Situated at the southernmost tip of North Carolina and the convergence of the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean , Bald Head Island is about two miles offshore from the historic fishing village of Southport . Passenger ferries depart Indigo Plantation Marina in Southport and transport residents and visitors to the island.
Bald Head Island has an environmental diversity not found on many other barrier islands. That's what makes the place so distinctive and unique. It covers nearly 13,000 acres and includes several distinct ecological habitats: beach, maritime forest and salt marsh. It is the home to such a diversity of plant and wildlife that it is almost impossible to imagine.
Homes and home sites are available in all those ecological settings, so the hardest thing you might have to do when on the island is to choose where you want to live or vacation-for each habitat has its own exceptional characteristics and advantages.
The Bald Head Island Conservancy offers for the entire family a variety of fun-filled educational programs designed to enhance your understanding of the island's natural ecosystems.
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Along with Mother Nature, the island sports a number of man-made amenities that will enhance your island experience.
With highs ranging around 56º F in January to about 90º F in August, Bald Head Island 's weather is relatively moderate, according to the National Weather Service. What's even better is that the temperature allows for outdoor activities most of the year-even during the colder months. Like most southern coastal areas, humidity can reach as high as 100% during the summer, but ocean breezes tend to make the island "feel" cooler. Hurricanes are possible from June 1 through November 30.
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A number of community events-both athletic and social-make Bald Head Island one of the most fun places in which to live, retire or visit. Regardless of the time of year, usually some type of special event is on the calendar. For example, Bald Head Island, Ltd. sponsors a 5-K Maritime Road Race during November. The Fourth of July holiday is one of the biggest events of the year, with a golf cart parade, plus a picnic, benefit raffle and patriotic concert sponsored by the Bald Head Island Conservancy. From the Fishing Rodeo in June to day camps for children, activities abound.
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