Are you eager to take a guys' trip but need help deciding where to go? On the southern coast of North Carolina, between Wilmington and the South Carolina border, you'll find 45 miles of scenic beaches, authentic Calabash seafood, a prime Atlantic seaboard location with premier fishing, and championship golf courses on what is famously known as "NC's Golf Coast" – all which make up NC's Brunswick Islands. If you're looking for a guys' trip destination that offers something for all your buddies to enjoy, look no further! Check out our recommended activities below for an epic guys-only getaway to the Brunswick Islands.
Golf with the Guys.
If you’re feeling eager to experience the absolute best of coastal golf during your guys’ trip, then you’ve come to the right place! North Carolina's Brunswick Islands is home to over 30 championship golf courses designed by some of the greatest architects in the game, such as Arnold Palmer, Rees Jones, Fred Couples, Willard Byrd and more. Golfers of all levels have come to know the area as NC's Golf Coast, and for good reasons. Our mild year-round temperatures make for an all-season golf climate where you’ll find playing conditions to your liking almost any time of year. Grab your buddies and tee up on uniquely designed courses surrounded by a variety of terrain such as scenic marshes and inlets, lush maritime forests and the stunning Intracoastal Waterway. Best of all, they’re all just moments away from our wide sandy beaches! Be sure to use our free golf guide to plan your outing—you can use it to find courses by architect, yardage, rating and proximity to where you’re staying.
Bond with the Boys over Great Food and Waterfront Views.
No trip to the Brunswick Islands would be complete without experiencing the area’s local flavors and pristine waterfront views. End your action packed day by bonding with the boys over fresh seafood paired with relaxing views of the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Fear River or the Intracoastal Waterway. Not only is North Carolina's Brunswick Islands home to some of the best seafood in North Carolina, but we are also home to Calabash, the "Seafood Capital of the World," and the Southport Yacht Basin—both areas are famously known for offering outstanding waterfront dining options. Prefer to have a boys night in and make your own meal at home? Our Islands and towns are home to an array of seafood markets where you can pick up dinner from the day's catch.
Take a Day to Fish with your Friends.
Whether you and your crew are avid anglers or just looking for an excuse to spend the day on the water, there are endless ways to access great fishing along the Brunswick Islands’ prime Atlantic seaboard location. Looking for a more laid-back day of fishing on or near land where you can go at your own pace? Venture over to one of our fishing piers that extend hundreds of feet out into the ocean, or surf cast right off the beach. If you need some equipment or guidance, the friendly pier and tackle shop attendants will provide you with everything you’ll need. For an inshore, nearshore, or offshore adventure, book a private fishing charter or hop aboard a head boat. Inshore trips are perfect for fishing creeks and inlets for redfish, flounder or speckled trout, while offshore trips navigate to waters as far out as the Gulf Stream to fish for king mackerel, grouper, wahoo and more. Visit here to find helpful information on fishing permits, public boat ramps and more.
Break for Brews at a Brewery or Taproom.
What better way to celebrate your prized catch than by indulging in something liquid with your lads? In North Carolina's Brunswick Islands, delicious local flavors extend beyond the food. Our islands and towns are home to breweries, taprooms and wine bars, and even an award winning winery—so get ready to savor refreshing local beverages topped with friendly hospitality! Not sure where to start? Visit our blog to read all about the various breweries and taprooms in the area, along with information about offerings coming to the area in the future.
Whether a week-long or weekend trip, North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands is the best destination for a guys-only getaway! Once you're ready to start planning your trip, visit ncbrunswick.com to learn more about our islands and towns, explore fun attractions and find accommodations.