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Topsail Island

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Address: Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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USD 85.00*
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Guided Kayak Paddling Tours on Topsail Island NC
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USD 225.00*
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Guided Kayak Fishing Trips of Topsail Island NC

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Have not been here in 17 years. Place has been built up, lots more restaurants and stores, but still kinda quiet and quaint. Still better then the jersey shore. Love coming here!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dorothy C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have not been here in 17 years. Place has been built up, lots more restaurants and stores, but still kinda quiet and quaint. Still better then the jersey shore. Love coming here!

1 Thank Dorothy C
Leland, Michigan
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a duplex on the ocean and had a million dollar view. Walking the beach with my fur baby was so peaceful. Waking up to a beautiful sunrise everyday was amazing. Quiet and peaceful!

Thank nlcummings1
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Topsail Island. It is a perfect place for families. It's just the plain ole beach without all the big name hotels, attractions and hustle. It's what we all remember our beach trips to be like when we were kids!

Thank Kelly K
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for family's . There is a lot of sharks teeth (our family found 14 in a span of 5 days. There is not many good shells however. Go to the inlets if you have a chance. They are very gorgeous. You can drive on the north most inlet if you have 4×4. It makes for... More 

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Surf City, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A couple showed up on a Friday night with a golden retriever puppy and ordered a beer while the puppy tugged on its leach to greet customers. The bartender explained that since they don't serve food, dogs are allowed. He didn't sound all that thrilled about it, saying that policy might change. I was bartender myself for 10 years and... More 

Thank craftbeerfan14
Henderson, North Carolina
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great beach, best May, early June and Fall. Nice but crowed in summer. Good restaurants, beautiful beach and good fishing/boating.

1 Thank phit43
Sandy Ridge, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is one of the best kept secrets a wonderful quiet beach good fishing and great food. we always come to Topsail Island and have stayed from one end of the Island(Topsail Beach) to the other end (North Topsail Beach) with Surf City in the middle where you find just about everything you need from fishing tackle-bait to food.

2 Thank MarvinCavanaugh
Centerville, Ohio
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This was our 5th Year traveling to Topsail Island North Carolina. We previously had been going to the Outer Banks as well as Hilton Head. If you're looking for a great place to relax and hang on the beach this is the place for you. It is very laid back with some great little stores shops and restaurants. We will... More 

Thank gwayne409
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

My wife and I went in March. Beautiful Beaches, sunny weather, good places to eat. Not very commercial. If you are a beach vacation person this is a good place. I am sure this place is jammed packed in prime time. I am more of a woods, mountains and lakes type person. It was cool seeing dolphins every day from... More 

Thank liveagainrvl
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

We have made several trips to Topsail, have fell in love with it. Very quaint unspoiled beaches. Quiet area

Thank seashells9

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