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


ABC BOARD VACANCY There is a vacancy on the Southport Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. The main function of this Board is to oversee the operation of the local ABC Board. This is a three member Board with terms of three (3) years. Members…

Information on the testing process for dealing with water quality

The information in the link below shows that the contaminants that are in the water currently are being addressed and are able to be filtered out with reverse osmosis. Our drinking water is bought from Brunswick county and they are in the process…

Southport Receives Golden LEAF Disaster Recovery Open Grant

Southport Receives Golden LEAF Disaster Recovery Open Grant Recently, the Golden LEAF Board of Directors voted to invest in 13 Disaster Recovery projects, totaling $3.5 million to serve communities affected by Hurricane Florence. The North…

New Construction

New Construction Beginning January 1, underground is no longer subsidized by the City of Southport.  Contractors or homeowner’s will be responsible for the fees charged by BEMC for underground. Only existing over head customers pay…

Lowe White Park Playground Equipment Closure

Please be aware that the slide and the monkey bars are temporarily closed for repair in Lowe White Park.  Please do not use this playground equipment until the plywood has been removed.  Thank you  - City of Southport Park and Recreation…

Important DMV Information

NC DMV office is located at the Fire Department Substation, 111 E. Nash Street, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the first full week of May and October from 9 am – 4:30 pm. Beginning in 2020, the mobile DMV will only be in Southport…

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,…

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.…

Southport Welcomes New Interim Manager

Southport, NC- Southport Mayor Joseph Hatem and the Board of Aldermen announced that Chris May will serve as Interim City Manager while the search process for a new City Manager is underway. “Mr. May's experience and knowledge of city government…

Southport Weather Tower Collapses in Storm

As storms ravished the North Carolina coast last night, an old Southport landmark twisted in the gale force winds and collapsed.  Welcoming visitors for over 100 years on the Fort Johnston Garrison lawn, the 1901 US Bureau Coastal Warning Display…

Southport Neighbors 4 Neighbors

Are you having trouble paying your utility bill?  You spoke and your Board of Aldermen listened!  The Board has established a new program, Neighbors 4 Neighbors, to assist residents struggling to pay sewer bills.  If you need assistance,…

New Law Prioritizes State's Native Plants

A new law recently signed by Gov. Roy Cooper requires state transportation officials to give priority to native plant species for roadside landscaping. Cosponsored by Southport Sen. Bill Rabon, the measure was praised by environmental groups…

Ramp Replacement Project to Shut Down Southport Ferry Route Jan. 6

A project to replace the aging cable-counterweight ramp system at the Southport and Fort Fisher ferry terminals will temporarily shut down the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry route beginning Jan. 6. Contractors are hoping to complete the project…

Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Questionnaire

The City is partnering with the other communities in Brunswick, New Hanover, Onslow, and Pender Counties to update the multi-jurisdictional Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Updating this plan will help make us less vulnerable to natural disasters.…

NC-Ferry-Plan Questionnaire

The ferry system is developing a Long-Range Plan that will chart a course for sustainability and success. This plan will look 30 years into the future and help craft a vision for the system.  It will consider how the system can better meet…

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! Please take this short survey and let us know what you think of this proje…

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.

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Upcoming Events

Fri 28

Homeschool Friday

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 29

Community Building Reserved

February 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 29

FOLSOI Book Sale

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Southport Realty
727 N. Howe Street
Sat 29


February 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Middleton Park
46th Street
Mar 01

Opera Sunday

March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Southport Community Building
223 E. Bay Street

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