10 Awesome Things to do on Topsail Island this summer

10 Awesome Things to do on Topsail Island this summer | Coastline Realty Vacations

Winter is here on Topsail lsland, and unlike much of the country all that means is we turn down the temperature just a little bit, but the sun is still shining, and the weather is still fantastic. Just because it is winter doesn't mean the fun stops here on Topsail Island. With fewer crowds, great deals on vacation rentals and, of course, miles of pristine beaches that summer feeling is never far away. Since that summer feeling is never far away, we thought this was the perfect time to start planning your summer activities on Topsail Island. Here are ten awesome things to do this summer on Topsail Island. 

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1. Discover our unique secret history 

Did you know that Topsail Island has a secret past? It's true, Topsail Island was the home to a top secret missile development program. Operation Bumblebee was the U.S. Navy’s secret guided missile testing program that operated on Topsail Island from 1946-1948. Topsail Island served as the proving ground for this program. Thousands of military personnel lived, worked, and tested these missiles in our local area. The Missiles and More Museum exhibits include model and original missiles from the project. There is a great film made in the 1940s that chronicles the history of the program. Visitors will be fascinated to learn that Topsail Island served as a proving ground for some of the first U.S. missile ever made. 

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2. Hit the beach 

No vacation on Topsail Island is complete without a few sun-drenched days of lounging around on the beach soaking up the Carolina sun. Did you know that Topsail Island has over twenty miles of beach front for visitors to enjoy? The beaches of Topsail Island offer visitors the ultimate beach experience. The older kids will love surfing and other adventures. The little ones are sure to fall in love with splashing about in the warm waters of the Atlantic. Did you know some of the warmest water temperatures are actually in late August and September? So if you are looking to book a late summer vacation don't worry, the water will be just as inviting. 

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3. Cast for a trophy 

Fishing is one of the most popular recreational activities in the world. People of all walks of life love wetting a line. Whether you love fishing with friends from the pier, hitting the gulf stream in search of a big one, or just surf casting the day away, Topsail Island is the perfect place for you. This summer take your love of fishing to Topsail Island. If you've never fished before, well, there is no time like the present to begin. 

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4. Learn to shred the waves

If you've never felt the exhilarating experience of surfing down the waves of the Atlantic, well you are in for a treat. Young and old alike can learn to surf. Surfing is great exercise and let's face it there is nobody cooler than the surfer on the beach. If you've always had a desire to learn to surf, or if you have kids that might want to learn, 2019 is the perfect year to make that dream a reality. Check out the Surf City Surf School. You'll be shredding waves before you know it. 

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5. Play some putt-putt

Miniature golf and the beach go together like peanut butter and jelly, and if you are like my family, there is nothing as fun as a challenging, but spirited, round of putt-putt. Topsail Island is home to a beautiful retro style putt- putt course that is sure to make the whole family smile. The course is called Patio Playground  If you're a fan of Tripadvisor reviews, you'll see just how popular a place it is.  See you on the course!

6. Get in the rink  

Even on Topsail Island it occasionally rains. When it rains or even on just a hot day there is one place on Topsail Island adults and kids love to roller skate. It's called the Topsail Beach Skating Rink. Family owned and operated for over 50 year,s this is indeed one of those special places in North Carolina and certainly a special place on Topsail Island.  The music is classic rock and oldies, the atmosphere is all family, and you can't help but love zipping around in circles just like visitors have for generations. 

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7. Eat local 

All of our vacation homes are well appointed. If you want to save money, making meals at your vacation home is a great idea. However, if we are all honest with ourselves, one of the best parts of any beach vacation is a little indulgence in the local eateries. Topsail Island is a special place for those who enjoy seafood. We have loads of excellent places that specialize in fresh caught and prepared seafood. North Carolina shrimp is famous up and down the coast, and now you too can try what everyone else is talking about. So during your vacation this summer splurge a little bit and check out the local seafood scene. 

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8. Take a cruise

One of the best ways to see Topsail Island is from the water. Of course, not everyone has a boat but that isn't a problem as there are a couple of great offerings that allow visitors to cruise the waterways in comfort. Topsail Island is a beautiful place, but until you've seen it from the water, you haven't seen it from the best angle.  Need help finding a great local cruise. Tikki Tours is one fun option for getting on the water. 

9. Grab a paddle 

Whether you like kayaking, canoeing, or stand up paddle boarding, the waterways of Topsail Island are the perfect place to throw on a PFD, grab a paddle and get out on the water. If you are new to any of these sports there are plenty of places to rent equipment, take a guided tour, or take lessons from some of the best in the business. All of these great sports combine the love of being on the water with awesome workouts making them perfect for those looking to stay active and adventurous on Topsail Island. 

10. Spend time with the family and friends

The last activity is perhaps the best activity and certainly the most important. Here at Coastline Realty Vacations, our priority is ensuring that you and your family have the best possible beach vacation experience. We understand you trust us with your hard earned money. We take great pride in that trust. We are here to ensure you can do the most important of all activities during a beach vacation, spending time with family and friends. Nothing brings folks together like the beach. So set aside time during your beach vacation to just relax with the family. 

The only way to enjoy all of these amazing things is to book a Topsail Island beach vacation. Of course, you'll want to book early to make sure you get your favorite vacation home and location. Remember, when you book directly with Coastline Realty Vacations you'll get the best value and excellent customer service. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today at 800-497-5463 or click the button below to begin planning your 2019 Topsail Island Beach vacation today. 

What's your favorite activity to do on Topsail Island. Let us know in the comments below. 

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