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Map of Topsail Island and Nearby Places (200+ Great Attractions Listed!)

Published by Carl Hedinger. Last Updated on March 20, 2024.

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This map of Topsail Island (created with Google Maps) is a branch of the North Carolina Travel Map that we’ve created for the entire state.

Our guide starts with a list of Topsail Island attractions listed on the map, followed by the map of Topsail and a few neighboring towns and counties.

Here’s how we’ve organized this guide:

  • Topsail Island NC Map Attractions Listed
  • NC Tripping’s Map of Topsail Island NC (via Google Maps)
  • Neighboring Towns and Counties
    • Onslow County NC Map Attractions Listed
    • Pender County NC Map Attractions Listed
    • Carteret County NC Attractions Listed
    • New Hanover County NC Attractions Listed
  • NC Travel Guides featuring Topsail Island

Many of these locations in and around Topsail Island are linked to individual North Carolina travel guides we’ve created.

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Topsail Island NC Map Attractions Listed

Map of Topsail Island NC

Topsail Island (pronounced “Tops’l”) quickly convinced us that this 26-mile barrier island is one of the most special places to visit. It includes the following three towns (north to south) that are packed with attractions included in our map of Topsail Island:

  • North Topsail Beach (Onslow County)
  • Surf City (Pender County)
  • Topsail Beach (Pender County)

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North Topsail Beach

Things to Do on Topsail Island NC ORV 4x4 Beach

North Topsail is on the Onslow County side of Topsail Island at the northern end. The beaches here are smaller but also quieter, thanks to fewer public parking options.

There are a few great restaurants and attractions to check out and we’ve listed them on our map:

  • Beach Bum’s Pizza, Bar and Grill
  • North Topsail Surf & Paddle
  • ORV Beach
  • Seaview Restaurant
  • Splash by the Sea

Surf City

NC Coastal Towns

Surf City is the largest town on Topsail Island. As the island’s geographical center, this chill town features several attractions on our Topsail Island map.

  • Coastal Wing and Spirits
  • Daddy Mac’s Beach Grille
  • The Daily Grind
  • Herring’s Outdoor Sports
  • Island Delights
  • Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
  • Kenneth D Batts Family Park
  • Max’s Pizza
  • Mia’s Marketplace
  • New York Corner Deli
  • Quarter Moon Books & Gifts
  • Salt Marsh Market
  • Salty Turtle Beer Company
  • Sears Landing
  • Shaka Taco
  • Soundside Park
  • SurfDog Bites and Brews
  • Topsail Steamer
  • Topsail Trading Company

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Topsail Beach

The best of NC Topsail beach

Topsail Beach is the southernmost town on Topsail Island. These attractions are listed on the map from that awesome section of the island:

  • Breezeway Restaurant
  • The Beach Shop & Grill
  • Serenity Point
  • Surf City Ocean Pier
  • Topsail Beach

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NC Tripping’s Map of Topsail Island

All of the above attractions feature on this map of Topsail Island, which we created with Google Maps.

Open Map of Topsail Island NC in Google Maps

Neighboring Counties and Attractions Listed on the Topsail Island Map

These locations were included in the map of Topsail Island. Many of them link to individual NC travel guides.

Onslow County NC Attractions Listed

Montford Point Marine Memorial Jacksonville NC Lejeune Memorial Gardens

Beyond North Topsail Beach, Onslow County is home to the city of Jacksonville, the wonderful coastal town of Swansboro, and many more fun spots.

  • Bake Bottle Brew (Swansboro)
  • Bicentennial Park (Swansboro)
  • The Boro (Swansboro)
  • Boro Low Country Kitchen (Swansboro)
  • Candy Edventure (Swansboro)
  • Clyde Phillips Seafood Market (Swansboro)
  • Duck’s Grille and Bar (Jacksonville)
  • ELJ Farms (Jacksonville)
  • Elsa’s Place (Jacksonville)
  • Freedom Fountain (Jacksonville)
  • Hammocks Beach State Park
  • Huffman Vineyards (Richlands)
  • Jeff’s Burgers, Dogs, and Shakes (Jacksonville)
  • Kettle Diner (Jacksonville)
  • Lady Swan Boat Tours (Swansboro)
  • Lejeune Memorial Gardens (Jacksonville)
  • Liliana’s (Jacksonville)
  • Marrakesh (Jacksonville)
  • Mi Cabana (3 Locations in Jacksonville)
  • Mike’s Farm (Beulaville)
  • The Milk Road (Jacksonville)
  • Montford Point Marine Memorial (Jacksonville)
  • Paleteria Deya (Jacksonville)
  • Pho 7 (Jacksonville)
  • Pogie’s (Swansboro)
  • Pollos Tete (Jacksonville)
  • Poor Man’s Hole (Swansboro)
  • Riverview Cafe (Sneads Ferry)
  • Riverwalk Crossing Park (Jacksonville)
  • Saigon Sam’s (Jacksonville)
  • Saltwater Grill (Swansboro)
  • Salty Sistas Restaurant and Bakery (Sneads Ferry)
  • Shark Attack (Sneads Ferry)
  • Sturgeon City Park (Jacksonville)
  • Thig’s (Jacksonville)
  • Through the Looking Glass (Swansboro)
  • Yana’s (Swansboro)
  • Zing Zumm Children’s Museum of Jacksonville

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Pender County NC Attractions Listed

Things to do in Pender County Burgaw

Just like Onslow County, Pender County is filled with attractions beyond its Topsail Island neighbors.

  • ArtExposure (Hampstead)
  • Bannerman Vineyard and Winery (Burgaw)
  • Board and Brush (Hampstead)
  • Burgaw Train Depot
  • Carol Sue Farms (Hampstead)
  • Eastern Outfitters (Hampstead)
  • Farmer Mac’s Blueberry Farm (Hampstead)
  • MeMa’s Chick’n and Ribs (Burgaw)
  • Moores Creek National Battlefield (Currie)
  • Pender County Visitor Center (Burgaw)

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Carteret County NC Attractions Listed

Big Oak Drive In Atlantic Beach

Carteret County includes North Topsail Beach neighbor Sneads Ferry, and also these towns:

Starting south of Ocracoke on Portsmouth Island, the remote Cape Lookout National Seashore is a 56-mile stretch of beaches and barrier islands. The National Parks site is part of Carteret County, and is reachable from Harkers Island, Beaufort, and even Ocracoke Island.

  • Atlantis Lodge (Atlantic Beach)
  • Beaufort Grocery Company
  • Beaufort Historic Site
  • Big Oak Drive-In & Bar-B-Q (Salter Path)
  • Big Rock Landing (Morehead City)
  • Cape Lookout Lighthouse
  • Cedar Island Ferry Terminal
  • City Kitchen (Beaufort)
  • Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant (Beaufort)
  • Crab Shack (Salter Path)
  • Crystal Coast Brewing (Atlantic Beach)
  • El’s Drive-In (Morehead City)
  • Fort Macon State Park (Atlantic Beach)
  • Front Street Grill at Stillwater (Beaufort)
  • Hungry Town Tours (Beaufort)
  • Johnnie Mercer’s Pier (Wrightsville Beach)
  • Moonrakers (Beaufort)
  • North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
  • North Carolina Maritime Museum (Beaufort)
  • Old Burying Ground (Beaufort)
  • Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market
  • Port City Tour Company (Beaufort)
  • Portsmouth Island
  • Rachel Carson Reserve (Beaufort)
  • Sanitary Fish Market and Restaurant (Morehead City)
  • Shackleford Banks
  • Shark Shack (Atlantic Beach)
  • Willis Seafood (Emerald Isle and Salter Path)

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New Hanover County NC Attractions Listed

Kure Beach fishing pier Wilmington Beaches

Wilmington is one of our biggest cities and it is also known as a gateway to amazing beaches, including:

This index covers all of the above that is listed in our map of Topsail Island:

  • Airlie Gardens (Wilmington)
  • Arrowhead Park (Wilmington)
  • The Basics (Wilmington)
  • Battleship North Carolina (Wilmington)
  • Blockade Runner Sailing School (Wrightsville Beach)
  • BreakTime Billiards Bar & Grill (Wilmington)
  • Britt’s Donuts (Carolina Beach)
  • Butts n Such (Carolina Beach)
  • Cape Fear Museum (Wilmington)
  • Cardinal Lanes Shipyard (Wilmington)
  • Cardinal Lanes North/Beach Bowl (Wilmington)
  • Carolina Beach Arcade
  • Carolina Beach Boardwalk
  • Carolina Beach Boatyard and Marina
  • Carolina Beach Lake Park
  • Carolina Beach Pier
  • Carolina Beach State Park
  • Carolina Beach State Park Boat Ramp
  • Carolina Smokehouse (Carolina Beach)
  • Celtic Creamery (Carolina Beach)
  • Children’s Museum of Wilmington
  • Crystal Pier (Wrightsville Beach)
  • Deck House Casual (Carolina Beach)
  • Defy Wilmington Trampoline Park
  • The Exit Games (Wilmington)
  • Federal Point Yacht Club (Carolina Beach)
  • Flaming Amy’s Burrito Barn (Carolina Beach)
  • Flip N Fly Indoor Entertainment Park (Wilmington)
  • Flying Machine Brewing (Wilmington)
  • Flytrap Brewing (Wilmington)
  • Fork n Cork (Carolina Beach)
  • Fort Fisher State Historic Site
  • Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
  • Freeman Park Recreation Area (Carolina Beach)
  • Front Street Brewing (Wilmington)
  • Greenfield Park (Wilmington)
  • Green Light Escape Rooms (Wilmington)
  • Halyburton Park (Wilmington)
  • Havana’s Restaurant (Carolina Beach)
  • Hi-Tech Arcade (Kure Beach)
  • Hi-Wire Brewing (Wilmington)
  • Hopfly (Wilmington)
  • Hotel Ballast (Wilmington)
  • Ida Thai Cuisine (Carolina Beach)
  • iEscape Rooms (Carolina Beach)
  • Island Book Shop (Carolina Beach)
  • Island Burgers and Bites (Carolina Beach)
  • Island Greenway (Carolina Beach)
  • Joe Eakes Park (Kure Beach)
  • Joseph Ryder Lewis Jr. Park (Carolina Beach)
  • Joyner Marina (Carolina Beach)
  • Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park (Wilmington)
  • Kate’s Pancake House (Carolina Beach)
  • Kure Beach Fishing Pier
  • Kure Beach Ocean Front Park & Pavilion
  • Lake Park (Carolina Beach)
  • Long Leaf Park (Wilmington)
  • Mad Mole Brewing (Wilmington)
  • Masonboro Island
  • Michael’s Seafood (Carolina Beach)
  • Mike Chappell Park (Carolina Beach)
  • Museum of the Bizarre (Wilmington)
  • Nauti-Dog (Carolina Beach)
  • NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

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  • New Hanover County Arboretum (Wilmington)
  • Nollie’s Taco Joint (Carolina Beach)
  • Ogden Park (Wilmington)
  • The Peach Cobbler Factory (Carolina Beach)
  • Peppered Cupcake (2 Locations in Wilmington)
  • The Pilot House (Wilmington)
  • Pop’s Diner (Carolina Beach)
  • Riverfront Park (Wilmington)
  • Salt Fish Restaurant and Tiki Bar (Carolina Beach)
  • Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar (Carolina Beach)
  • Snows Cut Boat Ramp (Carolina Beach)
  • The Southerly (Carolina Beach)
  • The Spot Bar & Kitchen (Carolina Beach)
  • Stanley Reader Carnivorous Plant Garden (Wilmington)
  • Stoked (Carolina Beach)
  • Ten Pin Alley Family Fun Center (Wilmington)
  • Tony Silvagni Surf School (Carolina Beach)
  • Wake n’ Bake Donuts (Carolina Beach)
  • Waterfronte Villas and Yacht Club (Carolina Beach)
  • Wilmington Brewing Company
  • Wilmington Railroad Museum
  • Wilmington Riverwalk
  • Wilmington Sharks Baseball
  • Wrightsville Beach Brewing Company (Wilmington)

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Anything to Add to Our Map of Topsail Island?

This Topsail Island map is the product of our years living in North Carolina and traveling throughout the state. Of course, we understand if a spot or two was missed.

If you know of a great place that should be included in this map, please let us know in the comments section or by email.

Also, you’re always welcome to share your Topsail adventures in our North Carolina Travel Facebook Group.

NC Travel Guides Beyond this Topsail Island Map

Before you share your thoughts and adventures, we’ve created some travel guides that go even deeper than this Topsail Island, North Carolina map.

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