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🏖️ Southport Tree Escape * King Studio Near Town
Just a short walk from the heart of Southport, this sun-drenched studio in the trees is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway—or just for finding some peace and quiet in America's Happiest Seaside Town. You'll be hosted by year-round Southporters and professional home remodelers who have taken great pride in creating a space that's comfortable and contemporary. Enjoy a clean and open feel, modern appointments, and warm accents reminiscent of the seashore setting.
$178 per night
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Whiskey Bent - Pool Access
Whiskey Bent is a private top floor condo nestled amongst Live Oak trees in Historic Southport, NC. Location is everything and this unit does not disappoint. This one bedroom, one bath condo with covered porch is located in the Village at Southport and just steps away from the marina, waterfront, shops, and restaurants. The building has an elevator for easy access and private covered parking. Come & enjoy all that Southport has to offer.
$168 per night
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Southport's Canary Cottage
Southport's Canary Cottage is a newly renovated southern, cottage located in a small, historic town along the Cape Fear River! Canary Cottage is located 1 mile from Southport, 2 minutes from the ferry's at Deep Point Marina & 20 minutes to the Oak Island beaches! While in Southport, enjoy the shops, the majestic Live Oaks, dine at fabulous cafes & restaurants with water views, take a carriage ride, watch the boats go by, go on a ghost walk or tour a museum. Southport has something for eveyone!
$164 per night

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Surf Cinemas9 locals recommend
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Waterfront Park8 locals recommend
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Fishy Fishy Cafe62 locals recommend
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Provision Company62 locals recommend
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Oliver's on the Cape Fear21 locals recommend
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Bull Frog Corner5 locals recommend

Southport beach vacation rentals

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Southport Cozy Downtown Apartment
$125 per night
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Private room · Southport
Southport's Historic Nathan Windsor House
$99 per night
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Southport’s Southern Charm
$141 per night
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River Hideaway Retreat
$200 per night
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Southport Haven!! Just blocks away from Southports
$177 per night
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Entire condo · Southport
•••SOUTHPORT SERENDIPITY•••
$148 per night
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Entire condo · Southport
"Breathing Space" Relax and Unwind *Pool, Bikes
$146 per night
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Entire condo · Oak Island
The Beach House at Oak Island 101: 1BR Apartment, King, QSS
$72 per night
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Entire guest suite · Oak Island
Oak Island beach getaway
$88 per night
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Stuart's Sea Side Bungalow
$114 per night
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Peaceful Carolina Pearl in Downtown Southport
$101 per night
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Salt Nook Cottage
$279 per night

Southport house rentals

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Willis Cottage
$165 per night
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Sparrow's Retreat--Quiet escape in Southport
$92 per night
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Entire home · Southport
2BR / 2BA Two Blocks From Water in Southport
$235 per night
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Entire home · Oak Island
Donovan's Out of the Blue Gorgeous Beach House!!!
$271 per night
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Entire home · Southport
Mermaid Cove Cottage
$223 per night
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My Happy Place
$125 per night
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Marina Memories Townhome
$245 per night
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Enjoy Southport like a local! 6 blocks to the wate
$212 per night
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NEW! Waterfront Southport Home w/ Hot Tub & Deck!
$199 per night
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COOL CAROLINA PEARL in Downtown Southport
$98 per night
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Entire home · Oak Island
Beach Lovers and Bird Watchers Haven
$181 per night
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Entire home · Southport
Priceless Paradise Townhome
$223 per night

Southport condo rentals

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South Harbour Retreat
$160 per night
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Entire condo · Oak Island
The Coastal Coconut: Beautiful Ocean View Condo
$217 per night
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Entire condo · Southport
Stones Throw to downtown Southport
$142 per night
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Lovely efficiency with pool- 15 min to beach!
$84 per night
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Southport’s Sweet Caroline
$157 per night
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Entire condo · Oak Island
Rise and Shine!☀️Beach, pool & amazing views!
$195 per night
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Entire condo · Southport
Southport Condo Near Marina! Gorgeous Cape Views!
$165 per night
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Coastal Marsh Studio w/Rainfall Shower in St James
$105 per night
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Entire condo · Saint James
Egret's Nest in Saint James - A Cozy Retreat
$90 per night
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Waterfront Escape to the CAPE
$199 per night
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Entire condo · Saint James
Sanctuary Condo in St.James
$115 per night
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Entire condo · Oak Island
The Beach House at Oak Island 201: 2BR Apt King, King, QSS
$89 per night

Your guide to Southport

Welcome to Southport

Southport is a sleepy coastal town perched along Cape Fear River, due south of Wilmington. Southport was established in 1792 and was a harbor for pirates in the early 18th century. Today, it’s a popular vacation destination for those looking for less crowded beaches along the North Carolina coast. Flanked by Oak Island to the west and Bald Head Island to the east, Southport’s rugged, marshy environment lends its commercial area a relaxed charm. There you’ll find plenty of fish shacks, dive bars, and open-air restaurants overlooking the water, many of which have attached boat docks. A popular way to explore the flora and fauna in and around Cape Fear River is by kayak and paddleboard. Several outdoor outfitters in Southport offer equipment rentals and guided tours. In Southport’s historic district, live oak trees draped with moss frame the old homes, many of which have stood tall for more than a century — and some since 1800.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Southport?

Spring (from March to May) and fall (September to November) bring the best weather to Southport and its neighboring North Carolina beaches. Although summer can also see its fair share of pleasant weather, be prepared to deal with some crowds. When booking your stay, always be mindful of hurricane season, which for the Atlantic Ocean, can start in June and run through November, with the biggest storm months being August and September. Southport’s temperatures are often warm enough to enjoy the beach through late October. October is also a big time for annual festivals such as Riverfest in Wilmington and NC Oyster Festival in Shallotte, 25 miles away.


What are the top things to do in Southport?

Bald Head Island

At just three miles long and less than a mile wide, Bald Head Island — a quick ferry ride from Southport — is bursting with wildlife. Expect to see dolphins, egrets, bald eagles, and even the occasional alligator. History buffs can check out the 90-minute island tour, which covers the island’s former status as a hunting ground for wild pigs and the British fort it housed during the Revolutionary War.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina

Science-based experiences are the name of the game at this Ocean Isle Beach museum, located 33 miles west of Southport. Part natural history exhibit, part dry aquarium, the Museum of Coastal Carolina educates visitors about the rich nature in this area through dioramas and interactive exhibits. The Ingram Planetarium in nearby Sunset Beach, owned by the same organization, schedules a wide array of educational programming, including a classic-rock laser show.

Oak Island Lighthouse

Guarding the entrance to Fort Caswell, the concrete Oak Island Lighthouse was built in 1958. It’s open for self-guided tours for those who want to ascend the 131 steps to the lantern gallery, which offers unobstructed views of the surrounding Brunswick Islands.