How to Have the Best Topsail Island Vacation the Whole Family Will Love

How to Have the Best Topsail Island Vacation the Whole Family Will Love | Coastline Realty Vacations

Finding that perfect place to take a family vacation can be a challenge. The kids want the excitement and action. Mom and dad just want to take a break and relax a bit. Luckily on the North Carolina coast, you'll find a place that fits the needs, desires, and challenges of the great American family vacation...Topsail Island! It has miles of pristine beaches, a laid-back atmosphere, and loaded with fun adventures. Few places that are as family-friendly as Topsail Island. This week we have just a few ideas on how to have a great beach vacation that everyone in the family will love. 

Find The Perfect Vacation Rental 

No great family vacation can begin until you've picked out the ultimate beach vacation home. Luckily for you, we have an impressive inventory of amazing homes that will keep mom and dad within their budget and have all the bells and whistles the kids love. 

Check out Heaven one of our North Topsail, properties featuring stunning ocean and sound views. This home has everything you could want, and you can even bring your dog! Give us a call at 800-497-5463 and speak with one of our reservationists about this and other properties. 

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Big Adventures For Kids & Parents Alike

Sometimes just sitting on the beach soaking up the rays is not enough. Nope, sometimes a family vacation needs a little injection of adventure. While we love our laid-back atmosphere, we also have all sorts of adventures. 

Sea Kayaking

Paddling the day away on the placid waters off of Topsail Island is just the right way to get the family moving and exploring. From guided tours to rentals for the experienced, Topsail Island is a kayaking paradise. For those with younger kids, you can even get a tandem kayak to help make it more accessible for the little ones. Looking for a great place to start? Try the folks at PaddleNC. They will have everything you need no matter your skill level or size of your group. 


Looking to see Topsail Island from, oh say, about 300 feet above the land? Well if this is your kind of adventure, check out the folks at Shoreline Watersports. Located in the heart of Topsail Island in downtown Surf City, you'll love getting a bird's eye view of the island as you're towed along the waterfront at 300 feet. Rates are reasonable and six people at a time can go out on the boat. That means the whole family can get in on the action. Want to have more fun, hit the air with a buddy or two. You guessed it, up to three people can hit the air at a time. We would love to see the pictures so make sure to leave a comment below. 

Jet Skiing 

If you feel the "need for speed" then a jet ski excursion is right up your alley. Jet skis are easy to operate and unlike the days of old, are stable, safe, easy to operate and the perfect way to explore the waters around Topsail Island. This is a fan favorite amongst the teenagers in the family. For more info click here

Fun For The Little Ones

Often our first vacations with the kids is a beach vacation. Topsail Island is the perfect "first" vacation for the little ones in the family. After all, add a little sand, some sun, a few small waves, and no matter what age your kids are you have a recipe for happiness and great memories. However, for the toddlers in the family, we have three fun games that the kids are sure to love. Plus they are all free! 

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Tic-Tac-Toe In The Sand

Everyone loves a game of Tic-Tac-Toe, and the best part about playing at the beach is Mother Nature provides everything you need. Just draw the squares in the sand, grab a piece of driftwood or shells, and whammo you're ready to play. 

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Beach Scavenger Hunt

Gather up the kids and get ready for a beach scavenger hunt. Make a list of items on index cards ahead of time. Simply give the kids a card and set them loose. Remember to keep an eye on the little ones around the water. 

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Beach Bowling 

Beach bowling is simple and fun to play. All you need is a ball (almost any size will work) and a small bucket to make sand pins. I like to use a water bottle with the top cut off to make pins ( 2-Liter bottles are best). Make the pins, stand back...and roll!

Rain? No Problem. Boogie The Night Away

Ok it happens, occasionally it even rains here on Topsail Island. Of course, you don't need to have the excuse of a rainy day or night to head over to the Topsail Beach Skating Rink. It has been an island tradition for generations, and now your family can make memories at this wonderful local treasure. 

The fees are reasonable and the music is fun and family-friendly so don't worry about bringing the smaller ones out. Plus, what could be better for a teenager than uploading an embarrassing photo of mom and dad skating the night away to the BeeGees. 

Topsail Beach Roller Rink 

714 S. Anderson Blvd

Topsail Beach, NC 

(910) 330-7891 

By now you have figured out why we love Topsail Island. Whether you want to visit for a week, an entire summer, or are looking for a vacation home to buy for your family, we have everything you need to help make those dreams come true. The first step is to start planning your summer vacation. Haven't started yet? It is never too late. We still have fantastic deals on vacation rentals for 2018. Give us a call at  800-497-5463 or click the button below to begin planning your Topsail Island vacation. 

Do you have a favorite family memory of Topsail Island? Leave a comment below and let us know about it. 

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