Located at the mouth of Cape Fear River, Bald Head Island is accessible by ferry from the nearby town of Southport and is known for its turtle nesting activity and as the filming location for Weekend at Bernie’s. Home to 175 full-time residents, Bald Head offers vacation rentals, dining, and shopping options for visitors. Enjoy the seaside golf course, full-service marina, and day spa.
Rent a bike by the hour, day, or week. Cycle on more than 15 miles of car-free roads and visit the Old Baldy Lighthouse, built in 1789. Explore the 14 miles of beaches, hike along the M. Kent Mitchell Nature Trail, go kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, kite-boarding, fishing, surfing, or experience a Turtle walk in the month of June.