Ward Realty Blog

How to Find Shark Teeth, Seashells, Fossils and More on Topsail Island

Let the treasure hunt begin! Blackbeard's gold is probably not going to turn up today, but if you set your sights on uncovering some of nature's bounty, look no further than Topsail Island! Our shores are ripe for the picking, especially at low tide or after a... View the full post »

Vacation Is the Perfect Time to Try Something New

While many people focus on their New Year’s Resolutions, we think the new year offers a fantastic opportunity to try something new. Now is the time to set goals, try new activities, and learn more about something that interests you. January is when our busiest booking s... View the full post »

How To Plan the Perfect Topsail Island Vacation

Plan, prepare, and enjoy!  Now that you have chosen Topsail Island as your vacation destination, let our team at Ward Realty help with the fun part. We are experts on everything there is to do, see, and eat here on Topsail and we love sharing what we have learned... View the full post »

Surprising Reasons Winter is Awesome on Topsail Island

When you think of winter you probably don't picture sitting on the beach, but Topsail Island is about much more than just sunbathing. Forget the ski slopes and enjoy your hot chocolate here, with us, this winter. We don't recommend wearing a bikini, but we would l... View the full post »

Why NOW Is the Time to Plan Your 2019 Beach Vacation

As you all gather around the holiday table, the stories will start flowing from the last few times you were all together. Maybe you were lucky enough to spend last summer on Topsail Island, or perhaps it has been a while since you could all vacation together. It'... View the full post »

From Renter to Owner: Buying the Perfect Vacation Home

Dreaming of Beach Property?  If you have ever considered purchasing an investment property but felt intimidated by the process, we have a solution for you: Let Ward Realty help you buy your very own Vacation Rental Property and own a slice of paradise rig... View the full post »

How to Style Your Home in the Best Beach Fashion

Your home is your refuge. It's the place for family and friends to gather in sickness and in health, for formal events and frivolity. It's also likely to be one of your biggest investments, financially and emotionally.It's only natural that you'd want your home... View the full post »

How to Have the Perfect Dog Friendly Topsail Island Vacation

UPDATE: This post was originally published on December 4, 2017. It was refreshed with updated links and content on June 3, 2019.    If you would like to enjoy a Topsail Island beach vacation with your favorite four-legged member of the family, this post is perfe... View the full post »

The Best Authors From Topsail Island You Should Be Reading

  UPDATE: This post was originally published on December 18, 2017.It has been refreshed with updated links and content.  Local Authors You'll Want To Read Topsail Island may be famous for things like great seafood, beautiful beache... View the full post »

10 Great Quotes About the Beauty and Power of the Beach

Whether you come to our Topsail Island beaches with an intention to observe and revel in their beauty or to remind yourself of your own personal place in the grand, earthly scheme of things, there's no doubt that a trip to the ocean can do all of this for you, and mor... View the full post »

How To Have The Best Adults Night Out

Everyone knows that Topsail Island is a top family-friendly destination. With activities ranging from golf to shopping to surfing, all members of your group can find something that appeals to their interests. While it’s fair to say that Topsail Island works hard to pro... View the full post »

Topsail Island: Why The Best Golf Begins Here

Activity planning can be tough when the people in your group want to do different kinds of things. This is just one of many reasons why Topsail Island, with its 26 miles of beaches, shopping, and various other fun and active things to do is such a great destination. F... View the full post »

6 Awesome Shops That Will Satisfy Your Retail Appetite

You already know that Topsail Island is a perfect beach destination for both vacationers and homeowners. Topsail Island has great restaurants, awesome stuff to do, and a fabulous event schedule.But did you ALSO know that we have top notch retail shopping opportun... View the full post »

Everything You Need To Know About Surfing On Topsail Island

What comes to mind when you think about Topsail Island, NC? Maybe thinking about Topsail Island makes you think about last year's fabulous vacation: the top quality vacation rental home brought to you by Ward Realty, the fresh local cuisine, and the events and ad... View the full post »

Beach Science Experiments That Will Make Your Kids Love Topsail

While beach activities such as building sand castles and hunting crabs are certainly a lot of fun, at some point the kids are going to want to do "something else." Cleverly capture their interest and turn their plea into a entertaining teaching moment with these fun and ea... View the full post »