Topsail Island’s Hideaways: Ultimate Vacation Spots for Couples

Topsail Island North Carolina Vacation Rental

Love is in the air, and you can be one of the lucky couples to enjoy a romantic getaway on Topsail Island. Nothing says romance more than long walks on the beach, charming restaurants with ocean views, and tranquility—and Topsail Island is a destination with all this and more. If you’re in need of a destination for R&R with your partner, we’ve got the best vacation rentals on Topsail Island to make your dream romantic getaway a reality.

Best Time for a Romantic Getaway on Topsail Island

Topsail Island is a popular destination for couples celebrating their wedding honeymoon, anniversary, holidays like Valentine’s Day, and proposals. It’s the perfect place to getaway with that special someone and enjoy romance surrounded by natural beauty. From spending time on the beach to exploring local activities ideal for couples, there are tons in store for couples looking to add a spark to their relationship.

Topsail Beach is a seasonal beach town. It’s busiest in the summer when the weather and ocean are warm for spending time outside on the beach or boating. Keep in mind that beach season (May to August) has larger crowds on the beach, tours, and restaurants. We recommend booking early and making reservations if you’re planning a romantic getaway on Topsail Island during the summer.

For a quieter getaway, visit Topsail Island during the winter and shoulder seasons. It’s a barrier island with mild winters and rare snow—so even on Valentine’s Day, you can spend time outdoors walking the beach. One of the best parts about visiting during the off-season is spotting wildlife like birds and dolphins. Also, with fewer crowds, you’ll always get the best seat at our local restaurants!

Things to Do on Topsail Island for Couples

  1. Finding Romance on Topsail Island’s Beach

The beach is the main draw for couples visiting Topsail Island. This 26-mile-long island is lined with some of the most stunning beaches in the coastal North Carolina area. The untouched barrier island landscape welcomes you to indulge in your favorite water activities during the warm season or snuggle up and enjoy the views during the winter.

Trace your name in the sand at Topsail Beach before the gentle waves wash ashore. Visit Surf City Beach to stroll the 937-foot-long Surf City Pier, where each step towards the horizon symbolizes your everlasting love. Later, head down to Serenity Point at golden hour for the best sunset view on the island.

  1. Plan a Couple’s Cruise on Local Boat Tours

Set sail into a season of love with one of our popular boat tours. Your voyage off the coast on Topsail Island is the perfect way to get away and enjoy the company of the person who means the most to you.

Tiki Tours is one of the top boat tour companies on Topsail Island, offering seasonal excursions in the Atlantic Ocean. Book private tours on the Tiki Time Pontoon to sail to the uninhabited Lea-Hutaff Island or take part in the live music sunset party on the Tiki Queen boat. Alternatively, cruise the Intracoastal Waterway on a pontoon with Topsail Intracoastal Adventures for two hours of scenic views and potentially spotting dolphins!

  1. Romantic Dinner with Scenic Views

topsail view

Raise a glass to cheers to love and happiness. Topsail Island has plenty of oceanfront restaurants where you can plan the perfect romantic dinner. And what better way to dine than with the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean!

Dine on the oceanfront patio at Daddy Mac’s Beach Grille with cocktails and hand-carved steaks cooked to order. Make reservations for a window seat at Breezeway Restaurant and dig in to their seafood platter and signature hushpuppies. Cruise up to the floating docks at Sears Landing Grill to try their signature seafood plates.

  1. Mindful Romance with Local Wellness Activities

The secret to enduring long years of everlasting romance is practicing wellness activities as a couple. Topsail Island is a hotbed for wellness, welcoming couples to mind, body, and spirit rejuvenation.

Check out Topsail Island Massage for their special Valentine’s Day massage package and 90-minute customized massage treatments tailored to your needs. Surf City’s Inis Spa specializes in conscious treatments with signature massages and island-inspired therapies. Join a beach yoga session with Lea Island Yoga, which includes a boat ride to the island and a glass of bubbly.

These are excellent options when visiting Topsail Island during the colder months for indoor activities to add to your itinerary.

Concierge Services for a Personal Touch of Romance

Sometimes, the best getaways involve staying in and simply enjoying each other’s company. Make the most of your Topsail Island vacation home rental by indulging in all your rental’s amenities and personalized guest services offered through Sea Scape Properties. Warm up by the fireplace while watching your favorite romantic comedy on Netflix. Utilize your full kitchen to prepare your favorite meal, or pre-order a home-cooked meal from Pine Valley Market. Organize a surprise luxury picnic with Coastal Picnic Wilmington to show that special someone just how much they mean to you.

Best Places to Stay in Topsail Island

Discover rentals on Topsail Island to plan the perfect romantic getaway trip. Whether looking for waterfront homes on Topsail Beach, homes with pools on Topsail Island, or accommodations filled with amenities, Sea Scape Properties has a collection of suitable vacation rentals ideal for couples.

The best places to stay on Topsail Island are:

  • Surf City
  • North Topsail Beach

Here’s why we recommend these locations.

Surf City

Located right across the Surf City Bridge, Surf City is the main tourist hub on Topsail Island. Couples looking to participate in romantic activities on the island will find several restaurants and bars and have easy access to the beach just steps from their vacation rental. Check out these top-rated rentals in Surf City perfect for a romantic getaway:

$175/next 7-stay nights

Paid Time Off

  • 4
  • 3.5
  • 13
$206/next 7-stay nights


  • 5
  • 4.5
  • 13

North Topsail Beach

Want to escape the crowds? North Topsail Beach feels more secluded, offering you the privacy you need for a quiet, romantic escape. You’ll have beach access and easy access to boating on the Intracoastal Waterway. This is also one of the best areas on the island to watch the sunrise! Here are some of our top picks for vacation rentals near North Topsail Beach:

$176/next 7-stay nights

Angel Waves

  • 4
  • 4
  • 10
$280/next 7-stay nights

Beachside Bliss

  • 6
  • 4.5
  • 14
$260/next 7-stay nights

Oceanside Oasis

  • 6
  • 4.5
  • 14
$331/next 7-stay nights

Sparrow’s Beach Nest

  • 6
  • 5
  • 14

Looking for vacation rentals near Topsail Island? Check out our properties in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach.

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