Bald Head Island, Best Beaches in North Carolina - Oceanfront Resorts, Golf, Beachcombing, Lighthouses, Family Vacations Spots and Other Places of Interest

Bald Head Island is accessible only by ferry or boat. The ferry runs from Indigo Plantation in Southport on the mainland. There are no cars allowed on the island.

The island has 174 acres of upland forests set aside as part of the NC coastal reserve. There are marshlands and maritime forests. This is a prime nesting location of the loggerhead turtle.

In the Area

There is a golf course in the Bald Head Island Area.

Bald Head Island State Natural area is over 10,000 acres. There are tidal creeks, marsh and bays here.


The Oldest Lighthouse in North Carolina. It is located On Bald Head Island. Old Baldy Was Commissioned by Thomas Jefferson and Constructed in 1817. Visitors Can Climb To the Top of the Lighthouse For Spectacular Views of the Island and Its Surroundings

Fourteen Miles of Wide, Uncrowded Beaches Facing Not Only East, But Also West and South for spectacular sunsets over the water.

There are private resorts with villas, cottages and vacation homes for rent or sale.

for hotels close to this island see Southport on the mainland, Sunset Beach or Ocean Isle Beach. The last two are apart of the Brunswick Islands.