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SURROUNDING AREA

Attractions

April 7, 2015

SURROUNDING AREA

Indulge Yourself in America’s Happiest Seaside Town

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Want to relax?

 

 

If you are staying with us in the Savannah room or Newport Suite, you can enjoy a single or couples massage in the comfort of your room. Please contact Jason Smith at Southport Massage to make arrangements.

http://www.southportmassage.com/contact

 

If you are interested in a fun and relaxing yoga class during your stay, please contact Betsy Kimmel.

 

www.laughandbreatheyoga.com

 

If you are interested in booking a relaxing pontoon cruise during your stay, please contact Captain Bob Holtmann @ 910-477-2709 or go to website to make reservations.

 

Check out the website @ www.anomalycharters.com for more information.

$200 for 1 – 4 passengers.  $25 for each additional passenger (maximum of 6 people) Request a reservation.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

 

Tucked away just below Wilmington and the mouth of the Cape Fear River and just 45 minutes or so above the South Carolina state line you’ll find Southport. Centuries of boating men and women have left their mark on this village.  If you aren’t in a hurry, come by and explore it.  Stede Bonnet, the Gentleman Pirate, was repairing his vessel in a nearby creek when he was captured. I venture to say if you stop here for a day, you too will be captured by the charm and visitors’ welcome attitude.

Several marinas in the area cater to the dock and dry lift boat enthusiasts and their services spill over to non-boaters.  Fosters, located just behind the Southport Marina, offers a user-friendly ships’ store, grocery, deli, kayak and bike rental, and a wash and fold service for the laundry-bound traveler.  Steve Foster and Robin Schuster opened the store in 1999.  ”We’ve got it all for coastal cruisers,” he exclaimed when I walked over to talk with him and to drop off my laundry!  Coastal cruisers come by car, boat or by plane to this quaint town.  There is a small airport for private planes to land.  Nearby Wilmington offers a larger airport (ILM) servicing the southeastern NC region.

Old Smithville Burying Ground

Old Smithville Burying Ground

Shaded by beautiful oak trees, the historic Old Smithville Burying Ground chronicles the passage of time along North Carolina’s lower Cape Fear River…

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Old Brunswick Jail

Old Brunswick Jail

A favorite stop along any historic Downtown Southport walking tour, the early 1990s structure is chock-full of stories that span from its stately brick architecture to its original sprinklings…

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North Carolina Maritime Museum

North Carolina Maritime Museum

One of the three maritime museums sponsored by the state, the Southport branch focuses on maritime history of lower Cape Fear River…

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Old Baldy Lighthouse

Old Baldy Lighthouse

Overlooking some of the most historic waters in America, North Carolina’s historic Old Baldy lighthouse is one the oldest such structures in the South. Built in 1817 on the site of an earlier…

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Oak Island Lighthouse

Oak Island Lighthouse

Completed in 1958 at a cost of $110,000, the Oak Island Lighthouse is the newest of the picturesque lighthouses that dot the North Carolina coast. In a nice feat of engineering, colors were mixed…

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Waterfront Park

Waterfront Park

The 9-acre park has stunning location that borders both the downtown streets and the Cape Fear River waterfront, and while the busy streets are a Mecca for dining patrons and antique lovers..

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Downtown Southport

Downtown Southport

Downtown offers a genuinely unique destination that combines all the charms of a laid-back coastal village with historic southern architecture and style. The end result is a collection of restaurants…

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Bald Head Island Ferry

Bald Island Ferry

Southport is known as a launching point for a number of barrier island adventures including ferry trip to neighboring Bald Head Island. A completely unique experience…

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Marsh Walk

Marsh Walk

Nature lovers who want to take in-depth and self-guided exploration of Southport’s wild terrain can take an easy stroll down the “Marsh Walk”. This long boardwalk begins along Brunswick…

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City Pier Fishing

City Pier Fishing

A long “L” shaped wooden pier that extends into the Cape Fear River has handicapped accessible restrooms located nearby the Garrison House and the pier is free to the public…

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Southport Marina

Southport Marina

Travelers by sea in search of an accommodating marina with plenty of access to local coastal North Carolina sites will fill right at home at the Southport Marina. This destination is a…

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