Southport North Carolina Attractions - Nearby NC Beaches, Family Vacation Spots and Other Places of Interest

Southport is a port city on the Cape Fear River Channel. It is a quaint fishing village with Victorian homes. There is a riverfront, historic district, antique shops, visitors center, marinas, waterfront restaurants and markets.

The city pier is located on Bay Street on the Cape Fear River.

Take a self-guided walking tour of the historic homes and buildings.

The NC Maritime museum is located here. The museum has exhibits illustrating the river history including information related to the pirate Stede Bonnett who was captured here.

Southport is near the Brunswick Beaches. Local attractions include Dosher Memorial, Archer Daniel, Orton Plantation, Brunswick Town State Historic Site and Sunny Pointe Army Deport.

St. James plantation is a golf resort, a planned community, with lots more to do than just golf. Play tennis, bike, lounge at the beach club and much more.

 You can catch the ferry to the Brunswick islands where you will find some of the best beaches in NC for family vacations. Every year, the official NC Fourth of July celebration attracts a large number of visitors.

Prices Creek Lighthouse - built 1848, no tours, 2 miles from Southport, covers the Cape Fear River area, it has been inoperable since the second battle of Fort Fisher during the Civil War.

Southport is also close to Wilmington, the Brunswick Island beaches and Wrightsville Beach.