- TripBuzz found 73 things to do with kids in or near Bald Head Island, North Carolina, including 68 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Southport, Carolina Beach, Oak Island and Kure Beach.
- From The Sail Shop Tours to Smith Island Museum, the Bald Head Island area offers 58 different types of family activities, including: History Museums, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Lighthouses and Golf.
- Historically known as Smith Island, Bald Head Island is located to the east of the Cape Fear River along North Carolina's Atlantic coast. The island is nicknamed 'Old Baldy' after a lighthouse of the same name that was constructed in 1817, the oldest in the state of North Carolina. Bald Head Island has a population of under 200.
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.
Accessible only by ferry or private boat, the Bald Head Island Club offers a golf club, a heated 25-meter pool swimming pool, a children's water slide, a croquet course, four tennis courts, and children's programs. The club also offers weddings.
Captain Nancy Hahn offers serene tours of the lower Cape Fear River aboard her vessel, Tugboat. Captain Hahn offers free passage to children under age 5. Tours last 90 minutes and highlight the presence and role of wildlife in the area where the river empties into the Atlantic Ocean.
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Located at the juncture of the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Fear, the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport preserves the legacy of the interaction between people, sea and river. The museum includes the only working periscope in the North Carolina Maritime Museum network.
Captain Bert Felton's Solomon T Harbour Tours is headquartered in Southport, North Carolina. The company offers custom guided tours focusing on Civil War history, North Carolina's lighthouses, ecology and other topics of interest to clients.
Situated on nine acres, Waterfront Park overlooks the Cape Fear River and features a fishing pier along with an open grassy field. The park provides benches facing the river, paved walkways and sheltered picnic tables.