Southport, NC

Steeped in history and picturesque beauty, Southport has a charm that attracts all kinds of visitors. Whether you simply soak in the Old-South atmosphere or visit the sites, Southport is a vacation to discover the old and enjoy it anew.
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Southport, NC - winner of Coastal Living's 2015 "America's Happiest Seaside Town" contest. Not only a great place to live but a great place to visit.  Location for the film "Safe Haven" based on the Nicholas Sparks novel by the same name.

Southport, NC - winner of Coastal Living's 2015 "America's Happiest Seaside Town" contest. Location for the film "Safe Haven" based on the Nicholas Sparks novel by the same name.

This house on Lord Street served as the home of Ben Matlock played by Andy Griffith in the series "Matlock".  Southport, NC

This house on Lord Street served as the home of Ben Matlock played by Andy Griffith in the series "Matlock".

1. Southport, North Carolina - America’s Happiest Seaside Towns 2015 - Coastal Living

America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2015

Southport, North Carolina [site:name] - America’s Happiest Seaside Towns 2015 - Coastal Living Mobile

The house on 114 Moore Street was used for an interior scene in the movie "The Secret Life of Bees"  Southport, NC

The house on 114 Moore Street , Southport, NC, was used for an interior scene in the movie "The Secret Life of Bees"

The place that put Southport on the filmmaking map is the Northrup House at 229 North Caswell Ave. It served as the Magrath home in Bruce Beresford's "Crimes of the Heart".

The place that put Southport on the filmmaking map is the Northrup House at 229 North Caswell Ave. It served as the Magrath home in Bruce Beresford's "Crimes of the Heart".

Coastal Living named Southport one of Top 10 "America's Happiest Seaside Towns"  Vote for Southport to be number 1 February 13 -March 31, 2015. Click to learn more on our blog. Update Southport NC wins Coastal Living's America's Happiest Seaside Town contest!

Southport, NC Named One of Top 10 “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” by Coastal Living Magazine - Feb 2015

When in Southport be sure to scout out the many locations used for filming in productions like the movie Safe Haven and TV show Under the Dome. Brochures are available at the Ft. Johnston - Southport Museum and Welcome Center.

When in Southport be sure to scout out the many locations used for filming in productions like the movie Safe Haven and TV show Under the Dome. Brochures are available at the Ft. Johnston - Southport Museum and Welcome Center.

Old South Tour & Carriage Company provides narrated tours and ghost walks of historic Southport.

Old South Tour & Carriage Company provides narrated tours and ghost walks of historic Southport.

Located overlooking the Cape Fear River on the banks of Southport, Fort Johnston was originally built by the British in 1748 to protect the region from Spanish and French attack.

There are so many amazing historical activities in Oak Island NC - our area is steeped in rich history. Visit Civil War sites, the Battleship and much more!

Get in the Holiday spirit with a visit to Southport to see the Christmas Tour of Homes, Flotilla, and unique gift shops.

Get in the Holiday spirit with a visit to Southport to see the Christmas Tour of Homes, Flotilla, and unique gift shops.

In just 20 minutes you can be transported by ferry from the Deep Point Marina in Southport to Bald Head Island.

In just 20 minutes you can be transported by ferry from the Deep Point Marina in Southport to Bald Head Island.

Southport, NC, Named Best Beach Town in America for the Fourth of July  | CoastalLiving

Southport, NC, Named Best Beach Town in America for the Fourth of July

Southport, North Carolina - America’s Happiest Seaside Towns 2015 - Coastal Living Mobile

The Salt Marsh Boardwalk and Waterway Overlook provides an excellent vantage point for viewing the Yacht Basin and Intracoastal Waterway.  Southport, NC.

The Salt Marsh Boardwalk and Waterway Overlook provides an excellent vantage point for viewing the Yacht Basin and Intracoastal Waterway.

Waterfront Park overlooks the Cape Fear River in downtown Southport and has many benches, picnic tables and swings. The Southport Town Pier is also accessible from Waterfront Park.

Waterfront Park overlooks the Cape Fear River in downtown Southport and has many benches, picnic tables and swings. The Southport Town Pier is also accessible from Waterfront Park.

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