Sea Turtles in NC's Brunswick Islands

Few family vacation spots exist in the world where you can wile away the days on the golf course, on the beach or strolling through quaint shops and watch the miracles of life unfold before your eyes. Here on Bald Head Island, Holden Beach, Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach and Oak Island, that's exactly what you'll have a chance do to. Our beaches are home to loggerhead sea turtles, spectacular creatures that have made their way to our shores for centuries to lay their eggs and continue the circle of life. Watching a hatchling, no bigger than a walnut, inch its way to the ocean for the first time might be one of the greatest sights you'll ever see. And we take our turtles very seriously. Many conservation groups offer free seminars, tours and information about protecting this mysterious and glorious endangered species. In Chinese mythology, the sea turtle represents wisdom. Maybe that's why so many mother turtles come to Brunswick Island beaches to nest. They know a good place to visit when they see it.