Bald Head Island
Bald Head Island marina © KudzuVine
Beautiful Bald Head Island lies off the tip of the Cape Fear
peninsula, a serene retreat to a simpler way of life. Stunningly
constructed homes that complement the natural surroundings are
scattered along the tiny island's beaches, tidal creeks, and
maritime forest. Many are available as holiday rentals. Year after
year, families board the ferry at Southport for a week or two of
relaxation. The ferry is the only way to reach the island, however.
Bald Head is also a lovely day trip. There are no cars on the
island, so visitors are free to meander along the roads on bicycles
or golf carts. Other than the tiny, picturesque harbour, the
country club and the Old Baldy Lighthouse, the main attractions are
the sun, the sand, and the quiet.