Bald Head Island Professional Review and Guide
"Barely 2 miles off the southeastern tip of North Carolina lies a semitropical island. Covered by dunes and beach, maritime forest, and vast salt marshes, this secluded island is a paddler’s paradise. There is no bridge to the island, so you won’t see any cars, but you will see golf carts.
You can paddle across or take the passenger ferry from Southport. Development of the island initially created much controversy, but the existing resort has become self-sustaining, with the island’s mix of forests and marsh the focal point. Although Bald Head Island is known as a private resort, anyone can visit and rent a cottage, room, or villa. The 14 miles of pristine beach attract visitors of another kind, the sea turtles that nest here."