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  posted on 1/25/2009 at 02:01 PM
I'm going to North Topsail Beach the end of Feb and was wondering what there is to do?
 
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  posted on 1/25/2009 at 05:42 PM
eat seafood, drink beer and listen to LAFE, EAP, B&S etc etc

 

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  posted on 1/25/2009 at 05:44 PM
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eat seafood, drink beer and listen to LAFE, EAP, B&S etc etc


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  posted on 1/25/2009 at 05:59 PM
Go to Snead's Ferry just north of the island. Its a small fishing village with several local restaurants. Otherwise do as the previous have posted and enjoy the tranquility. I love TI primarily for that and the fact there are no putt-putt courses, go-karts or rollercoasters on the island!
 
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  posted on 1/25/2009 at 06:55 PM
I figured that I'd drink some beer and eat seafood , lounge , I was just wondering of there was any really cool places to go/see.Thanks.
 

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  posted on 1/26/2009 at 01:21 PM
Drinking beer and chilling is about all there is to do there. If you are staying on the north island, you have to drive at least 20 minutes to the nearest shopping areas, which is a Food Lion and a a pharmacy. Most of the restaurants are alright, but not spectacular, I recommend getting your own seafood from the local markets or off the boat in the area and cooking it yourself. It is much better and less expensive. Other than that, if you are looking for stuff like you would do at Myrtle Beach or Daytona, you are in the wrong place. There is nothing close by so, relaxation is the mantra.
 

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  posted on 1/26/2009 at 06:47 PM
Relaxing and drinking beer it is.I see there is a few golf courses near by. Thanks for the tip on the sea food.
 

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  posted on 1/26/2009 at 07:07 PM
I don't know how close to Topsail this is but there is a pretty cool aquarium around there somewhere...
 

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  posted on 1/26/2009 at 09:56 PM
Fish Fish Fish Golf and drink beer. If you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle, you can head down towards Fort Fisher and they let you drive out on the beach. The aquarium Don is speaking of is right at the entrance of the rec area. Good surf fishing too. 4 wheel drive is a must. Should be some good bottom fishing, check out a head boat. Usually around 50-100 bucks to take you out and bottom fish, approx. 12 miles. Pier fishing is fun too. I love golf with a passion, but have found I can play golf at home, and can't salt water fish around the house anywhere........

Some of the best days of my life has been simply sitting on the beach with a fishing rod, cooler full of beer, playing the Allman Brothers Band. Layer up, throw on a wind breaker and get out there.


 

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  posted on 1/26/2009 at 10:02 PM
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Drinking beer and chilling is about all there is to do there. If you are staying on the north island, you have to drive at least 20 minutes to the nearest shopping areas, which is a Food Lion and a a pharmacy. Most of the restaurants are alright, but not spectacular, I recommend getting your own seafood from the local markets or off the boat in the area and cooking it yourself. It is much better and less expensive. Other than that, if you are looking for stuff like you would do at Myrtle Beach or Daytona, you are in the wrong place. There is nothing close by so, relaxation is the mantra.




Nice suggestion, I was going to say I have always caught flounder at Clems Seafood Co. if I dont catch em on the beach. Cooking your own is the best way to go. Broiled flounder, boiled shrimp, throw some oysters on a grill and cover with a wet towel, steam/roast til the shells open. This making me want to head down this weekend.


North Carolina Beaches are mostly very quiet, wide open spaces, and mostly no night life. You gotta make it your self.

 

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  posted on 1/26/2009 at 10:52 PM
I'll have a 4 wheel drive and fishing poles with,driving from northern Wisconsin.
 

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  posted on 1/26/2009 at 11:02 PM
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I'll have a 4 wheel drive and fishing poles with,driving from northern Wisconsin.


Just do what you do in Door County (minus the snowmobiles and ice fishing) and you'll have a great time.

If you're form Wisconsin, you already have the drinking thing DOWN...

 

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  posted on 1/26/2009 at 11:54 PM
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North Carolina Beaches are mostly very quiet, wide open spaces,
True - North Carolina beaches are gorgeous and peaceful places - love 'em!

 

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  posted on 1/27/2009 at 10:39 PM
I too love me some golf, but I have never played any of the courses around there. The one right before the bridge over to N. Topsail looks like a really nice one though. But, it probably is expensive as most beach courses are. On the other hand you may get a better deal during the down season.
 

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I too love me some golf, but I have never played any of the courses around there. The one right before the bridge over to N. Topsail looks like a really nice one though. But, it probably is expensive as most beach courses are. On the other hand you may get a better deal during the down season.


At least you get to play winter rules....

 

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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 11:42 AM
you could look for JohnnyFishCamp

 

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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 12:05 PM
In addition to all the other suggestions, ask around and find out where some "GOOD" Barbeque might be found, Eastern Carolina BBQ Pork is some of the best you'll every eat. Also, you might want to check out and see if any places have a "Beach night". Basically what that is, is a club/resturant will have a DJ that play's "Beach Music", get there early and usually someone is giving free "Shag" lessons, and in addition, beer and bar food are generally at "Happy Hour" prices. Makes for a fun, relatively inexpensive evening out.
 

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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 02:59 PM
Did not know you were from Wisconsin. I am not sure of your length of stay, but yes I would play a couple rounds of golf if you have never played here NC. The Fort Fisher area, is a bit far. I was thinking of the Emerald Isle area when I read Topsail. The golf courses will be dormant. All the grasses will be brown except the greens. But the play will still be enjoyable. If you have the time about 100 or so miles south is Mrytle Beach. Many, many golf courses. If you book ahead, you can find some great play and stay rates at some of the best courses on the strand.

http://www.visitnc.com/journeys/highlights/nc-beaches

http://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/GOLF/


Golf Courses around Topsail

Eighteen Hole Golf Courses: Topsail Greens (910) 270-2883, Olde Point (910) 270-2403, Belvedere Plantation (910) 270-2703, and Castle Bay (910) 270-1978 of Hampstead; North Shore Country Club (910) 327-2410 of Sneads Ferry; and Porterís Neck Country Club (910) 686-1177 of Wilmington offer golf to the public for a fee. You may contact them directory for greens fees and to schedule tee times.


 

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For the previous post. We looked into driving to Myrtle Beach for a day of golf and shopping for the ladies, but it is over a three hour drive each way to Myrtle. The roads in that part of the state are a bit rustic, meaning mostly two lane roads that one cannot drive over 55 in most places. But, Myrtle Beach does have a lot of golf courses. But, if you just want to play a peaceful round on day, I would check out the ones around Topsail. They will be the same as the ones in Myrtle Beach as most of them are Bermuda grass and they all go dormant in the winter, so they will be a nice yellow-brown. So, save the gas and time and stick around Topsail. I can't remember the name of the course between the bridge to N. Topsail from Sneads Ferry, but it does look like a really nice one and one I would have played but we were too busy drinking beer and fishing.
 

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For the previous post. We looked into driving to Myrtle Beach for a day of golf and shopping for the ladies, but it is over a three hour drive each way to Myrtle. The roads in that part of the state are a bit rustic, meaning mostly two lane roads that one cannot drive over 55 in most places. But, Myrtle Beach does have a lot of golf courses. But, if you just want to play a peaceful round on day, I would check out the ones around Topsail. They will be the same as the ones in Myrtle Beach as most of them are Bermuda grass and they all go dormant in the winter, so they will be a nice yellow-brown. So, save the gas and time and stick around Topsail. I can't remember the name of the course between the bridge to N. Topsail from Sneads Ferry, but it does look like a really nice one and one I would have played but we were too busy drinking beer and fishing.


Indeed, Myrtle really isn't worth a 3 hour drive from there....

 

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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 08:12 PM
Thanks for all the advice. I've been lookin' at the courses around the area and they seem to be very reasonably priced, it also helps that we are going with a PGA teaching pro. Dormant grass will be a treat as I haven't seen any grass in a few months.We all have the drinking part down very well.
 
 


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