Welcome to Bald Head Island
You can’t get much more “unplugged” than Bald Head Island. The southernmost of North Carolina's cape islands, Bald Head Island is located two miles out to sea from the quaint fishing village of Southport, NC, where the Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean. The secluded island is only accessible via passenger ferry or private boat. Automobiles are not permitted on this ecological paradise; instead, residents and visitors drive modified, energy-efficient electric golf carts, ride bicycles, or travel on foot.
Traffic isn’t the only thing you leave behind when you set foot on Bald Head Island. There are no high rises, no chain restaurants or retailers, and no crowded beaches—only 14 miles of pristine sandy shore, natural salt marshes, and a maritime forest preserve.
The island’s residents (around 200 year-round households) live peacefully in expansive, yet tasteful, Bald Head Island real estate painted in muted colors so as not to compete with the natural surroundings. The island also does a strong business in exclusive luxury vacation rentals and fractional ownership cottages.
Lifestyle and Leisure on Bald Head Island
With 10,000 acres of beach, marsh and maritime forest preserve, nature is the star attraction on Bald Head Island. The Bald Head Island Conservancy takes an active part in protecting the island's flora and fauna, including the loggerhead sea turtles that lay their eggs on the beaches every year. Numerous rare species of birds also call the island home, making it a birdwatcher's paradise. With pristine beaches and miles of recreational trails, Bald Head Island is an ideal environment for walking, running or cycling.
Mother Nature gets an assist from The Bald Head Island Club, located on the near end of South Beach, facing the Atlantic Ocean. The Club is open year-round so that residents and visitors can take advantage of its many amenities. In addition to an 18-hole championship golf course, the club also offers a 25-meter outdoor swimming pool, four state-of-the-art tennis courts, a fitness center, an outdoor playground for children, and croquet greenswards. Indeed, croquet is a popular sport on Bald Head Island, drawing players from all over the world.
The Bald Head Island Club offers fine dining at the Club Restaurant, casual dining at the poolside Horizons, and a quick bite to eat at the Snack Bar at the Turn. Other restaurants on Bald Head Island include: Jules Salty Pub and Island Grub and Delphinas. Other retail shops include a fully stocked grocery store, a pro shop for golfers, clothing boutiques, a hardware store, and Riverside Adventure Company, which has bike rentals, beach rentals, surfboards, and kayaks. Additional shopping and restaurants can be found on the mainland in Southport, Carolina Beach, and Wilmington, NC.
The Bald Head Island Marina has 153 slips and accommodates vessels up to 95 feet in length. Water and electric hookups are provided on most boat slips in addition to fueling stations, restrooms, laundry facilities, pump-out stations, and showers. Additional slips and marina services are available at the Indigo Plantation Marina and the Deep Point Marina and Ferry Terminal in nearby Southport.
Residents and visitors enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking, swimming, and exploring the maritime forest. The best picnic spots are found under the shadow of "Old Baldy", North Carolina’s most famous out-of-service lighthouse. Built in 1817, this octagonal brick and plaster lighthouse is the oldest in the state, still standing tall at ninety feet. A replica of the 1850s keeper’s cottage sits adjacent to the lighthouse and houses the Smith Island Museum, which celebrates the region’s maritime history.
Indeed, history buffs relish Bald Head Island’s intriguing past. Native Americans favored the island for the excellent fishing opportunities it provided. Bald Head Island also played a role in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. During the American Revolution, the island was home to Fort George, a British fort. During the Civil War, the same post served as Confederate base, Fort Holmes. But the island’s most adventurous historical role was that of a stopping point for pirates who replenished their provisions and buried their booty while sailing from New England to the Bahamas. Bald Head Island was the preferred hideout for Edward Teach, more commonly known as Blackbeard, who commandeered vessels run aground on the treacherous Frying Pan Shoals. Today, the streets of Bald Head Island (known to locals as BHI) are named after Teach and other pirates like Stede Bonnet.
Economy and Government on Bald Head Island
Bald Head Island is an incorporated municipality with its own fire department and community police department. Anyone who purchases Bald Head Island real estate can feel safe knowing all island firefighters are paramedic-level certified, and a basic medical treatment room is available at the main fire station. For emergency treatment, transportation is available to Dosher Memorial Hospital (just minutes from the mainland ferry terminal) or to Brunswick Hospital or New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
The Village of Bald Head Island also oversees emergency medical care, road maintenance, garbage collection and other municipal services.
Retirement on Bald Head Island
Bald Head Island is the ultimate retreat for those who seek a peaceful, secluded lifestyle free from the headaches of traffic, pollution, overcrowding, and commercialization. The temperate climate, stunning surroundings, and "unplugged" pace are big selling points, making it an idyllic location in which to enjoy one's golden years. In short, Bald Head Island is a true island community where one can enjoy retirement and coastal living at its finest.
Bald Head Island Real Estate
Developers carefully planned the neighborhoods of Bald Head Island to blend seamlessly with the natural habitat. Most homes, whether small cottages, or large luxury villas, are built in a traditional coastal style. Properties sit near the ocean, on the river beach, in the charming harbor, or nestled in the dense marsh and maritime forest. Others sit adjacent to the championship golf course. White picket fencing surrounds some neighborhoods, and connecting walkways allow residents to easily walk to their neighbors' homes for dinner.
Superbly crafted homes in this remarkable island community range in price from $430,000 to $3.2 million. If you don't find a new or pre-owned home for sale that suits your needs, you can always consider a ready-to-build lot. Lot prices range from about $94,500 to nearly $2 million. Bald Head Island has a featured builder program for both portfolio homes and custom designs. Looking for a vacation home or a yearly retreat? Consider a shared ownership cottage with prices starting at $60,000.
Properties on Bald Head Island are more than just houses; they are the gateway to an exclusive, peaceful existence in an unspoiled retreat. If you would like to experience the ultimate "unplugged" lifestyle by owning a home on Bald Head Island, please Contact Us today. We look forward to helping you discover all of the beautiful Bald Head Island homes for sale and replace noisy streets and traffic jams with quiet afternoon strolls across your own timeless island.
WELCOME TO BALD HEAD ISLAND VACATIONS
Twenty minutes off North Carolinas coastline, where the Cape Fear River empties into the Atlantic Ocean, Bald Head Island welcomes guests arriving by passenger ferry or private yacht. Transportation is by golf cart and the only high-rise you'll find is "Old Baldy", North Carolina's oldest standing lighthouse, circa 1817.
In addition to 14 miles of unspoiled beaches and 2000 acres of dunes, Bald Head Island boasts a lush maritime forest and 10,000 acres of salt marshes and tidal creeks. The island treasures and protects its natural resources through the efforts of the Bald Head Island Conservancy Group. Community volunteers work with UNC-Wilmington marine biologist to sustain the indigenous loggerhead turtles.
Come for a day and you'll want to stay for a lifetime. Either way, we can help you find the home you've been dreaming of. Browse through our beautiful vacation home accommodations and make your reservation online today, or call us and we would be happy to help you find the right fit. We not only offer vacation rentals, but we are also a full service Property Management and Real Estate group as well. We have a dedicated team of professionals to help you find and care for your own personal slice of heaven, once you've fallen in love with Bald Head Island.
The Inn at Bald Head Island
The Inn offers nightly accommodations in 10 uniquely breathtaking rooms as low as $275 per night, making it ideal for couples' getaways, girls weekends, honeymoons and more!
For an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime Bald Head Island wedding experience, rent the entire Inn to ensure you'll have the picture-perfect memories of your special day. Call 1-888-367-7091 or email [email protected] to discuss how we can help you customize your wedding package with breakfast options, catered meals and more.
The Inn offers a truly special venue for your corporate retreat or gathering, The inn provides all of the modern conveniences you expect within an atmosphere of relaxed coastal beauty that perfectly complements any business event. The Inn itself is ideal for executive meetings, company retreats, or business seminars. Book a few rooms or the entire inn. When reserving the entire Inn, meetings can be held anytime, day or night, without disturbance. Located in the Marina Harbour Village, The Inn also offers convenient walking proximity to waterfront dining and shopping options. The Inn is also just a short golf cart drive to the award winning Bald Head Island Club Golf Course.
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BHI Turtle Time Vacations, LLC
919-900-0732 and 919-538-3926
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Marsh Harbour Inn
21 Keelson Row, Bald Head Island, NC 28461
Seabreeze Rentals & Sales
PO Box 3068, Bald Head Island, NC 28461
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Wendy Wilmot Properties
PO Box 3259, Bald Head Island, NC 28461
Office: 910-470-0000 / Fax: 910-457-0688
Real Estate Sales
Atlantic Realty Professionals
David Berne, Principal Broker
2C Merchants Row, Bald Head Island, NC 28461
[email protected] / www.baldheadislandrealestatesales.com
Intracoastal Realty sales executives will be happy to provide information, answer questions or give a comprehensive real estate tour of the island. Open houses and other real estate events are scheduled throughout the year.
1-800-888-3707 / 910-457-7400
4 Marina Wynd, Bald Head Island, NC 28461
Bald Head Island Services Rentals & Sales
Full-time property management company specializing in management, vacation rentals and real estate. We live on BHI and know what it takes to serve you.
Brandy Parker, Owner
Bald Head Island Vacations and Sales, Inc.
Vacation rentals, property management and real estate sales.
Cape Fear Realty
PO Box 3012 Bald Head Island, NC 28461
Marsh Harbour Inn
21 Keelson Row, P.O. Box 3012 Bald Head Island, NC 28461
RE/MAX Southern Coast
An elite team of island professionals dedicated to providing a higher level of service. We bring you global reach with a local focus.
Broker/Owner Bald Head Island Realty NC
704-637-9807 / 910-457-0344 Office / 704-640-5341 Mobile
Tiffany's Beach Properties
Wendy Wilmot Properties
PO Box 3259 Bald Head Island, NC 28461
910-470-0000 / 910-457-0688 Fax
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