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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 »

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 »