Bald Head Island North Carolina: Travel Guide and Vacation Rental Accommodations



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Things to do in Bald Head Island North Carolina

Bald Head Island North Carolina

Bald Head Island is a Barrier Island off the North Carolina Coast.  Located at the southeastern tip of coastal North Carolina where Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean. 

Arrive by Ferry. Travel on the Island by Golf Cart. You’ll find No Cars just Bright Stars and14 miles of Secluded Beaches.  A summer sky so clear you can see the Milky Way and a tranquility that's unlike anywhere else!

Bald Head Island is perfect for a relaxing vacation getaway with family, friends, or by yourself.  The neighborhoods of Bald Head Island are perfect for vacation rentals that respect the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Bald Head Island is 2 miles across the Cape Fear River from Southport, North Carolina and the site of Old Baldy, the state’s oldest standing lighthouse.

You can reach Bald Head Island only by passenger ferry or private vessel. The island consists of aprox.12,000 acres, you’ll find 10,000 untouched acres of beach, marsh, and forest preserves.

If you enjoy the following:

  • Walking along Beautiful Beaches
  • Relaxing in the Sun
  • Canoe along the Serene Creek Marshes  
  • Wander through the Protected Maritime Forests, teaming with Exotic Birds
  • Reading a Good Book on the Deck of your Oceanfront Vacation Rental Home

... then Bald Head Island is the Place for You.


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Actvities and Interests on Bald Head Island


Bald Head is a bird watcher’s delight. It is home to many rare species. Osprey, eagle, kingfisher, sandpiper, and herons might be spotted anywhere on the Island.


The dockmaster (910) 457-7380 can arrange small boat or fishing equipment rentals and provide information about fishing charters. Bald Head Island’s marshes and creeks are best reached by kayak or canoe.


Canoes can be rented from the Riverside Adventure Company, located near the marina, call (910) 457-4944.


Bring your crab traps and enjoy an old-fashioned pastime of catching crabs in the Bald Head Island creeks.


Bald Head Island Club. The Pro Shop also schedules beginners’ lessons and clinics. Bald Head Island Pro Shop: (910) 457-7310.


The new fitness center is located in the Bald Head Island Club complex next to the pro shop. It features state of the art exercise equipment and beautiful ocean views for your workout.


The dockmaster can arrange small boat or fishing equipment rentals as well as provide information about fishing charters. BHI Dockmaster: (910) 457-7380.


Bald Head Island features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by George Cobb that is rated 4½ Stars by Golf Digest Magazine. The complex includes a driving range, putting green and starter building with bag storage. Bald Head Island Pro Shop: (910) 457-7310.


Enjoy the beauty of Bald Head Island by taking a self guided 20-minute walk through the maritime forest and along the salt marsh and tidal creek. In the summer, the Bald Head Island Conservancy conducts turtle walks at night and alligator and bird walks in the morning. Space is limited. Call the conservancy for more information or reservations. Conservancy: (910) 457-0089


Old Baldy is North Carolina’s oldest lighthouse. It is open to the public. Climb to the top and enjoy a spectacular view. Visit the Old Baldy museum next door and see how the early lighthouse keepers lived. Historic narrated tours of the island are also offered.


Buy a ferry day pass at the Bald Head terminal (round trip $11.00) and spend a leisurely afternoon in historic Southport. Stroll the quaint and charming downtown and treat yourself to great antiques, shopping, and dining. We’re sure you’ll enjoy the ambience of this lovingly preserved Southern Village.


Bald Head Island Tennis Shop: (910) 457-7300


Call for reservations. Bald Head Island Conservancy: (910) 457-0089

Map of Bald Head Island North Carolina

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