Come to Surf City & Topsail Island, where pirates once roamed on bright sunny beaches!
This Carolina barrier island has been named one of USA Today’s Top Ten Best Uncrowded Beaches and has long been a secret favorite of all beach lovers. Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, the notorious King of Pirates who roamed the Caribbean Sea and western Atlantic during the early 18th century, loved Topsail Island. In fact, the island name (pronounced top-sul) comes because passing merchant vessels would be on the lookout for the topsail of Blackbeard’s ships hidden behind the island, for that would surely mean a pirate attack.
Eventually Blackbeard ran his ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, aground in the Topsail Inlet. Some say, he did this to reduce his crew and retire from the pirate business – and that he hid his vast treasure here on Topsail Beach. Many have come to look for his buried treasure and the remains of his ship were discovered in 1996. More than 250,000 artifacts were found from the ship and are on display at the NC Maritime Museum.
Come down and hunt for Blackbeard’s treasure on our beach. Swimming, surfing, fishing, and drinking sundowners will all help you find the hidden treasures that lie here.
Great House! Close to everything! The pier, grocery store, ice cream, lots of room, and a wonderful view of the beach.
Renee R.Seas The Day
Great Family Vacation! Great location right on the beach. Beautiful sunrises every morning and enjoyed great long walks on the beach.