North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands are some of the most popular locales in the state. Beautiful beaches, incredible food, tons of outdoor fun. Among the islands most charming spots is Southport, NC. This historic maritime town is packed with all the right ingredients for a high-quality life. You can expect fun and adventure at every turn with a nice mix of picturesque ocean views and a strong sense of history.
While Wilmington is the biggest city in the area, Dream Finders Homes recognized the charm of Southport. We think it’s a great place to live and have two communities there for you to call home. Let’s take a closer look at Southport!
Looking for Things to Do in Southport, NC?
The Brunswick Islands of North Carolina are the place for you if you want to experience a fun and interesting coastal lifestyle. Take a trip to the museums or spend the day on the water and then enjoy a fabulous meal. No matter what you like, you’ll find so many things to do in Southport, NC.
In Southport, there is a wide range of historical activities for every interest level. A good place to start is the Fort Johnston-Southport Museum and Visitors’ Center. Here you can grab a map for a self-guided walking tour through historic Southport. For those interested in maritime history, a trip to the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is in order. Visitors discover the natural and cultural history of the Lower Cape Fear region through hands-on and interpretive exhibits.
Treat yourself to an fishing excursion by hiring a boat charter. Local companies have different vessels for both inshore and offshore angler adventures. Whether you want to go crabbing or sport fishing, you’ll find plenty of options.
There are other ways to get out on the water in Southport – surfing, paddleboarding, jet skiing, kayaking. Paddling is a popular choice for exploring the inland creek and river networks. Local companies offer equipment rentals, and there are plenty of launch points in the scenic landscape. Guided expeditions are available, too.
From the farmers market to the boutiques, the antique shops to the galleries, there is no shortage of unique places to wander through and discover local treasures and delicacies. Support the local economy while taking home your own little piece of Southport.
The most iconic fixture of Oak Island is the Oak Island Lighthouse. It was the last lighthouse built in North Carolina in 1958. The structure is located on the mouth of the Cape Fear River. A wooden boardwalk takes you right up to the lighthouse and it is open year-round. Less imposing is the Price’s Creek Lighthouse, the only remaining structure of a system of lights that once guided ships from the mouth of the Cape Fear River to Wilmington. Built out of brick and standing just 20 feet tall, today its facade is crumbling and it’s only viewable from a distance.
New Homes for Sale in Southport
When it comes to where you move, you may already have drawn up a list of must-haves. Perhaps you’re looking for nice weather, a friendly culture, and plenty of outdoor activities. As we’ve already discussed, you’ll love Southport, NC because it has all of that and more. It has a variety of Dream Finders Homes communities, too! Let’s explore The Villas at Fisher Landing and The Preserve at Fisher Landing!
The Villas at Fisher Landing features luxury townhomes conveniently located near Southport’s bustling downtown. With ample shopping and dining, the peaceful waters of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Cape Fear River, and the pristine beaches of Oak Island and Caswell Beach, it’s the perfect place to live. Dream Finders’ low-maintenance townhomes provide a relaxing place to live, without the stress of home maintenance, allowing you to fully enjoy the coastal lifestyle…just by stepping outside your front door. All of the remaining quick move-in townhomes have downstairs owner’s suites, along with two additional bedrooms, open living spaces, and more.
The Preserve at Fisher Landing, a community of well-appointed 1- and 2-story single-family homes, offers the rare opportunity to own a new construction home at an affordable price minutes from downtown Southport. This relaxing community allows you to fully enjoy the coastal lifestyle – the pristine beaches of Oak Island and Caswell Beach, the Ferry to Wilmington, and more. Dream Finder Homes’ six distinctive floor plans available at The Preserve have 2 to 4 bedrooms, including downstairs owner’s suites, along with flex spaces, lofts and rec rooms, outdoor living areas, and more.
Find Your Dream Home Today With Dream Finders Homes!
We hope you’re able to see why we think Southport, NC is such a great place to live. This unique town (named by Coastal Living Magazine as “America’s Happiest Seaside Town”) emphasizes a friendly, down-to-earth vibe, tons of restaurants, shopping, and history, and a culture that supports everything from maritime adventures to movies & TV shows. And now that you know there are also homes for sale in Southport, we can’t wait to help you find your dream home. Contact us today to learn more and get started!