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If you're looking for coastal charm, great seafood, and year-round outdoor activities, Southport has everything you need. Whether you're a local homeowner or a visitor to the area, our real estate agents suggest that you make a plan to explore some of Southport's best outdoor attractions. Take a look at five great places you don't want to miss.
Bald Head Island
Located about two miles from Southport across the Cape Fear River, Bald Head Island offers a wealth of natural beauty and recreational activities. Just hop on a passenger ferry at Deep Point Marina and enjoy a 20-minute boat ride to this subtropical island where you'll find so much to do. You can explore natural beaches, marshlands, and maritime forest preserves, play a round of golf at the Bald Head Island Club, relax at the Island Retreat day spa, dine at the Shoals Club, or shop for art at Merchant's Row.
Fort Johnston Museum
Built by the British in 1749, Fort Johnston Museum is the oldest active-duty fort in the United States. In a beautiful setting overlooking the Cape Fear River, you can enjoy your day with a free docent-guided or self-guided museum tour that showcases Southport's unique culture, heritage, and history. After the tour, you can stroll through historic Southport to see landmarks like City Hall, old homes and churches built in the 1800s, the Old Brunswick Jail, the Old Smithville Burial Grounds, and the River Pilots Tower.
NC Maritime Museum
If you love the water and everything coastal, don't miss the NC Maritime Museum located where coastal waters meet the Atlantic Ocean. Located on the grounds of Fort Johnston, the museum has exhibits that focus on Southport fisheries, hurricanes, and shipwrecks, as well as exhibits that showcase maritime displays on World War II warships, Megalodon sharks, and pirates that sailed around Cape Fear. The NC Maritime Museum is a fascinating place that represents a special piece of Southport's history.
Oak Island Lighthouse
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Oak Island Lighthouse is something really special to see. Standing at 153 feet tall with lights that tower 169 feet above the water, this concrete structure with 8-inch thick walls built with three rings of color is a Southport treasure. Unlike most lighthouses, this one has no spiral staircase, only a series of ship ladders with 131 steps leading to the lantern gallery level at the top. If you're up for the climb, the view at the top is everything you hope it will be and more!
Southport homes for sale are surrounded by beautiful waterfront views, coastal activities, and a collection of great shops, restaurants, playgrounds, and picnic areas. Downtown Southport is filled with charming southern architecture that houses unique boutiques, clothing and antique shops, and waterfront restaurants with great seafood. There's also the Waterfront Park, where you can enjoy fishing on the Cape Fear River banks or relaxing with the kids in playgrounds equipped with swings and picnic tables. If you're looking for a relaxing afternoon, take a stroll through Downtown Southport and enjoy the smell of Hydrangeas and Southern Magnolias that fill the air.
If you're looking for a charming coastal lifestyle, Southport may be the perfect place to call home. Contact us about available properties with views and amenities that are just what you're looking for.
Southport is a hidden gem that's full of Southern charm, quaint shops, seaside restaurants, historical museums, beautiful architecture, and breathtaking views. If you're planning to visit this lovely coastal town, our real estate agents have some great suggestions for local sights and activities that you do not want to miss.
Shop for Treasures
Not sure where to take your sweetie this Valentine's Day? Don't worry, we have got you covered! We have scoured all of Brunswick Islands for the cream of the crop fine dining experiences. Make this year a Valentine's Day your partner will never forget!
Oliver's on the Cape Fear is where "Southern cuisine and exceptional wines and spirits meet the salubrious breezes of the Southport air". This family-owned and operated restaurant is known for its timeless menu, outstanding hospitality, and breathtaking views of the Cape Fear River.
Overlooking the Intracoastal waterway, Joseph's offers delicious Italian Cuisine and a comprehensive array of premier wine and spirits. If you want romance, candlelit dinners, and authentic Italian, this is the place for you.
Christoper's Steakhouse and Seafood is a locally owned and operated business located in Leland, North Carolina. They serve hand-cut steaks, ribs that will "fall right off the bone", made-from-scratch sides, freshly baked bread, and much, much more!
Jink's Creek Waterfront Grille is located in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. Just a quick 30-minute drive lies one of our favorite waterfront dining experiences. Jink's Creek is known for their outstanding seafood dishes, classic surf and turf, and showstopping salads.
Just south of the North Carolina state line lies Little River, South Carolina. Little River boasts many award-winning local restaurants and cuisine. The Brentwood Restaurant and Wine Bistro is a European-inspired restaurant that won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2022. Their use of local cuisine and flavors is a big reason why they have locals and others alike flocking to nab a dinner reservation. Their surf and turf options are not to be overshadowed by their extensive dessert menu.
There's an undeniable sense of serenity that comes with living in the Southport, NC area. Whether you're a visitor or a longtime local, it seeps into your bones. Never is it more fully experienced than when you're watching the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean.
You can take it from our real estate agents; watching the sunrise in the Brunswick Islands never gets old. See for yourself at one of these spectacular sunrise spots in the Southport area.
It's no exaggeration to call Southport, North Carolina, a paddler's paradise. Offering access to seemingly endless miles of the Cape Fear River and Intracoastal Waterway, Southport is ripe for exploration.
And with fall in the air, there's never been a better time to hit the water. Whether you want to book a guided kayak tour, rent kayaks for the weekend, or just need a place to launch your own craft, you have a lot of great options. Our real estate agents are excited to share their favorite kayak tours and rentals in the Southport area.
While upwards of 50,000 people travel to Southport each year, our real estate agents know that this charming city is much more than a popular tourist destination. The town is full of gorgeous natural scenery and Southern charm, in addition to a high quality of life for its residents. Here are a few of the best reasons to make the move to Southport.
Now that you're settling into the house you chose from Southport homes for sale, you're going to want to get out and see what's available locally — particularly when it comes to wining and dining. Maybe you did some scouting before you bought your home, just so you'd know what's a short drive from home base for dining and entertainment. But if you've been too busy getting moved in to explore, our real estate agents can help. Have a look at some of the top spots for wine and dinner in Southport.
Southport is a lovely spot for vacationers and individuals interested in making this quaint spot their first or second home. See all the natural beauty and interesting spaces that Southport and the surrounding areas have to offer by taking one of these local tours.
April is Active Dog Month, and it's time to celebrate with your pup. Southport is home to a variety of gorgeous locations that are perfect for enjoying outdoor time with your four-legged family members. Our real estate agents suggest exploring these places in and around Southport.
If you've been shopping around for Southport homes for sale, you probably want to explore the nearby amenities as well. You'll be looking at shopping, schools, eating out, perhaps a place of worship, gyms, as well as recreational opportunities. Among the many recreational activities you can find in Southport is golfing.
Are you among the 24 million-plus Americans who like to head to the links for exercise and enjoyment of a challenging game? Then Southport may have just what you need. Our real estate agents have compiled a list of some of the best golfing venues nearby.
For those new to the Southport area, congratulations! Not only do you have your new home from Southport homes for sale to enjoy, but you've also got myriad attractions nearby. The area is a gateway to wonders, with beaches, a maritime town, fishing, golfing, kayaking, and exciting historical and cultural attractions. Whether you're outdoorsy or more of a shopping/dining aficionado, you can find something that will call to you at Southport.
Thousands of people love to travel to Southport each year, and some even make it their home. Southport is famous for its charming atmosphere, serene ocean breezes, and gorgeous scenery; it's also a fantastic spot to grab delicious American eats.
Our real estate agents suggest taking a few hours to enjoy some of Southport's top eateries. Here are a few can't-miss spots.
The holiday season is here, and it's time to celebrate with your family and friends. One fun way to ring in the season is with a few hours of holiday crafting.
Not only do you get to explore your creative side, but the end result is often a tasty treat or charming decoration perfect for gifting or enjoying in your home.
Our real estate agents know that you can have a memorable holiday crafting session from the comfort of your home. Check out some of the best holiday crafts that you can make at home.
Tourists and permanent residents love the scenic beauty of Brunswick County. Thanks to the presence of the Cape Fear River, Intercoastal Waterway, and the Atlantic Ocean, there's no shortage of breathtaking panoramic water views.
Pumpkins are one of the best fall decorations, and you'll see them from the first day of autumn through Thanksgiving. You'll probably see some if you're touring Southport homes for sale. But our real estate agents know there's more to pumpkins than simply placing them on your porch. Here are fun ways you can repurpose your pumpkins this season.
Looking for a home where you can celebrate your favorite festivities? Contact us today to start your home search.
One of our real estate agents' favorite things to do in Southport is perusing the many great local businesses in the city. Local business is often one of the biggest factors that makes a place unique, with one-of-a-kind products, and more importantly one-of-a-kind people you just can't find anywhere else. This is true for Southport, and the best place you can see this for yourself is on Howe Street. Cutting straight through the heart of Southport before finishing right on the water, Howe Street is the perfect display of what makes Southport so great to the people who live here. And if you're in the mood for shopping or just for finding something new, look no further than these uniquely Southport businesses.
Summer is a time for relaxing, spending time outdoors, and enjoying fun adventures with family and friends. If you've been thinking about buying one of the beautiful Southport homes for sale, you'll want to take some time to get to know the area and explore the local culture.
There are many ways to enjoy some summer fun in the Southport area. We asked our real estate agents about their favorite things to do on their days off, and here's are a few of their recommendations.
There's always so much to do on the water. Whether you like surfing, relaxing on the beach, or hiking through breathtaking scenery, Bald Head Island is the perfect destination no matter what you love to do. If you're looking at Bald Head Island homes for sale, you might as well make a trip out of the day and explore these spots and activities our real estate agents recommend.
All of May is National Photography Month. The holiday, first implemented in 1987, offers an opportunity to celebrate the impact photography plays in modern society and all of our lives. It's one of our real estate agents' favorite times of the year.
The reason for that is simple. We live in an extraordinarily photogenic place. North Carolina's Brunswick County is a photographer's dream come true, and if you're looking to snap the perfect shot for your photo album or your Instagram account, we have some ideas about where in the Southport area you should look!
Our real estate agents love talking to clients about their plans for decorating their new homes. While there's nothing wrong with modern decor, it's always so much fun to visit local vintage and antique stores searching for one-of-a-kind finds. Whether you're still exploring Southport homes for sale or you're already settled into your home, we recommend taking a look at some of the great shops in the area. Each shop listed below is located near Waterfront Park. We recommend stopping by to visit each one and making a day of exploring the area.
Breakfast, they say, is the most important meal of the day. Whether you're wandering around Southport enjoying the coastal sights or looking for beautiful Southport homes for sale, breakfast is crucial for having a long, productive day. Southport is home to some great cafes that offer unique menu items and start serving early. Here, our real estate agents provide a list of their favorite restaurants for breakfast in Southport. Choose your morning spot and start the day right with a delicious meal.
Is that love we smell in the air…or just the amazing cuisine of Southport? Perhaps a bit of both! Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and our real estate agents encourage you to start thinking about your dinner plans ahead of time. As Cupid draws back his bow, peruse the menus at these Southport restaurants perfect for couples planning to celebrate Valentine's Day with takeout.
Our real estate agents invite you to explore the storied shores of Brunswick County. North Carolina's barrier islands are charming, particularly the Brunswick Islands, which have a history dating back to more than 250 years ago. The towns Southport and Sunset Beach are excellent destinations to relax, unwind, and learn about the past with a stop at these historic sites.
Did you and your family, like our real estate agents, use the stay-at-home time to perfect your DIY skills? That practice will pay off with a beautifully decorated home when you and the kids have fun with these easy and clever holiday craft projects. Stock up on the craft supplies and have fun with the whole family making these holiday crafts!
In recent years, espresso has gone from an exotic drink found in hipster cafés to a daily must-have for scores of caffeine lovers. Celebrate National Espresso Day on Monday, November 23, with a hot or cold drink at one of these coffee shops around Brunswick County, where our real estate agents get their pick-me-up.
National Go to An Art Museum Day is coming up on Monday, November 9th, and our real estate agents want to be sure you know your options!
Brunswick County isn't only known for the famous lighthouse you'll find a short distance from Oak Island homes for sale. As a resident here, there's always more to see and do. Galleries and museums allow you to learn while enjoying the works of contemporary and historic artists from around the area.
As students head back to school and parents move back into the office, it's more important than ever to ensure that your whole family is eating nutritious foods to sustain their energy. Our real estate agents believe that there's no better way to stay healthy while supporting the community than by purchasing fresh produce from our local Brunswick County farms. Consider stopping by one of these nearby farms on your next grocery run.
There's so much natural beauty in our corner of North Carolina, so it's no wonder why residents love going outside for a picnic. With plenty of parks and natural areas to choose from, our real estate agents highly recommend taking your picnic baskets to these places around Brunswick County for a scenic dining experience.
For now, social distancing is the new normal for many places in the United States. But, even though it's important to stay apart physically, social connections have never been more vital. Luckily, there's plenty of technology that can help in a situation like this!
If you're looking for ways to stay connected, we recommend these helpful apps:
Dining out is even more special when you can share the experience with your best friend. Our real estate agents have put together a list of their favorite dog-friendly restaurants in the Southport area.
You will have plenty of time to rest, relax, and recharge your batteries once the holiday hubbub wears down. But why would you? There is so much happening in January that you will have plenty of fantastic opportunities to keep the fun going. As you sort through your options, the following are some activities our real estate agents recommend this January.
Contact us to learn more about the many fabulous events that are happening in 2020. The region's calendar is filling up with races, presentations, parties, and celebrations that everyone in the family will enjoy.
The New Year is a great opportunity to get engaged in activities you've always wanted to try! If you're looking for a new hobby, consider one of these fun and fascinating programs around Southport!
The holidays are here, and there's a good chance you still have some shopping that needs completed. Rather than rushing around town in search of gifts, narrow your search to these fabulous area shops. Our REALTORS® recommend these "go-to" places where you are guaranteed to find the perfect gift.
Are you considering a move to Southport? If so, you'll probably be spending some time in town shopping our great selection of Southport homes for sale. Given the beauty of the area and its coastlines, it would be a shame to make that visit all about business. You'd certainly be missing out if you didn't make time to sample the local cuisine while you're here, most especially the fresh seafood for which our area is known. If you're particularly partial to oysters, you'll find them in abundance at local eateries, including these 5 Southport restaurants:
Moore Street Oyster Bar, 110 E. Moore St., Southport
A very popular and modern eatery, Moore Street Oyster Bar offers a great selection of delicious oyster creations. If you have trouble choosing among them, you can try them all by ordering their generous sample platter, which features two of every hot-topped oyster variety on the menu.
Summer will be here before you know it, and our REALTORS® are excited about all the possibilities that warm weather brings to the Brunswick County, NC area. This quiet, picturesque region along the Carolina coast offers ample opportunities to experience the outdoors.
If you're looking for some fun in the sun this season, start with one of these Brunswick County Parks. They're some of our favorite places to enjoy the outdoors, and since July is National Picnic Month, you might want to bring some friends and family along—not to mention some hamburgers and hot dogs!
The maritime community of Southport is well-known for having one of North Carolina's most popular 4th of July Celebrations, with nearly two full weeks of events that draw visitors from throughout NC and beyond. Thanks to the popularity and long history of Southport's Independence Day celebration, it was declared the NC 4th of July Festival in 1972.
The festival features tons of patriotic activities, fun attractions for the whole family, great opportunities to explore the community, and of course a spectacular fireworks display when the big day arrives. Our REALTORS® are ready to celebrate, and we've got the details on what to expect from Southport's NC 4th of July Festival and Fireworks this year.
The Event: NC 4th of July Festival
Dates: June 23 through July 4, 2019
Family Fun at the 4th of July Festival
Every member of the family will find something to love about the NC 4th of July Festival, with fun activities and one full day of children's games. On July 3 at Fort Johnson Garrison Lawn and Waterfront Park, kids will have the chance to participate in a day of fun-filled activities. There will be watermelon rolling, sack races, and other old-time games that never go out of style. On July 2, kids can enjoy free face-painting, creative activities, crafts, and more at Keziah Park.
The first day of summer will be here soon, and with that comes National Seashell Day, a reminder to take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and appreciate the natural beauty that's all around us.
Families looking at Southport homes for sale often ask Our REALTORS® about local waterfront activities. We think that shelling is one of the best ways to enjoy a day on the water, and, best of all, you can use some of the treasures you find to decorate your new home!
Using Southport as your launching point, you can easily reach some of the best beaches for shelling either by boat or by car. Here are a few great destinations you'll want to visit this summer.
Our REALTORS® know all the things that make the neighborhoods we represent great places to live. There are unique places to dine out with friends and spend an evening. Places to enjoy nature or the beach. And plenty of places to get in a little exercise.
Practicing yoga has been linked to many health benefits. It can increase flexibility, balance, and strength. It can help with weight loss. And probably one of the most significant benefits is helping to reduce stress and anxiety. Whether you're a long time enthusiast, looking to change up your fitness routine, or just want to take a break from looking at Southport homes for sale you can find the class that's right for you.
Mother's Day is coming up soon, and you might be wondering how to show the special moms in your life just how much you care. Our REALTORS® recommend taking them out for lunch or dinner at one of the area's excellent waterfront restaurants. Here are five locations that are guaranteed to give you a memorable experience.
The diverse natural beauty of Brunswick County is a major attraction for so many people shopping for Southport homes for sale and long-time residents alike. The parks, docks, beaches, wetlands, swamps, and waterways that surround Southport make for beautiful vistas and ideal habitats for a variety of local wildlife. It's no surprise that residents love to both enjoy and protect the area's abundant natural beauty, which makes the annual NatureFest a perfect opportunity to celebrate spring in the area. The festival, spread over two days, is filled with exciting speakers and opportunities to appreciate local natural sites. Our REALTORS® have all the details on how to celebrate NatureFest 2019 in Southport this spring.
Southport: Celebrate NatureFest 2019 April 26 & 27
The Event: NatureFest 2019
Dates/Times: April 26 – 4 p.m., April 27 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Downtown Southport
Southport's NatureFest has been a local favorite for years, with a wide variety of family-friendly activities that allow you to experience the natural side of the community. There will be one free event Friday evening, followed by a full day of activities on Saturday. Learn from knowledgeable, local experts, participate in nature-themed Q&A sessions, pick up plants for your garden, or set out to explore some of the area's most popular natural attractions.
Our REALTORS® know how important the Easter holiday is to so many of our clients. Southport families adorn their homes with colorful decorations and cherish the moments spent watching their young ones find their Easter baskets. If you're considering browsing our Southport homes for sale, we invite you to get to know the area on a Sunday morning by visiting one of these amazing Southport eateries for brunch.
Locals Family Diner - 832 N. Howe St., Southport, NC 28461
What are your family's Easter traditions? Church service, egg painting or basket hunting? Locals Family Diner invites you to create more memories with your kids with a delicious brunch at one of Southport's favorite restaurants. Try their delicious Eggs Benedict or a classic dish order of biscuits and gravy. With special menu options for children and seniors, Locals Family Diner is the perfect place for Easter breakfast with the entire family.
The Oak Island Lighthouse stands at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, an iconic fixture of the North Carolina coast, where it has helped guide ships to safe harbor since 1958. Every year, the lighthouse is the focal point of the Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk, which offers an opportunity to stay fit, enjoy the gentle ocean breeze and picturesque scenery of Oak Island, and help raise money for a good cause.
For our REALTORS® on Oak Island, the annual Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk is one of the most anticipated events of the year. The 2019 race is just around the corner, so read on to find all the info you need to watch or participate in the race!
You can discover North Carolina's rich coastal heritage and culture with a stop at the NC Maritime Museum at Southport. Here you'll find year-long exhibits and monthly events that children, families and nautical fans will love. Our REALTORS® recommend that those considering moving to the Southport area take a moment to visit this important local landmark. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., a trip to the Maritime Museum is sure to be a fun and engaging experience for everyone!
As one of North Carolina's three state-sponsored maritime museums, the NC Maritime Museum at Southport highlights the history of the lower Cape Fear River. Their collection of artifacts display the history of the area dating back nearly 2,000 years. Exhibits on the history of maritime life, as well as relics from Southport life from the age of piracy through the Civil War and beyond, have made the NC Maritime Museum a treasured local landmark that visitors and locals cherish.
Our REALTORS® at Margaret Rudd & Associates would like to wish a very special Happy 50th Birthday to Holden Beach! Whether you're a frequent visitor or you're lucky enough to call Holden Beach your home, you know that any time spent in this fantastic town becomes an unforgettable memory.
For half of a century, the town of Holden Beach has been a favorite vacation destination for thousands of visitors. As a perfect place on the North Carolina coast for outdoor and watersports, Holden Beach is regularly ranked one of the top beaches for families in the United States. From kayaking and surfing to volleyball and sunbathing, Holden Beach has sandy and salty fun for everyone.
According to U.S. News & World Report, North Carolina is among the top 10 fastest-growing states in the country. Homes for sale in Brunswick County, with its desirable location and plentiful mix of attractions for all ages, are a driving force behind North Carolina's appeal.
What draws families and individuals from around the country to Brunswick County? Our REALTORS® draw on their experiences helping satisfied home buyers to offer five main reasons for Brunswick County's popularity.
If you're touring our Southport homes for sale, you'll want to be sure you check out everything else that makes the coastal area a fabulous place to live. With over 30 years' experience in Brunswick County, Our REALTORS® can tell you the Carolina coast is one of our country's most charming areas to live.
Its history, cuisine, and the natural areas for recreation and relaxation are among the best anywhere. And everything comes together in Southport. One of the hidden gems of Southport you won't want to miss is our Marsh Walk.
Every neighborhood has its hidden (and sometimes not-so-hidden) gems that make the area a great place to live. Here are seven delicious bakeries in Brunswick County that will tempt, delight, and tantalize your taste buds.
The holiday season is brimming with joy and excitement, and along with the merriment comes the hustle and bustle of seasonal shopping. Make your shopping endeavors a bit brighter this year by visiting some of Brunswick County's shops and boutiques. With gifts for practically everyone on your list (don't forget yourself!), these shops are our absolute favorites for holiday decor and more.
The Christmas House - 104 W Moore St., Southport, NC
After you've looked at homes for sale in Southport, be sure to visit The Christmas House and discover a magical shopping adventure full of all things Christmas. Find a fantastic selection of decorative Christmas items including wreaths, garland, and ornaments, as well as a huge assortment of rustic and whimsical gift ideas. The Christmas House has fun and engaging toys for the little ones on your list, and you won't want to miss their great variety of old-fashioned candy to satisfy the sweet tooth and bring back memories of yesteryears.
No snow? No problem! For some, it might be hard to imagine Christmas without snowflakes and Jack Frost, but Brunswick County locals still celebrate the holidays in style with their holiday traditions. Check out these great holiday events and festivities on the North Carolina coast this season, and be sure to ask our REALTORS® for more information about life in Brunswick County!
Brunswick County homes are the perfect place to celebrate all the good times with your family. Father's Day is one of those times and it's coming up fast!
There are all kinds of unique ways to celebrate in Brunswick County. Many Dads like to relax and enjoy this hot summer day with a quality, cold brew. If the Dad in your life is a beer connoisseur or just enjoys an occasional indulgence, a tasting adventure at one of the area's microbreweries is a fantastic way to spend Father's Day.
There are a lot of reasons why more and more people are looking for Holden Beach homes these days. With 8 miles of incredible pristine beaches, this island community off the North Carolina shore offers a quiet, family-friendly atmosphere with stunning coastal scenery and unbeatable weather.
Holden Beach really comes to life in the summertime, and we're very excited about some of the upcoming summer events around town. One of the biggest recurring summer events is coming right up. Join us for the Holden Beach Summer Concert series, which kicks off on May 27th!
On April 20, Middleton Park in Oak Island at 4601 East Oak Island Drive will be the site for a free event to celebrate Earth Day 2018. It's designed to provide both fun and education for residents and visitors of all ages about the environmental challenges we face in Brunswick County.
Brunswick County, North Carolina is one of the top fishing destinations anywhere in the United States. Pier fishing is incredibly popular: There are five well-maintained Brunswick Island piers to choose from.
Many people prefer pier fishing because it's fun and convenient – you don't have to worry about chartering a boat or heading out to the high seas. Those who want to meet like-minded anglers will also find it easier to meet and mingle with others who share their passions.
Fishing season opens in March and lasts all throughout the summer. There's no complicated licensing to worry about when you decide to go pier fishing: You can handle all the technicalities when you get your day pass, weekly pass, or season pass to the pier of your choice.
Although the fish on offer vary by month, the area is known for some of the very best redfish and flounder fishing anywhere on the eastern seaboard.
If you're paying a visit to the area, you won't want to miss these piers:
Brunswick County, North Carolina is home to some of the top golf courses in the United States--and even beyond. These world-famous links have hosted golfing greats for generations. They draw visitors and would-be homeowners who are passionate about the game and want to enjoy a peerless experience in pristine surroundings.
If you're planning a visit, don't overlook these six renowned golf clubs throughout our communities:
Movie buffs might know the name "Cape Fear" from the 1991 Martin Scorsese film of the same name, itself a remake of a 1962 thriller. Of course, the real Cape Fear is a tidewater region of North Carolina anchored by the historic city of Wilmington.
For athletes, Cape Fear's reputation is built on something else entirely.
The Badwater Cape Fear race occurs annually on Bald Head Island in March: This year, it's happening on March 17. It includes both 50-kilometer and 51-mile race options and is well known as a challenging, yet invigorating event.
Southport, North Carolina has so much to offer for both residents and visitors. Our real estate agents live and work in Southport so we believe our city is just about perfect. Southport is a small seaside town and has the historic feel of a pirate destination with a side of southern charm. It's a great place to live for so many reasons. Along the coast and beyond, you'll find art galleries, restaurants, and boutique shopping, all within a walkable distance. The weather is great year-round. And if you're thinking about relocating, you'll find homes in Southport, NC that perfectly match your sense of style.
Are you ready to put your running shoes on, see the sights, and raise money to benefit a great, local cause in the process? Every year, the Ocean Isle Beach Run is one of the best winter events in Coastal Carolina, and this year's event takes place on January 13, 2018. Whether you're an experienced runner or simply someone looking to join the fun for the first time, there's a race in the Ocean Isle Beach Run for you. Enjoy a leisurely 5K walk/run, or put your training to the test and participate in the half-marathon. Our REALTORS® have their running shoes on and are all ready to tell you about Ocean Isle Beach Run 2018.
Are you searching for affordable, family-friendly fun in the Southport, NC area for the holiday season? You're in luck! Every year, at the beginning of December, Southport's Winterfest begins, with a week-long schedule of holiday events, live shows, delicious food, and plenty of fun activities for the kids. You'll also find historic events that teach you more about Southport, and some great holiday surprises along the way. Our Southport real estate agents are here with all of the exciting details on Winterfest, to get you in the holiday spirit.
Do you dream of spending your retirement on sandy shores with mornings at the beach, afternoons of great shopping, and evenings spent around a table with your favorite people? Choosing where to spend your retirement is one of the most important decisions you'll make, whether you choose to stay close to your current location or move to a new community to maximize your enjoyment of retirement. There are many factors to consider when deciding where to live in retirement, and our REALTORS® are here to help find a retirement solution that works for you.
Christmas comes to the seaside just like everywhere else, and the sleepy coastal community of Ocean Isle Beach, NC offers some of the best holiday festivities around--snow or no snow! This year, the Ocean Isle Beach Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting are sure to get the season started in style.
Ocean Isle Beach, NC is a small seaside town on a quiet stretch of coastline. It's a perfect place to relax and enjoy the ocean breeze. That said, it's also a place where there's always something going on, and the upcoming 2017 North Carolina Oyster Festival is one that you won't want to miss.
Read on to learn more about all the upcoming festivities, and be sure to check with the REALTORS® at Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc. for more information on life in Ocean Isle Beach.
Imagine an island with a sunset so unforgettable, it inspires a celebration. You can see it for yourself at Sunset at Sunset Beach, the annual Sunset Beach, NC community event held the first Saturday of each October. You'll enjoy this daylong festival where families and friends gather to enjoy food, music, crafts, and block-party style fun.
Our REALTORS® at Margaret Rudd & Associates live and work in the area. We believe the Sunset at Sunset Beach town festival offers the perfect opportunity for you to get to know the community. Here's some additional information about this fun-filled day.
Millions of people love Southern Living magazine, a trusted Birmingham-based publication that has some of the best recipes, gardening information, and house plans especially for the South. Since 1966, its house plans have been a mainstay in the region.
Some of them have become so popular that they turned into sweeping trends for years.
So, it's no surprise that our REALTORS® at Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc. were truly delighted to see the magazine's newest adventure: A true island dream home located right on picturesque Bald Head Island. Bald Head Island homes have never looked more amazing than they do today!
There's nothing quite like sitting down with a few of your favorite people at a dockside table, soaking in the scenery, and enjoying some of the finest food that Holden Beach, NC has to offer. Our REALTORS® in Holden Beach love sampling the local dining scene, and sharing our favorite spots with anyone looking to enjoy this wonderful community. Homes in Holden Beach come with perks, and fun, flavorful food certainly ranks near the top of the list. Enjoy our list of favorite Holden Beach restaurants, and be sure to add your own.
Are you searching for homes for sale in Southport, NC?
Southport is a maritime haven with a historic flair that attracts visitors from all over the US. Inhabited continuously since 1792, but known to explorers far longer, its sea breezes and ancient oak trees give its downtown district a charm like nothing else in the region.
Not surprisingly, it also has its fair share of culinary delights to enjoy!
Although people typically think of North Carolina as being part of "the South," its many seaside communities boast delicacies that will give any New England locale a run for the money. Of all the great fishing ports in the area, Southport stands head and shoulders over the rest: Fresh fish, crabs, and lobsters are available through most of the year.
Great shopping makes any hometown more convenient – not to mention much more fun!
When it comes to shopping, Southport, NC won't disappoint. You'll find world-class shopping options here for everything your heart desires, topping off the many other amenities that have attracted so many people to make this place their new home.
With over 100 golf courses in a 40-mile radius, Ocean Isle Beach offers some of the best courses in the country. If you love hitting the links, our experienced REALTORS® at Margaret Rudd & Associates can help you find the ideal place to perfect your swing and explore a variety of Ocean Isle Beach homes to fit your lifestyle.
Summer days on Bald Head Island start early, when the dunes are coated in dew and the early risers hit the sand for a stroll at sunrise. The beach is a quiet, peaceful place in the early morning, and becomes a bustling hub of activity as beach-goers filter in throughout the day. But all good things must come to an end, and when the sun goes down it's time to pack up your things, rinse off the sand, and head home. Or is it? Perhaps you could stick around the beaches of Bald Head Island, and... Howl at the Moon! This year's first Howl at the Moon event takes place on July 9, 2017 and our REALTORS® have all the details.
Who doesn't love the thrill of watching colors of red, white and blue stream through the sky on the Fourth of July?
Our Brunswick County beach communities promise a stunning spectacular this Independence Day. To make it easier on you, our REALTORS® have compiled a list of their favorite places to spend Independence Day.
Any pet lover will confirm, pets are family--only with four legs and waggly tails. So, it's only natural, we search for places where they can enjoy the same quality of life as we do. Fortunately, Brunswick County has "gone to the dogs" with a number of county parks, beaches and green spaces with pet-friendly policies in place. Our REALTORS® have unleashed this list of pet-friendly places in our community because...every dog does have its day.
The sun is shining, the sand is heating up and the ocean is at just the right temperature to leave you feeling cool, refreshed and ready to spend a few more hours soaking in the rays. Summer has arrived in North Carolina, and there are few traditions more enjoyable than spending a day around the sandy beaches of Holden Beach, NC. If you're new to the area or just looking for a quick refresher on some of the best beach spots to enjoy, we've got you covered. Our REALTORS® in Holden Beach have the inside scoop on everything you need to enjoy the sand and sun in our corner of North Carolina.
One of the best parts about owning a home in Ocean Isle Beach is the many community-sponsored events that happen throughout the area. The Ocean Isle Property Owners Association's Summer Concert Series is one of those events. From the Friday night before Memorial Day to the Friday night after Labor Day, the oceanfront comes alive with the sounds of local musicians. The summer concert series has been released, and it's a great one.
Curious about Boiling Spring Lakes? With our REALTORS® at Margaret Rudd & Associates, you can find homes in Boiling Spring Lakes that will live up to your wildest dreams. Boiling Spring Lakes is one of the most beautiful and welcoming communities in Brunswick County, North Carolina. If you haven't taken a closer look yet, it's about time you did!
Lace your tennis shoes and hit Sunset Beach on May 20 for a chance to win one of the world's largest race series medals. Hosted by Coastal Race Productions, the "Run Sunset Beach" event is now in its fourth year. All finishers will receive a BAM! medal. Individual Half Marathon medals measure seven inches tall and 5K medals measure four inches tall--now that's some noteworthy Bling!
Nestled at the tip of the Brunswick Island chain, Sunset Beach, NC offers miles of pristine beaches, ravishing views of the Atlantic Ocean, and also has the distinction of being North Carolina's southernmost surf spot. On top of that, the town offers a full array of exciting events all summer long.
Our REALTORS® in Sunset Beach are here to provide the best homes in the Sunset Beach area, from vacation getaways to full-time residences, and also to give you the low-down on all the latest happenings around town. If you're going to be anywhere near Sunset Beach this summer, then you definitely need to check out the upcoming Sunset Beach Concerts at the Village Park.
Oak Island is a sunny, family-friendly coastal paradise nestled along the Carolina coastline. The town hosts countless community events including this weekend's Oak Island Lighthouse Half Marathon Run and 5k, 10k and 1 Mile Run or Walk. Hosted by the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Dosher Memorial Hospital, the run is now in its 18th year.
Our Oak Island real estate agents make it a point not only to help you find the best homes in Oak Island, NC, but also to keep you up to date on all the latest happenings around town. The Oak Island Lighthouse Run and Walk is one that you definitely don't want to miss.
Easter weekend is almost here, and you'll find no shortage of options for celebrating the holiday in the communities of Brunswick County. Throughout Easter weekend, you will find fun community events where you can shop, eat, catch up with old friends, and make new ones. Families with children will love all of the Easter egg hunts in the area, and there is something for every member of the family to enjoy at the many Easter community events around Brunswick County, NC.
Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway at the mouth of the beautiful Cape Fear River, Southport, NC is a coastal paradise with a fun family atmosphere. No matter the season, there's always something going on in this lovely waterfront town, and our team of Southport REALTORS® have the inside scoop on all the latest happenings.
There's always something going on at Sunset Beach, one of the most beautiful seaside towns on the North Carolina coast. Our homes in Sunset Beach, NC put you within reach of all of the area's best festivals and events, like the annual Strawberry and Wine Festival, which is coming right up!
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.
Now the rest of the world knows what Sunset Beach residents have always known, we have one of the best beaches in the world.
National Geographic recently ranked Sunset Beach, North Carolina number 4 on their list of the "21 Best Beaches in the World." All of the standard beach town characteristics were checked off National Geographic's qualification list when they reviewed our community--sand, surf and friendly residents. However, Sunset Beach has one thing other beaches do not—The Kindred Spirit Mailbox.
Oak Island, NC is full of history, intrigue and fascinating stories that stretch back centuries to the earliest communities that called the area home. The history of Oak Island begins at the waterside and meanders through the coastal towns with plenty of stories to tell along the way. Whether you like nautical history, local legends or tales of heroism, you're sure to be delighted by the island's historic locations. Our real estate agents love exploring the communities of coastal NC. We've assembled some of the most interesting destinations around Oak Island to start your historical journey.
If you are starting to look for homes for sale on Bald Head Island, you're going to want to know where to find the best restaurants in the area. Our REALTORS® from Margaret Rudd & Associates have created this list of some of our favorite restaurants for you to experience. Turst us, you won't be disappointed.
Bald Head Island Club
The Bald Head Island Club may be best known for its golf, but here you will find both casual and upscale dining opportunities. With four different restaurants offering everything from regional seafood to steak and even pub sandwiches, you are going to enjoy an ideal dining experience. Bald Head Island Club embraces a Farm to Table dining concept, using locally grown produce and meats when possible, so each meal is unique and flavorful. Reservations are recommended.
If you're making the move to the North Carolina coast, add the community of Southport to your list of possible new homes. Named by Coastal Living magazine as one of America's Happiest Seaside Towns, Southport will win your heart with its Southern beauty and charm, oak tree-lined streets, antiques shops, galleries, restaurants and the Silver Coast Winery.
The Silver Coast Winery started as a simple gift, and grew into something special. It began on a half-acre lot, purchased as a special Mother's Day gift from husband to wife, and has grown into an award-winning, local business best known for its delicious, creative selection of wine. Silver Coast is also home to beautiful tasting rooms, a busy schedule of special events, and some of the most impressive wedding and event facilities in our area.
If you're considering buying a home in North Carolina's Brunswick County, one of the first things you might notice are the beautiful, historic lighthouses that dot its coastline.
The Oak Island Lighthouse located in Caswell Beach is one of those lighthouses. Built in 1958 to replace the former Cape Fear Lighthouse, the Oak Island Lighthouse has marked the mouth of Cape Fear River for over 50 years. Thanks to the many volunteers and sponsors who have worked to preserve and enhance the site, it's also a great place to bring friends and family.