See a Piece of Film History
For those movie buffs or Nicholas Sparks fans, take a moment to wander downtown. Southport was one of the main locations where the movie Safe Haven was filmed. Follow the street south towards Fishy Fishy, which was the exact location of the general store where Julianna Hough worked. Other noteworthy places are the Southport Ferry terminal and the Old American Fish Co. which was transformed for the movie into Ivan's Fish Shack. Looking to add on to the day trip? Grab the ferry and head over to Wilmington for the day. Stay tuned, and don't forget to follow this blog as we will be featuring a Wilmington day trip soon. All of these great sites are just a few minutes from your Oak Island beach vacation home!
Hit the local shops
Sorry husbands, but it is true, Southport is a great place to shop. the tree lined streets are perfect for slow strolls. The main street has dozens of small shops. Mom and pop is the name of the game here and you'll find few national retailers downtown. Fine arts, crafts, and beautiful clothing boutiques are the norm. Looking for a quiet place to sit for a moment? Try resting at Port City Java, which was founded in Wilmington in 1995.
Explore our maritime history
To visit Southport is to set foot in one of North Carolina's great maritime communities. From pirates to modern ships and everything in between Southport has long been a haven for sailors and those who love maritime history. There is no place better place to explore the rich maritime culture and history of North Carolina than Southport
With many schools not returning to in person instruction the beach season is now longer than ever. This means there are still many weeks of perfect Oak Island beach weather and now is the perfect time to book that late summer and early fall beach vacation. Many of our homes have WiFi and are perfect for letting the kids do their school work in the morning and ending the day on the beach, now that is my idea of homeschooling. Give us a call today at 910-278-1147 or click the button below below to see all of our current vacation homes.