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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of Land


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

Southport Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting

The public will take notice that the City of Southport Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Tuesday, October 22, at 4:30 at the Indian Trail Meeting Hall, located at 113 W. Moore Street for the purpose of holding an evidentiary quasi-judicial…

Mayor's Meeting, New Day and Time Announced

Mayor’s Meeting will be on the third Wednesday of each month, 5:30 p.m. at the Indian Trail Meeting Hall, 113 W. Moore Street.  The public is invited to attend.

Special Board of Aldermen Meeting

The public will take notice that the City of Southport Board of Aldermen will meet on Thursday, October 10th at 6 PM at the Rivermist Amenity Center located at 5211 Flank Court for the purpose of holding a public hearings on: Zoning Map Amendment BD…


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…

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…



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

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.…

Hazardous trees to be removed

As a result of damage from Hurricane Florence, the City had to remove a large limb that was damaged and hanging by a thread. It was the limb that hung over the porch of City Hall. The City consulted with an Arborist to come in and assess the…

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…

Southport/Fort Fisher Ferry REOPENS

 October 1, 2019  - Southport/Fort Fisher Ferry REOPENS 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:…

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

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Sat 19
Sat 19

NC Maritime Museum, Fall into History, SC Maritime Museum

October 19 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
NC Maritime Museum at Southport
204 E. Moore Street
Sat 19

Olde Southport Village Fall Festival

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 19

Spook or Treat

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Park & Recreation Building
209 N. Atlantic Ave

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