The Perfect

Day Trip To Bald Head Island

Live the Journey

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Take the ferry to an island without cars

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Enjoy lighthouses and bright sandy beaches

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Tour the island while watching for wildlife and enjoying local fare



Just off of North Carolina's coast lies a hidden oasis only accessible by ferry or boat. Bald Head Island is a beach lover's paradise, where the sounds of waves and birds are unspoiled by vehicle noise

getting here

Bald Head Island Ferry

The only ferry option to take directly to Bald Head Island originates in Southport, North Carolina at Deep Point Marina. Typically, ferries will leave Deep Point Marina on the hour and leave the island to head back to Southport on the half hour.

Getting Around

Bicycles & Golf Carts

To experience all that the island has to offer, the best way to get around will be by golf cart or bike. There are rental agencies for both right in the Bald Head Island Village, only steps away from the Bald Head Island Marina where the ferry will drop you off.


Beautiful Beaches

Bald Head Island has 14 miles of pristine beaches ready to explore. Here you can relax in the sun, take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean, work on your photography, hunt for shells, or appreciate the many species of birds and other wildlife that flock to the shores. 


Bald Head Island Lighthouse

Bald Head Island is home to North Carolina's oldest standing lighthouse, "Old Baldy." This historic landmark dates back to 1817 and the iconic structure offers breathtaking views of the island from the top.


Bald Head Island Trails

Bald Head Island is home not only to beaches, but also marsh and maritime forests. In fact, 10,000 of the 12,000 acres of the island are in fact preserved! Check out the M. Kent Mitchell Nature Trail and the Bald Head Woods Maritime Forest Preserve

relax & unwind

When To Visit

Bald Head Island is open to visitors throughout the year. Winter, Spring and Fall will have mild temperatures and smaller crowds, while summer is prime season for beach going, tours and activities!



Bald Head Island is the perfect place to  reap the benefits of being truly connected to nature. With 10,000 acres of nature preserves and no cars on the island, it becomes that much easier to slow down and enjoy the little things.

The Perfect Day Trip To Bald Head Island

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