Bald Head Island
Bald Head Island provides the perfect getaway for a peaceful vacation. Remotely located across the Cape Fear River, this 12,000 acre island has coastal charm with a laid back atmosphere. Accessible by a private ferry or boat, Bald Head Island is a true picture of an unspoiled beach. Visitors and residents leave their cars in a secured lot and board the 25-minute ferry ride to the island. Travel on the island consists of driving with a golf cart or bicycle. Enjoy the 14 miles of white sandy coastline with nothing in the air except the smell of the salty ocean and an occasional grill.
There are a handful of vacation rentals on Bald Head Island , but otherwise the island is completely secluded and serene. Bald Head Island is also home to the famed Bald Head Island Lighthouse, which is unlike any other lighthouse on the North Carolina coastline, and which is one of the oldest in the state. There are a handful of restaurants and other attractions on the island, but Bald Head Island is most famous for being a perfectly secluded coastal destination to truly get away from it all.
Bald Head Island’s history like much of the surrounding area is filled with stories of the hundreds of notorious pirates, including Blackbeard, who roamed these waters and made the island their hideaway. However, many years before the pirates came to Bald Head Island, native Indians used the island as a recurrent camp and canoed over to the Island to hunt wild boar and fish.