Topsail Island Real Estate Blog

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May 21, 2014

Ocean City Jazz Festival

The 5th Annual Ocean City Jazz Festival is a great place to spend your evenings while you are on Topsail Island for the Fourth of July weekend. The Ocean City Beach Council produces this festival annually to celebrate the heritage of Ocean City, located in North Topsail Beach community, established in 1949. There will be a variety of talented musicians performing various forms of jazz music to entertain any crowd. The music will begin at 5:00 and there will also be food trucks providing food and beverages. Wine and deserts will be provided by other local vendors. Of course you can end the evening with the fireworks on the island.

April 30, 2014

Tiki Tours of topsail Island

Would you like a private tour of Topsail Island?

Well you should check out Tiki Tours of Topsail Island. Tiki Time is a pontoon boat that cruises up or down the island lead by Master Captain James A. Ross. Up to six passengers can board Tiki Time for a one to two hour cruise from the Surf City boat ramp. Captain James will give you a history of Topsail Island as well as educate your group on island and marine wildlife that you may possibly see on your cruise or time around the island. There are three tours to choose from. You can head north to the High Rise Bridge to see wild goats, or you can head south towards the missile towers and vacant islands. There is also a one hour sunset cruise along the intracoastal with breath taking views of Topsail Island.

April 29, 2014

Golf Tournament North Shore Country Club

Kiwanis Club of Topsail Island will be hosting a golf tournament May 3, 2014 at the North Shore Country Club. The North Shore Country Club is located off of Highway 210 in Sneads Ferry. This is a wonderful way to check out an excellent course as well as give back to the community. The Kiwanis club is using the proceeds to benefit the youth programs in our area. The tournament is Captains Choice with a tee time of 8:30. There is a $75 entry fee or $300 for a team of four.

March 6, 2014

Hops of Spring Beer Festival

The Third Annual Hops of Spring Beer Festival will take place April 26 from noon until 7:00. The Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is hosting this festival in Surf City. There will be live music performances and a dozen craft beer stands providing samples and entertainment all afternoon. Madison Rising, Clam Slammers and

Blue Tang Bandits are just a few of the entertainers. $25 early admission and kids enter for free.

Proceeds from this event will be shared with the Hope for the Warriors out of Jacksonville, NC.

March 5, 2014

Turtle Rescue on Topsail Island

The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Hospital will be opening for visitors and tours at their new location.

302 Tortuga Road, Surf City

March 15 and April 19

11:00 – 3:00

Guests are welcome to check out the new facility as well as meet their new arrivals like Gunnar, Valor and Dane. This rescue team has rescued and rehabilitated hundreds of sea turtles and released them back into the ocean. This is a wonderful center to learn more about sea turtles and how we can enjoy the beach without harming their habitat. The 100% volunteer run sea turtle hospital is a great resource to find out where and when the sea turtles are nesting on Topsail Island. It is also a great place for locals to volunteer and help the rehabilitation hospital.

Feb. 26, 2014

Ecological Marine Adventures

Ecological Marine Adventures is a free community aquarium and marine exploration lab located at 912 South Anderson, Topsail Island. Locals and vacationers are offered a chance to participate in educational activities and programs that enhance our beach environment through knowledge and exploration. The aquarium consists of touch tanks, ray touch pool, microscopes and much more.

Ecological Marine Adventures offers Spring and Summer programs for kids and families including marine science, ICW paddleboard, and ghost crab monitoring classes. Lil Buddy's Surf School also offers surf classes and camps for all ages and family classes as well.

Feb. 22, 2014

Phlip Phlop Bar Hop

The 3rd annual Phlip Phlop Bar Hop on Topsail Island is just around the corner. This event is hosted by The Water Parrothead Club and all proceeds will go to the Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program of Wilmington. On Saturday, March 15, registrants will meet at 12:00 at the Brass Pelican. From there begins an afternoon of island bar hopping and socializing, visiting six different restaurants and bars on Topsail Island.




Sears Landing

Trailer Bar

Brass Pelican

The $30 registration fee includes and T-shirt, bus ride and much more fun and entertainment. The Water Parrothead Club is a social not-for-profit group that helps the community with fundraisers and volunteer work to help out in the Topsail Island community. The Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program of Wilmington provides quality equine assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs. For more information hop online to

Feb. 18, 2014

Topsail Beach Schools

Topsail Beach schools are among the best in our state. Families with children will benefit from this helpful information regarding the public schools in Pender county. With a large number of families relocating to Topsail Island and Hampstead, the population has grown by 13% over a 5 year period. The beautiful coastal beaches of Topsail Island offer the finest of Carolina living for all families.

There are three elementary schools in Topsail school district.

1.North Topsail Elementary  (910)270-0694

Located at 1310 Sloop Point Road

Grades Pre-K to 5

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2.South Topsail Elementary  (910)270-2756

Located at 997 Hoover Road

Grades K to 5

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3.Topsail Elementary

Located 17385 US Highway 17

Grades K to 5

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There is one middle school for this district.

1.Topsail Middle School  (910)270-2612

17445 US Highway 17

Grades 6 to 8

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There is one high school for this district.

1.Topsail High School

Located 245 North St. Johns Church Road

Grades 9 to 12


Noted material can be found at, This proves that within Topsail Island Schools students overall performance is consistent with good grades.  We look forward to welcoming all new families to Topsail Island!

Oct. 23, 2013

Missiles and More Museum on Topsail Island, NC

Located in the Historical Assembly Building at 720 Channel Blvd on Topsail Island the Missiles and More Museum is dedicated to the history of Camp David, the secret navy program that existed on the island.

Museum hours and Contact 910-328-8663

First week of April through Mid May, Monday through Friday, 2 - 5 p.m.

Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend, Monday through Saturday, 2 - 5 p.m. After Labor Day weekend through mid October, Monday through Friday, 2 - 5 p.m. 

Oct. 22, 2013

Soundside Park in Surf City, NC

Soundside Park in Surf City is a family friendly location along the Intracoastal waterway. The park offers a play ground, picnic shelters and tables, amphitheater, boardwalk, fishing pier and public boat ramp. This scenic location is perfect for family gatherings, weddings, birthday parties and cookouts.  With an array of birds and wildlife, nature surrounds you in all directions as you entre the park.  Bike or walk from the beach and enjoy a fun filled evening with family and friends along Surf City's Soundside waterfront park.

Boardwalk over tidal marshes in SoundSide Park Surf City, NC