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Topsail Island Trading Company offers precision nautical weather and tide instruments including barometers, weather stations, and tide clocks. The company also offers jewelry from many artist including Donald Wong and Waxing Poetic by Paglei along with fudge, including 16 flavors of chocolate fudge.
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.
Offering surf camps for all ages, Surf City Surf Camp teaches visitors the basics of surfing with an ecological twist. All of the instructors are knowledgeable about marine studies and teach about the marine life during the camp.
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.
Beginner and advanced lessons are offered at the Surf City Surf School that includes boards, ocean safety information, and common surf knowledge. Lessons take around one to one and a half hours and there's a free t-shirt for every student!