If you want a relaxing coastal getaway you might want to take a look at Bald Head Island in North Carolina. It possesses the rare combination of serenity and beachfront properties. If you want to enjoy the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean, but also enjoy some peace and quiet this could be a great option for you.
How to Get to Bald Island
It’s not as easy to get to Bald Island as it is for other beach vacations. It isn’t accessible by car and no cars are allowed on the island. Visitors need to take a ferry or ride a private boat. Once you’re there you can get around the island by electric golf carts, riding a bikes or walking. This unique feature alone can help provide you some tranquility.
There are some amazing Bald Head Island vacation rentals to choose from. Some beach rentals have sweeping views of the ocean. The island is well known for its clear skies and fantastic star gazing, so you might want to make sure you have access to an uncovered outdoor space.
There are several outdoor recreational activities on Bald Island. Bike rentals are very popular. You can also rent kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. Or perhaps you want to try kite boarding for the first time. There are also full-service marinas that offer fishing, crabbing and sailing.
Old Baldy is North Carolina’s oldest standing lighthouse. It is located next to the Smith Island Museum so visitors can read up on the local history.
Although it’s a small island, not to worry – it has its own spa. The Island Retreat Spa and salon offers several services including massage, acupuncture, facials, infrared sauna treatments and manicures.
The small island is also home to an 18-hole championship golf course. It features a maritime forest, lagoons and ocean views.