The Fourth of July holiday is quickly approaching! What are you doing? Where are you going to watch the fireworks? If you’ll be spending Independence Day here with us on Topsail Island, North Carolina then we have the best places to go for July 4th fireworks—and more. Check our local favorites and make your plans to join us. Bring your family, bring your friends!
July 3rd: Surf City fireworks always happen the evening before so you can get an early start to the holiday festivities. This celebration happens each year on July 3rd right on the island so it’s not far from your Topsail Island rental.
July 4th: You get double the July 4th celebrations with one on-island fireworks celebration and one that is off the island. The mainland towns of Holly Ridge and Sneads Ferry team up to bring you one fabulous Fourth of July celebration each year at their Liberty Festival and Fireworks held at Holly Ridge Municipal Park.
We have a few more July 4th events you’ll want to know about during your Topsail beach vacation. Take a look at these!
Ocean City Jazz Fest Kicks Off on July 4th
July 4-7 beginning at 5pm. Celebrating its tenth year, the Ocean City Jazz Festival is held in historic Ocean City in North Topsail Beach. Gates open at 4pm. Advance ticket prices are $50-$60 for one day or $160 for all three days. Tickets at the gate increase by $5. Event details here.
Surf City Pier Kids Fishing Tournament on July 4th
The Surf City Pier opens for a free day of fishing for youngsters age 16 and under in a fun, educational and safe environment. You must pre-register for this event. Call 910-328-3521 for more details.
We love talking about our oceanfront rentals here on Topsail Island, North Carolina. Why? Because they are amazing! With so many beautiful accommodations right on the beach, the hardest part is choosing which one is best for you and your family. But before we get to that part, let’s talk about the 10 best things about an oceanfront Topsail rental and why it might be the right choice for you and your family.
Front row access to Topsail’s beaches.
Not only does our company name reflect how much we value offering the best access to the beach, but we also know it matters to you as a vacationer, too. Whether you stay right on the oceanfront of Topsail or not, quick and easy access to the beach is important.
It goes without saying that choosing a vacation rental right on the ocean front or ocean side pretty much guarantees you VIP access to the beach and all it has to offer. Knowing that you can walk out your door and be on the beach within minutes is a really great perk during a beach vacation. And isn’t being at the beach what you’re here to enjoy the most?
Spectacular oceanfront views from inside your Topsail Island rental.
Along with the best access to Topsail beach, you also get breathtaking views from an oceanfront rental—both from the inside and out. Looking out the window and gazing at all of that blue sparkling Atlantic Ocean water, sunny blue skies, and pristine sandy shoreline is good for the soul.
Step outside onto the oceanfront deck and immerse yourself in the coastal elements while you deeply breathe in the salty air. It doesn’t get any better than that! Ocean views 24/7 don’t get old. Ever!
Amazing Topsail vacation rental amenities.
The most compelling reason for choosing a beach vacation rental over a hotel/motel stay is the freedom to customize and personalize your stay by choosing the amenities that matter most to you and your family. Which amenities are must-haves? Which vacation rental amenities will you use most? These are the questions to ask before you book a rental.
Popular Topsail vacation rental amenities include, but are not limited to, pet-friendly rentals, beachfront homes with pools or pool access, boat access, hot tub, fenced-in yard, outdoor shower, and charcoal or gas grill just to name a few.
You can go to our Vacation Rentals heading at the top of Access Realty’s homepage, hover over it, and then slide your cursor down to hover over the By Amenities option to search our Topsail Island rentals by the amenities they offer. Alternatively, you can go right to our Oceanfront/Oceanside Rentals page and refine your search to include the amenities you’re looking for in that group of rentals. It’s that easy! Let us know if we can help you in your search or answer any questions you may have.
Spacious and roomy for extended family and friends.
Many of our oceanfront Topsail rentals are large and spacious enough for your to bring your extended family or your friends—and share the cost. Think about the memories you can make with those you love the most. This is a really special way to share quality time together in a very beautiful place. Get those plans underway today!
Oceanfront decks that showcase the best of the beach.
We’ve already touched on this point and it definitely relates back to #2 of this post, but it’s worth elaborating upon. Having an oceanfront deck is a pretty sweet Topsail rental amenity that you are and your family are sure to get a lot of use out of and enjoy to its fullest.
First, you can’t beat the views. Then there’s the luxury of waking up, staying in your pajamas (if you please), and sipping your morning cup of coffee out on the deck each and every morning of your Topsail beach vacation. It is a very enticing thought, isn’t it? Almost as much as the evening glass of wine or beach cocktail to indulge in each evening in that very same spot.
Sunbathe with a little more privacy, sit out there and read a book, or do absolutely nothing but relax. However you spend your time, you’ll definitely be spending a lot of it on the oceanfront deck of your Topsail rental.
6. Sunrises & Sunsets
Bird’s eye view of Topsail Island sunrises and sunsets.
Then there are the coastal sunsets that you can view right from your beachfront rental that you absolutely won’t want to miss! Topsail Island is perfectly positioned to give you stunning sunrises over the ocean to start the day and magnificent sunsets over the sound to end your day.
Do you know what two of the top shelling tips are?
1. Get out on the beach early.
2. Get out on the beach often.
You have to increase your odds! Well, that’s really easy to do when you’re staying right on the Topsail oceanfront. No extra time needed to get to your shelling spot, no need to find parking, and no extra preparation required. Just get out there as often as you can and before others get first dibs on the seashells. Those are your best shelling strategies!
Easy and accessible fishing right outside your doorstep.
When you choose an oceanfront rental on Topsail beach, you’re also gaining access to surf fishing right outside your door. Walk to the water and cast your line (just make sure you have an NC fishing license first), and fish all day if you choose.
Depending on where your oceanfront rental is located, you may also be really close to one of Topsail’s three fishing piers (there’s one in each town) giving you another easy option to fish until your heart’s content. It’s a great way to have a family fishing experience, too. The Topsail fishing piers have a blanket fishing license so you don’t need one—and all the fishing gear necessary for a great day of pier fishing, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Kids have a coastal playground in their front yard.
Every parent knows that the beach is one nature’s best playgrounds. With so many ways for kids to play (and learn), you don’t need much for your kids to be occupied for hours on end at the beach.
From shelling and sandcastle building to tidal pool exploring and wave splashing, the beach offers an endless array of activities for all ages and interests from toddlers to teens.
Do you want some additional fun family beach games, ideas and activities for the kids and kids-at-heart? Read this.
Stroll the beach anytime you please.
One of the most loved beach vacation activities of all time is the simple but beautiful beach stroll. Walk the beach whenever you want by just heading out of your oceanfront rental and onto the beach. Stroll hand-in-hand with your sweetheart at sunset or take the whole family for a walking adventure to get your daily dose of exercise.
Walks on the beach are a quintessential beach activity and one that’s easy to do from your Topsail Island oceanfront rental.
So what are you waiting for? Take the next step and find your place in the sand today. You won’t regret it! Book your Topsail oceanfront rental and look forward to all of this and more.
Have you rented an oceanfront rental on Topsail Island? If so, what did you love most about being right on the beach?