Ward Realty Blog

Dog-Friendly Topsail Island: Where to Eat, Drink and Play!

Topsail Island is super dog-friendly! In fact, it is surprisingly easy to find restaurants, bars, coffee shops, bookstores, dog parks, and vacation rentals that allow well-behaved dogs. Today's blog will highlight some of the best places to bring your dog on and a... View the full post »

Everything You Need to Know About Riding a Bike on Topsail Island

Topsail Island is a great place to ride a bike!  Whether you bring your own ride from home or rent a bike once you arrive on the island, biking is a great way to explore Topsail at your own pace (without having to fight for a parking spot). Book your Topsail Isla... View the full post »

How to Have a Kid Friendly Vacation on Topsail Island

Topsail Island is the perfect place to vacation with your family.  It's clean, quiet, and safe. There is plenty to do, from learning about our local nature, tasting delicious seafood, enjoying ice cream at the park, or simply playing on the beach – kids lov... View the full post »

Preparing for a Beach Day with a Baby or Toddler

Babies and the beach - A winning combination?  Does the thought of bringing a baby or toddler to the beach strike fear in your heart? You might be picturing sand in every crevice, the toddler running headfirst into the ocean, and sunscreen in her little eyes.&nbs... View the full post »

Unique Beach Activities You Never Thought to Try

What do you "do" at the beach?  If your day simply involves laying down a towel and watching the waves roll in .... well, ok. That is actually pretty great. But, if you want to add some extra fun to your beach day, this is the blog for you! We have fun ideas to t... View the full post »

How to Bring your Boat on Vacation to Topsail Island

Did you know that you can bring your boat on vacation? Today we offer you a basic guide to bring your very own boat to Topsail Island. Ward Realty offers several beautiful vacation rentals that include boat docks. We will also inform you about local marinas and public... View the full post »

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 »