- The list below includes 31 free or cheap things to do in or near Surf City, North Carolina, including 48 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Islands, Parks and Piers & Boardwalks.
- From Soundside Park to Surf City Pier, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Surf City and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wrightsville Beach, Jacksonville, Wilmington and Topsail Beach.
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97% 98 votes
517 Roland Avenue, Surf City, NC 28445 MoreLess Info
Soundside Park serves as a family-friendly recreational facility with several boardwalks around its edges, complete with a fishing pier and viewing decks. Attractions include multiple slides, swings, an extensive playground, and a climbing wall.
82% 119 votes
112 S Shore Drive, Surf City, NC 28445 MoreLess Info
Destroyed by passing hurricanes and rebuilt several times, Surf City Pier offers fishing spots with a tackle shop, cleaning stations, and bait area. The pier also has shops that sell souvenirs and a burger joint.
90% 727 votes
Surf City, NC MoreLess Info
Known for its sea turtle rescue programs, Topsail Island is located near Surf City, North Carolina. The Island also has beautiful beaches and a warm, welcome and active community. The Island is only accessible by boat or jetski.
83% 101 votes
518 C Roland Ave., Surf City, NC 28445 MoreLess Info
Guests aboard the Belle of Topsail sight-see in style as they cruise around the North Carolina coast. Captain David Luther is also an ordained minister and often performs weddings aboard the boat, a charming vintage-inspired vessel that holds up to 49 adults.
100% 11 votes
203 Greensboro Avenue, Surf City, NC 28445 MoreLess Info
Featuring the work of local artisans, Seacoast Art Gallery displays paintings, crafts, and pottery for visitors to enjoy. The resident artists is Sandy L. McHugh, who specializes in acrylic and watercolor paintings.
100% 6 votes
311 S. Topsail Dr, Surf City, NC 28445 MoreLess Info
Many water-based activities are offered at Ohana Paddle Sports. They offer board rentals, a variety of lessons, bicycle rentals, and they also have a store to buy kayaking or surfing equipment.
69% 36 votes
714 S Anderson Blvd., Topsail Beach, NC 28445 MoreLess Info
The Topsail Skating Rink on Topsail Beach is a roller skating rink. It is located above the post office, and has hardwood floors, 45-RPM music, and a record player, along with sodas and snacks.
88% 48 votes
Topsail Beach, NC MoreLess Info
The Missiles and More Museum contains a detailed history of naval and military activities in the Topsail Island region. The museum has several displays and a variety of pictures, films, and local artifacts available for viewing.
89% 63 votes
Topsail Beach, NC 28445 MoreLess Info
An amusement area for all ages, Patio Playground is a popular tourist destination on Topsail Beach. Along with miniature golf, visitors can also enjoy an arcade, ice cream shop and dancing on Friday nights.
78% 9 votes
328 Peru Road, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 MoreLess Info
Established in 1980, the Thurston Art Gallery is a location that displays and sells a number of artistic works and items. These include local art, shirts, jewelry, totebags, and many other items.