Just two miles off North Carolina’s southern coast, Bald Head Island offers a way of life unlike anywhere else. The island is home to Old Baldy, the state’s oldest lighthouse, and is a favorite nesting ground for loggerhead turtles. Here, history and nature take top billing, along with traditional seaside pastimes like fishing, golfing and beach combing.
You’ll travel to Bald Head by passenger ferry or private boat. Once here, you’ll use a golf cart to travel from one picturesque setting to the next–beaches, marshes and maritime forest.
Bald Head Island is a true island located at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, where the rivers meets the Atlantic Ocean. Bald Head Island consists of 12,000 acres, most of which are unspoiled beach, marsh and maritime forest. Bald Head Island can only be accessed by ferry or private boat, adding to the exclusivity of the island. Once on the island, visitors travel either by way of foot, bicycles or golf carts. Bald Head Island offers a wide array of activities including golf, kayaking, fishing, yachting, sailing and swimming, to name just a few. Begin your Bald Head Island exploration with our Bald Head Island Tour below. Discover all that Bald Head Island has to offer!