Southport Journals

A Serendipitous Side of Cape Fear

A July 2006 trip to Southport by gexx

Quote: On a day-trip to the beach, we discovered a fun quiet, section of Cape Fear.

A Serendipitous Side of Cape Fear

Overview

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I haven't been to the beach in probably 10 years. My boyfriend's aunt and uncle in North Carolina invited us over for a few days. When I found that they were only an hour from the beach, I jumped on the opportunity. Our first plan was to go to Myrtle Beach, but I thought it would be too touristy. I live and work in a tourist destination so when I vacation I often look for someplace where I can escape from them.Next, we were going to go to Wilmington, but as we were driving, I looked at our road atlas and totally changed my mind. I wanted to go to this little island. Heck, if we didn't like it, it would only be about 1/2 hour from Wilmington anyways and we'd just say we took the scenic route. I...Read More
Quote:
While wandering around, when I stopped at shops and the visitor's bureau, I asked where a good place for an early dinner would be. Everyone said "Provision Company." So - believing that locals either know best (and ignoring that we sometimes want to keep the magnatude of tourists away from our spots), we tried it.Everything, except for the kitchen is outside. So you order your food at a grease board, choosing from the shrimp, crab, fish or even burger choices. Shrimp is sold by the pound. After you order, you get your drink from the beer coolers and soda fountains and then make your way to the back to find a table. "The back" actually means "along the docks," where the shrimper-women an...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 18, 2006

Yacht Basin Provision Co
Yacht Basin Drive
Southport, North Carolina

Oak Island Beach

Story/Tip

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Basically, we decided to go to Oak Island, and here I'm going to give directions like a local, which I'm not. As you go into Oak Island and toward the beach on the south side, you will come to an intersection at the Oak Island Golf Course. There will be a sign for the public beach that tells you to go right. There will be a lighthouse off to your left. GO LEFT, toward the lighthouse! DO NOT follow the sign. The road will be lined with dozens of cute beach houses and tons of other reclusive, public beaches. They each have a parking lot and porta-potties. If you follow the sign to the public beach, you have life guards and full shower/bathroom facilities. We could see that beach, actually, and it was VE...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 18, 2006

About the Writer

gexx

gexx
Gatlinburg, Tennessee