The Best of Summer on Topsail Island

The Best of Summer on Topsail Island

Summertime is almost here and the beach season is on deck. Topsail Island's summer vibe is one all its own, and you'll feel right at home as soon as you cross the bridge onto the island. You're on island time and that means your stress and worries melt away and your focus is on the sun, sand, salt and surf. We've got the best of everything about summer in Topsail for you in this post. 

Here are the highlights and what you can expect on your summer beach vacation this year. Soak it all up!


Beach Report 

Topsail Beach Report

Summer Weather and Water Temperatures in Topsail

With air temperatures hovering in the mid-80s (Fahrenheit) most days and average ocean temps in the 70s, you're sure to be comfortable both on the beach and in the water. 

Sea Turtle Nesting & Hatching Season

Sea turtle nesting season on Topsail Island runs from May 1 through October 31. Thank you for doing all you can to help our local sea turtles have the best nesting and hatching season possible.

Summer Fishing

From the piers to the surf line and the charter boats to your own boat, fishing on Topsail is a popular pastime any season of the year. See what's biting this summer and bring in your own catch of the day. 

Things To Do 

Topsail Island Events & Things To Do This Summer

Movies in the Park

Enjoy free movies under the stars at Soundside Park on Friday evenings during the summer season. Just bring a blanket or low-sitting beach chair then sit back, relax and enjoy the show. It makes for a fun family night out!

Concerts in the Park

Summer Fun Fridays happen all season long with live musical concerts and performances at Soundside Park. Don't forget to bring your dancin' shoes.

East Coast Sports Kids Fishing Tournament

Bring the kids for a day of fishing fun at Soundside Park on June 18. It's reel fun and excitement!

Surf City Pier Kids Fishing Tournament

Pier fishing for the kids happens on July 4 at the Surf City Ocean Pier.

Fisherman's Post Topsail Inshore Challenge

More fishing fun happens on July 14-15 at Marker 90 in Surf City. 

Fourth of July Celebrations and Fireworks

Enjoy a live concert in Soundside Park followed by fireworks to start your Independence Day with a bang. Fourth of July festivities happen early on the evening of July 3rd. See you there!

Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival

The Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival, the Official Shrimp Festival of North Carolina, is held the second full weekend of August each year. Celebrate the local shrimping industry while sampling some of the best shrimp from our local waters. Then stop by the seafood market and take some home with you!

Labor Day

Spend the end of summer with us by savoring the sun, sand, salt and surf before the summer the season comes to an end. Stay as long as you'd like!

Cool Attractions 

Cool Topsail Attractions for a Hot Summer's Day

Topsail Beach Skating Rink

Stay cool and enjoy a blast from the past with good old fashioned family fun. Skate the night away as you glide across the floor to some of the biggest hits of the 80's on old fashioned vinyl records. This family friendly atmosphere makes it the perfect way to share your music and your skills with your kids and make new memories that will last a lifetime.

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital

Check out some of the cutest local residents at this volunteer-staffed sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation center. Summer visiting hours are 1-4p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays. 

Missiles and More Museum

Enjoy fascinating insight into Topsail's storied past and intriguing history at the Missiles and More Museum. Have fun and learn while you're at it.  Museum hours are 2-5p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend. 

Topsail Cruises and Tours

Experience Topsail Island from the land, sea and air with tours and sightseeing opportunities from every angle. There are cruises, airplane and helicopter tours, eco tours and so much more. 

Surf City Surf School

Where to better to learn to surf than in Surf City? It just makes sense! Sign up for your chance to hang ten.

Patio Playground

The only Putt-Putt golf facility on the island. It’s family friendly for all ages. Experience original 1955 retro Putt-Putt golf. There’s ice cream, movie rentals, bike rentals and an air conditioned arcade.

Beach Accommodations 

Best Beach Accommodations on Topsail Island

Oceanfront Vacation Rentals

The beach is your front yard in a Topsail oceanfront rental. You're steps from the sand and the ocean is always in your sights. It's no wonder these are our most popular rentals! As an added benefit, all of your bedroom linens and bath towels are provided at no extra cost. 

Topsail Condos & Townhouses

Providing all of the vacation amenities you want in all of your favorite locations. Century 21 Action Topsail has a nice selection of condos and townhouses perfectly suited for you. Take a look and find your perfect fit.

Pet-Friendly Topsail Rentals

Don't leave one of your most important family members behind. Bring your four-footed family members with you on your beach vacation by choosing a pet-friendly rental. Dogs love Topsail Island. 

Here's hoping you have the best summer ever! Enjoy it to the fullest. 

What do you think is the best thing about summer on Topsail Island? We'd love to hear from you! 

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