Why Now is the Perfect Time to Visit Topsail
March is here and spring is quickly approaching. Did you know this is one of the best times to visit Topsail's beaches and towns? It is! This time of year on the North Carolina coast is absolutely stunning. Warm temperatures, sunshiny days, cool coastal nights, fishing galore plus all of the sand, surf and saltwater you need to refresh and rejuvenate yourself after the long winter months. What are you waiting for?
Here are a few more reasons why now is the perfect time to visit Topsail. Isn't it time you started planning your next Topsail beach vacation? YES!
Beautiful Carolina Weather
Eastern North Carolina in springtime is lovely. Average temperatures for Topsail Island are in the 70s and 80s most days, and you have the added benefit of less humidity than during the summer months. This adds up to spectacular conditions for everything you want to enjoy on our beaches and around our Topsail towns. The ocean temps are on the rise too, so get ready to get out on the water and don't be afraid to get wet.
We love the warm days and cool nights. Find your spot on the sand, grab a good book, and bask in the barrier island beauty that surrounds you. Feel the sun on your face, breathe in the salty sea air, and dig your toes in the sand. Don't forget your sunscreen and sunglasses!
Spring is the perfect season for enjoying the best of the great outdoors whether you choose to walk, run, pedal, or paddle your way around Topsail Island. Take advantage of the pre-beach season lull where you have more of the island and its beaches to yourself and less people to share the coastal splendor with.
26 Miles of Barrier Island Beach
Speaking of coastal splendor, Topsail Island is a 26-mile stretch of beach set off the mainland and with unique barrier island exquisiteness all its own. From the uncrowded beaches with pristine sands to the sparkling blue-green Atlantic Ocean waters, to the calm and inviting soundside waters—and everything in between, you are sure to fall in love with Topsail, as so many of our visitors and vacationers do.
You'll find yourself longing to return year after year, and dreaming of Topsail beach paradise when you're away.
Unadulterated Coastal Sunrises and Sunsets
Did you know that Topsail beaches are south-facing beaches? You're on the East Coast but the curve of the island as it hugs the mainland actually has you looking in the direction of Florida and the Bahamas when you peer out over the water. The unique benefit of this fact is that Topsail Island sunrises happen over the ocean while our sunsets sink over the sound. That's a double color show in the sky for you each and every day!
As an added bonus, the haze and humidity have not yet arrived so the coastal color palette is lightened and brightened all around you. Pure vibrant colors in the sky, water and coastal landscape pop against the neutral tones of the sand, shoreline and dunes. Nature's artistry at its best! It also means that your Topsail Island rentals give you awesome vantage points of the coastal sunrises, sunsets and views of the island from the waterfront decks, front-porch patios—and every time you gaze out the window.
Lots of Fishing
Topsail Island fishing is a pretty big deal! It's one of the most popular recreational activities and one of the most well-loved ways to enjoy the bounty of the Atlantic. Whether you choose to surf fish, pier fish, fly fish, go offshore fishing or stay inshore, you won't run out of fishing experiences or fish stories to tell.
Topsail Island fishing tournaments are also a draw for anglers from novice to expert level. A popular annual tournament that happens both in the spring and fall seasons is the Topsail Surf and Pier Fishing Challenge. It runs in each of our Topsail towns simultaneously, so no matter where you are you can join in the fishing action. It's reel fun for everyone! Be sure to drop a line next time you're here and see what the catch of the day is.
Seashell, Shark Teeth and Sea Glass Hunting
Ideal beachcombing conditions and shelling opportunities abound right now on Topsail Island. Fewer people on the beach means less competition and more coastal treasures for you to snag. Topsail Island shelling is a favorite beach activity for both vacationers and residents alike. Topsail's beaches are teeming with coastal treasures to be unearthed whether you're searching for seashells, shark teeth, sea glass or sand dollars. Common shells include conch shells, Scotch bonnets, whelks, lady slippers, scallops, and coquina shells. Shark teeth abound on Topsail Island if you know what to look for.
Be sure to read the guest post by Tom's Teeth, a local expert, on how to have the best and most successful shark tooth hunting experience.
Also refer to our Topsail Island Shelling and Identification Guide to know where to go, what to look for, and how to identify your shells and other coastal treasures.
Fun Things To Do in Topsail
Get out and experience all that Topsail has to offer in spring. Set sail on a fishing charter. Paddle your way through the local waters in a kayak or canoe. Cruise around Topsail and enjoy dinner, dolphins and fabulous sunsets. Explore the wide open splendor and water views of Soundside Park. Hop on a bike and pedal your way through North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach. Just do it!
Check out our Topsail Area Guide and explore what adventures await you.
Off-Season Vacation Rental Rates
It's the cusp of the off-season where it soon becomes the busy beach season here on Topsail, so take advantage of seasonal vacation rental discounts while you can. Capitalize on the opportunity to have the best selection of Topsail Island accommodations and amenities before the beach vacation rentals book up and you're left with fewer options.
It's the last chance to get seasonal rates and discounts before summertime starts, so go for it.
You Deserve a Spring Break on the Beach
Winter is waning but the effects linger. Rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit while shaking off any winter blues by celebrating spring at the beach. The time to recover from cabin fever is now and Topsail Island is the perfect place to do it. Whether you opt for a romantic getaway for two or plan a family spring break, you'll be perfectly happy to spend some time on our shoreline. Go ahead, you deserve it!
Don't forget that Topsail Beach was named America's Best Little Beach Town. Come and see for yourself! Let us know if we can help you plan your first or your next Topsail beach vacation.