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

Special Meeting Southport Board of Aldermen

PUBLIC NOTICE The public will take notice that the City of Southport Board of Aldermen will meet on Monday, June 13, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at the Southport Community Building, located at 223 E. Bay St for the purpose of holding a public hearing…

Special Meeting Southport Board of Aldermen

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statue 160A-71(b) and in accordance with the Board of Aldermen Rules of Procedures, notice is given that Mayor J.V. Dove has called a Special Meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 5:30p.m. The meeting will be…

Waterfront Park Revitalization

Starting Tuesday, May 14th, the area between the bulkhead and the sidewalk of Waterfront Park will be temporarily closed for two weeks.  Public Works will be laying sod.  The park will remain open.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

PUBLIC NOTICE BOARD APPOINTMENTS The Board of Aldermen will be accepting applications for appointment to the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment. Anyone interested in applying should pick up an application from the office of the City Clerk…
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Request for Proposal - Street Resurfacing

The City of Southport will be accepting proposals for street resurfacing work on various municipal streets within the City of Southport. Enclosed you will find a detailed list of streets to be resurfaced along with instructions to all those…
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BIDS - DANGEROUS TREES & HANGING LIMBS REMOVAL/DISPOSAL

Bid Tabulation CITY OF SOUTHPORT, NC DANGEROUS TREES & HANGING LIMBS REMOVAL/DISPOSAL ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Southport is currently accepting bids for the removal and disposal of Dangerous Trees and Hanging Limbs for…
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BIDS - PHASE II - VEGETATIVE AND C&D DEBRIS REMOVAL/DISPOSAL

Bid Tabulation CITY OF SOUTHPORT, NC PHASE II - VEGETATIVE AND C&D DEBRIS REMOVAL/DISPOSAL ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Southport is currently accepting bids for the removal and disposal of Vegetative Debris and removal of…

NOTICE FOR REQUIREMENT OF BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE

CITY OF SOUTHPORT NOTICE FOR REQUIREMENT OF BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE All irrigation meters in the City of Southport are required to have a backflow prevention device.  This device is designed to ensure potable water provided by the City…

Curbside Recycling

Curbside Recycling: Every other Tuesday Beginning April 1, 2019 The new schedule will still be every two weeks for each residence, as it has been in the past, but Schedule “A” will be the West side of Howe St & Rivermist.   Schedule…

PARTF Grant and Taylor Field Development Survey and Drop-in Meeting

This survey is associated with the PARTF Grant and Taylor Field Development.  Please help the City by taking the time to fill out the survey, available at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TaylorFieldPark. There will be a public drop-in…

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.

Police Department Offices Are Relocated

City of Southport Police Department has relocated to City Hall, 1029 N. Howe Street.

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.…

Information on Brunswick County Public Utilities Drinking Water

Information on Brunswick County Public Utilities Drinking Water

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.

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