Enjoy the peaceful and gorgeous island life in a Topsail Island & Surf City home. Topsail Island (pronounced Tops’l) is a 26-mile long barrier island located south of Jacksonville, NC area. Surf City is the largest town on the island, with a population of just under 2,000 people. The other two towns located on the island are North Topsail Beach and Topsail Beach. There are two ways on and off Topsail Island. Travel on the high rise bridge in Surf City or the high rise bridge in North Topsail Beach. For this reason, the community of Topsail Beach, located on the southern end of the island is the smallest and quietest. Find million dollar estates on the beach, condominiums priced under $200,000, and everything in between on Topsail Island.
Residents who call Topsail Island & Surf City home enjoy immaculate beaches and thick maritime forests. This island is also a sanctuary for sea turtles. Loggerhead, green, leatherback, and Ridley sea turtles can be found on the island and much has been done in recent years to protect their nesting sites. Visit the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center to learn more. Topsail Island also has a rich military history. Check out the Missiles and More Museum to discover the role this island played during the years following WWII.
There are many opportunities to enjoy the beaches and the water near Topsail Island real estate. The beaches are sandy and not overcrowded. There are gorgeous views and opportunities to fish and to go bird watching. Surf City Pier and Soundside Park are popular places to visit and there are also many great restaurants and art galleries. Salty Turtle Beer Company, Topsail Steamer, Surf City Barbecue, Island Delights, Topsail Art Gallery, and Seacoast Art Gallery are a few favorite places to dine and enjoy art.
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