Southport, North Carolina
A visit to the historic maritime town of Southport provides a glimpse of a distant past of pirates and privateers, of antebellum Southern belles and blockade runners. Located at the convergence of the Cape Fear River, Intracoastal Waterway, and Atlantic Ocean, Southport is home to numerous local restaurants with striking water views. Stroll the town's streets lined with large oaks and historic homes. Visit a boutique shop or art gallery.