Bordered on either side by the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River, Bald Head Island in North Carolina is only accessible by boat. It offers a quiet haven for beachgoers, nature lovers, golfers and those who enjoy water activities. Consider these recommendations to make the most of your trip.

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When you're not relaxing on the 14 miles of beaches, discover the island's history and explore the Bald Head Island State Wildlife Area.
  • Old Baldy Lighthouse: Climb to the top of North Carolina's oldest lighthouse and visit the adjacent Smith Island Museum to learn about the past of the lighthouse, its keepers and its surroundings.
  • Bald Head Island Conservancy: Join in with bird-watching, stargazing, fishing classes and island nature tours by day or night. In spring, see the bald eagle breeding pair and join nighttime Turtle Walks in summer.
  • Kent Mitchell Nature Trail: See the island's native wildlife and plants with full views of the marsh and explore trailheads leading into the Bald Head Woods Maritime Forest.
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