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.

3.7

Square Miles
of Land

3625

Citizens as of
2016 Estimated Census

42+

TV Shows and
Movies Filmed Here

225 Years

of Salubrious
Breezes

Visit and stay with us…

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

EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING

EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING The public will take notice that an Emergency Services Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019,4:00 p.m. at the fire department. The topics for discussion are: - Update on Long…

PUBLIC NOTICE - CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION

PUBLIC NOTICE CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION OCTOBER 10, 2019 BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING The public shall take notice that the October 10, 2019 Board of Aldermen regularly scheduled meeting will be held at the Rivermist Amenity Center located…

Fall Cleanup

As a result of Hurricane Dorian, an extended Fall Cleanup is scheduled for Southport residents who reside inside City Limits. Proof of residency will be required. Collection Site: Taylor Field, 409 East Nash Street Site will be open Monday,…

Important DMV Information

The Southport DMV Office will be closed during July and August and will reopen in September with their regular schedule. Due to Hurricane Dorian, the Southport DMV will only be open on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Regular schedule will resume…

Water Conservation Notice Update 8-30-2019

Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert - LIFTED Bolivia, NC –The Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert has been lifted for all customers of Brunswick County Public Utilities. The voluntary water conservation measures taken by water system…

Zoning Map Amendment

The public will take notice that the City of Southport Board of Aldermen will meet on Thursday, September 12th at 6 PM at the City of Southport Community Building, located at 223 E. Bay St for the purpose of holding a public hearings on: Zoning…

BRUNSWICK COUNTY PUBLIC UTILITIES DEPARTMENT

BRUNSWICK COUNTY PUBLIC UTILITIES DEPARTMENT WILL CHANGE FROM CHLORINE BACK TO CHLORAMINES ANNUAL FLUSHING PROGRAM EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER BRUNSWICK COUNTY WILL CONVERT BACK TO CHLORAMINES AS THE PRIMARY DISINFECTANT ON AUGUST 17, 2019.…

Piedmont Natural Gas Flare Notification

Piedmont Natural Gas Flare Notification As a part of our commitment to delivering safe, reliable natural gas service, Piedmont Natural Gas will perform a series of routine pipeline maintenance activities 8/15 – 8/31 near the intersection…

Waste Industries merges with GFL Environmental

On November 15, 2018, Waste Industries completed a merger with GFL Environmental. Due to this merger, you may be wondering what you can expect going forward and we have good news! Our fleet will be getting a fresh coat of paint and a new logo,…

FY 2019-2020 Preliminary Budget

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

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.

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.…

Tactical Urbanism Southport

AARP and YMCA volunteers are working with the City of Southport, NC, to make busy streets and intersections safer for walking and biking. Check out this video!

City Unveils New Public Information Platforms

Two new Facebook pages have recently been launched; an official City of Southport page, https://www.facebook.com/cityofsouthportnc/, to be used to promote the town and keep viewers informed of Southport happenings, and the Southport NC Emergency…

Southport/Fort Fisher Ferry CLOSED

 Due to Ramp issues the Southport/Ft Fisher route is suspended until further notice. More information is available by checking the NCFerrySPort twitter feed  or calling 910-477-5200.  

Light Up The Night Fire Engine Parade

The Southport Fire Department is now accepting applications to participate in the Light Up The Night Fire Engine Parade on Friday, December 13th. Line up starts at the Southport Fire Station at 5 p.m. Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Parade route:…

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