Bald Head Island
For those seeking a true island getaway in North Carolina’s Brunswick County, look no further than Bald Head Island as your next vacation destination. Bald Head Island has the unique distinction of being an island accessible only by ferry or boat. Visitors will truly feel as though they are traveling to another world as they leave their vehicles on the mainland and cross the waterway by ferry to this beautiful island. Bald Head Island provides an amazing array and expanse of beach shoreline, salt marshes, maritime forests and more. Your main options of transportation on this island will be by golf cart, bike or by foot, but any choice offers a chance to traverse some breathtaking scenery. Streets are canopied by live oaks and Spanish moss. Exiting the forest area will bring you out onto the vast stretches of sandy shoreline dotted with natural dunes. No matter which way you look, Bald Head Island provides an amazing landscape sure to please all of your scenic expectations.
Despite the growth of the area, Bald Head Island has managed to maintain its natural setting and landscape. The homes located on the island seem to blend in seamlessly with their surrounds, whether located on the oceanfront, near the harbor, within the harbor or one of the many other picturesque locations on the island. Many visitors to the island find the lack of commercialism characteristic to places such as Myrtle Beach, charming instead of a detriment, as most people seek out the natural and unspoiled setting that Bald Head Island provides. Though the bright lights of a huge city may not be found in this location, there is no lack of wonderful things to do and experience while here.
Visitors can spend time wandering the many nature trails that cover the island. As you walk around, you will have an opportunity to view some of the rich history that Bald Head has to offer. This island was once home and refuge for Native Americans, pirates and soldiers and boasts the former sight of a Civil War fort. Once of the most famous residents of the island is the Bald Head Island Lighthouse, or ‘Old Baldy’ as it is affectionately known by. This lighthouse is famous for being the oldest lighthouse still standing in the state of North Carolina and dates back to the early 1800s. A picture of this historical landmark is definitely a vacation memento that you don’t want to miss out on.
There are many shops and restaurants that dot the waterfront area of Bald Head Island and can be found further inland as well. When you have had your fill of the beach, spend some time strolling around shops to pick up a souvenir of your visit. When you have worked up and appetite, take a break and visit one of the available restaurants for some delicious dishes whether it be steak, fresh seafood, chicken, hamburgers and more. Don’t forget to have dessert…that is, if you have any room left.
Bald Head Island is the perfect spot to visit for those looking to seek the peace and relaxation that only an island location can provide. Leave your everyday life behind, hop on the ferry and come visit this beautiful island on your next visit to Southeastern North Carolina.
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