Topsail Area Beaches
If you like your beaches quiet, the Topsail area is just what you’re looking for. This 26-mile long barrier island is perfect for a kicked-back vacation. Accessible by two bridges, one an old-fashioned swing bridge and the other a modern high-rise bridge, the Island consists of three towns; mostly residential North Topsail Beach, active Surf City and quiet Topsail Beach. Along with the mainland towns of Sneads Ferry and Holly Ridge they make up the Greater Topsail Area. There’s also Hammocks Beach State Park near Swansboro.
When you’re tired of resting in the sand and surf, you’ll find lots to do here. Take a scenic cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway or learn about the area’s history from pirates to the space program at the Missiles and More Museum. Tour nearby Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, play golf on one of the area’s excellent courses, or visit the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center and check out the Topsail Turtle Project. Be here the second weekend in August for the Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival, a delicious annual event, or try your luck fishing from one of the island’s three piers.
For more information about your Topsail Area Beaches vacation, contact Onslow County Tourism, (North Topsail, Hammocks Beach) or Pender County Tourism (Surf City, Topsail Beach.)
|Topsail Beaches||Mainland Towns|
|North Topsail Beach||Burgaw|
|Surf City||Sneads Ferry|
By Pam Watson
By Pam Watson
added: December 18, 2008
updated: February 2, 2009