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FROM TOES-IN-THE-TIDE to our front gates is approximately 9 miles… that’s what it means to be this close to the magnificent Atlantic Ocean. Summerhouse is perched on the southern shore of NC in the small town of Holly Ridge. The family beach town of Surf City and the beaches of Topsail Island are our neighbors. And the history and culture of Wilmington, NC is wonderfully close. SEE THE MAP »

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A colorful village by the sea

Surf city & Topsail beaches

Visit & explore the family beach town of Surf City and the pristine beaches of Topsail Island–two destinations like no other, and the perfect backdrop for your coastal home at Summerhouse. Topsail Island and Surf City offer pristine family beaches, great shopping options, restaurants, fresh seafood and local flavor.

What To Know

  • Topsail Island is a 26-mile long barrier island off the coast of North Carolina.
  • The island is a Sea Turtle Sanctuary
  • Average December temp: 49°
  • Legend has it Blackbeard’s treasure was buried here. Ask us about it!
  • The Surf City Pier is 937′ long with a roomy 40′ octagon at the end
  • A well-known hotspot for red drum, speckled trout and flounder
  • Visit Topsail Beach Tourism Site

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SO MUCH TO SEE AND ENJOY:

Outdoor Activities

  • Surf City Pier
  • Topsail Island Tours: Queen Jean
  • Lanier’s Campground
  • Virginia Creek Campground
  • Paddling Pirate Kayak Fishing
    Adventures, Inc.
  • Herring’s Outdoor Sports
  • Ohana Paddle Sports
  • Surf City Surf School

Shops & Attractions

  • Bellavie Boutique
  • The Bumblebee Market
  • East Coast Sports
  • Southern Emporium
  • The Topsail Island Trading Company
  • South End Outfitters
  • Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehab Center

Conveniences

  • Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Harris Teeter Grocery
  • Food Lion Grocery
  • Surf City IGA Supermarket
  • Holly Ridge US Post Office
  • CVS Pharmacy

Health/Wellness

  • Inis Spa and Wellness Center
  • Topsail Family Medicine
  • Snap Fitness
  • Surf City Yoga
  • O’neil Family Chiropractic
  • Topsail Animal Hospital

For big city culture, enjoy historic Wilmington, NC.

HISTORY, CULTURE & THE ARTS

HISTORIC WILMINGTON, NC

A hub for entertainment, culture and the arts, Wilmington is brimming with excitement. Wilmington’s historic river district with eclectic shops and nightlife venues is perfect for a romantic and relaxing day trip. It’s no wonder Wilmington has been home to numerous feature films and TV shows. It’s a great neighbor!

What To Know

  • The city’s historic Riverwalk is famous for great views and venues
  • Easy access to anywhere via ILM International Airport
  • Home to University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Known as Hollywood East, home to Screen Gems Studios, set of many TV shows and feature films
  • Built in 1858, historic Thalian Hall, offers the best in live theatre
  • Less than 30 miles away—and that’s an easy drive on our quick-moving NC highways. Ask us about it!
  • Downtown Wilmington
  • Visit Wilmington Tourism Site

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COME SEE IT FOR YOURSELF!

YOU’LL LOVE LIVING COASTAL STYLE.


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