North Carolina’s Hidden Treasure
If you’re looking for a unique vacation that’s exhilarating, magical, and filled with beauty, history, and southern charm, come visit our hidden treasure – Southport, North Carolina. Where the river meets the sea.
Once in town, it won’t take long to see why we’re called historic Southport. Visiting the Fort Johnston-Southport Museum & Visitors’ Center, NC Maritime Museum, Old Brunswick County Jail, and the Old Smithville Burying Ground are all great ways to get a sense of how far back our community dates. Many consider our town to be a living museum – a place where history is both preserved and enjoyed.
Our community’s combination of natural beauty and historic charm has caught the attention of Hollywood. Many popular movies and TV shows have been filmed in Southport including Crimes of the Heart, Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven and Steven King’s Under the Dome.
After a day of strolling our tree-lined streets, shopping in our boutiques, and visiting the many sites that make Southport so special, be sure to stop and spend some time at one of our many local restaurants. From fine dining to fun dining, your choices include fresh- caught seafood, steak, salads, hamburgers, ice cream,pastries, and more.
Finally, when the day is done and it is time to rest, you’ll appreciate our wide range of accommodations from national hotel brands to quaint and cozy bed-and-breakfast inns.