Topsail Beach, NC

Topsail Beach, North Carolina is located on the southern most tip of Topsail Island. With an average population of about 500 residents, the summer season continues to bring a surge of visitors to this quiet, family-oriented beach destination. Topsail Beach was incorporated in 1963 with many of the local families having multiple generations continuing to return to this coastal haven with its pristine sandy shores and clear blue-green waters.

High-rise development is not permitted in Topsail Beach and conservation is highly encouraged. The combination of these two factors results in untouched beaches and beautiful shorelines for its visitors and residents. Unending panoramic views and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets are the norm here.

With a bit of a nostalgic feel and the opportunity for a truly authentic beach experience, Topsail Beach provides the way for many years of memories in the making. The community welcomes visitors and new residents to its safe, quiet, and relaxed seaside surroundings.

Topsail Beach provides quaint restaurants, gift shops, and other one-of-a-kind local businesses to enjoy. Other popular destinations in town are the fishing pier, local marina, and boat launch.

The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is a town favorite. This sea turtle sanctuary focuses its efforts on the care and release of injured and sick sea turtles. It’s a place where volunteers help in the care of these rescued sea turtles. It’s a must-see while here in Topsail Beach.

Also of interest is the Missiles and More Museum which is the leading source of Topsail Island military history. Artifacts, photographs, clippings, and exhibits bring history to life in Topsail Beach. The historic Assembly Building is located on the soundfront at Topsail Beach. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is truly a unique and educational experience.

Topsail Beach is located in Pender County. Information on the Pender County school system can be found at

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