Early Fall Getaways

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Bald Head Island, North Carolina

This small and trendy barrier island is perfect for a quiet fall escape.

Old Baldy Lighthouse and Bald Head Island Sign

  • Car Free: accessible by 55-minute ferry ride ($22.00 RT adults) from Southport. Nearest airport is Wilmington – 30 miles from Southport.
  • No Crowds: quiet beaches beckon long walks.
  • Swim, kayak, canoe, paddleboard or fish in the warm waters.
  • Hike the popular Kent Mitchell Nature Trail.
  • Rent bicycles and tour 15-miles of scenic roads.
  • Visit Old Baldy Lighthouse and South Island Museum.
  • Shop and dine in the chic boutiques and restaurants.

“Play” on the island as most accommodations are private rentals and “Stay” in Southport with a number of reasonable options like Hampton Inn or Holiday Inn Express—rates from $130.00 per night.

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