A small, nautical town, Southport is located just south of Wilmington at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. The village is rich with history and Southern charm that leaves its year round population of 2,600 happily engaged. Imagine wandering white sand beaches, fishing, and enjoying delectable, freshly-caught seafood for dinner. Favorite water sports are at your fingertips in Southport, including jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking, and surfing. With excellent access to the Atlantic Ocean and mild weather year round, the salty air welcomes many vacationing families. Southport is especially popular with summer vacationers and retirees seeking relaxing beaches and lots of sunshine.
The close proximity to Wilmington means residents have the best of both worlds – access to all the conveniences of a thriving city while living in a quiet beach town off the beaten path. Southport has a quaint downtown area with Victorian buildings that have been converted to shops and eateries. Meander though one of the many lush parks that feature 200 year old live oaks. The North Carolina Maritime Museum boasts an extensive collection of memorabilia pertaining to the vast nautical history of the area. The Riverwalk runs along the riverfront and has great benches and observation decks to watch boats float by. You will feel like a Southport local in no time.