Spotlight on Topsail Island


outheastern North Carolina Shas so many beautiful beaches that sometimes it is hard to decide which you are most drawn to. They are all so different that at any given time, one might have your name on it for a more permanent location. This blog series was designed to help you decide which is best for you.

Let’s explore Topsail Island.

What is Topsail Island like?

If you’re looking for an escape from it all, Topsail may just be your beach. This 26-mile-long island is comprised of three different communities: North Topsail Beach, Surf City at the center, and Topsail Beach at the southern end. Each of these communities has a different ‘vibe,’ but each also has access to expansive beaches where you can spread out and still find an escape from the crowds.

If you’re a seaside treasure hunter, Topsail is your place! From shells to sharks teeth to sea glass, Topsails’ expansive beach offers miles of treasures to be found. Unlike it’s sister beach in Wrightsville where shells are mostly found in pieces, they can be found here in bounty and fully intact.

This is a kicked-back place to spend your time. Sometimes referred to as the area’s hidden gem, this residential spread offers not just great and (mostly) quiet beach time, but restaurants to meet everyone’s needs.

It’s kid-friendly in a big way, with miniature golf and parks that are easily accessible. If you come in the fall/winter/early spring, you can even ride your horse on the beach. But not many of the beach rentals from Sea Scape Properties accommodate horses. Do be sure to check out all those that allow dogs, however like Summer Salt on Topsail Beach.

How to pronounce Topsail

If you plan to spend any time on Topsail Island, you’d best learn how to pronounce its name. Note that it is one word. Therefore, it is not Top Sail, but instead it’s taken from the mariner’s lexicon and pronounced Tops’l.

Fun facts

Along with three communities, Topsail Island has thick maritime forests. It is also a sanctuary for sea turtles who use its beautiful beaches to hatch the next generation.

The island lies in two different counties: Onslow County in the north, and in Pender County in the south.

Folklore has it that the island was named Topsail because pirate ships hid behind the island with their topsails visible from the sea. Not to burst any bubbles, but the name actually came from New Topsail Inlet, close to Beaufort, NC.

When you want an easy way to cook a scrumptious meal at home, you can stop in at Topsail Steamer . This nationwide phenomenon takes “today fresh” seafood and let’s you create a dinner like no other for seafood lovers. They’re so good, they just won the Coastal Entrepreneur of the Year Award!

HJust Chill

At its essence, Topsail Island is more relaxed than other beaches. If that’s your aim, this might be your beach.

If you’re interested in vacationing in this area or looking for a property management company you can trust to care for your Topsail Island Vacation Rental home, let us know ! We’d love to ‘show’ you around.

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Southern Magnolia Concierge Service – Enhance Your Vacation

Are you looking forward to your upcoming vacation but still stressing over all the little details for your stay such as getting groceries, booking tee times, making dinner reservations, or decorating for a special occasion? If so, we encourage you to use our exclusive partner, Southern Magnolia Concierge. Their team of experienced staff can do all of the above and more. Making your time at our Sea Scape property stress-free and more memorable is their goal!

Southern Magnolia Concierge is a boutique concierge firm serving Wilmington, NC and the surrounding areas. Their job is to make your life simpler by saving you time. As a resident of Wilmington, NC for the past twenty years, Southern Magnolia Concierge’s owner, Grace has extensive knowledge of the area. She and her team will ensure your needs and preferences are met with exceptional service and attention to detail. They understand the value of your time and strive to make your life simpler. This allows you to enjoy all that our North Carolina area beaches have to offer.

Stress-free Grocery Pickup and Set-up

Imagine arriving at your Sea Scape property to find the pantry stocked with your favorite snacks and the fridge filled with fresh groceries. With Southern Magnolia Concierge’s grocery pickup and set-up service, this convenience becomes a reality. Say goodbye to time-consuming supermarket visits and let their team handle it all. Simply provide them with your grocery list, including any butcher shop and ABC store requests and they will take care of the rest. Making sure everything is perfectly set up for your arrival. Start your vacation off on the right foot with a hassle-free and fully stocked kitchen!

Seamless Reservations

Looking to book a tee time, spa service or dinner out? Southern Magnolia Concierge can assist with booking any reservations you may want during your stay in our beautiful coastal town. Their knowledgeable team has access to exclusive connections and local expertise to make your reservations a breeze. They will handle all the details, leaving you free to relax and enjoy your vacation time. 

Culinary Delights with Chef Services

Large group or small, if you would prefer to eat in, Southern Magnolia Concierge can assist with booking chef services during your stay.  This allows you to enjoy your Sea Scape rental even more! From intimate dinners to special celebrations, culinary experts will curate a customized menu based on your preferences and dietary requirements. Sit back, savor exquisite dishes, and create cherished memories as you enjoy a delicious meal created just for you at one of our beautiful properties. 

Elevate Special Occasions

Celebrating a special occasion during your stay? If so, why not make it more memorable by having Southern Magnolia Concierge do the decorating for you? They bring all the supplies and save you time by setting everything up. Also, if you’re traveling light or by plane and don’t have room to pack gifts, their team can run personal errands too! They can pickup a preferred gift or prepare custom gift baskets for any occasion. Need something sweet for the occasion? There are several dessert shops to choose from and their team is happy to deliver right to your doorstep. 

Customized Services Tailored to You

Southern Magnolia Concierge understands every guest has unique needs and preferences. That’s why they offer a range of additional services tailored to your requirements. Need transportation arrangements? Seeking childcare services/gear? Craving an in-home spa treatment? They have you covered. Let them know your desires, and their dedicated team will make it happen. 

In short, we want your time at Sea Scape Properties to be the most memorable vacation for you and your family. Time seems to go by faster when you’re on vacation so let Southern Magnolia Concierge take some items off your plate so you can spend more time relaxing on the beach. Visit their website  to schedule services. And, when you stay with Sea Scape, you get special discounts from Southern Magnolia Concierge.

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