Why is Southport, NC An Ideal Vacation Destination?


Why should you visit Southport, NC while you are on your Oak Island vacation this summer?

Southport, NC

Southport is a quaint historic town at the mouth of the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean with access to nearby Bald Head Island. Southport was established in the middle 1700s and boasts a wealth of history from the Revolutionary War and Civil War all the way until now. Its charm, beauty, and proximity to the water have made it a top choice for cinematographers recently with popular movies like Safe Haven choosing Southport as the storyline and filming venue. There is plenty of shopping in the wide range of boutiques, galleries and arts and crafts shops that dot Howe Street as well as many delicious restaurants offering local seafood brought to the Marina each day and a wide variety of other options to choose from. And if you are lucky, you may be visiting during one of the many local festivals that are held in downtown Southport every summer season including its famous Fourth of July celebration.

So what are you waiting for?

Southport was voted "America’s Happiest Seaside Town” by Coastal Living. It’s a just a short drive from Oak Island, the shopping is outstanding, there is lots to do and the food is fantastic. Just one more exciting and fun option to take advantage during your Oak Island vacation.

For guests wanting to stay directly in Southport, Coastal Vacation Resorts highly recommends Calypso: a wonderful 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom cottage centrally located in the downtown area and an easy walk to everything Southport has to offer! See you soon and safe travels!