Bald Head Island | Natural Retreats

Bald Head Island

Bald Head Island, North Carolina's semi-tropical climate provides the opportunity for year-round, outdoor activities.

The island’s 15 miles of pathways and 14 miles of sandy beaches are a beachcombers’ paradise. As the ferry makes its way over to the island, wave goodbye to your car and your stress and reset your watch to island time. Once you're settled on the island, kayak through the marshes, or head out on a sailing cruise or fishing expedition. Our Bald Head Island rentals will be the perfect base for your North Carolina vacation.

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Beacons Watch
Sleeps 21 Starting from $1200 / night

10 bedroom home in the heart of Harbor Village

Marsh Madness
Sleeps 16 Starting from $500 / night

Elegant and comfortable home in marsh area with an abundance of porches

Kate's Choice
Sleeps 14 Starting from $450 / night

Marshfront home nestled in the maritime forest

Om Sweet Home
Sleeps 11 Starting from $775 / night

Home with Unique Sky Deck nestled along Bald Head Creek

Bella Vista
Sleeps 16 Starting from $900 / night

Luxurious 6 bedroom home with ocean views

Chirico House
Sleeps 15 Starting from $850 / night

Spacious Bald Head Island home with expansive ocean views and porch access from every room

Sleeps 12 Starting from $950 / night

Oceanfront home with sweeping ocean views and gracious living space

Tiburon Marsh
Sleeps 8 Starting from $400 / night

Peaceful home with breathtaking views of the marsh

Coastal Beach House
Sleeps 15 Starting from $950 / night

5 bedroom home with direct beach access

Island Belle
Sleeps 10 Starting from $850 / night

Coastal living at its best, home with fantastic views of Atlantic Ocean

Cape Watch Cottage
Sleeps 10 Starting from $1200 / night

Oceanfront home with great wraparound porches and ocean views

Watch Hill
Sleeps 13 Starting from $750 / night

Spacious home sitting high on dune with stunning views of the ocean, Frying Pan Shoals, and the Maritime Forest

Summer Island
Sleeps 12 Starting from $900 / night

Oceanfront home with uninterrupted ocean views

Gone to Carolina
Sleeps 12 Starting from $850 / night

Spacious oceanfront home with floor to ceiling ocean views and screened porch

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Activities & Experiences

Top 5 Things To Do

  • Bald Head Island Lighthouse

    Affectionately known as "Old Baldy," it is the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina, helping to guide ships at the mouth of the Cape Fear River.

  • Bald Head Island Conservancy

    Tours, events, and educations experiences year-round for nature-lovers of all ages.

  • Smith Island Museum

    Learn about the history of the island a replica of one of the original lighthouse keeper's quarters featuring period furnishings, lighthouse artifacts, and exhibits.

  • Sail Shop Tours

    Kayaking, surfing, and sailing tours and lessons for watersport enthusiasts of all ages.

  • Kent Mitchell Nature Trail

    A scenic, 15-minute walk that allows you to see the wildlife of Bald Head Island.

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US Xplore Team

"Immaculate golf courses and the stunning view from the top of the 'Old Baldy' Lighthouse are reasons enough to visit this gorgeous island."

After having been bitten by the travel bug at an early age, Leigh is constantly chasing adventure. She loves skiing out West and visiting the Carolina coast whenever possible, and she is excited to continue sharing her experiences with others.