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

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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

Bald Head Island Transportation Authority Meeting - A special meeting will be held during the regularly scheduled meeting

PUBLIC NOTICE A meeting of the Bald Head Island Transportation Authority will take place on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay Street, Southport. BALD HEAD…

PUBLIC NOTICE - Southport Zoning Board of Adjustment

The public will take notice that the Southport Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 3:30 pm for a site visit at 1242 N. Caswell Avenue: CUP 17-1012-01 1242 N. Caswell Avenue Conditional Use Permit for a Home…

Public Notice - Southport Animal Control Committee

The Southport Animal Control Committee will meet Tuesday, February 20, 5:00 p.m. at the Fire Department Substation, 111 E. Nash Street. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend. Michele Windham, Clerk Posted February 6, 2018 &…

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…

2017 Annual Shop with a Cop Program

The Southport Police Department is proud to announce the collection of over six thousand dollars for the 2017 Annual Shop with a Cop Program. The program will allow approximately fifty-five children in the Southport area the chance to shop at…

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Upcoming Events

Sat 24

Friends of the Library Book Sale

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Southport Realty
727 N. Howe Street
Sun 25
Sun 25

PEO Antique Appraisal Fair

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Southport Community Building
223 E. Bay Street
Tue 27

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