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Topsail Island

Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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Blast from the Past

Topsail is like OD used to be back in the day. Unspoiled by all the commercialism and high rise... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
Amye H
via mobile
Beautiful Family Friendly Beach

Topsail Island is a 26-mile long barrier island with Surf City being the central point. North... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
Stephanie F
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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"
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"get away"
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"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"
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Topsail is like OD used to be back in the day. Unspoiled by all the commercialism and high rise condos! We will back back hopefully to stay!!!

Thank Amye H
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Topsail Island is a 26-mile long barrier island with Surf City being the central point. North Topsail and South Topsail are at the opposite ends of the island. Topsail Island is much quieter than Wrightsville, and is more family-friendly, with less college kids. The beach...More

1  Thank Stephanie F
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Even though the house we rented was properly on Snead Ferry, a ten minute drive took us to North Topsail Island. We loved the bridge that connects to the island and the views from there. The inter coastal marsh is so pretty!! It almost looks...More

Thank Claudia6511
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Really nice sand on the beaches, fine and clean. Just the right amount of quiet, without being too isolated.

Thank Jamie C
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Topsail Island beach was very clean- good job beach patrol! The beach was not overly crowded. The waves were not too rough. Every now and then helicopters from the Marine base nearby would fly over. It was a great relaxing vacation.

Thank dober1
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

I visited Surf City and Topsail Island this week for work and after finishing the job I was there for I decided to drive around a little and take in some of the sights, attractions, and stores in the area. First off, Topsail Island reminds...More

Thank pparrothead
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful beach, no crowds! Warm water in August. Clean water and beachfront, nice house to rent also.

Thank Lora K
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Been here several years now. Great place to chill. Not a lot o do other than the beach, but me likey. If you want chain restaurants, golf and debauchery, hi to Myrtle. Great beach. Room to hang, water is just right. Fairly affordable too, unless...More

Thank Darren S
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The best beach!! Not busy at all and clean!! I can't stand over crowded beaches and so this is a dream.

Thank Lauren M
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

If you want to regroup and relax, Topsail is for you! The beach is beautiful, clean and unspoiled. Plenty of space to place chairs, towels, umbrellas. The island is clean and very family friendly.

Thank Patty D
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Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Topsail Island
Tiffany's Motel
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Island Inn
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Quality Inn & Suites
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Topsail Shores Inn
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Nearby Restaurants
The Daily Grind Coffee, Donuts & Ice Cream
329 reviews
3.87 km away
Surf City Barbeque
241 reviews
3.88 km away
Island Delights
396 reviews
3.67 km away
New York Corner Deli
345 reviews
3.85 km away
Nearby Attractions
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2.64 km away
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Inis Spa
137 reviews
3.83 km away
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Danielle F
22 May 2018|
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Response from ruppelm3 | Reviewed this property |
We only like to stay at a rental beach house on the island. The beach isn't over crowded and we do enjoy several of the local bars/ pubs. I do not know anything about the condos.
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Hannah M
6 February 2018|
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Response from Angela P | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are. I didnt actually need one, but you can google Uber and get rates. There are different links for Surf City and Topsail.
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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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