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Topsail Island

Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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Beautiful Family Friendly Beach

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

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Stephanie F
Wilmington, North Carolina
The Pureco Family Vacation at North Top Sail

Even though the house we rented was properly on Snead Ferry, a ten minute drive took us to North... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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Reviewed 16 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
Reviewed 16 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
Reviewed 15 August 2016

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

Thank Jamie C
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
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
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
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 11 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
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

One of favorite places for my family, allot of excellent memories. This is home even though we moved because of work we will always call the island home!

Thank Larry B
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Response from MFauth | Reviewed this property |
Wilmington or Jacksonville
26 July 2017|
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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
4 April 2017|
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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