Inspiring Beach Quotes That Will Make Your Day

Inspiring Beach Quotes That Will Make Your Day | Access Realty


The beach is a never-ending source of wonder, inspiration and hope. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite inspirational beach quotes that are sure to brighten your day and draw you back to the sun, sand and sea. Beach lovers beware: If you’re not already at the beach, you’ll want to be after reading these beloved quotes.

Add Color to Your Sunset

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” –Rabindranath Tagore


Draw Lessons from the Storm

“Storms draw something out of us that calm seas don’t.” –Bill Hybels


The Heart of Man is Like the Sea

“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides, and in its depths it has its pearls too.” –Vincent Van Gogh

Find Yourself in the Sea

“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.” –e.e.cummings


Follow the Sun

“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.” –Sandy Gringas


The Power of the Sea

“Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” –Robert Henri

Nature’s Simple Treasures

“Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard.” –Psyche Roxas-Mendoza


Tied to the Ocean

“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.” –John F. Kennedy


Embracing Solitude

“To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.” –Jeanne Moreau

Young at Heart

“Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.” –Michelle Held


Ocean Memories Linger On

“Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.” –Anonymous


On Beach Time

“Isn’t it strange, the way time moves? I could stand here and watch the sea crash beneath me for hours and it would feel like only minutes had passed.” –Sjana Elise Earp

Worth a Thousand Words

“A walk on the beach is worth a thousand words.” –Anonymous


A Cool, Quieting Thought

“I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought.”” –Helen Keller


The Dreams of Time

“Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of time.” –H.P. Lovecraft

Life by the Sea

“Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.” –Hermann Broch


What is your favorite inspiring beach quote? Please share it with us!

What You Need to Know About Autumn 2018 in Topsail NC

What You Need to Know About Autumn 2018 in Topsail NC


“Even paradise sees its share of storms, but in the end, it’s still paradise”. ~Trevor Driggers


Truer words have never been spoken! We’ve seen our share of storms, but our little piece of paradise still remains strong and beautiful here on Topsail Island, North Carolina. As we continue to recuperate, recover and rebuild after Hurricane Florence, you can rest assured that we are all working together to get back to life as we know it—and as we love it—here on the Carolina coastline.

As we progress, we just wanted to keep you informed with what’s happening now and what you can expect in the next few weeks and months.

As of October 19th, all towns are open and a few beach accesses are available for the public to use. Please note that many of the beach accesses are still closed due to hazards.

With all that being said, here’s what you need to know about Autumn 2018 on Topsail Island and the surrounding area. Stay tuned and follow along with us!


Hurricane Florence Recovery Updates for Topsail Island

Access Realty is working hard to keep you up to date with the latest Hurricane Florence recovery efforts and information. We have a page dedicated to this vital and ever-changing information, so check back often to learn more about the state of the beaches in North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach. We are Topsail Strong!


You can visit Access Realty’s Hurricane Update & Recovery page here.


Here are a few more helpful links for Topsail residents and vacationers:


FEMA Assistance/Hurricane Florence Information

National Flood Insurance Program Claim

NC Realtors Hurricane Florence Housing Relief

CSA Travel Insurance & What It Covers


Where To Find the Latest Topsail Beach Updates

Each Topsail Island NC town has its own website and Facebook page, which are the best sources for up-to-date local information.

As each town has its own hurricane recovery and progress to report, it’s best to visit each town’s individual website for specific information about the state of the beach and how things are progressing for each area of the island.


You can find all the current Topsail Island town and beach information you need right here:


North Topsail NC Beach Website

North Topsail Beach Facebook Page

Surf City NC Website

Surf City Facebook Page

Topsail Beach NC Website

Topsail Beach Facebook Page


Topsail Events That Are Still Happening for Fall 2018

You might be wondering which Topsail events you can still enjoy in the upcoming fall months. The good news is that many of them are still a go!

Come on out and support the island with your attendance knowing that you’re helping our local businesses and communities just by being there. That means the world to us!


Autumn With Topsail 2018

October 20-21, 2018

Yes, it’s still on! Celebrate the best of the island and the season at the Autumn With Topsail festival held annually each October. Proceeds from this festival go back into the community and support the historic Assembly Building and the Missiles and More Museum.

The only modification is that there won’t be any indoor activities held in the Assembly Building due roof damage from Hurricane Florence, but that won’t put a damper on this locally loved event!

The festival features a juried Arts and Crafts Court with over 100 regional artisans displaying and selling their work. Enjoy exciting live musical entertainment, a variety of amazing food with beer and wine, inflatables and crafts for children, and much more. Take advantage of the free shuttle service provided from various parking areas in Topsail Beach to the Festival Grounds for easy access.

The 2018 Autumn With Topsail festival runs from Saturday, October 20 to Sunday, October 21 so save the dates! Adult admission is $5 for the day, $8 for both days. Children 11 and under and active military personnel (with valid ID) are admitted free of charge.


Surf City Fall Fest 2018

October 27, 2018

The Surf City Fall Fest is also on for the end of October!

Come on over to Soundside Park in Surf City for the annual Fall Fest hosted by Surf City Parks and Recreation. The event is free and family friendly with food vendors, inflatables and games, a costume contest, and a sunset movie in the park.

This year’s Surf City Fall Fest is scheduled for Saturday evening, October 27, 2018 from 4-6:30p.m. The featured movie is Hocus Pocus with showing time beginning at sundown.

Come join in all the family fun and celebrate fall with us in true Topsail Island style.


Topsail Beach NC Vacation Rentals

While some of our rental homes were spared during Hurricane Florence, many of them received minor to sever water damage that will take time to fix. We are working diligently on the repairs in hopes of being able to accommodate your vacation.

As soon as we have information and estimated completion times, we will be emailing and calling you with the status of your reservation. Please know that we might not have any definite answers until as early as two weeks prior to your check in date, but we will notify you as soon as we possibly can.

We are working with over-scheduled vendors who cannot always give us the exact estimated time frames for completion due to the amount of work needed in our area, as well as awaiting a decision from town officials on the date when vacation rentals can resume. We appreciate your cooperation during this overwhelming process.


How You Can Help

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can help Topsail Island, NC in its recovery, click on the links below. Thank you for any donations of your time and/or money that you are willing to give.


REALTOR® Relief Foundation

North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund

Samaritan’s Purse

America Red Cross


We hope this post has helped you to know what’s happening here on Topsail Island, NC. We thank you for all of the thoughts, prayers, and well wishes in the past few weeks. We appreciate them and we appreciate you!