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.

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

Lowe White Park Playground Equipment Closure

Please be aware that the slide and the monkey bars are temporarily closed for repair in Lowe White Park.  Please do not use this playground equipment until the plywood has been removed.  Thank you  - City of Southport Park and Recreation…

Public Notice – Cloudy Water

10.30.2019 Brunswick County water system customers may see changes in your tap water, such as a cloudy or milky appearance. Cloudy water is almost always caused by air in the water. One of the many properties of water is its ability to…

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,…

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.…

Southport WinterFest Flotilla

The annual Southport Christmas Flotilla will be held Saturday December 14 at 7 pm immediately following the completion of the Southport Historical Society’s Tour of Homes. The Flotilla is sponsored by the Department of Tourism, Downtown Southport,…

Southport Police Department Annual Shop with a Cop

Shop with a Cop Program 2019 Program Overview The Southport Police Department will begin accepting applications and donations for our “Shop with a Cop” program on Friday November 8th at noon.  Applications will be available at the…

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:…

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…

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.

Watch for these

Upcoming Events

Fri 22

NC Maritime Museum, Homeschool Friday

November 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 23

NC Maritime Museum, Seasons Greetings at Sea

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NC Maritime Museum at Southport
204 E. Moore Street
Sun 24
Mon 25
Mon 25

Commemorating Hurricane Hazel

November 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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