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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Museum
“Informative and educational. You’ll learn some history about Topsail Island.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This place has great food and a cool store next door. We also love them because they love English bull dogs.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Book Store
“Great place for morning coffee, books and gifts or evening wine tasting and seasonal live music events. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 2 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“Fishing pier in N. Topsail Beach. There are also fishing piers in Surf City and Topsail Beach (south end of island). ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“Great sunset views, and local fare. Hole in the wall from the outside, but you can take a boat here and look out over Topsail Sound!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Locality
“Probably the best beach in the county. Lots of tourists, but not as many as Emerald Isle or the others in that area. Free public parking within 100' or so of the beach.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This place is an island icon and is a must if you like to roller skate or have kids that want to learn.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“This is the assembly building for testing rockets after WW II and is a fascinating visit. The old concrete observation towers can be spotted here and there up and down the beach.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“October is the time for Autumn with Topsail. Great arts and crafts, and fun musical guests with outdoor dancing. It's not to miss!”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends