“Even paradise sees its share of storms, but in the end, it’s still paradise”. ~Trevor Driggers
Truer words have never been spoken! We’ve seen our share of storms, but our little piece of paradise still remains strong and beautiful here on Topsail Island, North Carolina. As we continue to recuperate, recover and rebuild after Hurricane Florence, you can rest assured that we are all working together to get back to life as we know it—and as we love it—here on the Carolina coastline.
As we progress, we just wanted to keep you informed with what’s happening now and what you can expect in the next few weeks and months.
At the writing of this blog post, access to the Town of North Topsail Beach is open to vacation rental guests, access to the Towns of Surf City and Topsail Beach remain closed to guests, and all beaches and beach accesses are still closed to the public due to safety hazards. We’ll let you know when this information changes.
With all that being said, here’s what you need to know about Autumn 2018 on Topsail Island and the surrounding area. Stay tuned and follow along with us!
Hurricane Florence Recovery Updates for Topsail Island
Access Realty is working hard to keep you up to date with the latest Hurricane Florence recovery efforts and information. We have a page dedicated to this vital and ever-changing information, so check back often to learn more about the state of the beaches in North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach. We are Topsail Strong!
Here are a few more helpful links for Topsail residents and vacationers:
Where To Find the Latest Topsail Beach Updates
Each Topsail Island NC town has its own website and Facebook page, which are the best sources for up-to-date local information.
As each town has its own hurricane recovery and progress to report, it’s best to visit each town’s individual website for specific information about the state of the beach and how things are progressing for each area of the island.
You can find all the current Topsail Island town and beach information you need right here:
Topsail Events That Are Still Happening for Fall 2018
You might be wondering which Topsail events you can still enjoy in the upcoming fall months. The good news is that many of them are still a go!
Come on out and support the island with your attendance knowing that you’re helping our local businesses and communities just by being there. That means the world to us!
October 20-21, 2018
Yes, it’s still on! Celebrate the best of the island and the season at the Autumn With Topsail festival held annually each October. Proceeds from this festival go back into the community and support the historic Assembly Building and the Missiles and More Museum.
The only modification is that there won’t be any indoor activities held in the Assembly Building due roof damage from Hurricane Florence, but that won’t put a damper on this locally loved event!
The festival features a juried Arts and Crafts Court with over 100 regional artisans displaying and selling their work. Enjoy exciting live musical entertainment, a variety of amazing food with beer and wine, inflatables and crafts for children, and much more. Take advantage of the free shuttle service provided from various parking areas in Topsail Beach to the Festival Grounds for easy access.
The 2018 Autumn With Topsail festival runs from Saturday, October 20 to Sunday, October 21 so save the dates! Adult admission is $5 for the day, $8 for both days. Children 11 and under and active military personnel (with valid ID) are admitted free of charge.
October 27, 2018
The Surf City Fall Fest is also on for the end of October!
Come on over to Soundside Park in Surf City for the annual Fall Fest hosted by Surf City Parks and Recreation. The event is free and family friendly with food vendors, inflatables and games, a costume contest, and a sunset movie in the park.
This year’s Surf City Fall Fest is scheduled for Saturday evening, October 27, 2018 from 4-6:30p.m. The featured movie is Hocus Pocus with showing time beginning at sundown.
Come join in all the family fun and celebrate fall with us in true Topsail Island style.
November 3-4, 2018
The North Carolina Spot Festival on the mainland in Hampstead, NC is another local favorite that occurs every November. Mark your calendar for this year’s event, which is slated for the weekend of November 3-4, 2018.
Highlights include the Spot Dinner with all the fixings, live music and other entertainment, inflatables and rides for the kids, as well as a rock climbing wall, bungee jumping, pony and camel rides—plus gem mining, too.
The Festival opens at 9a.m. on Saturday and closes with fireworks at 10:30p.m. Sunday the festival opens at 9a.m. and ends at 5p.m. Admission is only 3 dollars!
Topsail Beach NC Vacation Rentals
While some of our rental homes were spared during Hurricane Florence, many of them received minor to sever water damage that will take time to fix. We are working diligently on the repairs in hopes of being able to accommodate your vacation.
As soon as we have information and estimated completion times, we will be emailing and calling you with the status of your reservation. Please know that we might not have any definite answers until as early as two weeks prior to your check in date, but we will notify you as soon as we possibly can.
We are working with over-scheduled vendors who cannot always give us the exact estimated time frames for completion due to the amount of work needed in our area, as well as awaiting a decision from town officials on the date when vacation rentals can resume. We appreciate your cooperation during this overwhelming process.
How You Can Help
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can help Topsail Island, NC in its recovery, click on the links below. Thank you for any donations of your time and/or money that you are willing to give.
We hope this post has helped you to know what’s happening here on Topsail Island, NC. We thank you for all of the thoughts, prayers, and well wishes in the past few weeks. We appreciate them and we appreciate you!