Whether you prefer a seaside snooze, a beach adventure, or a historic tour, three itineraries will help you plan the perfect vacation at your home away from home on this beautiful barrier island.
A Fisherman’s Muse
Ramona came to Dean Dosher as a kind of daydream, so he built her from memory and vintage parts. Now, when he pilots her along the Lockwood Folly River, the journey is a homecoming and a discovery.
Our State Quiz: Fresh Catch
North Carolina’s commercial fishermen work year-round to bring coastal delights from the ocean to your plate.
Indigo Farms in Calabash
Sam Bellamy grew up tending to the animals on his family’s farm in Brunswick County, but it’s his passion for nurturing plants — and people — that has flourished.
Ghost Walk by Lantern Light
Old South Tour Company’s iconic belle leads Southport visitors to smart and spooky haunts.
An Ode to a Southern Staple: Grits
Some grits recipes are passed down for generations. Other flavorful preparations are created in the kitchens of innovative chefs. Then there are those newfound traditions born from curiosity and happenstance.
The Generator Society of Bald Head Island
Nineteen families found a raw barrier island in the 1970s and made it theirs. They took advantage of the hardscrabble, primitive playground that was Bald Head Island and developed a vision for this place that still holds true.
Brunswick County’s Maco Light Has Haunted Generations
For years, a crossroads in Brunswick County was the site of a ghostly spectacle. One day, a man searched for the legendary light — and found it.
The Catch: Shrimp
From May until October, Danny Galloway spends five days a week on his boat following shrimp. It’s a tough, often unrewarding trade. But it’s the only life this Varnamtown native has ever known.