All You Need to Know About Spring 2018 in Topsail



Spring is coming and Topsail Island, North Carolina is ready to welcome it in with open arms. Verdant lush coastal scenery, bright sunny skies, and perfectly pleasant temperatures make this a wonderful time to be in Topsail. If you haven't planned a spring break at the beach with your family yet, now is the time. It's as easy as booking your Topsail vacation rental, planning your vacation adventures, and then counting down the days until you're on island time.


We thought we'd give you a preview of all you need and want to know about springtime in Topsail. Here are the events, attractions and things to do to help you and your family plan your Topsail beach vacation. We can't wait to see you!


Topsail Island Spring Events

Springtime in Topsail starts up many of the family-friendly events and things to do around all of our Topsail Island towns. See what's happening and save these dates.


Surf City Parks & Recreation Activities

Spring 2018

The Surf City Parks and Recreation Department plays host to all kinds of family-centered fun. Weekly activities include movies in the park, live musical concerts, and special holiday events and activities for everyone. They also offer extensive fitness classes, workouts, yoga and sporting events too. You really need to take a look at their schedule to see what's happening during your Topsail beach vacation.

Like and follow Surf City Parks and Recreation on Facebook to stay in the loop of all that's going on and preview a running list of upcoming events and activities that they sponsor. That way, you won't miss a thing!


Topsail Easter Egg Roll

March 31, 2018
10a.m.
Soundside Park, Surf City

This is a fun-filled Saturday for children ages 10 and under. Every bunny has a good time at the Egg Roll, which starts at 10:30a.m. sharp! This event is BYOB (bring your own basket, bucket or bag). Other highlights include live rabbits and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. This is a Topsail favorite holiday event, so come join us.


Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins on Topsail Island

May-August 2018
Topsail Beaches


The start of Sea Turtle Nesting on the Topsail Island beaches is a pretty big deal. It begins in May and continues through August in North Carolina. We love our local turtles and work hard to protect them, their nests and their hatchlings. There is so much that you can do to help them during your Topsail beach vacation including keeping a safe distance from marked nests, reporting any unmarked nests to the Sea Turtle Hospital, not disturbing nesting females or their clutch of eggs, and turning off lights at night as to not distract nesting turtles and hatchlings or disorient them.

If you'd like to learn more about these locally loved aquatic reptiles, be sure to read Why Sea Turtles Are the Most Amazing Creatures. We know you'll find them as fascinating as we do.


Mother’s Day on Topsail Island

May 13, 2018

If you've been thinking of doing something really special for your mom or your wife, a Mother's Day getaway to Topsail Island, NC is the perfect choice. Give the gift of memories that last a lifetime by planning to spend Mother's Day at the beach with the ones you love the most. What better way to celebrate Mom?

You can read more about Why Mother's Day at the Beach is the Best Gift here and how to pamper her with everything she desires most. Then start planning to whisk her away this Mother's Day.


Memorial Day at Topsail Beach

May 28, 2018

Memorial Day is the symbolic start of summer at the beach and everywhere. Kick off your start of summer celebration in the best way possible—at the beach, of course. Enjoy the sun, sand and surf plus plenty of family time, cookouts and picnics, and whatever you and your family love to do at the beach. Topsail Island is the place to be! Start planning your Memorial Day on Topsail Beach and start counting down the days until you're here.

We highly recommend choosing an oceanfront Topsail vacation rental so you have the closest and most convenient access to the beach any and every time. Find all of the vacation amenities that matter most to you and your family, then narrow down your list of favorites. Let us know if we can help!



Topsail Attractions Open for Spring

The local Topsail attractions are opening soon, so here's what you can expect and when. Be sure to put these on your Topsail Island bucket list. You won't want to miss out on any of this family fun.


Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital

Opens for the season April 2018
On the Mainland in Surf City

The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center treats sick and injured sea turtles. In addition, as a part of the Topsail Turtle Project, they protect and monitor sea turtle nesting on the beaches of Topsail Island. The Topsail sea turtle hospital is all about rescue, rehabilitation and release. They offer educational tours to the public five days a week. They're staffed by volunteers but powered by you! So go ahead and plan your visit this spring and get up close and personal with our local sea turtles while supporting this fabulous local resource.

You can find the latest updates and information on the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation's Facebook page. Like and follow them for everything sea turtle in Topsail.


Missiles and More Museum

Opens for the season first week of April 2018
Topsail Beach

Topsail Island is a fascinating place with an intriguing history! From secret missile testing to the first Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) to pirate legend, lore and more, you'll see history come to life while on our island. Get to know the storied past of Topsail Island and share it with your family and friends when you get home. The Missiles and More Museum is housed in the historic Assembly Building in Topsail Beach. Don't miss it! Seasonal hours begin the first week in April and admission is free but donations are appreciated.

The Missiles and More Museum is open the first week of April through mid-May, Monday through Friday, 2 to 5p.m.; Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend, Monday through Saturday, 2 to 5p.m.; and after Labor Day weekend through mid October, Monday through Friday, 2 to 5p.m.


Topsail Beach Roller Skating Rink

Opens for the season March 1, 2018
Topsail Beach

Family owned for over 50 years, the Topsail Beach Skating Rink is a local treasure. Roller skate to 70's and 80's music while you roll the night away. Starting on March 1, the Topsail Beach Skating Rink is open every night from 7p.m. to 10p.m. through Labor Day weekend. Parties can also be booked during these dates and during the off-season. Go ahead and get your skates on!



Topsail Island Fishing Piers

Lucky for you, each Topsail Island town has its own fishing pier. So whether you're vacation rental is in North Topsail Beach, Surf City, or Topsail Beach, there's a pier right near to you. Pier fishing makes for a wonderful family adventure or the perfect solo adventure where you'll be amidst the company of other local anglers. Each Topsail Island pier offers everything you need to fish, including a blanket fishing license. Plan your pier fishing adventure and see what catch of the day awaits you.


Seaview Fishing Pier in North Topsail Beach

Fishermen, fisher ladies and anyone looking for a relaxing and enjoyable time need to check out the longest fishing pier on the NC coast. Seaview Pier is located in North Topsail Beach, NC and offers a variety of enjoyment for everyone from relaxing on the clean beaches to King Mackerel or bottom fishing on the pier. While you are here, you can also enjoy their well stocked bait and tackle shop and restaurant. Seaview Pier has some of the best breakfast, lunch and dinner on Topsail Island. By the way, if you catch ‘em and clean ‘em, they will cook ‘em for you at a price you will like. The pier is now open 24 hours a day for your fishing pleasure.

Surf City Ocean Pier

Topsail Island's first ocean pier, the Surf City Pier, was originally built in 1948. It has been owned and operated by the Lore family since 1973. Though it has weathered many storms (some better than others), Hurricane Fran destroyed it in 1996. It was totally rebuilt and reopened in August of 1997, looking much like it does today including a few additions. The Surf City Pier comes complete with large assortment of bait, fully stocked tackle shop, an eclectic collection of souvenirs, fresh ground chuck burger's from the grill, and an outside covered dining area. The Surf City Pier is open mid March - Dec. 1st, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Jolly Roger Pier in Topsail Beach

Extending 850 feet into the Atlantic Ocean, the Jolly Roger Pier has long been an area landmark known not only for its superb fishing, but also as a great place to stroll. Some of the island’s best sunrises are seen from the pier, and full moons are a special treat as they come up over the ocean. The pier is fully lit at night and an evening stroll is a tradition for many generations of Topsail vacationers. For the expert or novice fisherman, the Jolly Roger Pier has a fully stocked tackle shop with all bait and tackle for pier, surf, sound, and offshore fishing. Rod rentals, ice, snacks, domestic and imported beer, and other beverages are also available. The tackle shop also carries a complete line of beach necessities from sunscreen and toiletries to Jolly Roger branded hats and t-shirts. The staff is a great source of local information and lore, and they're open early and late for your convenience.



Family-Friendly and Pet-Friendly Fun

Family fun abounds on Topsail Island for both the two-legged and four-legged members of your family. Explore our local beaches, parks, playgrounds, trails, shops, restaurants and more during your Topsail beach vacation. The family adventures are only limited to your imagination!

On the Beach

From North Topsail Beach, to the Surf City beaches, to southern end of the island in Topsail Beach, you're guaranteed to find pristine shorelines, sparkling Atlantic Ocean waters, and perfectly pleasant temperatures. Springtime temperatures on Topsail Island average in the high 60s to 70s most days making it just right for most outdoor activities. Ocean temps are still a little cool in the spring months, but begin to warm up in May.

Whether you walk on the beach, play frisbee, build sandcastles, go shelling and shark teeth hunting, read a good book, or just sit back and enjoy the ocean views, there's something for everyone to enjoy on our Topsail beaches. Don't forget, all of our Topsail beaches are dog-friendly!


At the Parks and Playgrounds

Topsail Island has plenty of parks and playgrounds for you and your family to enjoy. From dog parks to playgrounds for the little ones, there is something for everyone.

Parks and Playgrounds in North Topsail Beach

  • North Topsail Beach Town Park
  • W. Rodney Knowles Park

Parks and Playgrounds in Surf City

  • Soundside Park
  • Nelva R. Albury Recreation Area
  • Kenneth D. Batts Family Park
  • Surf City Bark Park

Parks and Playgrounds in Topsail Beach

  • Topsail Beach Town Park


Around Town

Each of our Topsail towns their own unique flair, beach vibe and one-of-kind shops, restaurants and experiences but each is totally worth your time to explore. To help you out, we have links to specific information about each town that we know you'll helpful and informative. But if you have any questions, please let us know. We'd love to help.


What You Need to Know About North Topsail Beach, NC

What You Need to Know About Surf City, NC

What You Need to Know About Topsail Beach, NC


Well, we can't think of anything else you really need to know about Spring 2018 on Topsail Island. All that's left to do is book your next Topsail beach vacation! Get started right here, right now.

Spend Spring Break at the Beach on Topsail Island


What do you love most about springtime in Topsail? We want to know! Hope to see you on the sand soon.