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Home in Surf City
"Toes In the Water" - steps to beach w/ Hot Tub!
Welcome to "Toes In The Water", our marvelous beach home steps away from the beach with sound views. This updated house with open kitchen/dining/living room has 4 bedrms, 2 baths, & game room . Outdoor living space includes multiple decks & screen porch. Large patio has hot tub, dining table & chairs, lounge chairs, fire pit & outdoor shower. 1st level is a game room with ping pong, darts, & more. Includes beach cart, umbrella, 4 bikes, boogie boards, 2 person kayak, 2 stand up paddle boards.
$136 per night
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Condo in Surf City
Sit n Sea Oceanfront, Pool - Surf Condos
Oceanfront w/beach access! Come and enjoy your stay at Topsail Island. This unit is completely renovated and veteran owned as well as close to all military facilities. This unit provides private carport parking, wifi, a private community pool, laundry facility on site, and most importantly private community beach access . The development is conveniently located right in the heart of Surf City close to all the area attractions, shops, boutiques, local seafood markets, restaurants and more!
$90 per night
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Home in North Topsail Beach
Couple of Pisces - On the Ocean
You can't get closer to the ocean! Private access via exclusive walkway. Amazing property so close to the ocean you could fish from the deck! Upper deck with Pergola shading and lower "spa" deck with hot and cold outdoor shower, lounge chairs and plenty of private space for relaxing - do yoga, meditate, play games. read a book or have a crab feast with the ocean at your feet. One of a kind property with unmatched views. Nothing between you and the ocean and the amazing Topsail sunrises.
$214 per night
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Stay near Surf City's top sights

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Salty Turtle Beer Co..89 locals recommend
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Surf City Jet Ski Rentals36 locals recommend
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Inis Spa13 locals recommend
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Topsail Boat Rental12 locals recommend
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Shipwreck Point Golf46 locals recommend
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Topsail Island Trading Company24 locals recommend

Surf City house rentals

Home in Surf City
Little House On The Beach
$209 per night
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Home in North Topsail Beach
Oceanfront 3 bedroom home; private beach access
$199 per night
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Home in North Topsail Beach
Your next Island Getaway at “The Carolina Daze!”
$90 per night
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Home in Surf City
Beach Front, ALL Linens provided! W/ Hot Tub
$315 per night
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Home in Surf City
Dog Friendly Home Amazing OceanView 1MinWalkBeach
$129 per night
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Home in Surf City
Oceanfront Oasis! Gorgeous Views + Linens Included
$250 per night
Home in Surf City
Dog Friendly Cozy Home Ocean View 1Min WalktoBeach
$118 per night
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Home in Surf City
Renovated! Beachfront 4-Bedroom w/ Hot Tub +Linens
$300 per night
Home in Surf City
NewHome/Pool/Separate Oceanfrt Deck/Small Pets Ok
$397 per night
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Home in North Topsail Beach
Canalfront, tiki bar, pool, ocean, hot tub,2nd row
$236 per night
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Private room in Surf City
Topsail Island Ocean Front Master Bedroom Suite
$100 per night
Home in Surf City
Dog Friendly 4Bed/2.5Bath OceanView1minWalktoBeach
$136 per night
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Surf City beach vacation rentals

Townhouse in Surf City
BLUE VIEW oceanfront 3 suites Pool Playground WOW
$159 per night
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Condo in Surf City
The Loggerhead Inn 25 - 1 King + Sleeper Sofa Studio, sleeps 4 - complex pool, walk to beach!
$92 per night
Guest suite in Surf City
Surf City Getaway...Minutes to the Beach!
$70 per night
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Cottage in Surf City
Pelican Place: 2BR + loft, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8 - 25 steps from the beach!
$135 per night
Condo in North Topsail Beach
NEW! Convenient Retreat w/ Balcony & Ocean Views!
$119 per night
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Guest suite in Surf City
Couples Retreat Waterfront
$92 per night
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Condo in North Topsail Beach
Tropical Turtle, Oceanfront NorthTopsail Beach
$120 per night
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Townhouse in North Topsail Beach
3 Bedroom waterfront home with pool/beach access
$199 per night
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Guest suite in Surf City
The Beach Place
$100 per night
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Camper/RV in North Topsail Beach
Sun Chaser
$70 per night
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Private room in Surf City
Beach House--Orange Room
$55 per night
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Island in Surf City
Catch A Wave, Catch Your Breath, Capture A Moment
$100 per night
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Surf City cottage rentals

Cottage in Surf City
Surf City-Cozy Blue Cottage-near beach/boat access
$66 per night
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Cottage in Surf City
The Salt Box Beach House of Surf City, NC
$246 per night
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Cottage in North Topsail Beach
2nd row, beach access, pet friendly w/fenced yard
$125 per night
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Cottage in Surf City
NEW! Oceanfront Family Cottage w/ Beach Access!
$279 per night
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Cottage in Surf City
Cozy Cottage on the Sandy Shores (1st floor unit)
$140 per night
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Cottage in Surf City
Latitude Adjustment: Topside
$145 per night
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Cottage in Surf City
Poppy's Place Beach House
$105 per night
Cottage in Surf City
Private pool, linens & more, steps from the beach!
$250 per night
Cottage in Surf City
WHY KNOT’ Fabulous ocean views from beach cottage!
$160 per night
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Cottage in North Topsail Beach
Boho Round House with Beach across street, 2nd row
$137 per night
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Cottage in North Topsail Beach
Pet Friendly Beach Cottage and Crashing Waves!
$69 per night
Cottage in Surf City
NEWLY LISTED! beachmtn bungalow
$117 per night

Your guide to Surf City

All About Surf City

This quiet coastal town located on Topsail Island — a 26-mile barrier island off the coast of North Carolina — combines peaceful beaches with consistently good conditions for surfing. According to local legend, pirate ships used to be a common sight here. Until World War II, Topsail Island was only accessible by boat, but there are now two bridges that connect it to the mainland. Surf City is a small, walkable section in the middle of the island with a laid-back vibe and a smattering of casual restaurants and independent shops, and a turtle rehab and rescue center.

Head to Surfside Beach at sunrise for a glimpse of surfers riding the waves, and if you’re traveling with your pooch, the nearby town of North Topsail Beach offers a number of dog-friendly beaches. The third town on the island, Topsail Beach, on the south end of the island, is even smaller and quieter, with fewer than 500 year-round residents and a skyline free of high-rise buildings.


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

The best times of year to book rentals in Surf City is from mid-April to early June and mid-September to late October, when temperatures tend to be mild. October’s OceanFest is Surf City’s biggest event, a beachside live music, arts, surf, and eco festival to benefit the ocean. The month also sees the town’s lively Octoberfest and a fun run. Summer brings live music, a shrimp festival, and movies in the park — but bear in mind that the higher temperatures can be challenging for the uninitiated.


What are the top things to do in Surf City?

Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

Locals have worked tirelessly since 1996 to achieve their dream of protecting sea turtles on Topsail Island. The center cares for sick and injured sea turtles, returning them to the wild if they are able. Tours and educational programs run over the summer months to raise money for this non-profit’s conservation operation.

Surf City Ocean Pier

Built in 1948, the Surf City Pier was Topsail Island’s first ocean pier. After being destroyed by Hurricane Fran in 1996, it reopened the next year with improvements for local fishermen including fish cleaning stations, lighting for night fishing, and a tackle shop. There’s also a grill and outside dining area for laid-back dinners with a perfect view of the ocean.

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Sandwiched between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean, Fort Fisher is a scenic hour’s drive south of Surf City. As a protected shoreline, developments here are limited to a visitor center, boardwalk, and other essential facilities. Sweeping sands for peaceful strolls sit alongside hiking trails and marshes for birdwatching and spotting sea turtles.