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Waterfront Park
Bay St., at the foot of Howe St.
Southport, NC

(910) 457-7927
(800) 388-9635

At the end of Howe Street, you'll come upon this breezy little park and take in the breathtaking scene at the convergence of the Intracoastal Waterway, the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. From the swings overlooking the waterfront you can see Old Baldy Lighthouse and Oak Island Lighthouse (the brightest in the nation). Gone are the pirate ships and menhaden boats, but the procession of ferries, freighters, barges and sailboats keeps Southport's maritime tradition alive. Stroll or cycle the Historic Riverwalk trail, an easy 0.7-mile scenic route that meanders from the City Pier, past the fisheries and the small boat harbor, and culminates at a 750-foot boardwalk with benches and handrails over the tidal marsh near Southport Marina. Leave your bike in the rack and walk on to the gazebo for an unbroken view of the Intracoastal Waterway and the ship channel. It's a restful, romantic place where the only sounds you're likely to hear are the cawing of crows and the clank of halyards.

 

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