Topsail Island vacation rentals are a fantastic place to go
on vacation. Topsail Island itself is a long island which is 26 miles
long. Some of the best attractions in Topsail Island are the beaches
It's a popular holiday destination for tourists and it's also popular with sea turtles. Seeing sea turtles on the beach is a great sight.
Topsail Island is more than just a holiday destination because it's a tourist attraction in its own right. There are plenty of things to see right on the doorstep of your Topsail Island vacation home.
The beach stretches around the island and most of this is sandy.
It's a great place to relax and soak up the sun's rays. Along the beach
there are some beautiful old beach houses. All of these houses are
unique so that they withstand the hurricanes and harsh ocean climate
which frequent the area.
Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital
The area around Topsail Island is extremely popular with sea
turtles. This means that there are also a number of ill and injured sea
turtles in the area. These are all cared for in the Sea Turtle hospital.
The hospital was named in the memory of Karen Beasley and is run by her mother - Jean Beasley. Looking at these extremely cute animals getting better is very exciting and interesting for children and adults of all ages.
If you do plan on visiting the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital it's a good idea to check the opening times before leaving your vacation rental home. This is because the hospital will only open its doors on weekends at certain times of the day.
You can have a free guided tour around the hospital, however these are very popular. You should visit early to get the best tour possible. As this is a non-profit organization donations are appreciated. There is also a gift shop where you can help to support the hospital.
North Topsail Beach
North Topsail Beach is not as popular as many of the other sandy
beaches but is still very interesting to visit. This is a working
fishing pier which is great to bird watch from. Taking a pair of
binoculars can make this very enjoyable.
Visiting at sunrise or sunset will make the views even more scenic. You will also be able to see many different types of fish which have just been caught. All of the fishermen are very friendly and will normally talk to you about the fish or the island.
The cost of tickets for visitors is very cheap. Anyone who plans on fishing off the pier will be charged more.
Belle of Topsail
The Belle of Topsail is a replica of a riverboat which would cruise
up and down the waterways in the 1880s. Although this is a modern
replica the attention to detail is amazing.
The boat itself has an open top deck, bar and dining room. They regularly run cruises around the island which last for around one hour. The two-hour sunset cruises are also very popular. Cruises are available seven days a week however due to the popularity it's sensible to book in advance.