Topsail Area Guide

Things to do in Topsail Island.

Surf City is a charming, laid back area located in the heart of Topsail Island centrally located between Topsail Beach (south end of the Island) and North Topsail Beach (north end of the Island). This incredible Island has 26 miles of coastline and here you will find some of the most beautiful beaches and clear blue water on the East Coast. This peaceful place of refuge for adults is also paradise for the kids! Walk to the beach to swim, surf, boogie board, build sandcastles, watch for dolphins or hunt for shells, take a bike ride to get ice cream or to Soundside Park to play or fish for crabs off the docks. You can book an adventure and kayak, paddle-board, fish or jet ski all within sight of this incredible property!

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Our top recommendations when visiting Topsail Island.

Family Activities
The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue
and Rehabilitation Center Tours
302 Tortuga Ln, Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 329-0222

Patio Playground Golf
807 S Anderson Blvd
Topsail Beach, NC 28445
(910) 616-2814

Shipwreck Point Golf
13705 NC-50, Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 329-4653

Surf City Surf School
107 N. Shore Drive
Surf City, NC 28445
Private and Group Lessons

Topsail Beach Skating Rink
714 South Anderson Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC 28445

Top Restaurants
You will find great restaurants within a short walk, bike ride, or short drive from the Saltwater Suites. Our local area favorites are: New York Corner Deli, Sears Landing, Daddy Mac’s Beach Grille, Island Delights, Sky’s the Limit Martini Lounge, The Daily Grind, and North Shore Juice!

Boating on Topsail Island is a great activity! Being on the water is a fantastic way to spend a few hours of your Topsail Island vacation. If you're looking for a place to launch your boat you can find a ramp at Soundside Park Boat ramp or rent a boat while you're here at Topsail Boat Rental, Surf City Jet Ski Rentals, Aquaholics Boat Rentals LLC or Surf City Boat Rentals which all have 5 star ratings on trip advisor!

Watching Sunrise & Set on Topsail Island
There is no better way to start your day on Topsail Island than watching the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean! To watch the sunrise from the Saltwater Suites, simply just look out toward the ocean.

From some of our suites, you can also take in incredible views as the sunsets! The most incredible place to watch watch the sunset on the Island is Serenity Point on the South End of Topsail Island.

The Island's new, gorgeous 65-foot-high, $53 million dollar Surf City Bridge was just completed in 2019! This stunning bridge has a 10 ft wide multi-use path and 7.5 ft bike lane where you will find incredible panoramic views of the Island and Atlantic Ocean.

Soundside Park
517 Roland Avenue, Surf City, NC 28445
  • ADA Kayak & Paddleboard Launch
  • Amphitheater
  • Boardwalk & Fishing Pier
  • Playground
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Public Boat Ramp
  • Public Parking
  • Restrooms

Nelva R. Albury Recreation Area
101 Broadway Avenue, Surf City, NC 28445
  • Beach Access
  • Playground
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Public Parking
  • Restrooms

Surf City Disc Golf Course
102 H2O Place, Surf City, NC 28445
  • 9 Hole Disc Golf Course
  • Public Parking
  • Additional 18 Hole Disc Golf Course COMING SOON!!!

Surf City Bark Park
201 Community Center Drive, Surf City, NC 28445
  • Small Dog Park
  • Large Dog Park
  • Water Stations

Olde Point Country Club &
Nineteen Restaurant & Bar
513 Country Club Drive
Hampstead, NC 28443

Ironclad Golf & Beer Garden
2368 Country Club Drive
Hampstead, NC 28443

Castle Bay Country Club
107 Links Court
Hampstead, NC

Porters Neck Country Club
8403 Vintage Club Drive
Wilmington, NC 28411

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Best Place To Stay

Saltwater Suites is reinventing the traditional hotel stay. With four custom designed rooms with our guests in mind, we have developed an enhanced luxury experience for all of our visitors. Find the perfect room for you: Sundown, Barefoot, Nest & Low Tide

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Rated #1 Accommodation by Trip Advisor in 2022, Best Value

Saltwater Suites was the perfect hotel for a weekend trip to Surf City! We were doing a girls weekend with 5 of us in one room and there was plenty of space.

The hotel is new, spacious, and clean and we really enjoyed the seating area and games on the ground floor. We were able to walk everywhere easily: beach, coffee/breakfast, dinner, and dessert.

by Marissa Techmeier

Amazing place to stay! Everything is brand new, clean and top of the line.

Beautiful furniture, nice appliances, and even a game room below (with bikes to use.) The suit was well equipped. The kitchen was stocked with pots, plates, etc.

The beach is a close walk. And the view from the third floor is spectacular!

by Danielle Kearney, Realtor