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

Board of Aldermen Meeting - June 11, 2020

The City of Southport Board of Aldermen meet once a month on the second Thursday of every month.  The meeting is held in the Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay Street at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. An agenda packet can…

City of Southport Public Announcement 

The City of Southport Police Department has issued a permit to the organizers of Citizens United in Brunswick County for Sunday, June 7, 2020, from 12 pm to 3 pm.  The group will convene at Keziah Park, proceed on Lord Street to…

Mosquito Control Schedule for week of June 8, 2020 - Weather Permitting

Mosquito Control Schedule for week of June 8, 2020 - weather permitting. Spraying begins at approximately 7:15 pm each night. Zone 1 - Monday, June 8, 2020 Zone 3 - Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Indigo Plantation - Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Zone…

Sewer Line Maintenance

Public service workers will be flushing sewer lines in the downtown area.  Please proceed with caution.  Your patience is appreciated.

ABC Board meeting rescheduled

The Southport ABC Board meeting for Wednesday, June 10th is being rescheduled to Wednesday June 24th. Budget hearing will precede the regular meeting, 6:30, at the ABC Store, .714 N Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461


This report is a snapshot of last year’s water quality. Included are details about your source(s) of water, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. 2019 ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT If…

Proposed Operating Budget FY 2020-2021, June 11, 2020

City of Southport PUBLIC NOTICE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET FY 2020-2021 1. The proposed 2020-2021 operating budget for the City of Southport has been presented to the Board of Aldermen and will be available for public inspection at City…

City of Southport is accepting applications for the Beautification Committee

Public Notice Beautification Committee The City of Southport is accepting applications for the Beautification Committee. The object of this committee shall be to review and recommend action on public beautification projects, including…


Mayor of the City of Southport NC, Joseph P. Hatem, MD, MPH addresses recent community questions. Watch it here. As Key Indicators Remain Stable, North Carolina Moves to Safer At Home Phase 2 Phase 2, Safer At Home, begins Friday, May 22…

Duke Energy and county officials to perform annual maintenance on  sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant

Duke Energy and county officials to perform annual maintenance on  sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant Siren tests to be conducted over next several weeks. No public action required SOUTHPORT, N.C. – The outdoor warning sirens…

United States Census 2020, Census Chief Gives Headcount Update Amid Coronavirus Activity

2020 Census field operations are suspended for two weeks in caution over COVID-19, Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham  said on Wednesday. In the meantime, the agency is strongly encouraging members of the public to go ahead and respond…

Dosher Urgent Care to Become Dedicated COVID-19 Screening Clinic

Dosher is closely monitoring developments regarding the Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Dosher has released the following guidelines in an effort to protect our community, patients, and staff: If you are experiencing a fever, respiratory…

City of Southport Closes all City Buildings

All City of Southport Buildings will be closed Monday, March 23, 2020 until further notice.  Phone lines will remain open during normal business hours.  Payments can be placed in the City Hall mailbox.

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.…

UPDATE - Southport Weather Tower

May 29, 2020 - Community Update with Mayor Hatem: Southport Weather Tower February 7, 2020 - As storms ravished the North Carolina coast, an old Southport landmark twisted in the gale force winds and collapsed.  Welcoming visitors for over…

Lowe-White Park Update

The playground and swings at Lowe-White Park have been removed.  A new playground structure has been ordered and will be installed in 4-6 weeks.

Southport Oak Island Interchurch Fellowship Food Pantry OPEN

The SOIICF Food Pantry is OPEN and eager to serve folks in need during this difficult time.  The pantry is located at 249 W. Boiling Spring Road  in Boiling Spring Lakes and serves those who live in Southport, Oak Island, BSL, Sunset Harbor…

Southport City Manager Announced

Southport Mayor Joseph Hatem and the Board of Aldermen announced Thursday that Gordon C. Hargrove will serve as the new Southport City Manager. Mr. Hargrove considers himself, “a visionary leader who thinks strategically, continuously looking…

Bird Sanctuary Islands

The two uninhabited islands we see from our water front looking towards Bald Head Island are Striking Island and Battery Island. Both small islands are part of the 19 Audubon bird sanctuary islands located along the NC coast. They are not recreation…

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.   NCDOT News Release

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Upcoming Events

Tue 09

Forestry Committee Meeting

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Indian Trail Meeting Hall
113 West Moore Street
Thu 11

Board of Aldermen Meeting

June 11 @ 6:00 pm
Southport Community Building
223 E. Bay Street
Thu 18

Planning and Zoning Board Meeting

June 18 @ 6:00 pm
Indian Trail Meeting Hall
113 West Moore Street

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