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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Citizens as of
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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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Latest News & Public Notices

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

Friday Evening, December 08, 2017 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,…

Golf Cart Ordinance approved by Board of Aldermen, changes will be effective January 31, 2018

Golf Cart Ordinance was adopted by the Board of Aldermen on October 12th. Changes will be effective January 31, 2018 Golf Cart Ordinance 

Public Notice Southport Zoning Board of Adjustment change of date for meeting

The public will take notice that the Southport Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 4:30 p.m. in the Southport Fire Substation, 111 E. Nash Street for the purpose of holding a Public Hearing on: CUP 17-1011-01 111…

City of Southport Special Meeting Notice Southport Board of Aldermen

Notice is given that a Special Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Southport Fire Headquarters, 1011 N. Howe Street for the purpose of: DISCUSSION OF ANIMAL CONTROL POLICIES &…

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.…

Planning Board Tree Preservation Workshop

The public will take notice that the Southport Planning Board will meet on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 6:00 P.M. at the Fire Substation, located at 111 E. Nash Street for the purpose of holding their monthly meeting as well as a special…

Public Notice Rate Review Committee

The Southport Rate Review Committee will meet Wednesday, November 29, 4:00 p.m. in the conference room at City Hall, 1029 N. Howe Street to discuss various matters relating to city facilities. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend. Michele…

Board of Adjustment Meeting

Board of Adjustment meeting on November 28th, at 4:30 p.m. at the Fire Department Substation, 111 E. Nash Street. The topic of the meeting will be a Conditional Use Permit Application for an Accessory Dwelling at 217 Short Street. Click here…

Yard Waste Decal

Posted Date:7/17/2017 1:00 PM City of Southport News ReleaseYard Waste decals to be placed on the 95-gallon roll out carts which are the property and maintenance responsibility of the resident/homeowner.Maximum two (2) decaled carts…

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.

Information on Brunswick County Public Utilities Drinking Water

Information on Brunswick County Public Utilities Drinking Water

Important DMV Information

Change of Location The DMV will no longer be bringing the mobile unit to Southport. NC DMV services will be offered at the Fire Department Substation located at 111 E. Nash Street, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the first week of each…

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Children’s Basketball

November 14 @ 8:00 am - December 16 @ 6:00 pm
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Board of Aldermen Meeting

December 14 @ 6:00 pm
Southport Community Building
223 E. Bay Street

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