‘Up and coming’ is not an exaggerated way to describe this once tiny, historical fishing town, Southport, North Carolina. Nestled in the middle between the South Carolina border and Wilmington, NC, Southport’s distance from the busy city life and its peaceful boating atmosphere make it possible to live the best of both worlds. The coastal town is small enough to maintain its peaceful atmosphere but is growing into a wonderful resource for all of your needs.


North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport tells the story of the Cape Fear region’s people and their relationship to the water… a tale of tides, wind and ocean.

Fort Fisher Ferry

Take a Day Trip to Fort Fisher or Carolina Beach from Southport on the enjoyable Ferry ride! Take your car and the whole family and go see the North Carolina Aquarium or enjoy a day on a different beach!

Bald Head Island

When you board the ferry for the 20-minute ride to Bald Head Island, you leave your car behind, along with the stress of the mainland world. Enjoy a day or weekend on this gorgeous and luxurious island, visit Old Baldy Lighthouse, lunch on the beach, or take the scenic tour with a bike or golf cart rental!

St. James Plantation

Visit the gated community that has grown so much it has become its own town! With 4 premier golf courses, a marina with a restaurant and tiki bar, an outdoor amphitheater and its own beach club, this community has  become an attraction in itself! Ask us about getting a pass to come see the community!

Oak Island

Enjoy a day or weekend on the nearest beach to Southport, NC. This beautiful beach is uniquely positioned so that the coastline creates a peninsula facing the south. The panoramic views of the Oak Island Coastline are well worth indulging in.


Population (in 201): 2,849
Average Income (in 2009): $42,197
Average Home Value (in 2009): $300,732

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School Systems

Brunswick County Schools
Southport Schools
Brunswick County Community College


Dosher Memorial Hospital
Southport Doctors

Helpful Links

Downtown Southport
Southport – Oak Island Chamber of Commerce