Bald Head Island
Once a hideout for notorious pirates like Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet, Bald Head Island offers a different kind of refuge for those seeking asylum from the everyday. This no-cars-allowed island can be your family’s vacation hideaway secluded from commercialism and touristy distractions. Reachable only by ferry, Bald Head is Brunswick’s most resort-styled island. Here, as you explore the island by bike, boat or golf cart you’ll be treated to varied natural landscapes, including pristine sand dunes, beaches, maritime forests, and salt marshes. Bald Head Island is an eco-lover's paradise, so preserved and conservation friendly that it’s home to one of the largest sea turtle nesting sites in North Carolina and is listed as one of the National Marine Fisheries Service’s “index beaches.” Slightly up-scale, and always inviting, Bald Head Island is as unspoiled as it is charming.