What To Do on Bald Head Island

If you’re looking for a restful vacation away from the noise of major tourist areas, this tiny island off the coast of North Carolina may be exactly what you’re looking for. One of the most unique activities to jumpstart your vacation is the ferry boat ride to get to your destination. Only golf carts are used on the island, which means you get a small taste of the past. Because no cars are allowed, you’ll notice the pristine conditions and safe biking paths all around the island to delight your senses and connect you with nature.

Old Baldy Lighthouse

Once you settle into your Bald Head Island house rentals, it’s time to explore. If your family enjoys history, stop at the Old Baldy Lighthouse. It was commissioned by Thomas Jefferson and was a war fort during the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. You can even climb to the top to see the view of the island from the oldest standing lighthouse in North Carolina.


Whether you want to try kayaking, sailing or surfing, Bald Head has plenty of opportunities to get on the water. Surf camps are held daily throughout the summer months so you can try riding the waves even if you’re a beginner. There are creeks all throughout the island so you can glide silently through the tall grasses in your kayak, and maybe even spot a gorgeous heron wading in the water. Sailing lessons can also be found so your family can try something new together.


If you’re going to an island, you probably want to experience the beaches. Fourteen miles of beautiful coastline await you. South Beach has calmer waters, perfect for families with little ones, while East Beach has better swells for surfing.

Book your vacation to Bald Head Island today for a quiet beach vacation with plenty of opportunities to get on the water.


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