Posted on 7/12/2016

The Most Popular Ways to Beat the Summer Heat in Topsail


 The summer heat of North Carolina is not a problem for visitors and vacationers on Topsail Island. Why? Because there are so many ways to cool down on a hot summer's day—and all of them are fun!
We've picked the most popular ways to beat the heat in Topsail, which also happen to be some of our favorites. You've probably done a few of these already, but just in case you need more ideas, here you go. 



 Take a refreshing dip in the Atlantic.

You're right on the North Carolina coastline, so be sure to take advantage of every opportunity you can to cool off in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you're in North Topsail Beach, Surf City or Topsail Beach, you'll have ocean access only steps away.


No matter if you only dip your toes in or decide to go all in, you'll appreciate the instant and refreshing relief you'll find. Try it! The local ocean temperatures average in the low 80s during the summer months, which is cool enough to be refreshing but not shockingly cold or bathtub warm. You can learn more about Topsail Island weather and water temperatures here.




Feel the coastal breeze as you embark upon a Topsail sightseeing cruise.

Step out onto the deck and feel the salty sea air blow through your hair and caress your face. The cooling breezes couple well with the gorgeous Topsail Island views. There are plenty of sightseeing options to choose from whether you prefer a dinner cruise, a sunset cruise, a dolphin watch or a pirate cruise. 


You can check out our local sightseeing opportunities and start making your plans. All aboard!





Kayak, canoe or paddleboard the soundside waters.

One of the benefits of a barrier island vacation is the access two differing bodies of waters: the ebb and flow of the ocean plus the calm and placid soundside waters. Whether you go it alone or try out a local paddling company, you have plenty of on-the-water options.
North Topsail Beach lends easy access to the waters around Permuda Island with calm conditions and flat waters that are perfect for stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing. Feel the breeze as you move along the local waters and observe the wide variety of marine life from shorebirds to shellfish. Nature lovers and birdwatchers are highly encouraged to visit this unique ecosystem off of Topsail Island and explore what it has to offer.





Stay indoors and explore the local Topsail history, culture and marine life.

Topsail Island and the surrounding area is rich with history, maritime charm and offers plenty of indoor options for days when you want to take a break from the outdoors and spend some time inside. We recommend The Missiles and More Museum, Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Poplar Grove Plantation, The Battleship North Carolina and the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher for some excellent indoor adventures.
See more of our Topsail area attractions and things to do for even more indoor ideas and activities filled with family-friendly fun.




Enjoy the air-conditioned oasis found in your Topsail vacation rental.

Bask in the comforts and amenities that you chose as part of your rental and put them to good use. Take a lunch break midday right in your own vacation rental kitchen. End the day with an ice-cold beverage in the refreshing air-conditioned vacation-home-away-from-home. 


Your Topsail vacation rental is cool, comfy and just where you want to be after a long day at the beach. 

What's your favorite way to beat the summer heat during your Topsail Island vacation?


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