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All About Southport

What makes Southport special? Charming downtown, rich history, outdoor activities, special events and beyond the city! Check out my local recommendations: LINK COMING SOON!



Charming Downtown

Take a stroll down the tree lined streets with colorful shops, restaurants and boutiques. My favorite thing about downtown Southport is that you can park your car and spend the entire day. This charming downtown is so quaint that it is movie set quality. Numerous movies have been filmed in and around Southport including: Safe Haven, A Walk to Remember, The Secret Life of Bees, Dawson Creek, I Know What You Did Last Summer and more!


Rich History

Fort Johnson was originally built in 1749. After 250 years as the oldest active duty for in the U.S. The fort was conveyed to Southport in 2006. You can now visit Fort Johnson as a welcome center. Take a self guided tour of Southport, churches and homes that date back to the 1800s. Landmarks like City Hall, Old Brunswick Jail and Old Smith Burial Grounds. Visit the Maritime Museum where the cannons whisper tales of pirates and battles.


Outdoor Activities

Brunswick County as a whole has great parks. Southport's natural beauty is undeniable, with its pristine beaches, scenic waterways, and lush landscapes attracting outdoor enthusiasts year-round. The town is surrounded by stunning coastal scenery, making it an ideal destination for activities such as kayaking, boating, fishing, and birdwatching.


Local Events

Southport, NC offers a colorful calendar of events year round! This includes the North Carolina Fourth of July Festival, Spring Festival and Christmas Festival. There is a weekly farmers market, vendor events, concerts, parades and outdoor movies.


Community Spirit

Beyond its scenic beauty and historic charm, Southport is distinguished by its warm hospitality and strong sense of community. Visitors will find a vibrant arts scene, with galleries showcasing the works of local artists and artisans, as well as lively festivals and events celebrating the town's cultural heritage.


Local Eatz

The culinary scene in Southport is equally enticing, with an array of restaurants, cafes, and seafood shacks offering fresh and flavorful fare. From classic Southern comfort food to innovative coastal cuisine, there's something to satisfy every palate. Visitors can dine al fresco overlooking the water or sample local specialties such as shrimp and grits, crab cakes, and freshly caught seafood.


In conclusion, Southport, NC, is a hidden gem along the North Carolina coast, offering a perfect blend of history, natural beauty, and community spirit. Whether you're exploring its historic streets, soaking up the sun on its sandy beaches, or savoring its local flavors, Southport invites visitors to slow down, unwind, and embrace the laid-back charm of coastal living. With its timeless appeal and warm hospitality, it's no wonder that Southport continues to capture the hearts of all who visit.



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