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The Best New Year's Resolutions of 2018

  2018 is here and soon the weather will be warm, the fishing will be hot, and you will be enjoying dipping your toes in the surf during your Topsail Island Beach vacation. With a new year comes a new opportunity to take your vacation experience to the next level. We love tradition, but if... View the full post »

The Best Authors From Topsail Island You Should Be Reading

  Topsail Island may be famous for things like great seafood, beautiful beaches, and pristine waters, but there is so much more to our community and this week we will look at some of the amazing local authors. From crime novels, to historical fiction and everything in between, the local com... View the full post »

How to Have the Perfect Dog Friendly Topsail Island Vacation

    If you would like to enjoy a Topsail Island beach vacation with your favorite four-legged member of the family then this post is perfect for you. Let's be honest no true family vacation is complete if you have to leave your dog at home. Thankfully we have lots of great pet-frie... View the full post »

The 10 Best Places to Eat on Topsail Island

  Let's be honest, part of a great vacation is great food. Whether you want to try something new and different at a small local place or maybe you're looking for something a little fancy for that special occasion, either way, Topsail Island has the perfect place for you to enjoy ... View the full post »

How to Have an Epic Day Trip from Topsail to Wilmington

Nestled along the gentle Cape Fear River approximately 50 miles south of your Topsail Island vacation you'll find the beautiful port city of Wilmington. With lovely old homes, a thriving historic district, beautiful river walk and home of the USS North Carolina battleship, there is plenty ... View the full post »

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 »