Not surprisingly for an island town, life here revolves around the water. Fourteen miles of pristine beaches are the star of the show, but it doesn’t stop there. Bordering the island to the north, tidal creeks and lush marshes span 10,000 acres. Along the shore, an ancient dune ridge soars above sea level, providing sweeping ocean views and protection for a thriving maritime forest. While Bald Head experiences four beautifully distinct seasons, temperatures are moderated by the nearby Gulf Stream, so much so that we’re recognized as the northernmost subtropical locale in the U.S.

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Protection of the island’s natural environment and wildlife is led by the Bald Head Island Conservancy, a nonprofit group formed more than 30 years ago on the island.

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Since its inception in 1985, the Old Baldy Foundation has worked diligently to maintain and preserve North Carolina’s oldest lighthouse, affectionately known as “Old Baldy,” circa 1817.

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Join the Clubs

Along with its natural playgrounds, the island offers a wide range of amenities and activities through the Bald Head Island Club, Shoals Club and Bald Head Island Yacht Club.

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Outdoor Adventures

Come to Bald Head Island and let nature invigorate you. With 10,000 of the island's 12,000 total acres set aside as nature preserves, choosing which environment to explore first can be a tough decision.

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Special Events

Holiday celebrations on Bald Head Island are legendary, with the July Fourth Golf Cart Parade leading the list.

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Creature Comforts

Life on the island is for savoring. In addition to the island’s two clubs, Bald Head Island offers a range of other creature comforts.

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