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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 »

How to Hit the Beach with a Toddler - And Survive!

Yes! You can bring a toddler to the beach and not only survive, you can thrive.  Today we are going to share some strategies to try when you hit the beach with your toddler. After all, you need every trick in the book when traveling with one of these wily little ... View the full post »

How to Find The Perfect Topsail Island Rental For You

Searching for the perfect Topsail Island rental might seem overwhelming. After all, there are so many choices. Not only are there several different rental companies vying for your business, there are hundreds of beautiful vacation rental homes here on the island. Which on... View the full post »

Everything You Need to Know About Travel Insurance

Today we will answer your questions about purchasing travel insurance for your Topsail Island vacation. To protect your vacation investment, we always recommend a travel insurance policy. It's a small price to pay to protect your vacation in case of an ... View the full post »

How to Pack For Your Topsail Island Vacation

Do you want to know the best way to pack for the beach?  We have created a simple, printable checklist to use next time you pack for a Topsail Island beach vacation. Using this checklist, you will have an easier time remembering what to pack. Packing for a v... View the full post »

Love Sea Turtles? Topsail Island Does, Too!

The people of Topsail Island go to great lengths to promote and protect the sea turtles that make this area home. If you would like to learn more about the sea turtles of Topsail Island, give this blog a quick read! We bet you will learn a few things about these cute... View the full post »

What You Need to Know About Topsail Island Rentals

Interested in renting a Topsail Island rental home?  If you have never rented a vacation home before, the process might be a little bit intimidating. Even if you have rented a Topsail Island rental before, there are still things you need to know that will mak... View the full post »

8 Quotes the Beach Can Teach Us About Our New Years Resolutions

We can learn a lot from a trip to the ocean. A beach vacation renews our relationships with family. Time spent staring at the ocean helps give us perspective we may have lost during the year, when we were busy with work, housekeeping, child rearing and bill paying. A mome... View the full post »

Fun Holiday Ideas, Recipes and Activities With a Beachy Twist

Do you love everything "beach"?  If so, you are gonna love this blog. Today we will give you some great ideas for bringing the beach to your holiday celebration. It's easy to sprinkle elements of your favorite place throughout your home, and it's especial... View the full post »

How to Take Awesome Photos On Your Beach Vacation

Documenting your beach vacation is part of the fun!  Today we are going to give you great tips for capturing your beach vacation through photography. Whether you have a professional SLR or are just using your phone's camera, there are several things you can do t... View the full post »

Easy Beach Inspired Crafts That Are Sure to Impress!

If you love the beach AND you love to craft, this blog is for you.  Here are a couple of crafts that are easy, don't require special materials, and are fun to create. Do you have an upcoming visit to Topsail Island already planned? Think ahead. While you... View the full post »