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.

Discover Southport History

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

Zoning Map Amendment

The public will take notice that the City of Southport Board of Aldermen will meet on Thursday, September 12th at 6 PM at the City of Southport Community Building, located at 223 E. Bay St for the purpose of holding a public hearings on: Zoning…

Southport Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting

The public will take notice that the City of Southport Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Tuesday, August 27, at 4:30 at the Southport Fire Substation, located at 111 E. Nash Street for the purpose of holding an evidentiary quasi-judicial…

BRUNSWICK COUNTY PUBLIC UTILITIES DEPARTMENT

BRUNSWICK COUNTY PUBLIC UTILITIES DEPARTMENT WILL CHANGE FROM CHLORINE BACK TO CHLORAMINES ANNUAL FLUSHING PROGRAM EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER BRUNSWICK COUNTY WILL CONVERT BACK TO CHLORAMINES AS THE PRIMARY DISINFECTANT ON AUGUST 17, 2019.…

Piedmont Natural Gas Flare Notification

Piedmont Natural Gas Flare Notification As a part of our commitment to delivering safe, reliable natural gas service, Piedmont Natural Gas will perform a series of routine pipeline maintenance activities 8/15 – 8/31 near the intersection…

Water Conservation Notice Update 7-18-2019

Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert - UPDATE Bolivia, NC – A Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert remains in effect. Based on the ongoing hot weather that tends to elevate water demand, this Water Conservation Alert will remain in effect through…

Important DMV Information

The Southport DMV Office will be closed during July and August and will reopen in September with their regular schedule. NC DMV office is located at the Fire Department Substation, 111 E. Nash Street, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of…

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,…

FY 2019-2020 Preliminary Budget

Please click here to view the FY 2019-2020 Preliminary Budget

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.

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.…

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Upcoming Events

Mon 19

Nightly – Southport Flag Ceremony

August 19 @ 7:30 pm
Waterfront Park
Bay Street
Tue 20
Tue 20

NC Maritime Museum at Southport, Third Tuesdays

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 21

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