10 Reasons You'll Fall in Love with Topsail Island During Autumn

10 Reasons You'll Fall in Love with Topsail Island During Autumn | Century 21 Action

*Updated September 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Okay, maybe every season has its advantages when you live on the Carolina coastline but we really do love the fall season and all it has to offer. Spending time on Topsail Island, its towns, and its beautiful beaches is not just a summer thing. In fact, many visitors and locals alike prefer Topsail Island during the autumn season. Why? Well, there are a lot of reasons. Here are 10 of the best!

1. Fall weather in Topsail, North Carolina is absolutely lovely.

Yes, yes it is. Warm days and cool nights set the tone during the autumn season. The average daytime temps for Topsail Island linger at the 80 degree mark and above in September, the 70 degree range in October and sometimes even into November, and then drop into the 60s and below thereafter.The nights are a bit cooler but make for perfectly refreshing evenings to be on the beach or out and about in our Topsail Island towns.

2. The NC coastal color palette comes alive thanks to the decreased humidity.

The drop in humidity allows the bright greens, beautiful blues and the full spectrum of the color palette to be seen in the sunrises and sunsets. Those vibrant colors standout against the backdrop of coastal whites, tans and browns found in the beach landscape. There's no warm summer haze to dull your view of our island paradise.

3. Agreeable Atlantic Ocean temps.

Calling all water lovers! Topsail Island is ready for you. The water stays warmer longer into the year than the air, so you can expect the water temp to stay at least a few degrees above the air temp during the fall season. These make for great conditions for surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing and all your other favorite water activities. Check out Topsail Island's average air and water temps for yourself and come enjoy it with us!

person holding leaf on the beach during autumn | Century 21

4. Stunning Topsail sunrises and sunsets set the sky ablaze.

We touched on this in #2 but it's worth mentioning again. The sunrises and sunsets are amazing year round, but especially in the fall when the colors are pure and uninhibited by humidity and haze. Watch the sun rise over the ocean and set over the sound. What could be better than that?

5. Topsail Island is less crowded.

Topsail Island isn't really that crowded compared to other beaches along the Eastern Seaboard, but during the fall months you may find yourself day dreaming that this is your own private island. You may look out the window of your beach house and not see another soul in sight. That's just how it is some days here on our little island paradise during the off-season. And traffic? Well there's a lot less of that both on and off the island, making your excursions around town and/or your day trip to Wilmington and everywhere else on and off the island a real breeze.

6. The fall fishing is abundant in NC.

Fall is an ideal time to try your hand at fishing the Atlantic (and Gulf Stream) waters. Surf fishing, pier fishing, deep-sea fishing, and even fly fishing are available to you here. We have some great local fishing tournaments, too. Interested in learning more? Click here to read about Topsail surf fishing, charter fishing, and pier fishing to name just a few. You might also enjoy these funny fishing quotes to get you in the mood. 

man surf fishing during autumn | Century 21

7. Topsail area festivals and events are an annual highlight of the fall season.

The end of summer does not, we repeat, does not mean the end of local festivals, events and family-friendly fun. No way! Autumn offers some of our favorite area annual happenings that delight both residents and visitors alike. Here are some we highly recommend you attend if you happen to be here during the fall season. Check out our annual Topsail events for all the details and then save the dates.

8. Family-friendly attractions abound for you to enjoy.

All of the Topsail area attractions you know and love are still going strong during the off-season autumn months. Shorter lines at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital, beautiful weather to tour the Poplar Grove Plantation, no waiting on the tees at our Topsail golf courses, and perfect autumn days to spend at Soundside Park are just a few of the family-friendly attractions and things to do during your stay on Topsail Island.

9. Long walks on empty beaches.

Whether you're strolling the beach hand-in-hand with your loved one, going shelling, searching for shark teeth, beach combing for your favorite coastal treasures, or just decompressing after a full day—there are wide open Topsail beaches and sprawling shorelines ready and waiting for you. Spend a little more time on our shorelines this season and discover all of the natural beauty that surrounds you. You won't regret it.

couple walking on beach during autumn | Century 21

10. The best of Topsail beach life and the autumn season.

Savor the days in your Topsail beach house and enjoy the beauty of the autumn season in coastal North Carolina. It truly is the best of both worlds. Make the most of the time and savor every minute. 

Isn't it time you made Topsail Island, North Carolina a more permanent part of your life so that you can be here to enjoy all of its seasons? The team at Century 21 Action can be your Topsail realty experts. Let us help you find the beach house that's best for you. You can start by checking out what's on the Topsail, NC real estate market. Then contact us and we'll show you around. 

what do you love most about fall in Topsail, NC?

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