North Carolina has some amazing places to vacation. Few places, however, are as inspiring as Bald Head Island. This island sits in the southeastern corner of North Carolina, in the water where the Cape Fear River feeds into the Atlantic Ocean. Amazingly, there are no cars on the island. To get to this beautiful oasis, you take a ferry to an island dock. Once there, you either walk or use an electric golf cart to get around. Here are some tips on how to plan your Bald Head Island vacation.
The first and most important step in your vacation planning is finding a great place to stay. Fortunately, this is easily accomplished by looking up Bald Head Island rentals. There are dozens of homes on the island that are available for rent. You can find rentals in the woods or right on the beach. Many rentals will accommodate multiple families traveling together. As you plan your trip, start it out with the perfect vacation rental home.
Visit Old Baldy
One of the most iconic landmarks on Bald Head Island is its lighthouse, known as Old Baldy. While it is no longer a functioning lighthouse, it is a historical landmark. It was built in 1817 and is the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina. During your vacation, plan a short hike to visit this amazing landmark.
Witness Sea Turtle Nesting
Bald Head Island is nationally renowned for the sea turtle nesting that occurs there. There is an active group called the Bald Head Island Conservancy that helps protect the sea turtles. As you vacation there, join the Conservancy’s staff for a nighttime Turtle Walk. You’ll get to enjoy a short presentation about their program, and then you are led to the beach to watch the turtles hatching or nesting.
Bald Head Island is a great place to vacation and get away from the crowds and traffic. With no cars, no industry and few structures, light pollution is minimal and you can enjoy beautiful nighttime skies. Book your trip today and enjoy.