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.


Square Miles
of Land


Citizens as of
2016 Estimated Census


TV Shows and
Movies Filmed Here

225 Years

of Salubrious

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

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 are appointed by the…

City of Southport State of Emergency has been rescinded

Southport is following Brunswick County in rescinding the State of Emergency effective 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 11.

Southport Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting

The public will take notice that the Southport Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Tuesday, October 23, 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 Conditional…

Public Notice

Due to Hurricane Florence, the City of Southport experienced a wastewater spill into Cottage Creek of an estimated 900 gallons. The spill occurred on 10/1/18. The incident has been reported to Emergency Management and N.C. Division of Water…

Mosquito Spraying

Mosquito spraying in Southport will begin the night of Thursday, September 27, 2018. We appreciate your patience.

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…

Public Notice

Due to Hurricane Florence, the City of Southport experienced a wastewater spill into Cottage Creek of an estimated 300,560 gallons. The spill occurred 9/18/18 through 9/24/18. The incident has been reported to Emergency Management and N.C.…

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.

Important DMV Information

The Southport DMV Office will be closed during June, July and August and will reopen in September with their regular schedule. NC DMV office is located at the Fire Department Substation, 111 E. Nash Street, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday…

Victim Assistance Centers

Insurance Commissioner Causey announces new Victim Assistance Centers with N.C. Emergency Management’s Disaster Recovery Centers RALEIGH—Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced that more Victim Assistance Centers are planned for…

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Upcoming Events

Wed 17

“The Pumpkin Patch”

October 1 - October 31
Southport Baptist Church
200 North Howe Street
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