On Topsail Island, the nesting season is mid-May through August. The Loggerhead Sea Turtle comes ashore to nest 3 to 5 times during a nesting year. She deposits an average of 120 eggs per nest. The eggs incubate in the sand for about 60 days. Once they hatch, they make their way back out to sea!
Many times, our vacationers get to witness the amazing sight of a sea turtle momma coming to shore to lay her eggs, or discover a newly laid sea turtle nest in the sand, or with luck, get to watch the little hatchlings wander out to sea.