Prime Coastal Location

Southport offers easy access to major highways, airports and ports for quick commutes or fun day trips.

Thriving Business Community

Southport’s Economic Development team works closely with local businesses to support their success.

Visit and Stay in Southport

Restaurants, bed and breakfasts and plenty of attractions make Southport the perfect vacation destination.

Welcome to Southport,

The Home of Salubrious* Breezes

Southport is located on the coast in Southeastern North Carolina, where the Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean. We’re known for our stunning scenery, our history, the maritime heritage of our forebears, and the salubrious breezes that cast a calm and welcoming ambience over the residents and visitors of our little slice of heaven.

*salubrious (suh-lube-ree-us) adj: favorable to or promoting health or well-being.


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Citizens as of
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TV Shows and
Movies Filmed Here

225 Years

of Salubrious

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Southport North Carolina

Southport has so much to offer for both visitors and residents alike. Following is just a partial list of things to do as noted on Trip Advisor® for 2017.

  1. Southport Pier and Riverwalk
  2. Southport Fort Fisher Ferry
  3. North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport
  4. Kayaking and Canoeing at Southport
  5. Fort Johnston, Southport Museum and Visitors Center
  6. Sunset Boat Cruise / Boat Tours from Southport
  7. Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room in Southport
  8. Southport Marina Boating and Fishing at Southport
  9. Franklin Square Gallery / Local Artists
  10. Old Brunswick County Jail Museum
  11. Sightseeing Tours of Southport
  12. Gift & Specialty Shops (13 in all)

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Latest News & Public Notices

Forestry Committee Accepting Applications

The Southport Board of Aldermen are now accepting applications from interested persons for the following appointed committee: Forestry Committee: Three (3) seats for a 3-year term expiring April 2021 Appointments will be made at the…

Phone Scam Warning

City Hall is advising citizens to be aware of a possible phone scam targeting residents regarding their electric bills. A person saying they represent the electric company is calling to say if your bill is not paid within a short amount of time,…

ABC Board Accepting Applications

The Southport Board of Aldermen are now accepting applications from interested persons for the following appointed committee:  ABC Board (one term expiring March 2021) Appointments will be made at the April 12, 2018,, Board of Aldermen…

Update on City Transient Dock

The City dock remains closed after the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. All plans, repairs, and/or construction to the City dock will have to be approved by the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management and/or the Army Corp of Engineers.…

Yard Waste Decal

Yard Waste decals to be placed on the 95-gallon roll-out carts which are the property and maintenance responsibility of the resident/homeowner.Maximum two (2) decaled carts per resident/homeowner.Reminder:  Please don’t mix yard…

Presentation to Commissioners regarding water sampling and treatment options

If you are interested in viewing the presentation to Commissioners regarding water sampling and treatment options, please click here.

Information on Brunswick County Public Utilities Drinking Water

Information on Brunswick County Public Utilities Drinking Water

Important DMV Information

Change of Location The DMV will no longer be bringing the mobile unit to Southport. NC DMV services will be offered at the Fire Department Substation located at 111 E. Nash Street, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the first week of each…

NEW Golf Cart Ordinance will be effective January 31, 2018

Golf Cart Ordinance was adopted by the Board of Aldermen on October 12th. Changes will be effective January 31, 2018 See the links below for registration requirements, required safety features, operation regulations, and penalties upon violation…

Brick walkway project is underway

The brick walkway in front of the Fort Johnston Garrison House, heading towards the public bathrooms and the parking area on Davis Street will be rerouted and repaired. Memorial bricks will line the brick walkway. The concrete walkway will continue…

1792 Charter Day Commemoration

Mayor J.V. Dove proclaimed December 31, 2017, the 225th Anniversary Day of the Smithville Town Charter in the City of Southport, North Carolina.  In celebration, the Southport Historical Society held a 1792 Charter Day Commemoration in the…

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Upcoming Events

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Tue 20

NC Maritime Museum at Southport, Third Tuesdays

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southport Community Building
223 East Bay Street
Wed 21
Thu 22

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