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Southport, NC

About SouthportMidway between New York and Miami on the Intracoastal Waterway, Southport's yacht harbor is a popular stopping point for boat traffic. Charter boats for deep-sea fishing excursions are plentiful, and several piers accommodate land-bound anglers.

The city's position on a bluff at the mouth of the Cape Fear River made it a strategic location for Fort Johnston, built in 1764. Today the fort, which was rebuilt after being destroyed by fire in 1775, is occupied by the Commanding Officer of the U.S. Army's Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal.

Just across the Cape Fear River from Southport lies Bald Head Island, known for its pristine beaches, tidal creeks, salt marshes and absence of automobiles. The resort community on the island offers recreational activities, including daily bicycle and golf cart rentals. Ferry service from Southport is provided by Bald Head Island Transportation; phone (910) 457-5003 or (800) 234-1666.

Visitor Centers Southport/Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce 4433 Long Beach Rd. S.E. Southport, NC 28461. Phone:(910)457-6964 or (800)457-6964

Things to Do North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

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Southport, NC

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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Southport

4820 Port Loop Rd. Southport, NC 28461

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Southport

5181 Southport Supply Rd SE. Southport, NC 28461

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Wingate by Wyndham Southport

1511 N Howe St. Southport, NC 28461

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4963 Southport Supply Rd. Southport, NC 28461

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