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Bald Head Island is unlike any other place in Brunswick County. It offers fourteen miles of sandy white beaches and over ten thousand acres of tidal creeks and salt marshes. Bald Head Island puts the "exclusive" in exclusive living. Accessible by ferry only, the twenty-minute ferry ride delivers you to a place unlike any other on the Cape Fear Coast.
Don't forget to reserve a tee-time at the Bald Head Island Club, one of the finest and most challenging courses anywhere in the Carolinas. The island's scenic beauty is called center stage to this George Cobb design as it winds its way through the maritime forest of this island lying at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. The course features 15 fresh water lagoons and several tees atop massive dunes which overlook the Atlantic Ocean.
Located 2 nautical miles off the coast of historic Southport, NC, Bald Head Island offers a welcome respite to those looking to escape all of their day-to-day cares. Accessible by passenger ferry or private yacht, this residential community encompasses a myriad of natural settings which allow property owners and guests to select the Island environment that most stirs their soul! The Island boasts 14 miles of pristine beaches, a 10,000-acre salt marsh, and a 180-acre maritime forest preserve that will never be developed.
Although we pride ourselves on the historic treasures that mark our shores, we haven't forgotten those modern comforts that help make life a little bit simpler. Amenities include dining, shopping, golf and a variety of other recreational activities for those so inclined. Everything about Bald Head Island from no mainland connecting bridge to electric golf cart travel... calls out to the body and spirit to kick-back, take off your shoes and enjoy all the calming effects of an island paradise.
Bald Head Island Association membership is automatic with the purchase of a Bald Head Island home or homesite in Stage One. The Association Covenants “run with the land”, being a publicly recorded document, and tracing back to the original 1972 property restrictions issued by Cape Fear Corporation. Membership dues fund and support services provided to members in the form of Covenant protection, communications such as the Island Report, advocacy by Association members with respect to development and government interest, and the beautification and utilization of island common areas for member benefit.
For more information about the BHI Association, click on the following link, www.bhinews.com
At the Bald Head Island Club, members and guests come together to enjoy a place of relaxation and recreation. Membership privileges include golf, tennis, swimming, exercise facilities, croquet, dining and lounge room. The Bald Head Island Club Activities Department also offers a wide variety of programs designed for children and teens.
The 18 hole championship golf course meanders through the beautiful maritime forest, around fresh water lagoons and across the dune ridge for a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. A slope rating of 139 and a course rating of 74.3 puts it in the top 20 percent of courses in difficulty. A well stocked Pro Shop provides a great source for needed golf attire. Club dining options offer both a casual lounge setting as well as finer dining in the main dining room.
Four hard-surface tennis courts, located close enough to the ocean to hear the surf, are open year round. Lessons or clinics from a tennis pro are given during the summer months.
Lush greenswards provide a beautiful arena for the sport of croquet whether you are a beginner or an avid player. Many of the islands players are among the top in the nation and the Bald Head Island Club is a member of the US Croquet Association.
The Bald Head Island Club’s 25-meter swimming pool is located on South Bald Head Island Wynd directly across the street from the Atlantic Ocean. Members and guests enjoy water aerobics, swimming lessons and pool games, as well as family cookouts and special events. An exercise facility is open to members and guests. This facility features an aerobics room as well as the latest fitness equipment.
Club dining offers club members and temporary guests both a lounge setting and a main dining room with a Members' Grille and poolside "Peli". Select from a menu of seafood, steaks, poultry, pasta and desserts. Enjoy live musical entertainment on a seasonal basis.
Resort guests become temporary members of the Club, enjoying access to all of its privileges, including golf, tennis, croquet, swimming, exercise, dining and use of the lounge. The Bald Head Island Club Activities Department operates a wide variety of programs designed for children and teens.
For more information about The BHI Club, click on the following link www.bhiclub.net
Located at East Beach and overlooking Frying Pan Shoals, the Shoals Club on Bald Head Island provides a beautiful beachside setting for property owners and guests to enjoy seaside recreational and social activities for all ages. Poolside verandas and patios offer sweeping ocean vistas, dining and lounge facilities offer a variety of options, and a fitness room with exercise equipment is also available. The Shoals Club recreation department offers a range of programs for members to participate in, from day camps to fishing schools to water aerobics for the adults. For additional information, please contact the Shoals Club at 910-454-4888.
Village Chapel of Bald Head Island: Overlooking the Bald Head Island Creek, and under the guard of Old Baldy, the Village Chapel offers a picturesque setting to property owners and visitors alike. Non-denominational services are conducted by visiting clergy each Sunday and everyone is welcome to attend. Funded by donations, arrangements can also be made for special services, including weddings.
For more information, call the Chapel office at (910) 457-1183.
Bald Head Island Conservancy: Dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the Island’s beauty and wildlife, this nonprofit group sponsors many environmentally oriented programs and activities designed to educate and ensure that the Island’s unique natural resources are preserved and maintained. A variety of educational programs are offered throughout the year.
For more information, and a complete schedule of activities and programs, call the Conservancy Information Line at (910) 457-5786, 24 hours a day, or click on the following link, www.bhic.org.
Old Baldy Foundation: Standing sentinel over the Island, and through the efforts of the Old Baldy Foundation, Old Baldy Lighthouse is open daily to visitors. For unsurpassed, panoramic views of Bald Head Island, the climb up 106 steps to the top of Old Baldy is an adventure offering visitors a bird’s eye view of the Island. Made possible by private donations, as well as state and federal grants, the Old Baldy Foundation is dedicated to the renovation, preservation and maintenance of Old Baldy Lighthouse and grounds. Located adjacent to the lighthouse, the Maritime Museum provides information about the historic structure, its role in the Island’s seafaring history, and the lighthouse keeper’s way of life.
For additional information, call (910) 457-7481 or visit their website at www.oldbaldy.org.
Smith Island Land Trust: Established in 1996 as a local nonprofit land conservation organization, the Smith Island Land Trust is dedicated to preserving land in its natural state. With assistance and endorsement from conservation groups across North Carolina and many individuals nationwide, the Trust is committed to building support for the protection of the ecologically significant lands within the complex of islands known as Smith Island.
For more information, call (910) 457-0089.
The Smith Island Art League: The Smith Island Art League was formed on Bald Head Island to bring together artists who either reside on the island, own property or work full time on Bald Head. An art show is presented every Memorial Day Weekend, providing artists the opportunity to display and sell their work.
For additional information, visit their website at www.smithislandartleague.com.
The Village of Bald Head Island is an incorporated municipality governed by a Village Council which oversees Island services such as road maintenance, police & emergency medical services, garbage collection and building inspections. Located adjacent to the Bald Head Post Office and across from Old Baldy Lighthouse, the Town Hall offices are open during regular business hours.
Fire - Medical - Police: Fire, medical, and police services are available on Bald Head Island for emergencies and public safety. All Bald Head Island telephones are part of the Brunswick County 911 Emergency Service. There is a basic medical treatment room at the main fire station and all paid firefighters are paramedic-level certified. Advance and Basic Life Support ambulance units are available for transportation to the ferry. The Southport Rescue Squad is always on call to provide emergency medical treatment and transportation to area hospitals. Dosher Memorial Hospital is located only a few minutes from the mainland ferry terminal; Brunswick Hospital is 20 miles from Southport on Highway US 17; New Hanover Regional Medical Center is 30 miles from Southport, in Wilmington, NC. For non-emergency issues, please contact the Bald Head Island Police Department at (910) 457-5252.
For more information about The Village of BHI and its services, click on this link www.villagebhi.org
The River Pilot Café: Located near the Bald Head Island Harbour, The River Pilot Café allows guests to relax in a casual dining experience while enjoying beautiful views of the Cape Fear River. Lunch and dinner menus include soups, salads, sandwiches, and fresh seafood. An open sun deck is the perfect way to spend the evening, a cool summer breeze and beautiful sunset views. (910) 457-7390
Eb & Flo’s Steam Bar: Overlooking the Bald Head Island Marina, this open air pavilion features hamburgers and seafood in a perfect island setting. Sit back and soak up the sun while watching the boats arriving in the Harbour. Open seasonally. (910) 457-7217
Bald Head Island Club: Offering a choice of dining environments, the BHI Club features casual to finer dining experiences. The lounge provides a warm, cozy atmosphere to enjoy cocktails before or after dinner. The Club is also home to The Grille, providing a variety of lighter fare menu items as well as a selection of drinks and cocktails from the bar. For a more elegant Island dining experience, try the BHI Club dining room. Here one can select from an assortment of specialties including seafood, steaks, poultry, pasta and desserts. A BHI Club membership or temporary membership is required, as well as proper attire. For additional information or reservations, call (910) 457-7300.
The Pelicatessen: Located poolside as part of the Bald Head Island Club, the “Peli” is the perfect pit-stop when taking a break from the pool, beach, tennis, or golf. Serving a variety of items from snacks, to hot dogs, to deli sandwiches, the Peli also serves cold beer and wine. Open seasonally. (910) 457-7300.
The Maritime Market: As well as providing a wide selection of general store provisions, the Maritime Market also includes a deli which offers an assortment of meats, cheeses & salads. Fresh deli subs and sandwiches can be made to order or choose a deli hotdog or pizza by-the-slice. Dine-in tables are available or opt for a little sunshine on the outdoor patio area. Call (910) 457-7220.
Shoals Club: Shoals Club members and temporary guests can enjoy breath-taking ocean views while dining in elegant yet relaxed style. Lunch and dinner menus offer a variety of options including soups, salads, and seafood dishes. Indoor & outdoor settings are available and with panoramic vistas of South Beach and Frying Pan Shoals its a dining experience not to be missed on Bald Head Island. For reservations call 910-454-4850
The Maritime Market: Our well stocked general store provides most basic grocery including meats, vegetables, beer & wine, and housewares, as well as stocking sunbathing and personal care products. Bald Head Island logo and gift items, fishing supplies, movie rentals, and photo processing are also available. An automatic teller machine (ATM) accepting most bank cards is located here. Please note that liquor is not available for sale at the Maritime Market, but may be purchased in Southport on the mainland. Call (910) 457-7220.
Island Hardware: Located adjacent to the Maritime Market on Maritime Way, Island Hardware provides a variety of home improvement items as well as outdoor grills, hammocks, and deck furniture. Almost everything needed, from home improvement to outdoor entertaining can be found here. (910) 454-0810.
The Silver Peddler Gift Shop: Located next to the Maritime Market on Maritime Way, the Silver Shop offers an array of items where everything is made of silver. From jewelry to souvenirs, this is a great place to shop.
Old Baldy Lighthouse Museum & Giftshop: Located adjacent to Old Baldy, the lighthouse museum & giftshop offers guests the opportunity to experience the way of life for a lighthouse keeper in an 1850s replica cottage. View displayed household items and historic artifacts from that time period before climbing to the top of Old Baldy to enjoy one of the best views available of Bald Head Island. Tours are available with proceeds benefiting the Old Baldy Foundation. For tour fee information and hours of operation, call 910-457-7481.
Bald Head Island Pro Shop: For golfers and non-golfers alike, be sure to check out the latest in men’s and women’s golf apparel and a full line of clothing with the Bald Head Island Club’s logo. Golf club rentals are available and tee times/court times are scheduled here. Call (910) 457-7310.
Turtle Central Conservancy Gift Shop: Staffed by volunteers and with proceeds from the store benefitting the Conservancy’s programs, the Conservancy Gift Shop is located on the east end of Federal Road at the Conservancy headquarters. With an assortment of Conservancy t-shirts, books, jewelry and gifts, Turtle Central is a “must visit” during your stay. Call (910) 457-0917.
Island Passage & Maritime Passage: Whether you’re looking to outfit the whole family in the latest fashions or pick up a Bald Head Island souvenir, Island Passage carries a wide array of beach accessories to suit your needs. Island Passage also rents bikes, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, canoes, and golf carts. Island Passage can be found only a short walk from the Marina and Maritime Passage is located on Maritime Way next to the Maritime Market. Call (910) 457-4944.
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