This was a cool place! Our friends from Illinois, Mark & Pat, had stopped here and raved about the place. The only way to get to the island is by boat. Everything there, except for a couple small historic sights, has been built since about 15-years. A very protected marina. And, no cars on the island. Everyone got around in golf carts. We rented a golf cart on Wednesday, and toured all over the place. They have their own post office, grocery store, hardware store, and about four restaurants. Got to admit, the food was just average. But, overall, the place was really neat. Lots of very nice homes. Everyone looked different. Lots of space between the homes, and they almost looked to be randomly located just here and there. Two very nice private clubs. I imagine the food was better there.
That evening we were invited to a free “Happy Hour” with wine and snacks. Of course they were trying to determine whether you were a prospective buyer of a property. But, once they figured that out, they were still very nice, and still filling up your wine glass.
So, if you’re ever cruising this way, skip South Port, where we had stopped on the way North, and spend a couple nights out on Bald Head Island. Slips are only $1.50 per foot after Labor Day. The weather is still great with very comfortable temperatures.