Whether you arrive by highway or ferry, Southport’s charm and old-world appeal will instantly capture you; it’s no question why so many people who’ve discover this coastal getaway come back to the small seaside village to stay. The mild year-round temperatures are perfect for a great outdoor experience, and perhaps why golfing, fishing and boating are enjoyed through every season.

Southport’s rich and storied history coupled with the natural beauty of this coastal area lures many visitors to take tours of the historical sites in the area. We suggest a self-guided walking tour to truly get the Southport experience. The Southport Visitors Center on Moore Street to get helpful information for your tour such as maps that provide you with all of the historic sites as well as brochures for the many activities in the area.

Also take the time to ask about the best place to stop for lunch while touring or of any places to definitely explore if you have children with you. If you’re bringing your lunch, try a picnic in Kamiah Memorial Park where you’ll discover the Indian Trail Tree that historians estimate to be over 800 years old. As its name suggests, Indians from the Cape Fear region used this tree as a marker on their trail. The unique shape can be attributed to the fact that they bent it when it was just a sapling.

The picturesque downtown area proves reminiscent of a simpler time as cobble stone streets lined with 200-year-old oak trees offer a glimpse of the beautiful waterway as well as many different local specialty shops, restaurants and offices. For those in search of a different type of adventure, a day trip through downtown offers another facet of this beautiful and friendly village.

Southport provides the perfect haven for those who love antique furniture as well as collectables and those who just love shopping. With over 75 dealers antique shops and collectable stores line the streets and one can spend hours on end looking over the various treasures offered. When you break for lunch or dinner, a delicious meal is just minutes away. Whether you want to sit out over the water and enjoy the scents of warm salty air and fresh seafood cooking or are in the mood for spicy ethnic food you’ll find an array of delicacies.

Southport’s continuous growth in both people and properties comes as no surprise to those who live in the beautiful coastal area. Yet the addition doesn’t detract from the small-town feel and southern hospitality embodied by this charming community. Its ideal location between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina attracts many who want to live the coastal lifestyle without the crowds, bumper-to-bumper traffic or bright neon lights. The peace and serenity of this south-eastern region has a resonance that will last for many more years to come.

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