Ward Realty Blog

The Official Topsail Island Ice Cream and Bakery Pub Crawl!

Vacation is all about fun, and what is more fun than an ice cold milkshake, a delicious pastry, unique candies or a fantastic ice cream sundae? Topsail Island is home to almost 30 different places to enjoy ice cream, candies and other sweets, many within walking distance o... View the full post »

Rules and Regulations of Topsail Island You Should Know

Can I build a fire on the beach? Are dogs allowed? Can we drive in the sand?  These are just a few of the many questions we get from our guests on Topsail Island. In today's blog, we will address these queries and more! Then, you can plan your Topsail Island ... View the full post »

Super Fun Games to Play in the Pool

Pools can be fun, but have you ever had your kids whine that they are bored? In the pool? Yep, it happens! Today we have gathered a few super simple but FUN games your crew will enjoy. We tried to find games that don't require a lot of special equipment (aft... View the full post »

Follow these Pages and Websites If You Love Topsail Island

Love Topsail Island?  Today we have compiled a helpful list of some great websites, social media accounts, and references that will help you get the most out of your vacation. Do you live on Topsail Island full time? Lucky! You will also find these links useful f... View the full post »

The Best Snacks to Enjoy on the Beach

There is something about a day at the beach that makes stomachs growl like crazy!    Playing in the waves, laying in the sun, and running around in the sand can really work up an appetite. It's important to pack plenty of drinks and snacks when you are h... View the full post »

Creative Beach House Names We Love (and how to name yours)

What's in a name, anyway?  The name of your beach house is more important than you might think. After all, it's the first thing people see when they view a rental listing. The name of a beach house can tell a story. We love when a beach house name conjure... View the full post »

Unique Topsail Island Experiences You Should Try

A vacation on Topsail Island is like no other.  Sure, there are plenty of little beach towns out there. And most family vacations follow the usual formula of adventures, activities, ice cream, and lots of lounging around. But there is something special about a va... View the full post »

Delicious Breakfast & Coffee Spots of Topsail Island

Breakfast is one of the most underrated meals on vacation! It's important to fuel up before a fun day at the beach, and nice to get out and about before the weather heats up. Whether you prefer a traditional plate of eggs, bacon and hash browns or just want a simple d... View the full post »

Fabulous Vacation Photos From Topsail Island Guests

The Ward Realty 2020 Photo Contest Winners are here!  Every year, we ask our guests to share some of their favorite vacation photos. We sift through your memories and each one makes us smile! Then, we have the very difficult job of choosing several to feature in ... View the full post »

How to Be a Great Dog Guest in a Vacation Home

Did you know that Ward Realty manages over 80 dog-friendly vacation rentals?  If you have ever traveled with your dog, you know how exciting it is to find a place where your dog is welcome! Not only are you thrilled not to have to find a pet sitter, your dog love... View the full post »

Why You Need Travel Insurance to Protect Your Vacation Investment

Are you planning your Topsail Island beach vacation?With so many fun things to do and see here on Topsail Island, you're sure to have an amazing stay. While planning your vacation, don't forget to take a moment to protect your trip with a travel insurance Pol... View the full post »

Ready to Plan Your Next Beach Vacation? Start Here!

Ready for a fresh start? Planning a vacation should be at the top of your list. After all, studies have shown that even THINKING about something fun can be almost as great as actually doing it (read more: Here’s why planning a trip can help your mental health)!&nbs... View the full post »

Ward Realty Blog Roundup: Crafts, Science & Wildlife

Love the beach, but stuck at home?   Ward Realty's blog is a place to find advice about everything Topsail Island. We have helpful articles to help you pack, find the best places to eat, know where to shop, and what activities to try while you're her... View the full post »

The Best Games, Movies & Activities For Your Beach Vacation

Vacation is all about fun.  Today we are going to give you some great ideas to make the most of your Topsail Island beach vacation! Beach-y movies, simple games, and crowd-pleasing activities all join forces, whether you are looking for ways to pass the time on a... View the full post »

The Fabulous Parks and Playgrounds of Topsail Island

Topsail Island has tons of free fun on hand! Want to go to the park?  Sometimes you just need a break from the beach, sand, and sun – and instead, you might be seeking a shady tree, a simple playground, or a grassy picnic spot. There are several lovely par... View the full post »