Gorgeous waterfront vistas meet genuine Southern charm at Southport, a delightful destination that’s located in between the busy cities of Wilmington and Myrtle Beach, but which moves at a refreshingly molasses-slow pace. Originally founded in 1792 as the town of Smithville, Southport remained small and charming despite the rapid growth of the nearby port town Wilmington, as well as its proximity to the Cape Fear River. Today, Southport still retains its historic, small town vibe for visitors and locals alike, which is why its been consistently been praised as one of the best little coastal communities off the beach.
The historic downtown region is perfectly picturesque and boasts centuries old live oaks trees and a lovely waterfront area with a bulkhead and boardwalk. Visitors can relax along the waterfront and take in the Intracoastal Waterway views, and watch the boats breeze by en route to the local harbors.
A number of beaches are also located an easy drive away, and Downtown Southport visitors will be steps away from an eclectic collection of boutiques, antique stores, and other enticing shops and eateries.
Oak Island Accommodations represent a number of postcard-worthy vacation rentals in the charming town of Southport, so start planning your vacation today to this breezy and enchanting small coastal town.