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How to Plan the Perfect Independence Day Celebration

It's hard to believe that another summer is upon us. That can only mean one thing; Independence Day is right around the corner. Here on Topsail Island, we know how to throw a birthday party, and there is none bigger than the 4th of July. Gather your friends and family ... View the full post »

Your Guide to Making the Perfect Shrimp Boil

The coast of North Carolina is known for a lot of things and fresh shrimp is certainly one of them. There is just something about our pristine Atlantic waters that allow shrimp to thrive. North Carolina shrimp is truly something you should try during your Topsail Island be... View the full post »

How to Make Cool and Refreshing Summer Drinks Everyone Will Love

Ah... summer on Topsail Island is right around the corner and that means Carolina sunshine, blue skies, the sound of waves and cool summer breezes. Summer is also synonymous with summer drinks. Cool, refreshing combinations of ingredients that remind us that it is not only... View the full post »

Plan the Perfect Mother's Day Celebration

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and now is the time to start planning how you will spoil Mom on her special day. Let's face it - Moms are overworked, underappreciated, and often taken for granted. This week we have some great ideas on how to spoil your mom... View the full post »

How to Take Great Pictures at the Beach

We all love updating our social media profiles with great pictures, and vacation is one of the best times to take great photos. With the advent of the smart phone (and all of their incredible features), taking awesome pictures has never been easier. This week we have some ... View the full post »

Your Guide to the Ultimate Vacation Homes

From splashy beachfront rentals overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean to smaller homes all over Topsail Island, one thing is for certain: Coastline Realty Vacations has the best selection of multi-bedroom vacation homes designed with large groups in mind. Open floor pla... View the full post »

How to Perfect the Art of the Summer Beach Road Trip

There's nothing like the classic American summer road trip. You know – the one where the kids are all packed up, dad is lost, and mom is trying to keep everyone happy? Ok, so maybe this isn't a National Lampoon movie, but we have a few tips and tricks to help you... View the full post »

Easy and Fun Beach Games That Everyone Will Love

No day on the beach is complete without gathering the family to play some great beach games. Today, we look at some of the best games to bring to the beach. The games in today's post are all simple to play and easy to take to the beach. Fall, spring or summer are all g... View the full post »

5 Calorie Shredding Workouts You Can Do on the Beach

We've all been told about the health benefits of regular exercise. Of course, if you are like most of us we try our best to keep to a workout regime while on vacation, but it isn't easy. This week we have a few great workouts that are simple and can be done anywher... View the full post »

How to Plan A Spring Beach Wedding

Have you recently said yes? Are you looking for that perfect wedding destination? If you are, we have the perfect place: beautiful Topsail Island, NC. We know that, for many of us, Covid-19 has interrupted travel, vacations and life in general. But, as cheesy as it soun... View the full post »

How to Have a Great Winter Beach Vacation

Winter is here, but that doesn't mean you can't head to the beach for a much-needed getaway. Let's face it, 2020 has been a doozie and 2021 is certainly offering its share of stress. Now is the perfect time to let it all go, pack the bags and head to the bea... View the full post »

Book Early and Save on Your Next Beach Vacation Today

It may be snowing outside where you live (and we’ve all had enough of the cold weather), but we have a cure for the winter blues! What is it you ask? Planning your 2021 Topsail Island vacation, of course! Now is the perfect time to gather your family, break out the calen... View the full post »

New Year Resolutions Every Beach Lover Will Enjoy

It's hard to believe, but another year has flown by, and I think we can all agree that we are happy to see 2020 in the rear view mirror. With 2021 right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about all those resolutions you want to make. But let's be hones... View the full post »

The Most Popular Question About Your Vacation Rental Answered

If you are traveling to Topsail Island, or perhaps it is the first time you have rented a vacation home, you probably have a few questions. Today we're answering some of the most frequently asked questions about vacation rentals on Topsail Island. Many of the questions... View the full post »

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About North Carolina Shrimp

The North Carolina coast is know for a lot of things. We have great beaches, lovely weather, and world-class fishing. However, what many folks don't know is that we are also known for our famous North Carolina shrimp. This week we have everything you need to know about this... View the full post »