Award Winning Topsail Island - The Best of North Carolina!


Award Winning Topsail Island - The Best of North Carolina!

Topsail Island is among the best in North Carolina! 

Well, at least we think so. And we aren't the only ones. According to the bloggers and travel writers from NC Tripping, Topsail Island takes the cake in several categories in their first annual "Best of North Carolina Awards"! 

Here are just a few of the ways Topsail has been recognized. You are sure to agree - Topsail Island is a fantastic place to live, work, and play. 


The Awards

Most Family-Friendly Vacation Spot

Winner: The Outer Banks
Runner-up: Topsail Island
Finalists: Emerald Isle and Wrightsville Beach

Best Beach

Winner: Topsail Island
Runner-up: Emerald Isle
Finalists: Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach

Best Brewery 

Winner: Salty Turtle Beer Company, Surf City 
Runner-up: Highland Brewing in Asheville
Finalists: Booneshine in Boone and Flying Machine Brewing in Wilmington


About the blog:

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NC Tripping is simply "a family that travels North Carolina and shares their adventures with you." It's a great resource if you love North Carolina, whether you live here full time or just vacation here. 

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More accolades for Topsail Island: 

Topsail Island was voted the "Best Little Beach Town in the USA" in a reader's choice survey conducted by TripAdvisor (in 2016). 

Topsail Island received this award because of its simplicity. No fancy hotels here, no commercialized shopping strips - just a beautiful beach and plenty of locally owned shops and restaurants to enhance your vacation. 

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Another big Topsail Award-Winner: OCEAN FEST! 

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Have you heard of Ocean FestThis annual festival was founded in 2019 by a couple of local surfing buddies. The next one will be held October 7-8, 2022. 

The mission?  "To educate the community about ecological threats that exist for our precious marine environments and teach ways we all can better protect those environments." 

"Ocean Fest is a fun, FREE, beachside event where everyone can enjoy a live music festival, food, drink, and learn about ways to protect our favorite thing in the world: THE OCEAN."  Click here to learn more about this festival. 

Ocean Fest won SEVEN awards at the @ncfestivals awards ceremony in 2022. 

These awards include: 

🏆 Best Event Website

🏆 Best Festival Social Media

🏆 Best Outreach Program

🏆 Rising Star

🏆 Best Merchandise


Come see what all the fuss is about! Ward Realty has almost 300 beautiful, comfortable beach vacation rentals that are designed around you. Our rentals come in all shapes and sizes, from smaller condos for couples or small families to grand beach houses, ready to host a family reunion. We have homes right on the beach and others located near the center of town. Some of our homes even allow you to bring your well-behaved dog

Learn more about Ward Realty and our available Topsail Island rentals by contacting us or browsing our easy to use website


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