Southport, Oak Island and Bald Head Island are small, quiet, safe, family-oriented communities that thrive on tourism. The locals have fun living at the coast and they welcome the seasonal visitors, but they are serious about their family life and taking good care of their communities.
In this section we provide information on the services residents need to manage family life here, stuff like public and private schools, child care, caring for pets, hospitals, medical centers, alternative healthcare, worship, volunteering, colleges and community colleges, research facilities, green and eco-friendly living and more.
These communities also take care of their visiting families. We tell visitors how to have fun and stay safe at the beach. Our Kidstuff section provides the best information for entertaining children and teens, including surf camps, toy stores, snack shops and recreational opportunities for kids. We've also included information on local Attractions, Arts, Annual Events, and of course, fishing, boating, and sports. There are so many things to do here. If you manage to do them all, then take the ferry to Carolina Beach or visit Wilmington for even more family activities.
For bringing families from all around the world together in Southport, Oak Island or Bald Head Island, we provide our Weddings section, chock full of all the information you’ll need for planning a beach wedding ceremony and reception here. The area is a very popular destination-wedding location, and all the vendors you need can be found here.