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.

Stroll for hours along our uncrowded beaches. Rent a paddleboard and explore the creeks. Hike along a maritime forest trail. Join a nighttime Turtle Walk. Climb Old Baldy, North Carolina’s oldest lighthouse. Bike along our car-free wynds. Take sailing lessons. Play one of the country’s top-rated golf courses. Hook your own supper. Sip a cold drink poolside while the kids splash nearby. Bald Head Island’s possibilities are unlimited.