Find your treasured vacation destination at Pender County’s beaches, Topsail Beach and Surf City, North Carolina. Our award-winning beaches offer 26 miles of Atlantic coastline to soak up the sun. Topsail Beach is recognized as one of the top five beaches in the nation.

Enjoy our watery-playground. Catch a wave on a surfboard. Search for seashells. Drop a line and fish from the Jolly Roger Pier or the Surf City Ocean Pier. Take an adventure down the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on a cruise aboard the Belle of Topsail or the Tiki Queen. Experience the Intracoastal Waterway on a paddleboard, a Jet Ski, kayak, or fishing charter.

We are home to the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center where sick and injured sea turtles are nursed back to health. See ‘sick bay’ where endangered sea turtles are treated and ‘turtle bay’ where loggerhead, Kemp’s ridley, and green sea turtles are introduced to visitors.

If history is what you treasure, visit the Missiles and More Museum, where rocket and missile technology was developed in a top-secret program called Operation Bumblebee. Or travel inland to Moores Creek National Battlefield, Southeast North Carolina’s only National Park, the site of the first Patriots’ victory in the Revolutionary War.

We’re the Seafood Capital of the Carolinas, so be sure to savor our locally owned and operated restaurants. Our restaurants feature tantalizing Southern meals.

Take home a treasure from one of our locally owned and family operated boutiques and shops.

Find your treasure in one of Pender County’s beaches.

For more information, visit our website at or call us for a free visitor guide, 910-259-1278.


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