Southport Pier & Riverwalk
Address: S. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461
This small, handicapped-accessible pier near the mouth of the Cape Fear River is a municiple facility, and usage is free. It is located adjacent to Waterfront Park, where amenities include a water fountain, park benches, a gazebo, swings and usually an ice cream truck during the season. The Riverwalk Trail begins near the city pier and heads west along Bay Street and rounds the small bay of the yacht basin before winding back to a boardwalk on a small peninsula. Wooden signs mark the trail along the way. This site is featured on the NC Birding Trail. Specific species of interest include: White Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Seaside Sparrow, Painted Bunting, raptors & terns.