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The Best Stuff To Do This Winter On Topsail Island

Are you visiting Topsail Island this winter? Smart move! The island is less crowded, vacation rentals are super affordable, and there is still plenty to do! Need ideas? Here is a quick list of activities and events to help you enjoy everything Topsail Island has to of... View the full post »

Island Real Estate Has the BEST Topsail Island Rentals

Looking for Topsail Island rentals?  You came to the right place! Island Real Estate has been in business for decades. We have the experience to help you create the perfect beach vacation experience. From beautiful, well-maintained rentals to great customer servi... View the full post »

Hostess Gifts Your Beach Loving Friends Will Adore

Have you been invited to a celebratory meal this holiday season? Or perhaps you will be staying as a guest in someone's home? Lucky you! Make sure to thank your host with a fabulous gesture. If they love the beach, today's blog will give you a couple of great... View the full post »

Interesting Places to Explore On Topsail Island

Exploring is one of the best parts of a vacation! Whether your idea of exploring is kayaking around a shallow marsh or checking out the local live music scene, Topsail Island is home to several unique spots you should visit next time you're in town. Book you... View the full post »

You Can Rent Kayaks, Linens, Bikes, Umbrellas and More on Topsail Island

Your SUV is already packed full when you head out on vacation to Topsail Island. Make things easy on yourself and plan to rent the good stuff once you arrive. This might include beach umbrellas, kayaks (and life jackets), sheets, bikes and more. Here is a list of some of ... View the full post »

Topsail Island Playgrounds Offer Free Fun For All!

Need a break from the beach? Try a local playground! If you have little ones, you may be searching for a spot to play that isn't next to a potentially dangerous ocean (or full of sand). Playgrounds offer the perfect spot for kids to climb, swing, and burn off... View the full post »

How to Find Topsail Island Rentals With the Best Amenities

When searching for Topsail Island rentals, make sure you know exactly what amenities are important to you. You may need an elevator for your elderly mother, or desire a pet-friendly rental so your dog can come along. Maybe your dream beach house has access to a swimming p... View the full post »

Delicious Fall Recipes With a Southern Twist

It's fall, y'all!  When you think "fall", cool, crisp evenings come to mind. You start to crave warm drinks and flavorful foods that are a little bit heavier, full of richness, and comforting after a long day of work or school. It turns out that some of t... View the full post »

Enjoy a Topsail Island Shopping Spree

Topsail Island is home to SO many cute shops, markets and boutiques!  In today's blog we will list some of our favorite little places to shop, right here on Topsail Island. No mass market chains here! You will find unique bookstores, outdoor gear suppliers, s... View the full post »

Free Fun to be Found on Topsail Island!

The best things in life are free.  And most of them can be found on a beach vacation! Sunshine, sand, and smiles are all in plentiful supply at the beach, and they don't cost a thing. In today's blog, we are going to add several other things to that list,... View the full post »

The Beaches of Topsail Island - Rules and Regulations

There are certain rules you must follow when you visit the beaches of Topsail Island. We want you to have a fun, safe and happy vacation with us! This quick blog will outline some of the basic rules and regulations of the three towns of Topsail Island: Surf City, Topsail Beac... View the full post »

Looking For the Best Topsail Island Rentals?

You came to the right place. Island Real Estate is a property management company located right in the heart of Surf City, Topsail Island. Since we are one of the smaller companies on the island, we know our vacation rentals inside and out! Our team is sure to fin... View the full post »

Build the Perfect First Aid Kit For a Beach Vacation

Are you ready for anything?  We don't like to think about what could go wrong on vacation, but it's always smart to be prepared. Today we will provide you with a quick list of things you should pack in your First Aid kit for the beach. Most of these items... View the full post »

Affordable and Easy Beach Games and Activities

The beach is full of ready-made fun!  The sand and water offer a surprising number of easy and cheap activities. Today's blog will feature 4 ideas that are really affordable (or even free!). They don't require a lot of extra "stuff", and are fun for the w... View the full post »

Yum! Try These Easy and Portable Beach Snacks

What are your favorite foods to pack for the beach?  A day at the beach should be easy. Today's blog will feature a few super simple, portable snacks and foods to bring to the beach. When thinking about what to pack in your cooler, aim for items you can enjoy... View the full post »