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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Carolina Moonshine @ BHI !!Sparkle & Shine On @ BHI Marina
2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Discover the beauty of Bald Head Island with a stay at Carolina Moonshine @ BHI !!Sparkle & Shine On @ BHI Marina, a top rated Cottage with amenities such as Air conditioner, Internet / Wifi and Balcony / Patio, and more.

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BALD HEAD DIAMOND:Perfect Jewel for a Couple's Getaway!!!
2 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 baths
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Looking to create some memories in Bald Head Island? Look no further than our Cottage, BALD HEAD DIAMOND:Perfect Jewel for a Couple's Getaway!!!. Enjoy top-rated amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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Beautiful Waterfront Cottage
2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Experience vacation in Bald Head Island with our Cottage, Beautiful Waterfront Cottage. Enjoy amenities such as Air conditioner, Internet / Wifi and Kitchen / Kitchenette, and more.

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Bald Head Island 3 bdrm home with tons of porch space. Convenient to BHIC!
10 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 baths
Garden · Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Indulge in a peaceful retreat at Bald Head Island 3 bdrm home with tons of porch space. Convenient to BHIC!, our elegant House in Bald Head Island. Enjoy amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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Stunning Oceanfront - Expansive Views - Central Location near Market & BHI Club
12 guests · 5 bedrooms · 6 baths
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Indulge in a peaceful retreat at Stunning Oceanfront - Expansive Views - Central Location near Market & BHI Club, our elegant House in Bald Head Island. Enjoy amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Fireplace, and more.

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Smart TV, DVD player, books, video library
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CFS- Excellent location!!! 4 bd/3bath Pet friendly!
9 guests · 4 bedrooms · 5 baths
Pool · Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette
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Experience the best of Bald Head Island with this House available for $300. This property is equipped with amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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Coastal Living at its finest.
11 guests · 5 bedrooms · 6 baths
Garden · Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette

House in Bald Head Island, for $595 per night is great for your next (business stay, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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Beach | Beach nearby, sun loungers, beach towels
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Ideal location! Charming 3 BD 2.5 BA. Steps to beach. Dog friendly!
10 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 baths
Pool · Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette

House in Bald Head Island, for $450 per night is great for your next (business stay, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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Bald Head Island travel guide

Let us help you plan your perfect Bald Head Island vacation. Our travel guide highlights things to do, places to see, favorite vacation rental amenities in Bald Head Island, and more.

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About Bald Head Island

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.

What are the must-visit tourist attractions in Bald Head Island, NC?

Bald Head Island, NC is a beautiful place to visit, and there are plenty of must-see attractions for tourists. Here are some of the top attractions on the island:

  • Old Baldy Lighthouse
  • Smith Island Museum of History
  • Bald Head Island Conservancy
  • Bald Head Island Marina

Visitors can explore the island's rich history at the Smith Island Museum of History, take in the stunning views from Old Baldy Lighthouse, and appreciate the beauty of nature at the Bald Head Island Conservancy. The Bald Head Island Marina is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery.

How can I get around in Bald Head Island, NC?

You can get around Bald Head Island, NC in a variety of ways:

  • By foot or bike
  • By golf cart or trolley
  • By car or taxi

All vehicles must be authorized to drive on the island and have a Bald Head Island Vehicle Permit to park.

Where can I find affordable accommodation in Bald Head Island, NC?

Located in picturesque Bald Head Island, NC, the Island Inn offers affordable accommodation. Here are some of the key features:

  • Spacious rooms with full amenities
  • Onsite pool and spa
  • Close to the beach and local attractions
  • Offers 24/7 customer service

The Island Inn is the perfect place for a family vacation, weekend getaway, or romantic escape. Enjoy a breath of fresh air in the serenity of Bald Head Island, NC.

What is the culture like in Bald Head Island, NC?

Bald Head Island, NC is a small, laid-back island with a unique culture and lifestyle. Here are five points that encapsulate the culture of Bald Head Island:

  • Relaxed: The island is a great place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
  • Outdoorsy: With miles of beaches, maritime forests, and nature preserves, the island is a great place for outdoor recreation.
  • Friendly: With a population of just 1,000 people, Bald Head Island is a tight-knit community with a friendly atmosphere.
  • Historic: The island has a rich history dating back to the 1700s, and is home to several historic sites.
  • Family-oriented: Bald Head Island is a great place for families, with plenty of activities and amenities for all ages.

Is Bald Head Island, NC safe to travel to?

Bald Head Island, NC is a safe place to travel to. Here are some of the safety measures that are in place:

  • 24/7 security patrols
  • Gated access to the island
  • Emergency response teams

With these measures in place, you can rest assured that Bald Head Island, NC is a safe and secure place to visit.

What are the popular shopping destinations in Bald Head Island, NC?

The popular shopping destinations in Bald Head Island, NC are:

  • The Bald Head Island Conservancy
  • The Bald Head Island Marina
  • The Bald Head Island Club

Where is Bald Head Island, NC?

Bald Head Island, NC is located off the southern coast of North Carolina. It is a barrier island situated between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. The island is accessible by ferry from the mainland and is known for its natural beauty and wildlife.

What are the top things to do in Bald Head Island, NC?

Bald Head Island, NC is a great destination for visitors looking to explore the outdoors and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Here are some of the top things to do in Bald Head Island:

  • Visit Old Baldy, the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina
  • Explore the Bald Head Island Conservancy
  • Kayak or canoe through the marshlands
  • Take a ferry to nearby Southport

What do I need to know before visiting Bald Head Island, NC?

Before visiting Bald Head Island, NC, visitors should be aware of the following information:

  • The island is car-free, so visitors must bring bicycles, golf carts, or ride the island shuttle.
  • The island has a lot of wildlife, such as sea turtles, dolphins, pelicans, and more.
  • Be sure to be mindful of the island’s wildlife and environment by following all posted regulations.

Visitors should also know that there is no bridge to the island, so they must take the ferry from Southport, NC, or a private boat to get there. Lastly, Bald Head Island is very much a relaxing beach destination, so it's best enjoyed by taking it slow and easy.

What is the price range for rentals in Bald Head Island?

Vacation rentals in Bald Head Island have a price range between $77-$2,000. The average price for rentals in Bald Head Island is $503 per night.

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in Bald Head Island?

  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Internet / Wifi
  • Air conditioner

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