Ranked as one of the nation’s best places to retire and an “All-American City Top 30” choice, Southport’s moderate climate offers virtually year round golf, boating and fishing seasons!
Tucked away just below the bustling city of Wilmington, at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, and just 45 minutes above the South Carolina state line, Southport is known for its laid-back coastal lifestyle.
Founded in 1792, Southport is a “quaint fishing village” with careful preservation of its colorful history. It boasts charming period homes, oak tree lined neighborhoods, and an eclectic array of gift and antique shops, museums, and art galleries. Sightseers and fishermen will both enjoy the full service marinas, fishing piers, waterfront parks, and the scenic “river walk” along the Cape Fear riverfront. After working up an appetite, you can satisfy your senses at any of a variety of casual and fine dining restaurants, both in town and along the waterfront. Southport is convenient to nearby championship golf courses, tennis, and the beaches of Wilmington, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island. It is also the annual home of the popular North Carolina 4th of July Festival and the U.S. Open King Mackerel Fishing Tournament.
Southport is so photogenic that a number of motion pictures and TV films have been made here!
Southport is a town in transition, with both old places and new faces, creating a dynamic place to call home. You can’t help but fall in love with this town that has so much to offer everyone!