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Visit with us in scenic Pender County which includes the sandy white beaches of Topsail Beach & Surf City and the charming coastal towns of Hampstead…
Surf City area
Tourism information available for Topsail Beach, Surf City, North Topsail Beach, Sneads Ferry, Holly Ridge, and throughout Pender and Onslow counties.
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Sneads Ferry (12.41 mile)
August 8 , August 9
The Shrimp Festival will celebrate its 45th year. A tradition that began as a way to honor the local fishing community has grown over the years, drawing crowds of more than 10,000 people.
Hampstead (4.19 mile)
September 26 - 27
The two-day Spot Festival celebrates the spot fish, a staple of Hampstead!
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Surf City (0.06 mile)
Enjoy drinks and ocean views from our upper Captain’s deck with family and friends, and the kids will love the pirate hats!
Surf City (0.07 mile)
At the Bistro, our vision is simple: in a fast food world, we believe in simply better food.
Surf City (0.11 mile)
The Mainsail Restaurant is located in the heart of Surf City, just over the swing bridge on the island. Serving the best in local seafood, the fine...
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Surf City (0.08 mile)
Whether you're looking for something romantic or something to accommodate family, we are here to help. Because our hidden treasure is quickly being discovered, there’s limited space so call us today!
Surf City (0.10 mile)
A full-service real estate company that has offered vacation rentals since the '50s. We have A variety of vacation rentals and the best prices to make this your most memorable vacation ever.
Surf City (0.12 mile)
Provides short- and long-term vacation rentals throughout Topsail Island.
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