...More

Thank Marvin F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good food and many activities and sports. walmart was conveinent and the people were friendly.mini golf was alot of fun.

Thank 679virginiac
Nearby Restaurants
Island Delights
382 reviews
3.67 km away
The Daily Grind Coffee, Donuts & Ice Cream
320 reviews
3.87 km away
New York Corner Deli
330 reviews
3.85 km away
Daddy Mac's Beach Grille
818 reviews
4.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Paddle NC
13 reviews
2.66 km away
Surf City Pier
161 reviews
4.24 km away
Seacoast Art Gallery
15 reviews
3.94 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
27 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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
Julie W
5 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from EdRockster | Reviewed this property |
Yes. One is indeed around the middle of the island. It's smaller but on the same side of 210 as the beach. Another is just a few miles south of the north bridge near Sneed's Ferry. It's larger, features some trees, and has... More
Austin P
16 March 2017|
Response from gwayne409 | Reviewed this property |
Daddy Mac's if you can get in. Most romantic? Go to Thomas seafood and produce buy some mussels (frozen) and make some linguine with mussels in wine sauce and eat on your deck watching the sunset