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Everything You Need to Know About Beach Driving

  Beach driving is one of the great things about vacationing on Topsail Island. Unlike many beaches in the country, Topsail Island's different communities each allow beach driving at various times of the year with certain conditions. For fall fisherman this is particularly excitin... View the full post »

How to Have a Fantastic Fall Fishing Trip

Fall is here which can only mean one thing. Fall fishing...and no place has better fall fishing than Topsail Island. If you are new to the Topsail Island or to fall fishing on the North Carolina coast then you are in for a treat and this post is for you. If you are an avid angler you'll lo... View the full post »

The Best 5 Fall Recipes of the Year

September 22, is the official start of fall which got us thinking about these amazing fall recipes. Of course, being from Topsail Island we tend to favor seafood dishes. Who can blame us? In this post, we give you five of the best fall recipes of the year. Many of our homes have beautiful kitc... View the full post »

Everything You Need to Know to Explore the Waters Around Topsail

Thalassophile: (n) a lover of the sea. Here on Topsail Island, we are certainly lovers of the sea. Every aspect of life on Topsail Island is connected to the sea, and that's just the way we like it. We know you will as well. For thousands of years, the Island has been shaped by the... View the full post »

How to Have the Most Wonderful Value Season Vacation in Topsail

We all think about the beach during the traditional summer months of late May through August. However, another excellent time of the year to vacation on Topsail Island is late summer and early fall. With the ocean warmed by hot summer days, fewer crowds, and beautiful weather...plan time to make s... View the full post »

10 of the Best Ways to Eat Clean on Vacation

Do vacations and healthy eating habits have to be mutually exclusive? No, no they don't! You indeed can do both: enjoy your vacation while eating clean and choosing healthy foods. The term "clean eating" can have a different definition depending on who you talk to, but for the purpose of thi... View the full post »

How to Enjoy a Topsail Vacation on a Budget

Just because your household is running on a budget, doesn't mean you and your family can't enjoy a vacation on the coast of somewhere beautiful. Topsail Island, North Carolina offers visitors a quintessential beach experience as opposed to an overly commercialized one—which, quite hone... View the full post »

20 of the Best Ways to Get Active on Vacation

You're on vacation and you want to relax, but you also want to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. Can you really do both? Yes you can! One of the best things about a Topsail beach vacation is that it is so incredibly easy to get active and stay fit during your time here. Topsail Island of... View the full post »

How to Have the Best 4th of July on Topsail

Have you been wondering what the Fourth of July holiday is like on Topsail Island, North Carolina? Good news! This post is just for you. We're spotlighting the best of what the Topsail beaches and towns have planned for Independence Day and how you can celebrate with us. July 4th events, hap... View the full post »

5 of the Healthiest Ways to Cook Fresh Fish

Making the most of your Topsail Island vacation rental is easy when you're given everything you need to make a fabulous meal right in the comfort of your home-away-from-home. Take a few nights to stay in and enjoy the local bounty of fresh fish, whether you catch it yourself of stop by the l... View the full post »

How to Name Your Beach House and Why It Is Important

If you had a beach house, what would you name it? That's the question we're pondering today. As the writer of this blog, I can tell you that I have thought about this on occasion and have concluded that some of my personal contenders for my beach house would be names like "Time to Wine D... View the full post »

What You Need to Know About Fresh Seafood

    Fresh seafood and Topsail Island go hand-in-hand. From locally-caught fish to succulent shellfish, seafood lovers can satisfy all of their cravings right here on the island. Whether you catch it and cook it yourself or enjoy it served up just as you like it at your favorite T... View the full post »

3 of the Best Ways You Can Help Sea Turtles

  Sea turtles nesting season is quickly approaching on Topsail Island, NC. Sea turtle nesting and hatching season begins on May 1st and continues through October 31st each year in coastal North Carolina. What does that mean for you? Well, residents and vacationers alike play a very important... View the full post »

How to Easily Plan Your Trip to the Wells Fargo PGA Championship

  The Wells Fargo PGA Golf Tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, North Carolina is less than a month away and happens May 1-7, 2017. Are you ready to see all of the golf action live and in-person? Do you have your tickets? Your accommodations? If not, that's okay! There... View the full post »

The Most Popular Family-Friendly Places in Topsail

  Families love Topsail Island and for good reason. Beyond the wide open beaches, the sparkling Atlantic waters and the warm Carolina sunshine, the Southern hospitality welcomes you and the beach vibes bring happiness to your soul. Topsail Island offers the quintessential beach vacation wher... View the full post »