Get Away From it All on Bald Head Island

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If you’re looking for a true coastal getaway you might want to take a look at what Bald Head Island offers. You might be surprised by the almost magical combination of serene seclusion, gorgeous coastal beauty and fantastic amenities available to you.

Getting to Bald Island

It’s not necessarily easy to get to Bald Island; it isn’t accessible by car. Visitors need to take a ferry or ride a private boat in order to get there. There are no cars on Bald Island. People get around the island by driving electric golf carts, riding their bikes or walking. This alone helps provide a true sense of tranquility.


There are some amazing Bald Head Island rentals to choose from that come in a variety of styles and sizes. Several rental options boast sweeping views of the pristine Atlantic ocean. You can enjoy beautiful sunsets from the comfort of your living room. Bald Head Island is also known for its clear skies, so once the sun sets you can enjoy pristine and unobstructed night skies that are perfect for star gazing.

Outdoor Activities

There are several outdoor recreational activities to partake in on Bald Island. Bike rentals are a popular option among vacationers. You can also rent kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. If you’re feeling adventurous you can also try kite boarding. Full-service marinas offer fishing, crabbing and sailing excursions for any level of experience.

Local Attractions

The most well-known local attraction on the island is Old Baldy, North Carolina’s oldest standing lighthouse. Visitors also enjoy visiting the Smith Island Museum to learn more about the history of the island.    


Bald Head Island is home to a variety of small boutiques that are filled with clothing, gifts, jewelry and art. There are also more standard options for groceries and beach accessories.