About Pender County
Pender County, a host to six towns and seven communities, located along the coast in eastern North Carolina, is within a day’s drive with access to major highways that include I-40, US 17, NC 132, and US 421.
From the beaches to the battleground, and whether you are on a quest for history, relaxation, or beauty, each has something to o er. Residents as well as vacationers can participate in outdoor activities almost yearround.
Pender County o ers comfortable surroundings with a mild climate.
Small towns and country charm make you feel right at home surrounded by a peaceful environment of beaches, rivers, and woodlands. Access to rivers and local game lands are available all throughout the county.
The terrain is primarily ﬂat and provides a long growing season, while our soil has proven ideal for the county’s primary food crop, blueberries. We hope you ﬁnd it to be as enjoyable as we do!
Live like a local while visiting our many events held throughout the year.
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Find your treasure in Pender County as you visit our quaint and charming communities. Indulge your taste buds as you discover our best culinary treasures. Shop until you drop and discover the unparalleled selection of local stores from boutiques to antique shops.
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As you will discover, there is plenty to do in the great outdoors as you visit Pender County.
History & Culture
From pirates to patriots, our historical attractions have something for everyone.
Enjoy the local scene as you peruse through our coastal pubs, event venues and local live music performances.
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Choose from a host of charming B&Bs, locally owned hotels and spacious beach houses for you and your family.
From stunning beach front houses, historic sites, charming farms and breath taking plantations, Pender County has the perfect destination to make your dream wedding or occasion a reality!
Welcome to Pender County & Topsail Island
Welcome to Pender County where you will find we are a place to visit, vacation, live, work, and play.
With us, you can soak up the sun on a sandy beach, paddle down a scenic river, or travel back in time with the history of Topsail Island or while visiting a historic battlefield or plantation. Topsail Beach and Surf City are sun-splashed stretches of sand that are blank canvases for painting your family memories.
This region offers a beautiful landscape for the perfect vacation – toes in the sand, soaking up the sun and surf or something more adventurous, such as running a Jet Ski up the Intracoastal Waterway or learning to surf, experience stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, or boating. It is all here!
Pender County is a rich in natural resources. We are a destination vacation playground of water sports, fishing, beaches,
hiking and exploring. Traverse the Intracoastal Waterway and our inlets. We have many charters and tour companies who will help you explore our waters. Fish the Northeast Cape Fear River and Black River , launch a canoe at Moores Creek National Battlefield , or fish from our famous ocean piers.
Our attractions are award winning. Visit the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center where sick and injured sea turtles are nursed back to health. Visit Missiles and More Museum , where rocket technology was developed, and where pirate lore is displayed. Don’t miss a visit to Moores Creek National Battlefield , Southeastern North Carolina’s only national park, the site of the first Patriot’s victory over the Loyalists. Tour the Town of Burgaw , the town that Hollywood loves. Our historic town of Burgaw is known for TV and movie shoots, a place where you can walk in the path of the stars on our Hometown Hollywood Tour!
Our treasured riches include our food
Burgaw Area Chamber of Commerce
115 S. Dickerson St. Burgaw, NC 28452 910.259.9817 burgawchamber.com
Pender County Tourism
106 E. Wilmington St. Burgaw, NC 28452 910.259.1278 visitpender.com
Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce
13775 Hwy. 50 Surf City, NC 29445 910.329.4446 topsailchamber.org
fare. We are home to the North Carolina Blueberry Festival and Spot Festival Known also as the “Seafood Capital of the Carolinas.” Our restaurants feature tantalizing flavors with a variety of cuisine, seafood, and traditional Southern meals.
Our friendly communities and great outdoors offer a wide range of activities
and unique attractions that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you want to explore or just relax, Pender County is the perfect place to do it.
The Pender County Tourism Office , the Burgaw Area Chamber of Commerce , and the Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce are here to welcome you.
Into Events Sailing
Pender County is home to many large festivals & widely popular events, where visitors are always welcome!
Catch an outdoor concert during one of the many outdoor summer concerts, discover a variety of historical attractions, ecological activities, and hometown festivals.
Check out our website event calendar as you plan your trip to Pender County!
Events are subject to change, please check with the event host for more up to date information.
Burgaw’s Farmer’s Markets, Burgaw, Begin in April
Annual Herb and Garden Fair, Poplar Grove Plantation
Annual Penderlea Homestead Day, Penderlea Community
Annual Arbor Day Event, Town of Burgaw
Annual Easter Egg Events, Burgaw & Surf City
Jr. Ranger Day; Moore’s Creek National Battleﬁeld, Currie
Annual Burgaw Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo; Burgaw
Annual Hampstead Baptist Church Car Show; Hampstead
Missiles and More Museum; Season Opening, Topsail Beach
Poplar Grove Farmer’s Market; Held each Wednesday in April through September
Topsail Spring Surf and Pier Fishing Challenge; Topsail Island
Annual Spring Fest; Downtown Burgaw
National Day of Prayer; Roland Beach Access, Surf City
Annual Memorial Day Ceremony; Burgaw & Holly Ridge
Topsail Sounds Concert Series, Topsail Beach Town Center
Summer on the Square Concert Series; Downtown, Burgaw
Alive After Five Concert Series; Hampstead Kiwanis Park
Topsail Beach Craft Market; Every Thursday; Topsail Beach
Live like a local while visiting our many events held throughout the year!
Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center; June-Nov., Surf City
Movies in the Park Movie Series; Town of Surf City, Soundside Park
North Carolina Blueberry Scholarship Pageant; Burgaw
Surf City Sip, Shop, & Stroll; Monthly through the Summer, Surf City
Flag Day Ceremony; Soundside Park, Surf City
Annual North Carolina Blueberry Festival; Historic Downtown Burgaw
Kids Day Fishing Tournament; Soundside Park, Surf City
Topsail Inshore Challenge; Topsail Island
Family Bingo; Historical Society of Topsail Island, June-Aug. Thurs. Only, Topsail Beach
Aquarium Programs; Historical Society of Topsail Island, June-Aug. Wed. Only, Topsail Beach
Full Moon & New Moon Paranormal Ghost Tours; June-Oct., Poplar Grove Plantation
Annual Surf City Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks; Soundside Park, Surf City
Ocean City Jazz Festival; North Topsail Beach
Free Fishing Day at Miller’s Pond Park; July 4, Rocky Point
NC Wildlife Commission Free Fishing Day; July 4, Pender Public Water Accesses
Expo in the Park; Town of Surf City, Soundside Park
Community Fall Events, Burgaw & Surf City
Ghost Walk of Pender’s Past, Burgaw
Topsail Surf and Pier Fishing Challenge; Topsail Island
Turkey Trot, Hampstead, Kiwanis Park
North Carolina Spot Festival; Hampstead
Veterans Day Ceremony; Burgaw & Holly Ridge Annual Candlelight Tour; Moores Creek National Battleﬁeld
Surf City Christmas Lights, Hampstead
Annual Christmas Tree Lightings & Celebrations, begin in November, Surf City, Topsail Beach, Burgaw, Hampstead
Christmas on the Square, Historic Downtown Burgaw
Hometown Christmas, Shop Small, Shop Local!
Pender County Museum Annual Christmas Home Tour; Pender County Historical Society
A Holiday of Lights; Poplar Grove Plantation
The Greater Topsail Area Flotilla and Christmas Market, Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce
Jingle Bell Ball; Historical Society of Topsail Island
Atkinson Annual Christmas Parade; Downtown Atkinson
The Annual Burgaw Christmas Parade; Burgaw Chamber of Commerce, Historic Downtown Burgaw
Annual New Year’s Eve Blueberry Drop; Historic Downtown Burgaw
Discover and explore our beaches, wide open spaces, museums, and historic attractions. Visit the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Visit Missiles and More Museum, Moore’s Creek National Battlefield, and Tour the Town of Burgaw.
Nestled in the heart of Pender County and serving as the county seat, Burgaw is a small quaint town that possesses many charms that takes you back to an older era.
Incorporated on February 25, 1879 and once a railroad town as the Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad Company routed its tracks across the Burgaw Creek, and where a small cross-roads trading post had once existed.
The town remains a progressing and thriving town rich in history, home
to one of the oldest depots in NC and the home of the North Carolina Blueberry Festival offering the uniqueness of what we love about small towns with a walkable downtown area, a Courthouse Square, and connectivity to the local library, schools, parks, and the Osgood Canal Greenway and Urban
Locally owned and operated offering 24 rooms to suit your needs, Friendly staff and clean rooms will make your stay more memorable. All within walking distance to area restaurants and a grocery store. 605 U.S. Highway 117 N. 910-259-4550
The historic downtown welcomes visitors for it festivals and events, shopping, coffee, dining, antique shops, and to take a stroll around its recognizable backdrop that is home to many of our favorite movies.
The Pender House
Formerly known as The Black Hotel, Burgaw’s original inn. Believed to be constructed in 1896 one block from the historic train depot, The Black Hotel originally served as an inn and as the social hub of the community. Freshly restored in 2022, a traditional American Four-square, is now back to its original purpose with a rich history. 214 S. Dickerson St. 910-408-6000 | thependerhouse.com
Old Farm Shed
From antiques to boutiques. The down-home charm of this small town o ers a setting that will put you at ease and enable you to relax.
101 S. Wright St., 910-259-7070
401 U.S. Highway 117 S., 910-259-7911
Old Farm Shed
111 W. Fremont St., 910-465-7868
Rochelle Furniture Co.
111 W. Fremont St., 910-259-4844
117 W. Fremont St., 910-300-6297
The Arts at Burgaw Antiques
101 S. Wright St., 910-259-7070
The County Seat 110 W. Fremont St. 910-389-3921
The Glass Cloche 109 S. Wright St. 910-264-2002
Eat & Drink
Bandana’s Restaurant Grill 602 U.S. Highway 117 910-259-3448
Brown Dog Coffee Co. Inc. 103 A W. Fremont St. 910-259-3349 browndogcoffeecompany.com
Burgaw Alimente 118 W. Fremont St. 910-300-3149
Burgaw Brewing 103 S. Wright St.
El Mariachi Mexican Food 409 US-11 Highway 117
El Mirasol Mexican Grill and Store 211 US Highway 117 910-789-1154
Fat Daddy’s Pizza 103 W. Fremont St. 910-300-6350 fatdaddysburgaw.com
Old Carolina Eatery
Harvey’s Deli and Tavern
108 W. Fremont St. 910-259-8444
MeMa’s Chick’n & Ribs
602 U.S. Highway 117 910-300-6139 memaschicknandribs.com
The trail leads you to seasonably fresh blueberries, ﬁelds, shops, eateries, history, and more.
With locals and visitors calling the town of Burgaw “Blueberry town,” you are sure to ﬁnd a delicious variety of blueberry desserts,
Old Carolina Eatery 111 S. Wright St. 910-789-3844 oldecarolinaeatery. com
Scoops Ice Cream Parlor 795 Highway 117 S. 910-663-9146
jams, and merchandise being sold at our local farms, markets, shops, and businesses at the peak of the season and throughout the year.
Pender County Tourism 106 East Wilmington St. 910-259-1278 visitpender.com
HOMETOWN HOLLYWOOD FILM TOUR
A walking tour based on the locations from well-known films and television series filmed within Pender County focusing on the Historic Downtown Area of Burgaw, the Courthouse Square, and familiar storefronts. Pender County and the Town of Burgaw’s shops, parks, schools, street corners, courthouse square, and more are backdrops for dozens of your favorite television and movie productions.
Movies would include Stephen King’s (1985) Silver Bullet, The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), Freedom Song (2000), The Runaway (2000), The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002), My Life in Idlewild (2004), The Jailhouse (2009), Tammy (2014), including the television series Revolution (2012), & Under the Dome (2013), also based on a Stephen King’s novel.
Many movies and television series have been filmed throughout Pender County including Burgaw, Watha, Atkinson, St. Helena, Hampstead, Scotts Hill, Topsail Beach, and Surf City.
Pender County Tourism 910-259-1278
Located between the beach communities of Surf City and Topsail Island, known as “The Seafood Capital of the Carolinas,” Once a small ﬁshing village and whistle stop on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Hampstead is home to many local seafood vendors and a growing number of restaurants, it is one of the fastest growing areas in the state as more and more people ﬂock to the coast for easy living on our waterways, creeks, and golf courses.
Hampstead Let’s Shop
22527 US Highway 117 N. 910-803-0302
21572 US Highway 17 910-650-0810
Coastal Home Store 17007 US Highway 17 N. 910-821-1390
Eastern Outfitters 21241 US Highway 17 Suite 01 910-270-2823
Fancy Flamingo 17230 US 17 N Unit 100 910-803-2325
Italian Market of Hampstead 14361 NC Highway 17 N. 910-319-0860
Pender Pines Garden Center Inc.
20949 US Highway 17 N 910-270-2706 penderpines.com
Porch & Nest 10250 US Highway 17 N. 910-406-1181
Eat & Drink
A Taste of Sunrise Coffee House
14669 US Highway 17 North 910-319-0800
17230 N. Highway 17 Suite 108 910-821-1500
Boombalatti’s Homemade Ice Cream 15919 US Highway 17 910-821-1140
Burney’s Sweets & More 14542 US Highway 17 910-319-0591
Burrito Shak 15489 US Highway 17 N. Unit 4 910-319-0243
Camino Real Mexican Bar & Grill 16406 US Highway 17 N. 910-270-1367
Hampstead Bagel Bakery
16865 US Highway 17 N. 910-270-9099
Hibachi To Go 15248 US Highway 17 910-270-9200
Highway 55 17230 US Highway 17 N #102 910-270-2280
Jebby’s on 17 15831 US Highway 17 N 910-803-0414
Jersey Mike’s Subs 17230 US Highway 17 N Suite 200 910-406-1000
Leaf and Barrel Provision Company 15010 A US Highway 17 N 910-821-1810
Los Primos Mexican Restaurant 14536 US Highway 17 N. Unit A 910-821-1444
Matter More Coffee 15919 US Highway 17 Unit G 910-821-1870
Whether you are in the mood for fresh caught seafood or an after-dinner cup of frozen yogurt, you will find a place to suit your taste buds in Pender County.
Nineteen Bar and Restaurant
513 Country Club Dr. 910-406-1419
Boombalatti’s Homemade Ice Cream
Surf City has been the commercial heart of Topsail Island for over 60 years. The town has grown from a small ﬁshing village that was home to a handful of families to a year-round full-time community.
Visitors enjoy the sand on their feet and the peaceful rhythms of the ocean under a deep blue sky with its clean and well managed beaches.
Surf City is home to a variety of indoor and outdoor dining facilities that feature coastal Carolina cuisine. The central business district o ers a surprising choice of shopping opportunities from gift boutiques outdoor equipment suppliers. West of Surf City, Topsail Sound and the Intracoastal Waterway separate the island from the mainland. This narrow body of water provides the perfect setting for canoeing, kayaking, water skiing and ﬁshing.
Coral Cottage Boutiques
14061 NC Highway 50 E. 910-599-5115
East Coast Sports 409 Roland Ave. 910 328-1887
Fisher Collective Clothing & Fine Gifts
112E Charlie Medlin Dr. 910-803-2015
Gigi Marie Gourmet Foods & Wine 104G Charlie Medlin Dr.
Herring’s Outdoor Sports 701 N New River Dr. 910-328-3291
Inlet Blue Market 303 D South Topsail Dr. 910-540-4683
Love’s Active Boutique/Picnic
214 N Topsail Dr Suite B 919-454-9271
418 N New River Dr. 910-541-0416
Mermaid Cove 2761 NC Highway 210 East 910-329-0045
14061 D, NC Highway 50 910-803-5115
Onshore Surf Shop
405 Roland Ave.
Peace Waves Apparel & Accessories
108C Charlie Medlin Dr. 910-510-2893
Salt Marsh Market 100 Charlie Medlin Dr. 910-803-0900
Sandy Toes Boutique & Gifts
206 N. Topsail Dr., Suite D 910-541-2091
Seacoast Art Gallery 203 Greensboro Ave 910-328-1112
Southern Emporium 208 N. New River Dr., Suite J 910-541-0138
Spinnaker Surf Shop 111 N. Shore Dr. 910-328-2311
Sugar Kingdom 125 N. Topsail Dr. 843-455-7171
Surf City Gift Shop 106 S. Topsail Dr. 910-328-0835
Surfside Sportswear Gifts 314 New River Dr.
The Blue Ridge Boutique 108D Charlie Medlin Dr. 910-233-2311
Tommy J Designer Jewelry 13500 Highway 50, Suite 109 910-803-2200
Topsail Island Popcorn Factory 208 N New River Dr., Suite B 910-541-2475
Topsail Island Trading Company 201 N. New River Dr. 910-328-1905 topsailtrading.com
Walk the Bridge Gift Shop 809 Roland Ave. 910-541-0716
Eat & Drink
104 Charlie Medlin Dr. Unit D 910-803-2077
Bahama Mama’s Shaved Ice
116B South Shore Dr. 910-541-0716
211 S. Topsail Dr. 910-328-1888
Beach Bunny Ice Cream
100 Charlie Medlin Dr 910-386-3097
Buddy’s Crab House & Oyster Bar
101 Roland Ave. 910-328-1515
Burrito Shak 2761 State Highway 210 Unit A 910-803-2382
Camino Real Mexican Restaurant 13460 NC Highway 50/210 910-329-4500
Chug & Grub American Gastropub 13500 NC Highway 50 Suite 107 910-329-0555
Highway 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries 106 C N. New River Dr. 910-328-2111
Island Crush Italian Ice 205 Roland Ave. 910-541-1231
Island Delights 316 N. New River Dr. 910-328-1868
Island Wok 2660 State Highway 210 #105 910-803-2325
JTs Brick Oven Pizza 201 Alston Blvd. #D 910-329-5500
Celtic Creamery TI 204 N. New River Dr. 910-541-0221
Coastal Wing & Spirits Company 108 Triton Lane 910 803-0324
Beach Bunny Ice Cream
602 A Roland Ave. 910-328-2158
13460 NC Highway 50, Suite 210 910-329-5081
208 N New River Dr. 910-541-0815
New York Corner Deli
206 N. Topsail Dr. 910-328-2808
North Shore Juice 204 Roland Ave. 910-515-7701
204 C N. New River Dr. 910-515-1918
Salty Turtle Beer Company 103 Triton Ln. 910-803-2019
Santino’s Pizza and More 205 S. Topsail Dr. 910-541-2759
Sea Blue Co ee & Ice Cream 116 C S. Shore Dr. 910-541-0595
Sears Landing Grill and Boat Docks
806 Roland Ave. 910-328-1312
Shaka Taco 107 N. Shore Dr. 910-616-3118
Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar of Surf City 13460 NC Highway 50, Suite 101 910-803-2037
Surf City BBQ 13500 Highway. 50, Suite 111 910-328-4227
Surf City Co ee 50 Roland Ave. Suite D 910-388-4535
Surf City Line 2112 N New River Drive 910-541-0062
Surf City Ocean Pier Grill and Ice Cream 112 S. Shore Dr. 910-328-3521
SurfDog Bites and Brews 204-A N. New River Dr. 910-541-2358
Sweet Island 306 Roland Ave. 910-622-2276
The Crab Pot 508 Roland Ave. 910-328-5001
The Daily Grind Surf City
The Daily Grind Surf City 114 N. Topsail Dr. 910-541-0471
The Fast Fish 205A Roland Ave. 910-541-0886
The Peak Tap House and Kitchen 205 Roland Ave. 910-541-0123
Tiki Turtles Ice Creams, Boba Milk Teas & Shakes 13500 Highway 50, Suite 108 910-803-0873
The beach you remember, incorporated in 1963, Topsail Beach reaches from Surf City’s town limits to the southernmost tip of the Island.
Not only is it home to
beautiful beaches, but it is also home to favorite restaurants, a general store, unique shops, and a ﬁshing pier. Locally owned and operated motels o er views of the ocean or the sound.
Home to the Missiles and More Museum, visitors can learn about the unique history of the island, and “Autumn with Topsail,” a popular festival of the island.
Eat & Drink
Quarter Moon Books, Gifts and Wine Bar
708 S. Anderson Blvd. 910-328-4969
South End Outﬁtters 627 S. Anderson Blvd. 910-541-0832
The Gift Basket 702 S. Anderson Blvd. 910-328-7111
The Blue Gracias Open Air Art Market
706 S Anderson Blvd.
Breezeway Restaurant 810 S. Anderson Blvd. 910-328-4302
Cora’s Isle-End Deli 712 S. Anderson Blvd. 910-541-2007
The Beach Shop Grill 701 S. Anderson Ave. 910-328-6501
The Jolly Roger Pier Grill 803 Ocean Blvd. 910-328-4616
More to Do
Topsail Skating Rink 714 S. Anderson Blvd. Topsail Beach, N.C. 910-328-2381
Find your treasure in one of Pender County’s smaller municipalities
Incorporated in 1909, the treasures you will ﬁnd in Atkinson include blueberry ﬁelds and the pristine Black River.
The unincorporated town was settled in 1888, named for John H Currie, a director of the Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Railroad.
The community has many large acres of farmlands, small homes, and winding roads. Wildlife such as deer and bear can be spotted any time of the day.
The Bell House is one of the oldest homes in Currie, built-in 1864. Also still standing is a oneroom schoolhouse located on Highway 210.
Currie is home to the historic Moores Creek National Battleﬁeld and the Canetuck Rosenwald School.
Once known as a “farm city,” it is an agricultural community established in 1934 by the US Department of the Interior. It was the ﬁrst of 152 subsistence resettlement projects under Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.
The Penderlea community is laid out in a horseshoe fashion around a central community center that included an auditorium, gymnasium, and school.
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt made a personal visit to Penderlea in 1937 in e orts to boost nationwide enthusiasm for her husband’s New Deal proposals.
A well-traveled unincorporated community by many visiting the beaches Surf City & Town of Topsail Beach located in the eastern area of Pender County. It is known as an agricultural center for many farmers. The name of the community can be traced to a maple tree or maple grove which was formerly located on a hill in the area. The area is diverse in culture.
The quiet community of Watha, originally named South Washington, was the first county seat and home to the first original courthouse in Pender County but in 1926 suffered a devastating fire that destroyed much of the town. Watha remains a largely residential rural community in the western part of Pender County.
The Town of St. Helena was developed in 1905 to attract immigrant farmers from Eastern Europe. Called the “Nation’s Garden Spot” immigrants purchased 10 acres of land, a three-room cottage for $240. Once established, the families built the unique and beautiful St. Peter & St. Paul Russian Orthodox Church.
Located south of Burgaw, a rural two-stoplight and rapidly growing community that is home to many farmers, business owners, and commuters. Also known as the home of the well-known, Paul’s Place Famous Hot Dogs.
Since Revolutionary times, Rocky Point has been known for its wonderfully fertile soil and
bountiful crops. When the channel of the Cape Fear River was deepened, the rock that ﬁlled the new inlet below Wilmington came from the Rocky Point section of the Northeast Cape Fear River. Upon completion in 1875, it was called “The Rocks.”
A community on the Pender County line named for the Scott family who lived on a hill in the vicinity of what is now the Old Scotts Hill AME Church. In 1791 President George Washington and in 1819 President James Monroe both passed through on their way to Wilmington.
The center of the area was and still is the Poplar Grove Plantation, famous for its once long traditional peanut farm. Since 1980 the plantation has been open to the public as a historical attraction, educational facility, and hosts many wonderful weekly and annual events.
Greater Pender Area
Southern Fusions Restaurant
700 E Church St, Atkinson, NC 910-283-7680
3788 Highway 11 Willard, NC 910-552-5204
Hollands Shelter Creek II Restaurant and Bar
756 East Ocean Rd., Holly Ridge 910-803-2224
Southern Roots Grille
552 East Ocean Rd., Holly Ridge 910-803-0773
The Sailﬁsh Restaurant
2570 Scotts Hill Loop Rd. Scotts Hill 910-406-1055
The Sailﬁsh Restaurant
Johnson’s Corner Grill and Grocery 9031 US-421, Currie 910-283-7680
Sweet Bee’s Country Grill 5980 US-117, Willard 910-259-2941
Breweries & Distilleries
It is no secret that North Carolina is home to a large number of breweries. Find great breweries and craft beers located right here within Pender County.
Brews, Taps, & Distilleries
Taste what‘s on Tap, Kick back and enjoy our local breweries.
103 S. Wright St., Burgaw
Hidden Ships Distillery 116 Charlie Medlin Dr.
Ironclad Golf & Brewery 107 Links Ct. Hampstead 910-769-0290 ironcladgolf.com
Leaf and Barrel Provision Co.
15215 US Highway 17 S, Hampstead 910-821-1810
Salty Turtle Beer Company
103 Triton Lane, Surf City 910-803-2019
Surf City Brewing Company
400 Alston Blvd. NC Hwy 210 Suite A
The Peak Taphouse & Kitchen
205 Roland Ave., Suite C, Surf City 910-541-0123
The Salty Turtle Beer Company
Our Great Outdoors
Enjoy & Explore the Great Outdoors of Pender County!
Discover, Pender County is an outdoor lover’s paradise where you can enjoy incredible golﬁng, ﬁshing, and water sports.
Our beaches are sea turtle sanctuaries, the Mountains to Sea Trail wanders through the wonders of Pender County, and our nature preserves and game lands o er hunting and hiking.
Take a boat ride out into the crystalclear ocean or explore our Intracoastal waterways. Kayak or canoe on our rivers and tributaries.
There are many beach and sound accesses located in Surf City and the Town of Topsail Beach.
Lea –Hutaff Island Preserve Accessible by boat. Topsail Beach
Jolly Roger Pier 803 Ocean Blvd. Topsail Beach 910-328-4616 thejollyroger.com
Surf City Ocean Pier 112 South Shore Dr. Surf City 910-328-3521 surfcityoceanpier.com
412 Roland Ave. Surf City (910) 650-3223 tikitoursnc.com
Topsail Island 910-265-7087
Topsail Boat Rentals
203 N New River Dr. Surf City 910-833-2273 topsailboatrental.com
The Queen Jean Fishing and Excursions
Assembly Building Topsail Beach 910-545-7433
Topsail Island Yacht Club 111 N. New River Dr. Surf City 910-899-8606 topsailislandyachtclub.com
Tucks Water Shuttle
636 Channel Blvd. Topsail Beach 910-616-7106
Sloop Point 613 Lewis Rd. Hampstead 919-707-0010
Surf City 517 Roland Ave. Surf City 919-707-0010
Holly Shelter 7271 Shaw Highway Burgaw 919-707-0010
Sawpit Landing 527 Whitestocking Rd. Burgaw 919-707-0010
Shelter Creek 12380 Shaw Highway Burgaw
Bush Marina 912 S Anderson Blvd. Topsail Beach 910-328-2746 topsailbeach.org
Harbour Village Marina
101 Harbour Village Dr. Hampstead 910-270-4017 harbourvillagemarina.com
Marsh Creek at Scotts Hill Marina 2570 Scotts Hill Loop Scotts Hill 910-270-4460 marshcreekmarine.com/home.html
Topsail Island Marina 412 Roland Ave. 844-486-7724
Cycle the Island
Bicycle the island or peddle the sandy beach.
Mutiny Bikes, LLC
322 North New River Dr. Surf City. 910-601-2640 Ebiketopsail.com
Ride T.I. 111 N Shore Dr. Surf City 910-386-3855 Ride-TI.com
South End Outﬁtters 627 S. Anderson Blvd. Topsail Beach 910-541-0832 southendoutfitters.com
Topsail Surf & Cycle 714 S. Anderson Blvd. Topsail Beach. 910-928-8008
Also offering beach bike rentals Herrings Outdoor Sports, OnShore Surf Shop, 50 South Surf Shop
Carol Sue Farms 19874 US-17 Hampstead 910-520-6629 carolsuefarms.com
Farmer Mac’s Blueberry Farm 184 Berry Patch Rd. Hampstead 910-270-4619
Murray Blueberry Farm 180 Murray-Turner Farm Rd. Burgaw 910-259-4285
Ivanhoe Blueberry Farms 1091 Eddie L. Jones Rd. Ivanhoe 910-532-2880 ivanhoeblueberryfarms.weebly.com
Shaken Creek Farms 7429 Old Maple Hill Rd. Burgaw 910-540-4611 shakencreekfarms.com
Farms & Agritourism
Clover Meadows 2238 Henry Brown Rd. Burgaw 910-599-5553
Ash’s Japanese Maple Nursery 421 Rowan Rd. Hampstead 910-270-4723 japanesemaplefarm.com
Bear Ridge Farms Inc. 270 Old Maple Hill Rd. Maple Hill 910-289-1722
Desperado Horse Farm and Trail Rides 7214 NC Highway 210 Rocky Point 910-617-3563 desperadohorsefarm.com
Humphrey Farms Inc. 6611 NC Highway 53 Burgaw 910-524-7455 humphreyfarmsnc.com
Old River Farms 8711 Old River Rd. Burgaw 910-620-6351 or 910-616-5884 oldriverfarmsnc.com
Penderosa Rescue and Sanctuary
256 Lamb Rd. Willard 910-279-1668 penderosarescueandsanctuary.com
The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina at Johnson Nursery 985 Johnson Nursery Rd. Willard 800-624-8174 Johnson-nursery.com
Shingleton Farms Equestrian Resort 904 Saps Rd. Hampstead 910-619-7104 shingletonfarms.com
Farmer’s Market at Poplar Grove 10200 US Highway 17 N Wilmington 910-686-9518 poplargrove.org/farmers-market/
Perryman Farm and Seafood 115 Crystal Ct. Hampstead 910-270-3036
Sonny Rowe “The Farm Market” 13538 NC Highway 210 Rocky Point 910-675-9971
Angola Bay Game Land
Pender/Duplin Counties Rocky Point 919-707-0010 MST, Seg. #14 mountainstoseatrail.org/segment/14/ ncwildlife.org
Fresh Oysters & Eco Tours
Ghost Fleet Oyster Co. 910-620-4385 ghostfleetoysterco.com
N. SEA. Oyster Co. 674 Old Landing Rd. 910-778-9242 email@example.com nseaoyster.co/
Castle Bay Country Club 107 Links Ct. Hampstead, NC 28443 910-270-1978 castlebaycc.com
Ironclad Golf & Brewery
107 Links Ct. Hampstead 910-769-0290 roncladgolf.com
Olde Point Country Club
513 Country Club Dr. Hampstead 910-270-2403 oldepointgolf.com
Grand Oaks Driving Range 536 Pine Village Dr. Rocky Point 910-675-3383 olfingrockypoint.com
807 S Anderson Blvd. 910- 616-2814
Shipwreck Point Golf
107 Charlie Medlin Dr. 910-329-4653
Surf City Surf School
106 B. North Topsail Dr. Surf City 910-616-6318 surfcitysurfschool.com Topsail Surf Adventures 910-803-1099 topsailsurf.com
Parks & Recreation
Burgaw Parks 910-300-6401 Hankins Park 310 North Walker St. Harrell Memorial Park 108 East Ashe St. Johnson Park 311 S. Walker St.
Rotary Park 102 Industrial Dr. Surf City Parks 910-328-4887
Kenneth D. Batts Family Park 911 South Topsail Dr. Nelva R. Albury Recreation Area 101 Broadway St.
Soundside Park 517 Roland Ave.
Surf City Community Center 201 Community Center Dr. Pender County Parks 910-259-1330
Hampstead Kiwanis Park
586 Sloop Point Loop Rd.
Miller’s Pond 12762 US Highway 117
The Mountains to Sea Trail mountainstoseatrail.org Pender County Tourism 910-259-1278
Abbey Nature Preserve Trail Hampstead & Scotts Hill 910-259-1330
East Coast Greenway Trail Hampstead, Surf City, Topsail Beach 919-797-0619 greenway.org
NC Birding Trail www.ncbirdingtrail.org
Osgood Canal Greenway and Urban Trail MST, Seg. #14 mountainstoseatrail.org/ segment/14/ Burgaw 910-300-6401 burgawnc.gov
Wineries & Vineyards
Bannerman Vineyard and Winery 2624 Stag Park Rd. Burgaw 910-233-0103 bannermanvineyard.com
Gregory Farms and Vineyard 2576 Montague Rd. Currie 910-520-1971 gregoryfarmsandvineyard.com
& Culture History
From Pirates to Patriots, Pender County is rich in history. Visit our historical attractions including the Missiles and More Museum, where rocket technology was developed, visit Moores Creek National Battlefield, Tour the Town of Burgaw, the town that Hollywood loves to film.
MISSILES & MORE MUSEUM
Explore the Pirates of the Carolinas, NASA Operation Bumblebee, Camp Davis, Traces of Native Americans on the Island, and a Women Airforce Service Pilot; all exhibits that teach about the history of the island. 720 Channel Blvd. Topsail Beach 910-328-8663 missilesandmoremuseum.org
POPLAR GROVE PLANTATION
Once the largest peanut plantation in NC, and over 100 years old, offers tours of their Manor House Museum as well as the grounds and features life in the 1800’s including Agriculture, Civil Rights, the Gullah Geechee Culture, the Foy Family tree and more. Day tours, Paranormal investigation tours, markets, events, and an animal rescue. 10200 US Highway 17 N Scotts Hill 910-686-9518 poplargrove.org
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BURGAW
Tree-lined streets of historic downtown Burgaw boast an eclectic variety of 18th and 19th century architecture that represent a vanishing example of a bygone era. In addition, the historic district is the home of the NC Blueberry Festival and the recently renovated oldest depot in the state, dating back prior to the Civil War. Enjoy the small-town charm and rich historic character.
AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE TRAIL
A driving tour, feature’s locations important to our culture and history from the black communities from the time of the Revolutionary War to the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. The trail feature’s locations, events, and people that had a great impact on the development of Pender County and in some cases the United States of America.
Tourism Office & Visitor Center 910-259-1278
The trail is featured on the app, Pocketsights.com.
BURGAW TRAIN DEPOT
One of the oldest train depots in the state of North Carolina, dating back to 1850, on the National Register of Historic Places and the Civil War Trail. 115 S. Dickerson St. 910-300-6401 burgawnc.gov/312/BurgawTrain-Depot
CIVIL WAR TRAILS
The NC Civil War Trail is a segment of the United States Civil War Trail. The trails spotlight historical Burgaw and the oldest standing train depot in the state. There are also other sites throughout Pender County. Historical Downtown Burgaw 757-378-5462 civilwartrails.org
PENDER COUNTY COURTHOUSE
One of the most attractive historical buildings built on November 6, 1936, this threestory structure was designed with several unique features by William Henley Dietrick. The brickveneered H-shaped structure
holds a mixture of Georgian Revival and Colonial Revival architecture features. The building is historically known for its architecture and engineering design. 100 S. Wright St. Burgaw Phone: 910-259-1278 pendercountync.gov
PENDER COUNTY MUSEUM
Preserving the history of Pender through documents, artifacts, photos, and a genealogy, collection of WWII Veterans remembrances, family bibles, civil war information, clothes from the 19th century, and an old barn with a blacksmith shop and a collection of agriculture equipment and items relating to Pender’s past as a hub of naval stores, timber, and Blueberry industries. 200 W. Bridgers St. Burgaw 910-259-8543 pendercountymuseum.webs.com
W. DALLAS HERRING CAROLINA HERITAGE RESEARCH CENTER
Offers genealogy and local history resources concentrated on eastern North Carolina, particularly Duplin, Pender, and Sampson counties 108 S. Cowan St. Burgaw 910-259-1906 penderpubliclibrary/ CarolinaHeritageResearch
Site of one of the first battles in the South of the Revolutionary War and the first patriot victory of the war. Remnants remain of the 1776 road traveled by patriot and loyalist forces. A .7-mile trail with wayside exhibits leads through the
battlefield and across Moores Creek. The historic bridge site is located along the trail.
The park offers a visitor center with exhibits, lighted troop movement maps and film, a .3-mile colonial forest trail, and a picnic area.
CANETUCK COMMUNITY CENTER
Formerly the Canetuck Rosenwald school, constructed as a two-teacher Rosenwald school in western Pender County, NC. It opened in 1922 and was purchased back by the community after the school’s closure in 1958.
6098 Canetuck Rd. Currie 910-259-1278 stackstories.com/preservation-work
PENDERLEA HOMESTEAD MUSEUM
Housed in one of the first homesteads bui lt-in 1936 by the Department of the Interior on Penderlea Homestead Farms, a resettlement community in Pender County developed under Franklin D. Roosevelt’s
New Deal, on the National Register of Historic Places 9-27-13. 284 Garden Rd. Willard 910-604-1616 rleahomesteadmuseum.org
our nightlife kicks in. Most
103 S. Wright St.
Harvey’s Deli and Tavern 108 W. Fremont St. 910-259-8444
10th Street Bar & Grill 2111 N. New River Dr. 910-541-2802
Crab Pot 508 Roland Ave. 910-328-5001
205 Roland Avenue, Suite C 910-541-0123
121 N Shore Drive 910-928-8017
Surf City Line 2112 N. New River Dr. 910-541-0062
The Cove 112 Triton Ln. 910-803-2019
The Locals Art Gallery & Wine Bar
112 Charlie Medlin Dr unit B Surf City
The Trailer Bar 1701 N New River Dr. 910-541-0777
Salty Turtle Beer Company 103 Triton Lane 910-803-2019
Surf City Brewing Company 400 Alston Blvd. NC Highway 210 Suite A
UnWINEd 114 N Topsail Dr. 910-541-0471
S. Anderson Blvd. 910-328-4969
Beach Shop & Grill Outdoor Patio 701 S. Anderson Blvd. 910-328-6501
We encourage you to exploreall that our town has to offer! Whether you’realocal or avisitor,anadventure awaits at our parks, playgrounds, public beach accesses, Community Center,Welcome &Event Center,off-leash Bark Park, Disc Golf Course, and so much more!
No matter the season, Surf City hosts events for the whole family to enjoy! Throughout the year,besureto check out some of our annual events including our Easter Egg Hunt, Sip, Shop, &Stroll, Movies in the Park, Independence Day Celebration, Fall Fest, and Christmas Tree Lighting! Shareyour pictures with us on social media using #SurfCityParks
Dear Visitors, we want you to live like a local. Here’s the inside scoop on what you need to know while visiting the beach.
Remember the turtles. They are drawn to light at night. Please turn off the beachfront deck and porch lights.
Fill in holes dug in the sand. Turtles get stranded in the holes and beach walkers can stumble.
Leave glass bottles and cups at home.
Leave the plastics at home. Plastics such as bags and balloons are hazardous to our turtles and sea -
Dunes protect the island and we protect the dunes. Climbing dunes weaken and destroy dunes and
Beach wheelchairs are available from the Topsail Beach Police Department 910-328-4851 or the Surf City Parks and Recreation 910328-2716.
THE BEACH REPORT
What you need to know when visiting the beach...... We’re one of the most pet-friendliest islands in North Carolina. In Surf City, dogs are allowed on the beach, but must be always on a leash. In the Town of Topsail Beach, in season, dogs must be on a leash, however, from Oct. 1st – May 14th, dogs are permitted off leash if they are under voice command.
Important things to remember when visiting our beaches:
• Make sure you and your children know the address of your rental house.
• Be aware of ocean & weather conditions – Swim at your own risk.
• There is no overnight camping on the beach
• Personal items will be disposed of if left overnight
• Pet safety is our concern. Please do not leave your pets in hot cars.
• Make sure that your pet is also wearing current tags that clearly display your contact information if found.
for beachgoers visiting Surf City.
• Surf City Residents & Visitors are now able to register for seasonal parking permits.
636 Channel Blvd. Topsail Beach 910-328-7751 thebreezewayrestaurant.com/motel
Jolly Roger Oceanfront Inn
803 Ocean Blvd. Topsail Beach 910-328-4616 .thejollyroger.com
Sea Vista Motel
1521 Ocean Blvd. Topsail Beach 910-328-2171 seavistamotel.com
Main Street Inn
808 S. Anderson Blvd. Topsail Beach 252-955-2227 mainstreetinn.org
A Beach Place Realty
203 S. Topsail Dr. Surf City 910-328-2522 abeachplace.com
13480 NC Hwy 50 Surf City 910- 329-9800 accessthebeach.com
790 New River Inlet Rd. North Topsail Beach 833-628-2229 carolinastays.com
Island Real Estate
405 Roland Ave. Surf City 910-328-2323 topsailvacation.com
Lewis Realty Associates, Inc
320 N. New River Dr. Surf City 910-328-5211 vacationsontopsail.com
Sea Coast Rentals
326 N. New River Dr. Surf City 800-334-5806 seacoastrentals.com
Sea Shore Realty Group 302 N New River Dr. Surf City 910-328-3400 eashorerealtync.com
Sea Path Realty
920 S. Anderson Blvd. Topsail Beach 910-328-4201 topsailcottages.com
118 N. Topsail Dr. Surf City 910- 328-9977 ti-rentals.com
Topsail Realty by Carolina Retreats
712 S. Anderson Blvd. Topsail Beach 910-328-5241 topsail-realty.com
Turtle Shell Vacation Rentals
Vacasa Vacation Rentals
14061 B Hwy 50 Surf City 910-328-4444 vacasa.com
Ward Realty 202 S. Topsail Dr. Surf City 910-328-3221 wardrealty.com
Greater Topsail Area
North Topsail Beach Rentals
Topsail Shores Inn
1325 Hwy 210 Sneads Ferry 910-685-0969 topsailshoresinn.com
Seaview Motel and Pier
124 Fishing Pier Ln. North Topsail Beach 910-328-3173 seaviewfishingpier.com
Quality Inn 1565 Hwy 210 Sneads Ferry 910-327-8282 topsailbeachhotel.com
1248 Hwy 210 Sneads Ferry hilton.com 910-327-5555
Pender County has the perfect setting for any special occasion including weddings, reunions, anniversary parties, baby and bridal showers. With venues that include beaches, historic sites, and on the farm, we have the location that ﬁts your personal style.
On the Beach
Surf City and Topsail Beach are a beautiful setting for weddings and proposals. No permits are required; however, we do ask that you leave it as you found it and keep all glass away from the beach.
History in the Making
With many historical sites, museums, and a national park all located throughout Pender County, these destinations are sure to include a back in time and memorable experience.
On the Farm
Rustic or elegant, charming barns and groomed ﬁelds are sure to o er what you are looking for to make a picture-perfect event complete.
197 Richard Switch Rd., Currie 910-540-6246
Old Homestead Farm 8824 Highway 117 S, Rocky Point 910-518-6446
Old River Farms 8711 Old River Rd., Burgaw 910-231-7162
Seven Meadows 22549 NC Highway 210, Rocky Point 910-279-0587
904 Saps Rd., Hampstead 910-467-3333
Pender County Training School Community & Museum Building 1814 Shaw Highway, Rocky Point 910-675-0740
Surf City Welcome & Visitor Center 102 N. Shore Dr., Surf City 910-328-2716
The Cove 112 Triton Ln., Surf City 910-803-0677
Topsail Manor 13480 NC Highway 50/210, Surf City 910-327-2050