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
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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Public Notices & Latest News

Special Meeting Southport Board of Aldermen

Special Meeting Southport Board of Aldermen Notice is given that the Mayor has called a Special Meeting for Monday, June17, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the City Hall Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 1029 N. Howe Street. Purpose…

Water Conservation Notice Update 6-13-2019

UPDATE - Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert - UPDATE A Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert is still in place for all customers of any Brunswick County public water system. Although there has been some relief, hot, dry conditions are expected…

FY 2019-2020 Preliminary Budget

Please click here to view the FY 2019-2020 Preliminary Budget

Road Paving

Barring inclement weather or other unforeseen issues, paving of the infrastructure repairs caused by damage from Hurricane Florence will begin May 29, 2019. There may be some minor delays on Howe Street. Thanks for you patience.


PUBLIC NOTICE BRUNSWICK COUNTY PUBLIC UTILITIES DEPARTMENT ANNUAL CHANGE FROM CHLORAMINES TO CHLORINE Every year, Brunswick County and the towns, cities, and other utilities that purchase water from Brunswick County, implement an annual…

Special Meeting Southport Board of Aldermen

PUBLIC NOTICE The public will take notice that the City of Southport Board of Aldermen will meet on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at the Southport Community Building, located at 223 E. Bay St for the purpose of holding a public hearing…


CITY OF SOUTHPORT NOTICE FOR REQUIREMENT OF BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE All irrigation meters in the City of Southport are required to have a backflow prevention device.  This device is designed to ensure potable water provided by the City…

The City of Southport is Offering Free Woodchips

If anyone is in the need of woodchips, you are welcome to help yourself to the pile in Taylor Field. Gates will be open Monday- Friday, 9 am – 4 pm. It is self-serve.

Police Department Offices Are Relocated

City of Southport Police Department has relocated to City Hall, 1029 N. Howe Street.

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.…

Information on Brunswick County Public Utilities Drinking Water

Information on Brunswick County Public Utilities Drinking Water

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.

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