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
2016 Estimated Census


TV Shows and
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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

PUBLIC NOTICE - Budget Workshop of the Southport Board of Aldermen

The public will take notice that a Budget Workshop of the Southport Board of Aldermen will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5:00 p.m. at Fire Headquarters, 1011 N. Howe Street, 2nd Floor Emergency Operations Center. Interested citizens…

Brunswick Nuclear Plant Operating Safely; Siren Near Caswell Beach Malfunctioned

Duke Energy has received information that an emergency warning siren sounded in the emergency planning zone surrounding Brunswick Nuclear Plant, specifically Caswell Beach. The Brunswick Nuclear Plant is operating safely. There is no emergency…


City of Southport PUBLIC NOTICE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET FY 2018-2019 The proposed 2018-2019 operating budget for the City of Southport has been presented to the Board of Aldermen and will be available for public inspection at City Hall,…

Taylor Field Questionnaire

The City of Southport would like your opinion. What types of recreational uses do you feel are best suited for the Taylor Field property? Are there certain recreational uses you would prefer to see on the property? Are there certain…

Public Hearings: (1) Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance (2) New Flood Maps Issued by FEMA

1- The public will take notice that the City of Southport has scheduled a public hearing to consider a text amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance. Specifically, the amendment will be to Article 21: Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance…

Information on Brunswick County Public Utilities Drinking Water

Information on Brunswick County Public Utilities Drinking Water


SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT FEE REPORT under discussion by the Board of Aldermen. Click here for a copy of the System Capacity Fee Report     

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,…

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.

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…

Towns Sign National Safe Boating Week Proclamations

BRUNSWICK COUNTY – At town and county board meetings throughout the area, the towns of Boiling Spring Lakes, Caswell Beach, Oak Island, Southport, St. James, and the County of Brunswick will sign official proclamations declaring the week of…

Two neo-Panamax cranes pass Southport

The Port of Wilmington is growing and so are the possibilities. To offer customers the highest level of efficiency, NC Ports will welcome two neo-Panamax cranes. Along with the Authority’s berth enhancement projects, the new cranes will allow…

Southport Day of Service

Success!  Take a look at how nice we look.  Thank you to the 150+ volunteers that helped make Southport beautiful!    

Brick walkway project is completed

The brick walkway in front of the Fort Johnston Garrison House, heading toward the public bathrooms and the parking area on Davis Street, has been rerouted and repaired. Memorial bricks sold by the Southport Historical Society line the walkway.…

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

Mon 28
Tue 29

Brunswick Civil War Roundtable

May 29 @ 6:30 pm
Hatch Auditorium
Baptist Assembly

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