Situated at the southern end of Topsail Island, off the coast of southeastern North Carolina, is the Town of Topsail Beach. It is the smallest of the three communities located on the 26-mile long Topsail Island. North Topsail Beach occupies the northernmost section, and Surf City, the largest town on the island, is in the center. The Island is just off US Highway 17, about half way between Wilmington and Jacksonville. Topsail Island has a rich and varied history.
Folklore states that the island was named Topsail (pronounced Tops'l) because pirate ships hid behind the island with their topsails visible from the sea, the name came from New Topsail Inlet. This inlet's name can be found on early navigational charts with the other Topsail Inlet located in Beaufort, N.C. Soon after J.G. Anderson developed the southernmost end of the island and named it New Topsail Beach, the island itself was called Topsail.
The Town of Topsail Beach has boasted a friendly, family oriented style of beach living ever since its incorporation in 1963. High rise development is not allowed in the town. Beautification is encouraged and conservation of the island environment is a top priority. There are over 1,200 beach homes, but only about 500 year-round residents. The seasonal influx of tourists increases the population to approximately 7,000 people, which helps sustain the town's motels, restaurants, gift shops, fishing pier and other businesses.
There are a variety of activities for vacationers to enjoy in the Town of Topsail Beach. Vacationers may enjoy sunbathing, swimming, surfing, fishing or whatever watersports they most like to participate in. The beautiful soundfront with access to the Intercoastal Waterway and nearby Lea Island is a great place to explore by boat. The town's marina provides boaters with all the accommodations necessary for their water activities. There are tons of beach accesses for you to explore.Our North Carolina Beaches are also pet friendly. That makes planning your next beach vacation a breeze, knowing you don't have to worry about boarding. Your pets must be on a leash 20 ft or less from May 15th through September 30th.
Topsail Realty has many Topsail Beach rentals below for you to consider. Some of our rentals include: oceanfront decks for you to gaze out over the Atlantic ocean, homes that are on the intracoastal waterway so you can bring your own boat for easy in and out access, and oceanfront homes so you can wake up to the sound of the waves and see the sun rise over the Topsail dunes. We also have many vacation homes with hot tubs, so you can relax your stresses away at anytime. If you need smaller accommodations we also have oceanfront condos.
If you are looking for a beach house, look no further than Topsail Realty.