Bald Head Island - Escaping from the stress in your life is just a ferry ride away. When you arrive at the Bald Head Island Ferry Terminal located in the Deep Point Marina. Located off Moore Street in downtown Southport, next to the Southport- Ft. Fisher Ferry, it's like stepping into another time zone ó a slower, less stressful one. After unloading and parking your vehicle you will board your passenger ferry for a short 20 minute trip to the island. A golf cart tram will whisk you away to your cottage, condo or inn where your week or weekend of rest and relaxation can begin. Canít stay overnight? Go over for the day either on your own or with the organized Historic Tour, with or without lunch or dinner. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Bald Head Island is a resort. Amenities include: championship golf course, clubhouse facilities, croquet, marina, tennis courts, swimming pools, restaurants, snack bars, and spa.
Boiling Spring Lakes - Named for a natural spring, its 16,000 acres of land was incorporated in 1961. The Big Lake, 275-acres or 10 miles of shoreline is one of over 50 natural and man-made lakes in the city. Several of the lakes offer public access for swimming, fishing, and water-skiing. Boiling Spring Lakes is a popular choice for those relocating to the area. A serene community with wildlife and floriculture abound such as the fox squirrel, tall pines, oaks, sweet gums, and the rare and protected Venus flytrap. The Lakes & Country Club is located in Boiling Spring Lakes and offers 18 holes of championship golf in a natural setting of a "wildlife preserve" and bird sanctuary." The middle and high schools are also located in Boiling Spring Lakes.
Caswell Beach - Residents of Caswell Beach are a proud and caring group of people who share a love for their town and community. The only commercial district that exists in Caswell Beach is the area located at the Oak Island Golf Club which includes golf course, putting green, driving range, restaurant, gift/pro shop, and a lounge with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. Just past the city limits of Caswell Beach is the N.C. Baptist Assembly, a church camp/retreat conference center. Prior to its purchase from the government, the assembly was known as Fort Caswell, an Army fortress built in 1826. The remains of the fort can be found throughout the camp. Bunkers are still visible in the Caswell Dunes Condominiums Complex.
Oak Island - The Town of Oak Island was formed in 1999 when the towns of Long Beach and Yaupon Beach consolidated. This consolidation gave it the distinction of the most populated incorporated town in Brunswick County. Although the largest Town in the County, a small town atmosphere is enjoyed by its residents. The foundation of this beach community has always been public access ó consider the over 52 public beach accesses (most with parking), two public boat ramps, several areas to put in canoes and kayaks, an extensive sidewalk system for bikes and pedestrians to enjoy, recreation trails, numerous parks and playgrounds, a full service parks and recreation department, and youth friendly facilities such as the newly completed skate board park. Programs geared toward senior citizens are located at the Parks & Recreation Department and the Oak Island Senior Citizens Center. The Town of Oak Island has extended its boundaries to include the mainland areas along Long Beach Road. This is the area where large grocery, department stores, and fast food restaurants can be found.
St. James - The newest incorporated community in Brunswick County rose out of the explosion of growth in our area. Located along the Intracoastal Waterway just outside the commercial district of Long Beach Road, St. James enjoys the peacefulness of the country within the close proximity of shops and restaurants. The Town of St. James includes three golf courses, a marina, restaurant, and its own fire station.
Southport - Originally incorporated in 1792 as Smithville, its progressive citizens changed its name to Southport in 1887 in hopes of attracting a port. The port went further upstream to the City of Wilmington but this entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the City today. The historic charm of this community will captivate you as you walk under a canopy of 200 year old live oak trees, or walk past majestic Victorian century homes which once belonged to river pilots or maybe even a pirate or two. Southport is one of few Cities with a true downtown. Banks, antique & collectible shops, restaurants, and professional offices line about a five block area in the downtown commercial district. Just outside this district is one of the finest medical care facilities in our region, J.A. Dosher Memorial Hospital. A visit to our area is not complete without a day or two of walking through these antique and specialty shops, stopping along the way for a leisurely lunch at an outside pub or restaurant along the waterfront or yacht basin, taking a historic tour of the city, watching transoceanic vessels pass by at Waterfront Park and visiting the NC Maritime Museum in Southport. The City of Southport also offers sailors, anglers and boaters a safe haven through the Southport Marina, Old Yacht Basin and City
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