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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Public Notices & Latest News

Public Notice

The official swearing in of Southport Police Chief Todd Coring will be held Friday, November 16th, 4:00 p.m. at the Southport Baptist Church, 200 N. Howe Street, Southport.  

Southport Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting

The public will take notice that the Southport Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Tuesday, November 27, 4:30 pm at 111 E. Nash St for the purpose of holding an evidentiary public hearing and will make a quasi-judicial decision on the…

Board of Aldermen are now accepting applications.

The Southport Board of Aldermen are now accepting applications from interested persons for the following appointed boards and committees:  Board of Adjustment (three city terms, one extraterritorial jurisdiction term & one extraterritorial…

Duke Energy full-volume test … sirens will sound for about 3 minutes rather than the usual 10 seconds.

Duke Energy and county officials to test sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant Three minute, full volume test scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. No public action required SOUTHPORT, N.C. – The outdoor…

Duke Energy and county officials to perform annual maintenance on sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant

Duke Energy and county officials to perform annual maintenance on sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant Siren tests to be conducted over the next several weeks. No public action required SOUTHPORT, N.C. – The outdoor warning sirens…

November 1st is the last pick up day for C&D and Vegetative Debris

November 1st Last pickup of C&D and Vegetative Debris To Be Placed on Right-of-ways for Contractor to Remove

Yard Debris Pickup

Brush Bandit will resume normal yard debris pickup on Wednesday, October 3.   Brush Bandit will pick up debris placed in the yard waste container and in bags. AFTER STORM CLEAN UP • Place All Food Matter In Trash Can or in Heavy Trash…

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     

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.…

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.

Hurricane 2018 Information

Click here for City of Southport Hurricane 2018 Information

Howl-O-Ween Bowser Bash

Look at some our our cute entries!

Southport Fire Department’s Annual Light up the Night Christmas Parade Application Form

Friday Evening, December 07, 2018 Parade Line-up begins at 5 pm. Parade Starts at 6:30 pm To participate, please complete this parade application and return it to the Southport Fire Department. Mail entries to: P O Box 10608 Southport,…

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Upcoming Events

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A Handmade Christmas

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Southport Community Building
223 E. Bay Street
Tue 20

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