- The list below includes 80 free or cheap things to do in or near Southport, North Carolina, including 47 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, Kayaking, Movie Theaters and Art Gallery.
- From Waterfront Park to Price's Creek Lighthouse, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Southport and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach.
The Sail Shop offers kayak trips on Bald Head Island's tidal creeks, surfing instruction, sailing instruction around Bald Head Island, and fishing for red drum and flounder on Cape Creek. The company also offers kayak, and boat tours.
A former home of a British fort during the Revolutionary War, Bald Head Island, North Carolina is now the destination of the oldest standing lighthouse in the state and the Smith Museum. The museum features seafaring exhibits and maritime artifacts.
The light first shone from Bald Head lighthouse on December 23, 1794, making it the first lighthouse in North Carolina. It was used until 1935 when the lighthouse at Cape Fear was completed, and now visitors can climb the 112 stairs to the top.
A miniature golf course featuring 18 holes, Oak Island Jungle Golf offers a jungle theme with water and fake animals including elephants and a giraffe. The facility provides arcade games along with an ice cream parlor.
At Island Fishing Center, visitors can purchase fishing supplies and learn about promising fishing spots in the area from the owner. The store puts out a weekly fishing report that explains the best catches of the season.
The Oak Island Recreation Center is a recreational and educational facility that consists of a fitness center, a skate park, and an ocean education center. The facility also has a dog park that is open 7 days a week.
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1610 Fort Fisher Boulevard, South, Wilmington, NC 28449 MoreLess Info
Designed to keep the Wilmington port open during the Civil War, when Fort Fisher fell on January 15, 1865, it was one of the most decisive victories that proving that the North's victory. Visitors to the Fort Fisher State Historic Site see earthworks, and view a documentary, and shop.