Topsail Island North Carolina Tourism - Golf, Historic Sites, Museums, Sea Turtle Rehab Center, Festivals

Closest hotels are in Sneads Ferry.

Topsail Island NC is located off US 17. You have to cross a bridge to get to it. It is a 26 mile barrier island. NC Beaches on Top Sail Island are: Surf City, North Topsail Beach, Topsail Beach.  The closest town on Mainland is Sneads Ferry. You can play golf at one of the Island's public golf courses.

Off the coast of Topsail Island are many sunken blockade running ships near shore, at low tide you can see the ships. There are rumors of sunken treasure

Topsail Island Museum is located at 720 ChaNel Blvd. The museum has exhibits on the history of the island featuring Indian artifacts, pirates and WWII information.  During WWII, Topsail Island was a anti aircraft training center (Camp David). Then after the war, it was used briefly for a testing ground for missiles.

Karen Beasley Sea turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation center  is located at 822 Carolina Ave, the Turtle hospital and rehabilitation center for injured loggerhead turtles and other animals. Tours are available

picture of Sea Turtles in Ocean

sea turtle swimming in ocean


  • Topsail Island Holiday Flotilla is held in November.
  • Sneeds Ferry Shrimp Festival is held in August

Sneads Ferry Hotels