Southport, North Carolina is a unique, historic seaside community that of serves a huge helping of beauty and charm to both long-time locals and newcomers. It's no surprise that Southport topped the CoastalLiving.com list of America's Happiest Seaside Towns. Located near the southern end of the Carolina coast, several towns make up this area: Caswell Beach, Oak Island, Bald Head Island, Boiling Springs Lakes and St. James. Sail from the Southport Marina, go fishing in the coastal waters of the Atlantic, take advantage of some of the best walking trails in the state and relax in a small-town atmosphere over two centuries in the making. Cozy antique shops nestle together with excellent restaurants, a plethora of shopping options and all the modern conveniences. This quaint community is an excellent place to live--no matter what your interests. Here are six reasons to make Southport your new home.
Most beach towns are busy, boisterous places during the summer months, so what do you do when you want to spend time at a more peaceful, tranquil beach-front setting? Head to Caswell Beach, NC, of course! Caswell Beach is one of Oak Island's best kept secrets – a beautiful, secluded beach town that still puts you in very easy driving distance to all of Oak Island's luxurious amenities. The local Brunswick County real estate market features homes that will make any beach-lover swoon and for those interested in a shorter stay, there are appealing rental properties throughout the community.
Most shoppers know that Bald Head Island, NC is an excellent place to enjoy the charms of coastal living from fresh, flavorful seafood to spending a day at the beach with your toes in the sand. But did you know that Bald Head Island is also a very historic community? Local legends tell tales of intrepid explorers, dangerous pirates and the many notable residents who helped shape the community that we enjoy today. Many historic sites, homes and buildings still survive from those early days on Bald Head Island, so you'll always have something interesting to explore close to home.
Some places are defined by style and flash. Others are all about substance and value. In Calabash, NC locals live life their way. Located along the Carolina coast, Calabash, duly dubbed "The Seafood Capital of the World," has earned its reputation because of its nationally famed method of preparing seafood--Calabash Style.
Anyone familiar with Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, known as "Dr. Beach," probably also knows that he calls Holden Beach, NC "the best family beach in America." In fact, you can think of Holden Beach as Dr. Beach's prescription for the wintertime blues. If this information is new to you, read on to find out why Holden Beach, NC may be the right place for you to call home.