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5 Incredible Reasons to Spend Labor Day on Bald Head Island

Labor Day marks the end of another summer, so it’s the perfect time to enjoy every last morsel of the season. If you’re looking for a fun place for an end-of-summer getaway, Labor Day on Bald Head Island is tough to beat. And the best part: there’s a little something for everyone. 

Let’s take a look at some of the best reasons to spend your Labor Day weekend on Bald Head Island this year. 

The Labor Day Weekend Cookout

Each year on BHI, folks gather at the Shoals Club for the annual Labor Day Cookout! Load a plate of scrumptious foods at this Texas Bar-B-Q themed buffet that features smoked meats and all the trimmings. There’s live music, too!   

It’s National Lighthouse Day Weekend 

In BHI, we celebrate our beloved lighthouse—Old Baldy—all weekend long. This event is jam packed with cocktail parties, living history reenactments, a family-friendly festival and more! The culminating event of the weekend is the 5k/10k race at dusk that finishes under Old Baldy’s light.  

Catch the End of Sea Turtle Nesting Season 

Sea turtle nesting season is a huge deal on BHI. And if you visit for Labor Day, you just might catch sight of some hatchlings. To get up close and personal with the sea turtles (safely), reserve a Turtle Walk with the Bald Head Island Conservatory

Labor Day Sales at the Island’s Boutiques 

Just like the big box stores on the mainland, the boutiques and shops on Bald Head Island slash prices in honor of Labor Day. Whether you’re looking for the perfect art piece or a trinket to take home from your travels, the shops on BHI have something for everyone who loves to shop. 

You’re Longing for One Last Summer Vacation 

Who couldn’t use another vacation? If you’ve considered planning one last summer getaway, you should consider Bald Head Island. Slow time down with quiet beach trip where you don’t have to hustle, where you can ditch your car and drive bikes instead. It’ll be just the thing you need to prepare yourself for the busyness of fall. 

Beach House Rentals for Labor Day on Bald Head Island  

If you decide you want to plan that last minute beach trip, we still have some fabulous beach house rentals available during Labor Day Weekend! Here are a few of our favorite options. 

Bleu Fin Cottage 

The views are a delight from Bleu Fin’s screened porch.

Perched near the water’s edge, Bleu Fin cottage is the perfect jewel box for your next beach adventure. This gorgeous two-bedroom home is equipped to the nines and furnished with a decorator’s flair.

Atlantic Breeze 

Imagine chatting over breakfast while listing to the waves…so relaxing.

Atlantic Breeze, also known as Villa 12, is super chic with an updated kitchen and bathrooms. Comfortable furniture and thoughtful coastal touches. Located next door to the BHI Club, there are plenty of activities within a short walking distance.

Anchor Down

Take a moment to rock and relax on the porch of Anchor Down.

Anchor Down is a second-row oceanfront home that has recently been remodeled and is ready for your next getaway! It features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a generously sized covered porch where you can relax, take a nap on the screened porch, or have a family supper on the picnic table. It’s just steps away from beach access, too! Click here to learn more about this property now

Book Your Beach House Rental for Labor Day with Tiffany’s 

When you book one of our rental homes on Bald Head Island, you can guarantee the experience will be unsurpassed. Whether you’re visiting for Labor Day or any other time of the year, we’re here to help you find the perfect spot for you.  

Contact us today to get started or book one of our locations on the website.  

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Experience Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Bald Head Island

Calling all nature lovers! Summer is here and that means one thing on Bald Head Island: it’s sea turtle nesting season.  

Have you ever dreamed of watching newly hatched sea turtles make their way into the ocean? Sure, you can watch videos of hatchlings crawling to the water, but nothing compares to seeing it in person.  

If this is on your bucket list, then a trip to Bald Head Island is the perfect destination for you. In this post, we’re sharing some information about nesting season PLUS a few recommendations on can’t-miss places to stay

Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Bald Head Island 

Each summer between mid-May and August, loggerhead turtles wash ashore on the pristine beaches of our island to lay their eggs. Each female starts by digging a chamber, and then lays her around 120 eggs at a time! 

The female then kicks sand behind her in attempt to cover and protect the nest from predators, like foxes and other local wildlife. However, the turtles don’t always cover up their eggs well enough. Luckily, the wonderful folks in the Sea Turtle Protection Program with the Bald Head Island Conservatory help ensure nests are reinforced and unharmed.  

In addition, the program educates island guests about being mindful observers of the turtles. And if you want to observe these turtles or hatchlings in person, you don’t want to miss BHI Conservatory’s Turtle Walks. Though they can’t guarantee you’ll see any turtles, this is the best and safest way to get in on the action. 

Places to Stay During Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Bald Head Island 

Now, we’ve never claimed to be marine biologists. But we do know a thing or two about Bald Head Island vacation rental homes. If you plan to make a trip to the island, you’ll need a cozy place to rest your head. We’ve curated a couple of our favorite options just for you. 

The Beach Box 

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The Beach Box, a quiet ocean-front cottage with direct beach access, has four bedrooms and two bathrooms – plenty of space to stretch out. It’s also located close to the island’s south beach which tends to be a popular nesting spot for the turtles. 

Altitude Adjustment 

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Altitude Adjustment has ocean views that will calm your soul and set you at ease. This five-bedroom home is built for relaxation and comes with tons of outdoor living space. Its proximity to the beaches and the BHI Club makes it an excellent choice for your vacation.  

Plan Your Summer Trip to Bald Head Island 

Sea turtle nesting season is the perfect reason to plan your escape to Bald Head Island. Whether you want to stay oceanside or in the heart of the island, Tiffany’s Beach Properties can make your vacation a memorable one.  

Ready to get started? Give us a call at (910) 457-0544 or visit our site to view all of our properties today! 

Father's Day

4 Ways to Spend Father’s Day on Bald Head Island

Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and have you gotten dad the perfect gift yet? 

While it can be challenging to shop for dads, there is one thing they will always enjoy, and that’s relaxing quality time with the family. This Father’s Day, give dad what he really wants, a trip to Bald Head Island! 

The peaceful atmosphere and laid-back vibe make it the ideal place for a family getaway. Here are four ways to celebrate Father’s Day on Bald Head Island. 

Golfing.

Just a short distance from Wilmington, NC, and Southport, golfing on Bald Head Island is a peaceful and luxurious experience that dad will remember for a lifetime. 

The Bald Head Island Club is known for its world-class golf course. This newly renovated 18-hole course can be challenging, but more importantly, it offers an elite view of the gorgeous island. 

Whether dad is a novice or expert, the golfing on Bald Head Island offers options for every level. The club’s professional golf staff offers private lessons, clinics, and activities year-round.

Relaxing.

Taking a break from the grind is crucial to feeling refreshed and re-energized, and no one deserves it more than dad! Bald Head Island is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday. Hop on the ferry for a 20-minute ride to an island where transportation includes golf carts, bikes, or two feet. 

With 14 miles of breathtaking beaches, there are many ways to enjoy this quiet island. Walk down the beach while taking in all the sites of nature. Or get cozy in your favorite beach chair with a good book, soak in the Vitamin D, and let the stress wash away.

One of the best ways to relax is to book a cozy home away from home, and if that’s what your dad needs this Father’s Day, Tiffany’s Beach Properties has the perfect rental for him! Our feature property, “Change of Venue,” is a fantastic getaway for dad and the whole family! This cozy cottage on the 5th fairway invites you in with its oversized porches. The sleeping porch allows for large family gatherings or even an afternoon nap. If the updated comforts of home are what you’re looking for, this completely renovated beach cottage will not disappoint. Light and airy with high vaulted ceilings, the sheer volume of space seems to double the open floor plan, and with three sets of doors to the screened porch, the living space is endless. With four bedrooms and four baths, every room becomes a suite. The master bedroom is upstairs for added privacy and offers a small balcony overlooking the golf course for morning coffee.

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Change of Venue is the perfect retreat for dad on Father’s Day

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Fishing.

Fishing on the island can take dad from tuna fishing offshore to exploring the creeks to bringing home a flounder found in the surf. 

From the shore, you can find an array of fish, including:  

  • Flounder
  • Red drum
  • Bluefish
  • Mullet
  • Pompano and more.

On the creeks, you’ll find: 

  • Speckled trout
  • Grey trout
  • Flounder
  • Red drum
  • Bluefish
  • And spots. 

Offshore fishing trips can put you on to:

  • Bluefish
  • Grouper
  • Mackerel
  • Tuna and even some sailfish. 

If you would rather have someone else do the work, contact one of the islands many charters!

Exploring.

The island is a beautiful vacation destination, and you can get around a few different ways. One local favorite form of transportation is biking. Plan a bike ride through the neighborhoods on a cruiser or choose to hike a trail and enjoy the sounds of nature. Explore the Maritime Forest Reserve, and you’ll find 180 acres with access to nature trails full of twisted live oak trees.  

Bald Head Islands’ activity list is endless; whether dad wants to relax on the beach all day or spend the day on the golf course, there is plenty of things to keep dad busy – or not! 

If you want to book a quick retreat for dad this Father’s Day, contact the experts at Tiffany’s Beach Properties! After 17 years of excellent service, our rental team is on-island and ready to help you choose the perfect property and ensure you have a worry-free vacation.

Spring Break

5 Reasons Why Bald Head Island is the Perfect Place to Enjoy Spring Break

Are you still working on spring break travel plans for your family? 

Leave the packed beaches, traffic jams, and umbrella mazes in your rearview mirror and plan a blissful getaway to one of North Carolina’s hidden gems – Bald Head Island.

While the island is peaceful and quiet, there is never a shortage of things to see and do when you visit. No matter how you choose to spend your time, these fun attractions will have you and your family enjoying your stay.

Immerse yourself in local history.

Gain a deeper understanding of North Carolina and this historic island. Bald Head Island offers a rich history and vibrant culture dating back hundreds of years.

  • Climb Old Baldy: One of the most breathtaking sights on Bald Head Island is the infamous Old Baldy. It rises high above the trees, overlooking the ocean, marsh, and harbor. Old Baldy is North Carolina’s oldest standing lighthouse and is only a short walk from the ferry landing.
  • Walk with the ghosts: The local ghost tours last about two hours and take you through more than 350 years of island history, introducing you to the tales of lighthouse keepers and lifesavers, pirates, and river pilots that make up Bald Head Island legend.

Explore the outdoors. 

Everyone knows the best vacations are beach vacations, and that’s where Bald Head Island shines.

  • Explore the beaches: With 14 miles of pristine beaches, there isn’t a lack of outdoor activities. Bald Head Island’s picturesque beaches are perfect for shell collecting, strolling, swimming, or simply relaxing.
  • Kayak the creeks: Glide through the quiet creek waters and take in the abundant wildlife. Creeks on Bald Head Island are easily accessed by kayak or canoe, and experienced guides can show you the ropes.
  • Try SUP’ping: There’s plenty to explore once you’re up and comfortable with paddling. Try Lighthouse Creek, an easy loop that puts you in the shadow of Old Baldy. Or follow Bald Head Creek to the boathouse that served as a supply point and storage building for the lighthouses and U.S. Lifesaving Service Station on the island.

Plan to get away to a luxurious rental. 

Want to fall asleep at night to the sound of the sea? Or wake up and sip your coffee while enjoying the gorgeous views? Browse our many premier oceanfront, waterway, and centrally located vacation rentals.

  • The Blue Dragonfly: The Blue Dragonfly is a beautiful rental home affording excellent views of the golf course and the ocean. The Blue Dragonfly is comfortably decorated and very spacious. The large kitchen and dining area invite all those who love to cook. While the two upstairs en suite bathrooms feature spa-like amenities, and a second-floor loft area offers extra room to spread out. There are also two decks, upstairs and down, to enjoy the views and take in the sunshine and ocean breezes.
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  • Kick up your Heels: We all want to kick up our heels while on vacation, and what better place than this enormous four-bedroom home? Just a hop, skip, and a jump from the beach and the Bald Head Island Club. Kick up Your Heels is an excellent choice for an old-fashioned family vacation. Enjoy sunlight pouring in the high ceiling great room. Sip wine on the screened-in second-story deck and watch big ships moving out to sea. Outside, enjoy a hot and cold enclosed outdoor shower and a fish cleaning sink station. You may choose to purchase memberships to the BHI Club or Shoals Club at this property. This comfortable, family beach home is perfect for your next vacation.
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Relax with shopping and dining.

Bald Head Island offers many shopping options, from basics like groceries and beach accessories to men’s and women’s fashion to gift items for just about everyone on your list.

And options are aplenty when it comes to dining. Grab a sandwich to take to the beach, enjoy a casual lunch after a day on the boat, or indulge in fine cuisine with views that rival the food.

Get sporty on spring break.

Bald Head Island has plenty of sporting activity options to keep you active and healthy while on vacation during your spring break.

  • Go golfing: The golf course at the Bald Head Island Club is one of the most beautiful in the Southeast area of the country. The George Cobb-designed course winds through the forest, under the eye of Old Baldy, and out onto the dune ridge where a 180° view of the ocean greets you for the final holes.
  • Try your hand at croquet: The championship croquet greensward at the Bald Head Island Club regularly hosts United States Croquet Association tournaments, but don’t let this scare you away. Croquet at the Bald Head Island Club is open to beginners and seasoned veterans.
  • Enjoy a bike ride: The island’s gentle coastal terrain offers bicyclists an easy pedal, but with more than 15 miles of roadway, more experienced cyclists can get their fill.

Bald Head Islands’ activity list is endless; whether you want to relax on the beach all day or revel in a jam-packed schedule, there is plenty to keep you occupied. North Carolina’s Bald Head Island is the perfect place to kick off the spring season and enjoy a beach getaway.

If the island and its waters are calling your name this spring break, contact our expert team today, and we will find the perfect rental for you.

Kindred Spirit Mailbox

Secrets of the Kindred Spirit Mailbox

Beyond the dunes of a remote North Carolina beach, you’ll find a special home for more than 40 years’ worth of personal stories from thousands of visitors and locals.

Visit the Kindred Spirit Mailbox on Bird Island, where a once-secret caretaker tells his tale of a magical place.

For decades, thousands of visitors have made the hike to the Kindred Spirit Mailbox on uninhabited Bird Island in North Carolina. People from all over the county and all walks of life have come to release their innermost thoughts to the mailbox’s journals.

A place to gather your thoughts.

Located on a secluded and pristine stretch of beach far from the nearest public access point and nestled between dunes is an unlikely sight. A lonely mailbox with a weathered bench next to it. The bench is where visitors will sit to divulge their deepest thoughts, and the mailbox is where you place the journal when you are done.

More than a container for pieces of paper, the mailbox holds the thoughts, prayers, dreams, and wishes of those on a mission to bare their soul and find comfort from the writing.

A long history.

The incredible popularity of the mailbox has surprised everyone, even the mailboxes caretaker, Sunset Beach native Frank Nesmith. Nesmith has tended the mailbox since its beginning, for many years.

It was an old flame who had the idea for The Kindred Spirit mailbox in the first place. According to Nesmith, it was her idea. Referring to a woman named Claudia, who he briefly dated in the late 1970s. “You know, when you go with a girl, you want to do what they want you to do because you might want to get a kiss.”

The tradition.

It is a trek from Sunset Beach to the mailbox, but it is definitely worth the work. The serene walk from the last public access on Sunset Beach to Bird Island and the Kindred Spirit Mailbox will be sure to give you the opportunity to reconnect with self and spirit.

Keep walking until you see an opening in the dunes in the distance. If you get to the jetty, you have gone too far. Next to an old, weather-beaten bench is the community mailbox. Inside you’ll find journals, and pens, along with the hopes and dreams, the grief and pain of the people who have left their most personal thoughts on the pages within.

Not only does the peaceful journey with the beautiful backdrop help to clear the mind, but a large part also the mailbox’s allure is its anonymity. The remote, pristine location on an uninhabited island with the sea air and sounds of the surf encourages visitors to bare their most intimate thoughts and take part in this longstanding tradition.

Are you willing to share your deepest thoughts with the mailbox? Check out our nearby beach rentals and prepare to spend your vacation on the beach while releasing those deep thoughts! Contact our expert team today, and we will find the perfect rental for you.

Get Hooked on Fall Fishing in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands

Fall is in the air, which for many area residents and visitors means it is time to cast a line and get hooked on a good time in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. Our 45 miles of pristine coastline offers ample access to both fresh and saltwater fishing hotspots that are sure to excite both amateur fishing enthusiasts and seasoned pros alike. As the seasons change, so does the natural stock of fish and marine wildlife awaiting your fishing expertise. Planning your fall fishing excursion in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands? Check out our insider info and tips for making your visit a memorable one.

Fishing Finds

Several species of fish are highly migratory, with circuits ranging from a few miles to massive distances. While the motives for these migratory treks is a mystery even to scientists, we do know that these mighty movements make for even better sport fishing in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. According to local expert Captain Jerry Dilsaver, this natural phenomenon really gets the fish biting. In preparation for the migrations south, fish along the Brunswick Islands are feeding hard in the fall to store energy for the long journey ahead.

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Enter the Brunswick Islands Landmarks Photo Contest #BrunswickIslandsLandmarks

North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands is excited to announce its fall social media photo contest, #BrunswickIslandsLandmarks! This photo contest will highlight some of the most iconic Brunswick Islands landmarks. We invite you to share your best Brunswick Islands photos of our five ocean piers (the Holden Beach Pier, Sunset Beach Pier, Ocean Crest Pier, Ocean Isle Beach Pier, and Oak Island Pier), Oak Island Lighthouse, Old Baldy, Kindred Spirit Mailbox, Southport Yacht Basin, or the Calabash Waterfront on Instagram and Facebook using #BrunswickIslandsLandmarks and #BrunswickIslands from October 9-22, 2018.

When submitting your entry, please also include the Brunswick Islands’ location shown in the photo. North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands will choose its favorite photos from the submissions with first and second place prizes for both the Instagram and Facebook winners, along with two randomly chosen winners. Prizes include North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands rolling coolers, beach towels and hats, and a $100 Visa® Gift Card! The official contest rules are listed below.

Share your photos and follow us on Instagram: @NCBrunswickIslands

Share your photos, follow and like us on Facebook: @NCBrunswick

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Seven Reasons to Shellabrate the North Carolina Oyster Festival

October marks the start of Oyster Season in North Carolina, and the Brunswick Islands is the place to revel in and enjoy this tasty treat. North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands is the site of the state’s official oyster celebration, and the Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival returns to Ocean Isle Beach for its 38th year October 20-21, 2018. Check out our list of seven reasons to stop by and shellabrate at the North Carolina Oyster Festival!

1.Two Days to Experience

With so many things to do, explore and eat, the North Carolina Oyster Festival offers two days to experience the exciting and action-packed event. Visitors can swing by from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 and from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 21 for a shell of a good time.

2. Friendly and Flavorful Competition

The festival hosts several opportunities for a little friendly competition. Whether guests are looking to shag, shuck or stuff their faces, the North Carolina Oyster Festival has something for everyone. Festival-goers can enter the shag dance competition, oyster eating contest and oyster shucking contest. For even more festive flavor, attendees can buy a ticket to taste one of the delicious dishes prepared …read more

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Make Travel Plans for Labor Day Weekend in NC’s Brunswick Islands

Shallotte River Swamp Park

Still considering Labor Day travel plans for your family? Make crowded beaches and umbrella mazes a thing of the past with a holiday getaway to North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. Our 45 miles of pristine, uncrowded beaches will take you back to the beach vacations of your childhood. With a uniquely relaxed atmosphere and plenty of beach for your blanket, there is no better place to celebrate the end to a fun-filled summer. Our six island beaches house a collection of family-friendly activities perfect for saying farewell to summer. Be sure to check out these suggestions for ways to make the most out of your long weekend in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands.

Shallotte River Swamp Park

Families can experience the swamp like never before with an action-packed, high flying adventure. The park features a two and a half hour zipline tour, seven course adventure park, 50-foot Pelican Dive jump and more. Park owners did not want to sacrifice the beautiful, natural surroundings for adventure, but rather enhance guest experience by seamlessly weaving the two together. The park is uniquely designed around the landscape and rangers educate guests about the ecological benefits of the natural habitat. With an outdoor adventure perfectly suited for …read more

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Enjoy Dinner with a View with Waterfront Dining in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands

Calabash seafood

Few scenes seem more signature of a beach vacation than a restaurant patio overlooking waves lapping the beach or the tranquil waters of the Intracoastal Waterway; and in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands, fresh seafood with fantastic waterfront views is in no short supply. Each of our islands and towns are bursting with flavor and brimming with beautiful coastal views. The area boasts waterfront dining set along the Atlantic Ocean, the Cape Fear River, the Intracoastal Waterway and more, making for memorable meals for any getaway to the Brunswick Islands. With so many unique places to see and sample, discovering where to dine next will be an exciting culinary adventure. Top off your foodie bucket list with a visit to “The Seafood Capital of the World” in Calabash, and you’re in for a treat! Take your pick of the below waterfront dining options in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands.

The Calabash seafood phenomenon began in the town of the same name, now home to several restaurants along the Calabash River. The folks at Waterfront Seafood Shack own their fishing and shrimp boats, and the fresh catches go straight to the seafood shack, ready to be prepared and eaten all in the …read more

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