Directions To Bald Head Island

Bald Head Island is located 2 miles off the North Carolina coast at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Guests travel to Bald Head Island via a passenger ferry that departs from Southport's Indigo Plantation Ferry Terminal. We have provided directions for getting here by land, sea, or air. Please click here to have Maps on Us plan a route to the Indigo Plantation Ferry Terminal from your location. The ferry terminal is located off W. 9th Street in Southport, NC, and its physical address is 6099 Indigo Plantation Drive, Southport, NC 28461.

By Land

From South Carolina and states south of NC - Take I-95 North to Hwy 74 East (towards Wilmington, NC). Exit onto Hwy 17 South, and turn left onto Hwy 87 South. Hwy 87 South will end at Hwy 133. Merge right onto Hwy 133, and travel to the first stoplight in Southport, NC. Turn Left onto Hwy 211 (Howe St.), and travel 0.5 miles to W. 9th St. Turn right on W. 9th St., and travel to the entrance of Indigo Plantation. Travel straight on Indigo Plantation Drive to the parking area located adjacent to the Marina and Ferry Terminal. The ferry terminal address is 6099 Indigo Plantation Dr., Southport, NC 28461. Note: If you are traveling from Myrtle Beach, Charleston, or Hilton Head Island, SC, then travel on Hwy 17 North to Hwy 211 South. Turn Right on Hwy 211 South and travel straight to Southport, NC.

From Charlotte, NC and states west of NC - Take Hwy 74 East (towards Wilmington, NC), and exit onto Hwy 17 South. Turn left onto Hwy 87 South. Hwy 87 South will end at Hwy 133. Merge right onto Hwy 133, and travel to the first stoplight in Southport, NC. Turn Left onto Hwy 211 (Howe St.), and travel 0.5 miles to W. 9th St. Turn right on W. 9th St., and travel to the entrance of Indigo Plantation. Travel straight on Indigo Plantation Drive to the parking area located adjacent to the Marina and Ferry Terminal. The ferry terminal address is 6099 Indigo Plantation Dr., Southport, NC 28461.

From Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro, NC - Take I-40 East towards Wilmington, NC, and take exit #414 for Castle Hayne and Brunswick County Beaches. Follow the signs directing you towards Hwy 17 South. Take Hwy 17 South then turn left on Hwy 87 South. Hwy 87 South will end at Hwy 133. Merge right onto Hwy 133, and travel to the first stoplight in Southport, NC. Turn Left onto Hwy 211 (Howe St.), and travel 0.5 miles to W. 9th St. Turn right on W. 9th St., and travel to the entrance of Indigo Plantation. Travel straight on Indigo Plantation Drive to the parking area located adjacent to the Marina and Ferry Terminal. The ferry terminal address is 6099 Indigo Plantation Dr., Southport, NC 28461.

By Air

Wilmington International Airport - This is the closest major airport to Bald Head Island, NC, and is located in Wilmington, NC (30 minutes from Southport, NC). Flights from US Airways and Delta arrive and depart daily.

Myrtle Beach Airport - This is the second closest airport and is located in Myrtle Beach, SC (1.25 hours from Southport, NC).

Raleigh/Durham International Airport - This is the third closest airport and is located in Raleigh, NC (2.5 hours from Southport, NC).

Brunswick County Airport - This is a public airport located in Southport, NC. It has a hard surfaced runway of 4000 ft. Tie downs, hangers, fuel, maintenance, PCL lighting and car rentals are available. Call (910) 457-6483 or the standard Unicom frequency of 122.8. There are no precision approaches available for IMC.

By Sea

The entrance to the Bald Head Island Marina is located near Buoy #13 at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. 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. Gas and diesel fuel, rest rooms, laundry facilities, pump-out stations, and showers are available. Please use our 5-star guest services to make docking reservations for your vessel.

Getting here is easy, it's leaving that's the hard part! Check out our links below to help navigate your way to our beautiful coastline.

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Bald Head Island Office
Mailing Address: PO Box 3012, Bald Head Island, NC 28461
Phone: 910-457-1702
E-Mail: Rentals
Hours: 10 am to 4 pm daily
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