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.

Discover Southport History

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

Water Conservation Notice Update 7-18-2019

Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert - UPDATE Bolivia, NC – A Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert remains in effect. Based on the ongoing hot weather that tends to elevate water demand, this Water Conservation Alert will remain in effect through…

Important DMV Information

The Southport DMV Office will be closed during 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 of…

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,…

PUBLIC NOTICE

The public will take notice that the City of Southport Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 4:30 at the Southport Fire Substation, located at 111 E. Nash Street for the purpose of holding a public hearing on: CUP…

Welcome to DocuPet Pet Licensing!

The City of Southport has partnered with DocuPet to provide an enhanced dog licensing experience. DocuPet specializes in creating and managing pet licensing programs. It’s our job to ensure that every dog in the community is licensed. Once…

FY 2019-2020 Preliminary Budget

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

BRUNSWICK COUNTY PUBLIC UTILITIES DEPARTMENT

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…

NOTICE FOR REQUIREMENT OF BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE

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

City of Southport Achieves Pet-Friendly Certification

City of Southport Achieves Pet-Friendly Certification BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ Program Recognizes First Set of Certified Cities Southport, NC July 09. 2019 – Today, the City of Southport received the official BETTER CITY FOR PETS™ certification,…

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Upcoming Events

Sat 20

NC Maritime Museum, Navigation Station

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NC Maritime Museum at Southport
204 E. Moore Street
Mon 22

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