3 Simple Steps to the Ultimate Romantic Getaway

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a special occasion like an anniversary or birthday, or just any day where you want a couple’s getaway to the beach, Topsail Island, North Carolina offers everything you need for the ultimate romantic getaway.

We’re giving you the three simple steps to take to make it happen this year. It doesn’t have to be complicated! It is a beautifully romantic gesture to invest in some special time away with the one you love the most. Pair that with sand-swept shorelines, the serenade of the Atlantic Ocean, and breathtaking coastal sunrises and sunsets—and you’ll find this is the perfect setting for love and romance.

Give the gift of a romantic Topsail Island beach escape and start counting down the days until it’s just the two of you making memories that will last a lifetime.

1. Find the right Topsail Island rental.

It all begins here. Setting aside a block of time that works for you and your partner is key. From there you can begin your search for the perfect place to stay. Discuss between the two of you where you want to be and what vacation rental amenities matter most to you during your stay.

We highly recommend choosing an oceanfront or oceanside Topsail Island rental for the ultimate views and best access to the beach. It doesn’t get any better than waking up each and every morning to the beauty of the beach right before your eyes.

Imagine starting your mornings slowly, just the two of you, sipping coffee while watching the morning sunrise and the crashing of the ocean waves. Inhale the salty ocean air and exhale relaxation all from the comfort and privacy of your oceanfront deck. End your days the same way by watching the coastal sunset and finding inspiration from the beauty all around you. This is your time together—drink it all in. Sounds amazing, right? It’s the best and you deserve it!

2. Plan your time as a couple.

How do you want to spend this time away together? Do you want it totally low key or filled with big adventures? Perhaps a little bit of both?

Take the time to do a little advance research and explore your options. Talk about how you want to spend your time together. Make a list or pencil them in to your vacation days, but be sure that you don’t over-plan your time. You want to allow for spontaneous moments to happen, down time together, and the flexibility to change your plans if need be.

Remember, the main focus here is your relationship and celebrating it together. Plan things that center around you and your partner—the other things can wait.

Here are a few of our favorite things to do on Topsail Island and some of the best places to go to locally. Let us know if we can help answer any questions you may have. We’d love to help!

3. Make your romantic beach getaway special.

What can you do to make this time away extra special? What little things can you do throughout this couples getaway that will make it really memorable?

  • Think about packing a surprise gift in your loved one’s luggage.
  • Plan ahead to dress up for a special evening by making reservations for a romantic dinner out on the town or by staying in and creating your own romantic evening.
  • Have flowers or a gift basket waiting upon arrival.
  • Buy a bottle of champagne and have it chilled and ready.
  • Write a love note.
  • Reminisce about times past and the start of your relationship.
  • Check-off a bucket list adventure.
  • Experience something new together.

This is the time to do the things that oftentimes get overlooked in everyday life. Seize these moments away together and make them the best and most memorable that they can be. Your partner will appreciate it and your relationship will be better for it. Cheers to you!

When’s the last time you celebrated your relationship in a really special way? Plan your romantic Topsail Island escape today!

Your 2019 Visitor’s Guide to the Best of Topsail Island

Your 2019 Guide to the Best of Topsail

We’re preparing for the best year ever here on Topsail Island! If you haven’t planned your North Carolina beach vacation yet, this post will help you get started. We’re giving you a quick preview of the best of Topsail NC in 2019 with the highlights of what to expect around our Topsail towns, on our Topsail beaches, and what you need to know about our fabulous Topsail Island rentals. Best of all, it’s all in one place—right here— and easy to view at a glance.

Let’s begin, shall we?

Best Annual Topsail NC Events

Topsail Island and the greater Topsail NC area has fun, family-friendly events all year long. This is not a comprehensive list but it’s a great start on planning your Topsail beach vacation fun. We love our local festivities, activities and special events—and you will too!

(Event dates are accurate at the time of this blog post but are subject to change. It’s always best to confirm on the event site by following the links provided.) 

January 1, 2019: Dolphin Dip in Surf City

March 2, 2019: Surf City Business Expo

April 20, 2019: Easter Egg Roll at Soundside Park in Surf City

Memorial Day-Labor Day 2019: Movies in the Park at Soundside Park

Memorial Day-Labor Day 2019: Summer Concert Series at Soundside Park

July 3, 2019: Independence Day Fireworks & Celebration in Surf City

July 4, 2019: Independence Day Fireworks in Holly Ridge and Sneads Ferry

July 5-7, 2019: Ocean City Jazz Festival North Topsail Beach

August 10-11, 2019: Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival

September 2019 (Dates TBA): Topsail Island Jeep Week

October 19-20, 2019: Autumn with Topsail

Nov 2-3, 2019: NC Spot Festival in Hampstead

November 16, 2019: Surf City Christmas Tree Lighting

November 29, 2019 (TBA): Topsail Island Holiday Lighted Boat Flotilla

November 30, 2019: Topsail Beach Christmas Tree Lighting

You can find more annual events as they are added to our Topsail event calendar here.

Best Local Topsail Attractions

Family-friendly fun abounds on Topsail Island all year long. Here are a few of our favorite things to do while you’re here. Be sure to check with each Topsail attraction for their seasonal availability and hours of operation.

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center

Missiles and More Museum

Topsail Beach Skating Rink

Shipwreck Point Miniature Golf

Patio Playground

Soundside Park

Seaview Pier

Surf City Ocean Pier

Jolly Roger Pier

Find more information about our favorite things to do on Topsail Island here.

Best Topsail Island Rentals

Access Realty has Topsail Island rentals to suit your every need and desire with the amenities that matter most to you. We also make it incredibly easy to find what you’re looking for with our vacation rental search options. Of course you can select available rentals by date and availability, but you can also narrow down your search in various other ways. Here are some of the most popular ways to search Topsail vacation rentals on Access Realty’s site.

Search Topsail Rentals By Location:

North Topsail Beach

Surf City

Topsail Beach



Search Topsail Rentals By Popular Amenities:

Wedding Friendly

Large Group Rentals

Interactive Floor Plans

Pet Friendly

Pool Access

Elevator Access

Hot Tub Access

Boat Access

Linens Included

Search Topsail Rentals By Community:

Queen’s Grant

St. Regis Resort

Summer Winds Townhomes

Surf Condos

Turtle Cove

Villa Capriani

Village of Stump Sound

Okay, so now that you have an overview of all things Topsail Island, it’s time to plan your next visit. We hope this helps you get started. We’re also here to answer any questions you may have. Hope to see you soon!