Our most favorite beach of all time:
Topsail Island, NC!
Topsail is a barrier island located about 45 minutes
north of Wilmington, NC!
We stumbled across this island 4 years ago,
when I literally opened a map of the United States
and found the town of Surf City.
How can you go wrong visiting a place called Surf City?
Come to find out, you can't!
The island of Topsail is about 26 miles long and
only about a mile wide!
While visiting the local bookstore, the Quarter Moon,
I found this book...
on the history of this little island!
Chance would have it that I was able to
come back to the bookstore later that week to have my
copy signed by the author!
Things we love about Topsail:
1. Beautiful, clean beaches.
2. Plenty of waves to jump and ride to shore.
3. Building sand art.
4. The best fudge you'll ever eat,
made fresh daily, in hundreds of yummy flavors
5. The antiquated island draw bridge,
that doesn't go up....
Instead swings out from the middle
allowing larger ships to pass by!
6. The Turtle Hospital and rescue efforts
made by caring Topsail residents.
This nest was located on our stretch of beach.
Wayne and I spent several evening sitting in the dark
by the ocean side, hoping for an early hatching.
Towards the end of the week, the "nest watcher"
came and built a sand shoot from the nest
out to the ocean!
The "nest watcher" thought the turtles would most likely
hatch two days after we left.
Maybe next year!
While we didn't see baby turtles,
we did see dolphins, sharks and stingrays!
7. Relaxing with a good book on the top deck of the
beach house, with a great view of the ocean!
8. Renting a pontoon for a 4 hour tour!
Even though we hit two rain storms and
got "stuck" a couple times, it truly
was a memory!
During a "potty" break at a local marina,
we met up with some Coast Guard boats.
They allowed the kids to come aboard their
boats and explore!
Above, the gentleman was showing Zac
how they use the "gun" mounted on the front of the boat.
9. Zac and my nephew, Jon Mark, enjoyed
fishing, both on the boat and from one of the
three piers located on the island!
10. Probably on of my favorite things about Topsail,
was the time spent with Wayne and my kids,
with my sister and her family,
and with my mom and dad!
I have one more secret about one of our most favorite
Topsail Island past time!
So stayed tuned!