Your Guide to the Best of What’s New on Topsail Island

Has it been a few years since you’ve vacationed on Topsail Island? Or maybe it’s your first time visiting our North Carolina barrier island shorelines. Either way, we wanted to fill you in on what’s new and exciting on our island. We’re highlighting some of the best new businesses, restaurants, and Topsail beach vacation rentals that you’ll want to know about before you’re next trip.

Click on the heading links to learn more about each of these amazing new Topsail places. Then be sure to tell your family, tell your friends—and by all means, go ahead and share this post!

Best New Topsail Businesses

Paradise Provisions

Topsail Island, NC

While having everyone together makes for the best memories, it can also make a lot of work. After years of renting houses on Topsail Island, vacationing, and hosting groups of all sizes, Nicki and Carrie know what it takes to keep a vacation running smoothly. Not only will your guests relax and have fun, but you will too. No more endless trips to and from the store buying items you can’t use in a week and having to take it with you or waste it. That is why they created their Vacation Kits.

They have you covered when it comes to Vacation Rental House Essentials, Easy Meal Kits, and even Cocktail Kits. Take peek at what they have to offer and feel even better about your purchase knowing that they donate a portion of their proceeds to the Karen Beasley Turtle Hospital. These vacation kits meet you when you arrive for your vacation on Topsail Island, so you can start your vacation the moment you arrive. Vacation smarter, not harder!

You can also find their vacation kits available at Coral Cottage Boutiques and JM’s Seafood & Grocery (seafood meal kits only).

ValJoy Beach Care Family Medicine

13500 Hwy 50 STE 104
Surf City, NC

This recently opened family practice and urgent care clinic in Surf City sees walk-ins or you can schedule an appointment. They have a reputation for quality, professional service, short wait times, and an amazing staff.  They have received rave reviews from both vacationers and residents alike, so if for some reason an emergency arises, you know who to call and where to go.

They’re conveniently located right in the heart of Topsail Island so they’re easy to get to no matter where you’re staying during your beach vacation. Their hours are 8a.m.-5p.m. Monday through Friday. Call ahead or just walk in, whatever works best for you.

Best New Topsail Restaurants & Eats

Word on the street is that there are some awesome new eateries and local restaurants that are quickly becoming popular favorites on Topsail Island. While this is not an exhaustive list, it contains many of the new hot spots around town. Check them out and let us know what you think!

Chug and Grub American Gastropub

13500 NC-50 Suite 107
Surf City, NC

This American Gastropub is serving up great food, great beer, and great times. We’ve heard that the Totchos appetizer is pretty popular here (one pound of hand made tater tots covered in cheese, jalapenos, ribeye, and pico de gallo, in case you’re wondering exactly what they are). You also might want to try the PB& J Wings (one pound of wings tossed in Blackberry Balsamic Jelly and topped with a Spicy Thai Peanut Butter) for something deliciously different. Fair warning, the appetizers are pretty big so make sure you save room for your entree! The sandwich and burger selection is mouthwatering, so go ahead and take a look at that, too.

➡ You can view Chug and Grubs menu here.

The Dirty South Bar & Grill

718 S. Anderson Blvd
Topsail Beach, NC

Here you’ll find amazing food paired with outstanding service in a sports bar style atmosphere. You can find Dirty South right near the south end of Topsail Island in Topsail Beach nestled right between the ocean and the sound. There’s a tiki hut outside and a fabulous bar with pool tables inside. The menu has plenty to offer with appetizers, salads, build-your-own burgers and sandwiches, hot dogs, and even fancy platters.

➡ You can view Dirty South Bar & Grill’s menu here. 

Farm to Island Local & Organic Market

330 N New River Dr
Surf City, NC

The Smith Family has always been driven to support local farms and makers through their Surf City bakery, Sugar Island. “We’re lucky to be surrounded by so many North Carolina farms providing high-quality produce and meats, grown and raised by folks we know. We’re excited to share this bounty with our community.” Farm to Island supplies Topsail Island and the surrounding area with the freshest, most responsibly raised and grown foods available—all at affordable prices.

Farm to Island Market offers local meats and smoked seafood, local cheeses and charcuterie, grocery items, including farm-fresh eggs and local honey, fresh breads and baked goods, ice cream, kombucha, indigenous and heirloom plants, locally grown flowers, organic North Carolina soils, and fresh produce and culinary herbs from local farms, including their own microfarm! A selection of organic, artisanal wines will also be coming soon. Stop by and check it out during your next Topsail beach vacation.

➡ You can check out what’s fresh and new at the market right here.

Salty Turtle Beer Company

103 Triton Lane
Surf City, NC

This veteran-owned-and-operated community brewery is a new local favorite with both a taproom and brewery on site.  They are dedicated to serving the local community by brewing a variety of crafted beer in a relaxing environment that welcomes family, friends, and (well-mannered) dogs to sit back and enjoy each other’s company.

They are a 3bbl nano-brewery that values its customers ,who play a pivotal role in establishing their rotating tap line up, creating a unique craft experience each visit. The Salty Turtle Beer Company is all about being a “neighborhood brewery”. We love that they have partnered with Karen Beasley’s Sea Turtle Hospital and other local organizations to give back to the community with a portion of their proceeds.

➡ Check out what’s currently on tap at the Salty Turtle here. 

The Second Row Beer, Wine, Music & Guitar Shop

121 North Shore Drive
Surf City, NC

This bar is a place where the times are casual, the conversation is kind, the beer is cold, the wine is heavenly, and the music is out of this world. Their motto is “If we’re open, so is the mic!”. That means any time of day, any day they are open, you are encouraged to share your talents with them and the always non-judgmental audience that come in waiting for someone like you to pick up a guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, percussion, or just warm up your pipes with singing, comedy or poetry.

Although they don’t have a kitchen, they do sell a wide variety of snacks including veggie wagon cheeses, crostini, nachos and chips, cookies, popcorn, chips, nuts—and they allow outside food to be brought into the bar. See for yourself what everyone is talking about. Oh, and they are dog and kid friendly, provide outdoor and indoor family games, awesome outdoor deck seating, and a rustic-beach indoor atmosphere. What’s not to love?

➡ Check out what’s on tap at The Second Row right here.

Shaka Taco

107 North Shore Drive 

Surf City, NC 

(Next to the Surf City Surf School)

Shaka Taco motto is fresh eats and fresh vibes, and that’s just what you’ll find here. Topsail’s go-to taco takeout offers patio dining, too. Enjoy their yummy tacos, bowls, wings, as well as their wine and beer selection. There truly is something for everyone from meat lovers to seafood lovers to veggie lovers.

➡ Take a look at Shaka Taco’s full menu here.

Spudee’s Hot Dogs, Poutine & Burgers

412 Roland Ave
Surf City, NC

Spudee’s is Surf City’s newest destination for hamburgers, hot dogs and poutine—oh yeah, we said poutine! Their food is only made with the best ingredients and always cooked fresh to order. Their famous poutine is made with fresh hand cut fries, topped with cheese curds—and all of their gravies are homemade. Come eat and enjoy the gorgeous Topsail weather on the outdoor patio and make your belly happy. They are also now serving breakfast!

➡ You can view their menu and place an online order from Spudee’s here. 

SurfDog Bites and Brews

204-A N New River Drive
Surf City, NC

High tide or low tide, something’s always up at SurfDog. Former restauranteurs in Raleigh, NC have made their way to Surf City to share their hospitality and great eats. The newest dig unleashes their famous buffalo wings, buffalo dip, chicken salad, Angus blend burgers, all beef hot dogs, sandwiches, small bites and salads lunch and dinner. All the menu items are made in house and fresh daily. They’ve been “doing food” for a long time want to share their favorites with you.

Dog gone it, we forgot to mention an assortment of beverages, including fountain drinks, tea, draft and craft beers, wine and prosecco are offered too. Call your order in and they’ll have it ready for you when you get here!

➡ Here’s SurfDog’s menu to get you drooling. 

Topsail Island Popcorn Factory

208 N New River Dr, Suite B
Surf City, NC

The kids and kids-at-heart are going to love this place! They have 250+ flavored popcorn recipes, and they’re eager to share them. Pop on in for quality treats, including nostalgic candies for the whole family. This locally owned company also sells delicious frosted nuts such as pecans, almonds, cashews, and peanuts. They provide you with a taste of old times with their selection of nostalgic candy, including Candy Sticks, Mary Jane, Bit-O-Honey, Chick-O-Stick, Salt Water Taffy, and many others.

Go ahead plan to visit he Topsail Island Popcorn Factory and bring some sweet and savory treats back to your Topsail vacation rental to enjoy all week long. Mention the discount code WEB10 and get 10% off your popcorn purchase. You’re welcome! (Pssst, we’ve heard that the Tuxedo flavored popcorn is a local favorite.)

➡ Can’t wait? Order from the Topsail Island Popcorn Factory here.

Best New Topsail Vacation Rentals

Access Realty has some fabulous new Topsail vacation rentals that we want you to know about! Take a look at these recently added properties and see which one is the best fit for your next Topsail beach vacation. Let us know if we can help you decide which rental is the right one for you and your family. We’re happy to help.

Beach Therapy

Beach Therapy is a beautiful interior rental that sleeps 8, offering 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Beach Therapy is situated on a quiet, peaceful side street that’s perfect for evening strolls along the canals. Take a short drive to the center of Surf City where you will find numerous shops and restaurants. You’re within walking distance to a convenience store and a few local hotspots as well. And best of all, it’s a short walk (2 minutes) to the convenient public beach access puts you on one of NC’s most beautiful beaches! Or, if you prefer, there’s plenty of free parking at the access. Beach Therapy has a long list of amenities that you’re sure to love, so go ahead a check it out by following the link in the heading.

Hemenway Dunes

This oceanfront Topsail rental has all you need for the perfect beach getaway. “Hemenway Dunes” sleeps up to 13, offering 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. The endless ocean views from the main living area provide your family with a memorable vacation just from the coastal scenery alone. But the retreat doesn’t end on the inside. Outside you will find a large deck that is partially covered. A hot and cold outdoor shower to wash offer after a relaxing day with your toes in the sand. There is a large gathering place in the backyard for the family fun to continue. The backyard offers corn hole, a gas grill and picnic area. You will truly enjoy all the extra touches that will spoil you with luxury. This Topsail rental is well worth taking a close look at in the link above. Go ahead, it’s gorgeous!

Not In-House

Flanked with palm trees on both sides and providing you with a lovely ocean view, you will want to spend all of your time “Not In-House” at this comfortable 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with ample oceanside decking and soundside balconies. Located within a short walk to the beach, “Not In-House” is the perfect spot for your family’s vacation at Topsail Island. Explore more about this vacation home and read up on all its family-friendly amenities in the link above.

Sounds Right

“Sounds Right” is a comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 full bath and 1 half bath spacious Topsail rental with breathtaking sunsets over the Intracoastal Waterway. You will love relaxing on the partially covered back deck while you watch the boats leisurely cruise by. It’s perfectly situated in the quiet family-friendly community of the Village of Stump Sound which features a beach access, community pool, tennis courts and small craft launch. The outside is designed for relaxation. The top deck extends the entire length of the home and is partially shaded by a center pergola. The lower area leads to the private outside shower. Take a short stroll past the fire pit to the private dock, the dock allows you to bring your boat and leave it right at your back door. After a long day of fun, grab the marshmallows and head to the fire pit for a toasty treat. If you are looking for relaxation and serenity, you are sure to find it at “Sounds Right”.

Sunset Soiree

Enjoy a “Sunset Soiree” every evening at this cheerful pet friendly townhouse located within the Bermuda Landing community in North Topsail Beach. It sleeps 7 at this soundfront Topsail rental that offers 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The Bermuda Landing community offers a community pool, extended sound dock with gazebo and community beach access. There is also a community basketball goal located in the “Sunset Soiree” cul-de-sac making a wonderful choice for families. Take a look at the link and see if for yourself.

Sweetwater (Topsail Reef 134)

Welcome to “Sweetwater” where the living is coastal and casual. Located within the oceanfront Topsail Reef community, “Sweetwater” is a comfortable 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom condo that sleeps four. The Topsail Reef community boasts gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean as well as two community laundry sites and two community grilling gazebos for easy access to all building guests. Step out onto the oceanfront balcony where you will find the most gorgeous ocean views awaiting you! Watch the waves crash and dolphin play (if you’re lucky) while relaxing on the deck. It’s Topsail beach life at its finest.

Topsail Manor

“Topsail Manor” is a truly unique jewel on Topsail Island. Newly constructed in late 2017, Topsail Manor is a grandiose, 8 bedroom oceanfront manor that boasts luxurious amenities, spacious accommodations, and elegant coastal décor. Designed to accommodate large groups, Topsail Manor’s approximately 8,000 square feet provides the perfect venue for Topsail weddings, reunions, multi-family vacations, and corporate events. It offers a very long list of amenities that are sure to please. If you thought this home couldn’t get any better, wait until you go outside! With two levels of expansive oceanfront decks, an outdoor kitchen, a pool and a hot tub…the amenities are endless. There is also a Tiki Bar down by the pool for serving up cold drinks in the summer and an oceanfront gazebo providing shade when you need to get a break from the sun. Be among the first to experience this incredible and luxurious oceanfront manor, complete with all of the upgraded amenities you could ask for and more than enough space for all of your family and friends.

Villa Capriani 201B

Enjoy the beautiful ocean views in this renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo located within the luxurious Villa Capriani resort. Relax in luxury with all this resort-style community has to offer, while at the same time have all the comforts of home. This beautiful community features three outstanding pools; a large oceanfront pool, two smaller pools, one with a waterfall and a separate kid’s pool. The community pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The complex also features wireless internet throughout the property, hot tub, tennis courts, direct beach access and an on-site restaurant and bar. Enjoy your Topsail beach vacation to its fullest right here.

Villa Capriani 204B

“Whalecome” to Villa Capriani 204B! Enjoy the ocean breeze and views in this coastal 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo located within the luxurious Villa Capriani resort. Relax in luxury with all this resort-style community has to offer (see amenities above or follow the link in the heading) while at the same time enjoying all the comforts of home. The exterior balcony overlooks the courtyard with gorgeous ocean views. The balcony is a great place to relax and enjoy the warm ocean breeze while listening to the sounds of the waves crash.

You can peruse the full list of Access Realty’s Topsail beach vacation rentals here. Find your place in the sand and start planning your next Topsail Island, North Carolina vacation. Let us know how we can help!

Did we miss any new and exciting places on Topsail Island? If so, let us know! We’d love to hear your new favorite. Our comment section is always open.