Bald Head Island
Board the passenger ferry to North Carolina's southernmost cape island, and you'll be transported to a new state of mind. One of relaxation and recreation. Serenity and security.
You'll adopt a way of life that honors simple seaside pleasures, and a pace that places a premium on downtime with family and friends.
You'll find the absence of cars here refreshing, and the 18 mph speed limit of the electric carts positively exhilarating.
On Bald Head Island, you'll revel in a spectacular range of environments- 14 miles of ocean beach, 10,000 acres of protected salt marsh and tidal creeks, and a vast maritime forest preserve.
As you take in the island's sensitive land planning and coastal architecture, you'll become more aware of man's place within the realm of nature.
All told, it's an experience you can't match anywhere else. Come discover the exceptional nature of Bald Head Island.
Fishy Fishy Cafe
Welcome to Fishy-Fishy Café, Southport North Carolina's hot, new waterfront dining experience. The culinary creations here are equaled only by the spectacular waterfront setting. Overlooking Southport's historic Yacht Basin Marina, at Fishy-Fishy Café you can relax in one of three unique environments; our main dining room, the outdoor deck or the rustic outdoor Fishy Raw Bar. No matter which you choose, you'll have a front row seat to some of the most spectacular sunsets on the entire East Coast.
Frying Pan Shoals Light Tower
In the shoals off the convergence (where they merge) of the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean, the Frying Pan Light Tower has emitted an automated beacon since 1979, when its crew was removed. The platform rests on four, eighty-foot steel legs. The tower extends forty feet above water and forty feet below to the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. The tower is equipped with a fog horn, radio beacon, and computer in addition to the automated light. This adapted Gulf Coast oil drilling platform, known as a "Texas Tower," was built in Louisiana and brought by barge to Frying Pan Shoals in 1966. Prior to the light tower, lightships had marked the shoals for 112 successive years with only a four-year break during the Civil War. The first Frying Pan Lightship was anchored in 1854 in the shoals. Its two, forty-foot high lights helped guide sailors into the Cape Fear River and to the port of Wilmington. Only fear by officials that a hurricane would blow the lightship from its anchorage brought the end of the long tenure of Frying Pan Lightships.
The Provision Company
130 Yacht Basin Drive
Southport, NC 28461
The Provision Company offers outdoor seating overlooking the Southport Yacht Basin. They have a very casual atmosphere and serve menu items including hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, crab cakes, shrimp and salads.