Bald Head Island Area Information

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There are tons of things to do in Bald Head Island! Just a short, 20 minute ferry ride away, the village of Bald Head Island is a secluded refuge where fun and relaxation are welcome, but cars are not. The island is best known for its 14 miles of flawless beaches, championship golf, and Old Baldy, the oldest standing lighthouse in North Carolina. Because there are no cars allowed, residents and guests rely on golf carts or bicycles for transportation, giving the island a tranquil feel away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. Learn more about Bald Head Island or contact us for more information.

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Things to do in Bald Head Island

  • Enjoy days of endless, uncrowded beaches where you can search for shells, simply relax in the peace of the breaking waves or fly kites until the sun goes down
  • Play a round of breathtaking championship golf on the 4.5 star George Cobb golf course Savor a glimpse into the history of Bald Head Island from its first appearance on maps in the 1500s to the development of the island in the 1980s on an historic island tour
  • Climb the oldest standing lighthouse in NC and visit the Smith Island Museum of History
  • Explore your inner adventurer on a ghost tour that introduces you to the tales of lighthouse keepers, pirates and river pilots that make up Bald Head Island legends
  • Bicycle over 15 miles of roadway and discover the wildlife and nature haven at its best
  • Try your hand at croquet on the championship greensward at the BHI Club

Bald Head Island Events

  • Badwater Cape Fear Marathon Memorial Day Weekend Celebration 4th of July Celebration
  • Pirates Are Coming Festival
  • Labor Day Festivities
  • Bluefish Bonaza
  • Maritime Classic Road Race
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