3. Bald Head, NC: Bald Head’s semi-tropical climate provides the opportunity for year-round, outdoor activities.
Where To Stay: Gone To Carolina
This spacious oceanfront home with floor to ceiling ocean views and screened porch is the almost too perfect to unwind for the weekend with family or friends. Located right on the water, this spacious home offers a living room with a fireplace and large, bay-style windows that showcase the natural beauty of the ocean and dunes. If you enjoy trying your hand at cooking in the fully-equipped kitchen, or get some sun on the top deck and listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean.
While You’re There:
Well first, let’s establish this is a paradise that takes you away from the stress of daily life. The island’s 15 miles of pathways and 14 miles of beaches are heavenly, and as the ferry makes its way over to the island, wave goodbye to your car and feel your stress melt away. Starting at the Bald Head Island Lighthouse - Affectionately known as "Old Baldy," it is the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina, helping to guide ships at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. While you are there make sure to stop by the Bald Head Island Conservancy - with tours, events, and educational experiences year-round for nature-lovers of all ages this will be sure to keep the family entertained all afternoon. Get immersed in the island’s history at the Smith Island Museum - Learn about the history of the island a replica of one of the original lighthouse keeper's quarters featuring period furnishings, lighthouse artifacts, and exhibits. For a little supervised adventure, take a trip to the Sail Shop Tours offering everything from kayaking, surfing, sailing and lessons for watersport enthusiasts of all ages. Relax and unwind outdoors at the Kent Mitchell Nature Trail - A scenic, 15-minute walk that allows you to see the wildlife of Bald Head Island.
July 24, 2016