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

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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

UDO Update Work Session December 17

The public will take notice that the Planning Board will meet on Monday December 17, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. at City Hall, located at 1029 N. Howe Street for the purpose of holding a work session on: UDO Update Phase 1 The first phase of the…

Rescheduled Trash / Recycling Dates

December 25th  - Trash and Recycling will be rescheduled for pickup on Saturday, December 29th. December 26th - Yard Waste will be rescheduled for pickup on Friday, December 28th. Trash will be picked up again, on Tuesday, January 1. Normal…

Zoning Map Amendment Public Hearing

The public will take notice that the Southport Board of Aldermen will meet on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. at the Southport Community Building, located at 223 E. Bay Street for the purpose of holding a public hearing on: Zoning…

Board of Aldermen are now accepting applications.

The Southport Board of Aldermen are now accepting applications from interested persons for the following appointed boards and committees:  Board of Adjustment (three city terms, one extraterritorial jurisdiction term & one extraterritorial…

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.

Hurricane 2018 Information

Click here for City of Southport Hurricane 2018 Information

Southport Fire Department’s Annual Light up the Night Christmas Parade Application Form

Friday Evening, December 07, 2018 Parade Line-up begins at 5 pm. Parade Starts at 6:30 pm To participate, please complete this parade application and return it to the Southport Fire Department. Mail entries to: P O Box 10608 Southport,…

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Upcoming Events

Sun 09
Tue 11
Tue 11

Forestry Committee Meeting

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed 12
Thu 13
Thu 13

Board of Aldermen Meeting

December 13 @ 6:00 pm
Southport Community Building
223 E. Bay Street
Thu 13

Zoning Map Amendment Public Hearing

December 13 @ 6:00 pm
Southport Community Building
223 E. Bay Street

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