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A guide to exploring the exceptional nature of Bald Head Island, North Carolina


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On Bald Head Island, days begin and end with sunshine on the ocean and the pace slows to the rhythm of the tide. You’ll arrive here by ferry, then travel the island by golf cart, bicycle or on foot. No more lush natural environment for exploring can be found on the East Coast, complemented by a host of creature comforts. Contact us today to learn more about our exceptional way of life, and start planning your retreat.


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Features 10

With countless stories to share, Bald Head Island captures the imagination of all who travel to her shores. Come see for yourself.

10 Summer is a State of Mind

On Bald Head Island, the pleasures of the season extend well beyond summer’s end.

27 Activities Guide

There are countless ways to pass the time here. We’ve put together a locals’ list of 30 ideas to get you started. The rest, as they say, is up to you.

38 Calendar of Events & Traditions Kick up your heels during Bald Head Island’s festivals, holidays and honored traditions.

48 Architecture

An always-on-the-go family from Cary, N.C., finds escape in their second home at Cape Fear Station. Get fresh ideas for creating your own retreat with low-maintenance building materials, easy-care fabrics, and a touch of whimsy at every turn.

68 Meet the Neighbors

Summer after summer the Weaver Family grandkids gather on Bald Head Island to explore, celebrate and capture the island through various artistic mediums. You’ll be dazzled by their creations.

86 Bald Head Island Timeline

Over the last half-millennium, the island has played host to a colorful cast of characters. Learn more about the historic milestones and the extraordinary individuals who’ve left their mark.

99 Dining

From upscale fare with a view to grab-and-go eats, the island offers any and every dining option imaginable. Savor what’s being served up.

110 Shopping

Boho beach babe, wild at heart or smooth sailor? Choose the style profile that best suits your personality and discover the shops to help you pull it all together.

124 Last Word

An island landmark for more than a century, the Old Boat House along Bald Head Creek is no longer standing. Read this bittersweet farewell to an icon.

127 Ferry Schedule 128 Locator Map

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48 PU BL ISH E D BY Bald Head Island Limited, LLC

haven E X ECU T I V E EDITOR Christi Golder

CHIEF CONT R IBU TOR S Odette Arnold Teri Kelly

PHOTOGR A PH E R S Emily Chaplin Paul Charles Woody Fulton Walker Golder Chip Henderson Anne Liles Millie Holloman Photography Harry Taylor Brooke Thomas Jack Upton Rob Wright

GR A PH IC DE SIGN Jeff Harrison

PR I N T I NG Progress Printing For information about advertising in haven, visit www.havenad.com.

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B A L D H E A D I S L A N D L I M I T E D, L L C P.O. Box 3069 / Bald Head Island, N.C. 28461 www.havenonbhi.com

Haven is a publication of Bald Head Island Limited, LLC. Copyright 2019. All rights reserved in all countries. Bald Head Island Limited, LLC has endeavored to ensure the accuracy of this publication; however, we cannot be responsible for misinformation or typographical errors. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is strictly prohibited. Bald Head Island Limited, LLC does not necessarily agree with the viewpoints expressed by authors of articles or advertising copy. Inquire as to whether there is a property report required by federal law for any lot or home of interest to you. If such a report is required, procure it and read it before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. This is not an offering to residents in New York, New Jersey or other jurisdictions where prohibited.

O N T H E C OV E R Bald Head Island’s subtropical climate makes it the northernmost point in the U.S. where sabal palms grow naturally. Photo by Harry Taylor.


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ald Head Island is a place like no other. When you’re ready to learn more about homes, homesites and shared ownership properties for sale, turn to the company that understands the lay of the land better than any other—Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales. Whether you’re just starting your real estate search, or have a list of properties you’re ready to see in person, contact us so we can save you time by identifying the properties that best meet 4 your specific needs.

If you’re considering selling your island home or homesite, let our helpful sales executives provide a free, no-obligation assessment of your property’s fair market value. We’d also love to share the many ways we market listings to reach the highest number of qualified buyers. Our sales office is just steps from the island ferry landing, and we’re here to assist clients seven days a week. Stop by the next time you’re on island, join us at an open house, or view all island properties for sale at our website.


GUIDING BUYERS AND SELLERS OF ISLAND R EAL E STATE FOR 35 YEARS

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www.BHIRealEstate.com Please note that if you are currently working with a real estate broker, this is not meant to be a solicitation of your business.


Meet Southern Living’s Inspired Community of the Year

The word is getting out... Bald Head Island’s Southern Living Inspired Community in

Cape Fear Station was recently hailed the Community of the Year by the magazine. Only a handful of communities meet Southern Living’s strict criteria for “charm, taste and Southern spirit embodying a distinctive pride of place.” Located just a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean, each specially designed home in the community is built by Whitney Blair Custom Homes, two-time winner of Southern Living’s Custom Builder of the Year award. Watch a video about this exciting new neighborhood on our website, and contact Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales to learn more and schedule a personalized tour.

INSPIRED COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR

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Garrett Albertson: PATIENT, PERSISTENT, DEPENDABLE LOVING THE PEOPLE OF THIS ISLAND FOR TWENTY YEARS.

Many of Garrett Albertson’s new clients come as referrals from Bald Head Island property owners—the ultimate expression of trust. Whether having matched these owners with the right homes or assisted them with listing and selling their property, Garrett made a lasting impression. For assistance with your Bald Head Island property search or guidance about listing your property for sale, contact Garrett today.

Doug Oakley, Stephanie Blake, Garrett Albertson

YOUR ISLAND HOME TEAM Let us work for you to realize your dream. VALUE-ADDED BENEFIT OF THREE AGENTS OFFERING YOU PERSONAL TOUCH SERVICE

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Whether you come for a round at one of the region’s premier golf courses, a savory culinary experience at one of five distinct dining venues including our new Horizons ocean view restaurant, or a resort-style adventure at our awe-inspiring aquatics center featuring double waterslide, water playground and splash pad...you’ll discover that the BHI Club is one destination with something for everyone in the entire family! Inquire about our Membership Programs when planning your next stay!

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O N BA L D H E A D I S L A N D SUMMER IS A STAT E O F M I N D. PHOTOGRAPHY BY HARRY TAYLOR


JUST TWO MILES OFF THE SOUTHERN COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA, BALD HEAD ISLAND OFFERS A TRUE SENSE OF TIMELESSNESS. YOU’LL ARRIVE BY FERRY AND TRAVEL BY GOLF CART, BIKE OR YOUR OWN TWO FEET. AS YOUR PACE SLOWS, A LANGUID, CAREFREE FEELING TAKES HOLD— NO MATTER WHAT SEASON IT HAPPENS TO BE.

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INTRO PG. 4

Because Atlantic-facing beaches wrap the island’s shores on the south, east and west, the sun both rises and sets over the ocean. haven 13


QUIET BEACHES STRETCH AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE, A PERFECT BACKDROP FOR WATCHING THE WAVES ROLL IN TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT.

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Bald Head Island’s beaches culminate dramatically at the point of Cape Fear, site of countless shipwrecks and inspiration for more than one feature film.

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An old growth maritime forest, century-old lightkeepers’ cottages, and a 200-year-old lighthouse speak volumes of the island’s enduring nature. 16


WITH TIME AND MAINLAND WORRIES SUSPENDED, YOU’LL HAVE AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE THE SURROUNDINGS.

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SET OUT WITH WILD ABANDON ON YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE AND LET A SUMMER STATE OF MIND TRANSPORT YOU.

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Ten thousand acres of salt marsh creeks border the island to the north, while miles of car-free roads wind underneath the forest canopy.

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VACATION TIME IS PRECIOUS. CHOOSE THE Best of the Best. When you book your vacation home through Bald Head Island Limited Property Management, you can rest easy knowing that all properties we manage meet the island's highest standard for quality. Each home is unique, but all feature spacious floorplans and the most inspiring views on the island. Learn more about all of our homes when you visit our website or call our knowledgeable reservationists.

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Golf Course - 3 bdrms./3.5 baths. Sleeps 11.

BELLA VISTA

Oceanview - 6 bdrms./6.5 baths. Sleeps 16.

BOGAN'S ON THE BEACH

Oceanfront - 4 bdrms./3.5 baths. Sleeps 10.

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CAPE WATCH COTTAGE

Oceanfront - 4 bdrms./4 baths. Sleeps 10.

CAPTAIN CHARLIE'S I

Oceanfront - 3 bdrms./1 baths. Sleeps 6.

CAPTAIN CHARLIE'S II

Oceanfront - 2 bdrms./1baths. Sleeps 4.

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CAPTAIN CHARLIE'S III

Oceanfront - 3 bdrms./2 baths. Sleeps 6. 20

CAROLINA DREAMING

Oceanfront - 3 bdrms./3 baths. Sleeps 10.

CHIRICO HOUSE

Oceanfront - 6 bdrms./6.5 baths. Sleeps 15.


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COASTAL BEACH HOUSE

Oceanfront - 5 bdrms./6.5 baths. Sleeps 15.

CONCH COTTAGE

Forest - 3 bdrms./3.5 baths. Sleeps 8.

FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND

Oceanfront - 4 bdrms./3.5 baths. Sleeps 10.

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HAPPY PLACE

HAT TRICK

Oceanview - 4 bdrms./3.5 baths. Sleeps 8.

Oceanview - 4 bdrms./4 baths. Sleeps 12.

INDIGO PELICAN

Oceanfront 2nd - 5 bdrms./5.5 baths. Sleeps 16.

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ISLAND BELLE

Oceanfront 2nd - 4 bdrms./4.5 baths. Sleeps 10.

ISLAND RETREAT

Oceanfront 2nd - 4 bdrms./3.5 baths. Sleeps 8.

JAKE'S WATCH

Oceanfront - 2 bdrms./2.5 baths. Sleeps 6.

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BEST. LAURIE'S LOFT

Oceanfront 2nd - 3 bdrms./2.5 baths. Sleeps 10.

JESSIE'S CHOICE

JJ'S HIDEAWAY

Forest - 4 bdrms./4.5 baths. Sleeps 10.

Oceanview - 4 bdrms./4.5 baths. Sleeps 12.

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LOGGERHEAD LADY

Oceanfront - 4 bdrms./4.5 baths. Sleeps 8.

MARSH MADNESS

Marsh - 7 bdrms./7.5 baths. Sleeps 16.

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MARSH ONWARD!

Marsh - 5 bdrms./4 baths. Sleeps 14.

PARADISE

Oceanfront -3 bdrms./3.5 baths. Sleeps 6. 22

MY THREE DUNES

OUR TERN

Oceanview - 5 bdrms./4.5 baths. Sleeps 12.

Forest - 4 bdrms./3 baths. Sleeps 8.

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PLAN SEA COTTAGE

Oceanfront 2nd - 2 bdrms./2.5 baths. Sleeps 6.

ROGER THAT!

Oceanfront 2nd - 5 bdrms./4 baths. Sleeps 12.


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SEAWINDS

Oceanfront - 4 bdrms./3 baths. Sleeps 8.

Oceanfront 2nd - 4 bdrms./3 baths. Sleeps 10.

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SUMMER HOUSE

Oceanview - 4 bdrms./4 baths. Sleeps 12.

SUMMER ISLAND

Oceanfront - 6 bdrms./4.5 baths. Sleeps 12.

SHIFTING SANDS

Oceanfront - 5 bdrms./4.5 baths. Sleeps 18.

SUMNER'S CRESCENT 12 Forest - 4 bdrms./4 baths. Sleeps 8.

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TWIN PEAKS

Harbour - 4 bdrms./3.5 baths. Sleeps 10.

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WATCH HILL

Our committed and highly trained professional staff will ensure you spend your vacation on Bald Head Island without a care in the world. Call or visit us online today to start planning your next getaway.

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Oceanview - 5 bdrms./4.5 baths. Sleeps 13. haven 23


DAVID WRAY

Experience the Difference David Wray doesn’t simply sell houses, he assists you in achieving your goals, whether you are buying or selling. With a degree in Real Estate and Urban Analysis and many designations, he has the knowledge you need. If you are interested in looking at properties, going fishing in the creeks, or just taking a boat ride, David enjoys sharing what makes the island special and different from any other coastal environment on the East Coast – a place where families and friends come together to share an amazing lifestyle and spend time with each other. Thank you for your interest in Bald Head Island and give David a call or text when you are thinking about coming down to the island.

You’ ll be glad you did! “I found working with David to be a wonderful experience. I have never in my past real estate purchases had an agent as helpful and knowledgeable, but more importantly someone I now consider a true friend.” - Property owner from Hickory, North Carolina

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30 WAYS TO

PASS THE (TURTLE) TIME Bald Head Islanders may refer to the laid-back pace here as “turtle time,” but that doesn’t mean it’s not a happening place. There are countless ways to make the most of every day. Check out our list of ideas to jumpstart your itinerary.

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LAY OF THE LAND

Without a bridge tying it to the mainland, the island is left footloose and car-free. Here’s how to take to the open road. | NO. 1 |

GET IT IN GEAR

The most popular modes of transportation on Bald Head Island are the electric golf cart and bicycle. Whenever possible, opt for two wheels or your own two feet to best soak up the surroundings. Coastal Urge and Riverside Adventure Co. rent bikes by the day and by the week.

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FIND

“ Tippy” Grab a map from Riverside Adventure and round up the entire family for the “Where’s Tippy?” photo scavenger hunt that takes you all over the island and rewards you with a prize.

Blaze a Trail!

SUMMON SPIRITS

| NO.5 | For a cheeky take on the island’s

haunted history, sign up for a family-friendly Ghost Walk offered by Riverside Adventure Co.’s entertaining scalawags during summer evenings. If you’re lucky, you may get to meet the enchanting spirit of Theodosia Burr Alston, whose ship mysteriously disappeared off the coast of Bald Head Island in 1812.

Along Federal Road several trailheads enter the Bald Head Woods Preserve, a nearly 200-acre area of undisturbed maritime forest. Just off Federal Road, the M. Kent Mitchell Nature Trail rewards hikers with spectacular views of the creek and close encounters with fiddler crabs and wading birds when the tide is low.

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WALK IT OUT

The Conservancy holds seasonal nightly Turtle Walks for members, which start at the Barrier Island Study Center and then move to the beach for a little lesson in ecology. If the timing is right, your group will head off to watch a turtle dig her nest and lay her eggs while Conservancy naturalists collect information. Later in the season, you may get to see a nest “boil” and hatch.

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TRAVEL BACK IN TIME

For a deep dive into the island’s past, take a guided historic tour from the Old Baldy Foundation and hear about brushes with pirates, the trio of lighthouses that have graced the island, and the brave lifesaving servicemen who once did duty at Cape Fear Station. You’ll cover lots of ground in an oversized golf cart, with numerous stops along the way to stretch your legs. ACTIVITIES GUIDE

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WANDERLUST

When you want to discover the island’s flora and fauna, or even the great beyond, look no further than the Bald Head Island Conservancy.

Patrol the Shore

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Join the Bald Head Island Conservancy staff on their summer evening patrols with the Sea Turtle Ride Along, watch for turtle tracks leading from the waves to the dunes, and call back to base with your findings. If you’re in the right place at the right time, you could see a loggerhead turtle lay her eggs or witness a nest hatch.

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

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The Conservancy’s Bald Head After Dark event introduces the nocturnal creatures of the island, including frogs, bats, alligators and bioluminescent plankton. After a brief presentation, you’ll join a naturalist on a flashlight-led walk to see what nighttime critters you can spot.

SPREAD YOUR WINGS

Every season of the year, Bald Head Island is home to an impressive array of birds—some 244 species in total—and the Conservancy staff members know them by sight and song. Join a Birding Expedition to see how many you can find. As a part of the tour, you’ll get a rare opportunity to visit the Ibis Pond on Middle Island, a private sanctuary where our feathered friends congregate.

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EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS

The Bald Head Island Conservancy is known for their experiential summer camps for kids 4-14. While preschoolers catch bugs and make crafts, elementary schoolers get in kayaks and go crabbing and shell collecting. Middle schoolers become citizen scientists by collecting data, helping with research, planting dune grasses and more.

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CAST AWAY

To truly live like a local, join the Conservancy for a quick primer on crabbing and cast netting. In just a couple hours’ time, you’ll be catching any number of baitfish and blue crabs in the water around the Village Creek Access.

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The island’s minimal light pollution provides for a breathtaking view of constellations and planets. Connect with the Conservancy’s Cocoa & Cosmos program to learn how to use sky charts and new technology to enhance your stargazing experience. Bonus—hot cocoa is served.

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A SHORE THING

Uninterrupted shoreline wraps Bald Head Island on every side, allowing endless room to roam. | NO. 13 |

COMMUNE WITH THE CREEK

Through the Bald Head Island Conservancy, you can take guided kayak or canoe tours with an expert naturalist. Expect to see egrets, ibises, herons, kingfishers, ospreys, bald eagles, and maybe even a dolphin or alligator on your tour. At the Sail Shop, they offer guided trips along Bald Head Creek and Fishing Creek in single and double kayaks. These 90-minute tours are packed with history, stories and wildlife identification, but if you’d rather go out on your own, the Sail Shop can provide you with a kayak or canoe, life jacket and paddle, and send you on your way.

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WALK ON WATER

Take a standup paddleboard (SUP) lesson or tour with Coastal Urge for a novel way to explore the island’s waters. Book online first, then stop by the Board Room on Keelson Row in Harbour Village for rentals, excursions and instruction. They'll have you walking on water in no time.

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Set Sail!

LAND A

See another side of the island when you go sailing with the Sail Shop. Their 26’ J80 sailboat, Jive, is perfect for a relaxing sail out on the Atlantic or along the inland waters of the Cape Fear River. If you’re interested, you can take sailing lessons on the J80, too.

BIG ONE

| NO. 14 | From the surf you can catch flounder,

Ride the Wave

When you travel to the island, bring along your favorite longboard or shortboard for testing out the surf. Or, better yet, pack light and rent a board from the Sail Shop. If you’re new to surfing, the Sail Shop offers group and private lessons. The locals tend to congregate around Access 42, located along East Beach, as soon as the sun comes up.

MAKE A SPLASH

Swim, flip, frolic, dive and play in the waves to your heart’s content. Along with swimming, 14 miles of beaches offer a backdrop for building sandcastles, collecting shells or just getting a good dose of vitamin D. South Beach’s long stretch of sand is ideal for strolling and shelling. Along West Beach near Harbour Village, you’ll find kids wading in the shallow surf. Out on East Beach, the waves are bigger and the surfers and boogie boarders love the action.

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red drum, bluefish, mullet, pompano and Spanish mackerel. Trout, red drum, spots and flounder inhabit the creeks here, and whether you’re fishing from a dock, boat or kayak, you stand a chance of landing a beauty. If you decide to head offshore, your guide can pick you up in Harbour Village and put you on tuna, grouper, mackerel, mahi-mahi, tarpon and marlin in the Gulf Stream. Most guides provide licenses and equipment, but if you’re fishing from shore, be sure to have a valid North Carolina fishing license on you.

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THE SPORTING LIFE

If you’re renting, request a temporary membership in both the Bald Head Island Club and the Shoals Club so you don’t miss a thing. | NO. 19 |

Kid Around

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SERVE IT UP

Reserve a court at the BHI Club and enjoy a tennis match within view of the ocean. Clinics, socials, and private lessons for kids and adults are available with one of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association staff members during the summer.

Kids don’t take a back seat to grownups at the Bald Head Island Club or the Shoals Club. The BHI Club offers a robust summer camp program, including golf, tennis and swimming instruction; arts and crafts; games; and plenty of aquatic activities. The Shoals Club has a full calendar of programs for kids, too, headed up by their mascot Gulliver, a seagull who’s flown in and made the island home. From pool parties to cannonball contests to movie nights, there are more chances to dance, splash and just be a kid than you’d believe.

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Dive In!

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DRESS UP IN WHITE | NO. 21 |

TEE OFF

Don all-white clothing and give it a go on the immaculate croquet greenswards where the Bald Head Island Croquet Club plays, practices and holds international championships. From June to September they host Family Croquet, relaxed gatherings where you can learn how the game is played.

Don’t leave the island without playing a round or two on the Bald Head Island Club’s stunning golf course. The 18-hole beauty winds its way along the Atlantic Ocean and through the maritime forest, providing scenic views at every turn. If your game’s a little rusty, head to the range where you can warm up, take a lesson from a PGA pro, or join a clinic and perfect your swing.

When you’re ready to cool off, the BHI Club’s amazing new aquatics complex will take warm weather fun to a whole new level. Opening in spring of 2019, the facility includes an Olympic lap pool, leisure pool and zeroentry pool. The younger set will enjoy the giggle-inducing splash pad, slide tower, waterslides and seaside playground, while adults get their day in the sun with a cabana bar and casual oceanview restaurant.

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ESCAPE TO THE CAPE

The oceanfront Shoals Club, which overlooks the Point of Cape Fear, offers a spacious swimming pool, along with a separate baby pool for tykes. Pool-goers enjoy sunning on the ample decks and showering off in the convenient locker rooms. When you’re ready for a change of pace, round up the family for a little friendly competition on the nearby volleyball or bocce ball courts. Direct access to the cape is also a perk for members and temporary members of the Shoals Club. Just grab a towel, chair and umbrella provided by the attentive staff, and hit the beach. 34

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OVER THE TOP

Bald Head Island’s been around a while—our lighthouse is emblematic of that—but we’re always inventing new ways to have a good time. | NO. 25 |

TOUCH THE SKY

For a panoramic view of the island and surrounding area, climb the 108 steps to the very top of Old Baldy Lighthouse, commissioned by Thomas Jefferson and still standing more than 200 years later. Admission to climb the lighthouse includes access to the Smith Island Museum of History, where you’ll find artifacts illuminating the daily duties of a lighthouse keeper and much more.

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Join the church-supper-meets-springbreak mashup of islanders and vacationers at this come-as-you-are beach bash that occurs with each full moon. The fun kicks off just before sunset at East Beach Access 39, where guests BYOB and bring a dish to share. When the moon rises out of the Atlantic, the entire throng breaks into a collective howl. A bonfire usually is blazing, a bagpiper sometimes shows up, and the event typically draws hundreds.

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TEST YOUR WITS ENJOY A VIEW OF THE MARINA AND A COLD ONE WHILE USING YOUR HEAD AT TRIVIA NIGHT OR FAMILY BINGO NIGHT AT WILL O’ THE WISP.

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Celebrate!

Whatever you do, don’t miss Riverside’s signature event— Sunset Celebration—a street party with DJ Fray, dancing, s’mores and games, held weekly during the summer near Beach Access 5. | NO. 29 |

HIT THE MARK Riverside Adventure Co., located near the harbor, hosts out-of-the-box activities galore. Don’t miss their archery camp and field archery, taught by a USA Archery Certified Instructor. ACTIVITIES GUIDE

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MAKE & TAKE

Learn how to paint, sew, quilt, make jewelry and more at At All About Art, which offers classes for all ages and skill levels. Their “Wine-ing About Art” class is perfect for adults and private parties. BYOB and they’ll do the rest. haven 37


Bald Head Island 2019

SPECIAL EVENTS & TRADITIONS Strike up the band, raise a glass and kick up your heels during Bald Head Island’s festivals, holiday celebrations and honored traditions. View more details at www.celebratebhi.com and start planning.

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ANNUAL BALD HEAD ISLAND GOLF CART PARADE


June 29-July 7

HOWL AT THE MOON PARTIES

The Maritime Market invites everyone to meet at Beach Access 39 to watch the sun go down and the full moon come up each month.

January 20 February 19 March 20 April 19

May 18 June 17 July 16 August 15

September 13 October 13 November 12 December 12

Fourth of July Celebration

Summer comes to a star-spangled climax during several days of nonstop islandwide events, including our legendary Golf Cart Parade.

August 2-4

National Lighthouse Day Weekend

Pay tribute to Old Baldy’s 200-plus years of maritime history during a weekend featuring a festival on the lighthouse grounds, a nighttime “Run for the Light” and more.

August 30-September 2 March 16

Badwater Cape Fear Ultra Marathon

Hardcore athletes won’t want to miss this 5th annual 51-mile or 50K-run along the island’s forested wynds and beaches.

Labor Day Weekend

Special celebrations at the Bald Head Island Club and Shoals Club add a fitting end to summer.

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April 19-21

Islandwide Employee Appreciation Day

This special time includes dining events at the Bald Head Island Club and Shoals Club, an egg hunt at the BHI Club, and an oyster roast.

October 26-27

Easter Weekend

May 16-18

Bald Head Island Fishing Rodeo

Sign up for this offshore fishing tournament or just enjoy being a spectator as the boats come in with their catch. A portion of the event’s proceeds benefit Old Baldy.

Halloween Celebration

Kids can participate in a Trick-or-Treat Caravan, parties, costume contests and more.

SUNSET CELEBRATIONS

Join us for this spirited street and beach party hosted by Riverside Adventure Co.

May 24-27

Memorial Day Weekend

Join us on the island as we kick off summer with style. Gather at the Old Baldy grounds as we honor fallen military service members with music and a color guard.

June 7-8

North Carolina Treasures Weekend

Savor a weekend celebrating North Carolina food, art, crafts, spirits and history. A portion of event proceeds benefit the Old Baldy Foundation.

TURTLE TROTS

Move as fast or slow as you’d like in this 5K where proceeds go to support the Bald Head Island Conservancy’s Sea Turtle Protection Program.

April 20 May 26 June 5, 12, 19, 26 July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Join us on the lighthouse grounds during this day to honor the many employees whose hard work makes the island run.

August 7, 14, 21 September 1 November 30

Sunday, May 26 during Memorial Day Weekend Every Monday from June 10 through August 26 Sunday, September 1 during Labor Day Weekend

November 8-10

Roast and Toast on the Coast

Don’t miss this Southern Living Inspired Event weekend featuring a concert on The Common at Cape Fear Station, along with an oyster roast and Sunday brunch at the BHI Club, with a portion of proceeds donated to the Old Baldy Foundation.

November 28-December 1

Thanksgiving Holiday Events

Enjoy special dining events at the BHI Club and Shoals Club and bid on a tabletop tree at the Annual Old Baldy “Light Up the Holidays” event at the BHI Club.

December 24-31

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Holiday Events

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Cary Cart Company

SALES, SERVICE, RENTALS & LEASING 261 Edward Teach Wynd Bald Head Island, NC 28461

3800 Tryon Road Raleigh, NC 27606

910.457.7333

www.carycartco.com

TODD DELANEY

CUSTOM HOME BUILDING REMODELING • HOME MAINTENANCE

WWW.CAPEFEARDESIGNBUILD.COM 910-443-7092

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DOUG OAKLEY

Committed to caring for people

Doug has taken over 300 kids flying through the Young Eagles program.

A special passion is flying rescue and special needs pets through “Pilots N Paws.”

“Rosie” gets a flight to a foster home while her dad is deployed to Afghanistan. “Helping out a soldier was a special opportunity for me.” - Doug

...and the things that make them happy. Whether you’re starting your property search or listing your property for sale, Doug Oakley’s inside knowledge of Bald Head Island, its real estate, and its history make him an invaluable resource to call on. Plus, he’s just someone you’ll enjoy getting to know.

Always working for you!

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R A B T E ING• L E •C

good times & Great food

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At Mojo's on the Harbor, we're here to help you celebrate good times and great food with family and friends. Our atmosphere is relaxed and kid-friendly, and our views are the best on the island. SERVING UP THE VERY BEST...

FRESH LOCAL SEAFOOD • SUSHI • STEAKS • PASTA • BURGERS DESSERTS • WINE • BEER • COCKTAILS Along with lunch and dinner year round, watch the big game in our lounge, or enjoy a craft cocktail at our bar under the stars. Our second story deck is available for weddings with a view, rehearsal dinners, farewell brunches and private parties, too. Reserve your event today!

16 Marina Way • Hours Vary Seasonally • 910·457·7217

www.MoJosontheHarbor.com


DISCOVER A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON ISLAND REAL ESTATE.

Stephanie Blake

Originally from Maryland, Stephanie moved to the South in 2012, and considers herself a Southern-Life convert! Along with her love of crab cakes, she brings to the team a fresh perspective and new energy to real estate sales on the island. She believes whether buying or selling on Bald Head Island, the process should be seamless. Stephanie’s approach to client service is to listen carefully and pay attention to their wants and needs. “There needs AS SEEN ON to be a level of trust when I’m working with a buyer or seller and I take that trust very seriously.”

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Refreshing.

Our talented chef presents simple, yet sophisticated preparations that allow fresh, regionally sourced ingredients to shine. Discover the Shoals Club’s premier dining venue tonight. reservations recommended | 910-454-4850 | shoalsclub.com

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Jim Brown Represents All Island Properties. Let Jim Work For You.

You have a personal invitation to visit and learn all about Bald Head Island. Jim first visited Bald Head Island in 1975 and was taken with the beauty of the island and its development potential. He began his association with the developers of Bald Head Island in 1991 as property manager and switched to real estate sales in 1995. Jim loves sharing the island with families, who he says come here to unwind and get reacquainted. Honesty, integrity and market knowledge position him to take care of each family’s individual real estate needs. Jim is proud to provide both listing and selling services to clients. How can he put his 38 years of real estate experience to work for you? “Just a final note to thank you for helping sell 3 Coquina Trail. You were patient, informed, helpful and always a steady pleasure to deal with. I am happy to be a reference for your services, anytime you might ask.” - George and Cleary Simpson, New Canaan, CT

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CELEBRATING TWO CENTURIES OF LIGHT

Old Baldy Lighthouse and Smith Island Museum Summer Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 11-5 Off Season Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 11-4

Guided Historic Island Tour Tuesday, Friday, Saturday. Tour package includes tour and admission to Old Baldy. Call (910) 448-1472 or book online at www.oldbaldy.org. www.oldbaldy.org, call (910) 457-7481, or visit us at 101 Lighthouse Wynd.

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LIFE ON BALD HEAD ISLAND IS RELAXED, UNSTRUCTURED AND FILLED WITH A SENSE OF JOYFUL ABANDON. SHOULDN’T A SECOND HOME HERE FEEL THE SAME?

ith demanding careers and two active daughters, Cindy and Marty Ferguson describe their life in Cary, N.C., in one word: hectic. “Time at Bald Head Island is always a welcome reprieve,” said Cindy. “Life is just simpler there. We call it an old-fashioned family vacation.” The Fergusons first visited Bald Head Island in 2008 with friends who own a home in Cape Fear Station. “We immediately fell in love with the island and started looking for real estate,” said Cindy. After exploring the various island environments, they chose a site in the Southern Living Inspired Community in Cape Fear Station. “We loved the location near the Shoals Club and thought it would be fun to be near our friends,” said Cindy. “When we found out that another friend, Vicky Serany of Southern Studio Interior Design, was involved with the project, we knew it was meant to be.” Vicky has been foundational in the Southern Living Inspired Community since its inception, as has builder Jeff Sanderson of Whitney Blair Custom Homes. Both say building and decorating a second home, especially one on Bald Head Island, requires a different mindset and choices than a primary residence. “Overall, you want to make it fun and unique,” said Vicky. “This is a place to bring family and friends, to relax and unwind.

Whimsy, color and detail are hugely important, but keeping it low maintenance and comfortable are paramount.” To that end, Vicky chose easy-care, indoor-outdoor fabrics like Sunbrella, and collaborated with Jeff on the cabin-grade white oak flooring that only adds character as it weathers. Wet bathing suits and sandy feet are not a problem if you plan for them, insists Vicky, and nobody wants to be worried about such things when they are on the island for vacation. “Bald Head Island’s environment also requires us to make construction decisions geared toward the climate and being on a barrier island,” added Jeff. “We drill deeper, use windows built to withstand 130-m.p.h. winds, strap the home from the roof to the pilings, and carefully choose every type of material we use.” For example, Jeff said the Fergusons’ entire house is wrapped with James Hardy fiber cement material, and the roof is 100% aluminum to resist salt spray and stand up to the environment. Cindy describes the process of building their home as a wonderful collaboration among all involved. “We ended up with a design that is perfect for our family,” she said. “It’s still a ‘pinch me’ moment every time we go.” For the Fergusons, their second home on Bald Head Island might be best summed up in two words: family first.

BY ODETTE EMBERT ARNOLD | PHOTOGRAPHY HARRY TAYLOR

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THE MORE, THE MERRIER. A comfortable and ample sectional was a must for the great room, as it’s the main gathering space for family and friends. It’s also the home’s main entry, setting up the layering of blues on blues—a cool, calming color scheme that is carried throughout the house.

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HAVE A SEAT. WHILE UNDENIABLY ELEGANT, THE DINING AREA IS COMPLETELY PRACTICAL. THE INDOOROUTDOOR FABRICS ARE NEARLY INDESTRUCTIBLE, SO THERE’S NO FUSS OVER SPILLS AND WET BATHING SUITS AT THE DINNER TABLE.


A KITCHEN OF EXQUISITE TASTE. The soft sea glass backsplash blends seamlessly with the cabinets, complemented by the island’s barstools in stunning turquoise. The light fixtures are a trio of painted wood chimes, adding a natural element and artistic flair. At the end of the island, a beverage refrigerator adds grab-and-go convenience.


OH TO BE A KID AGAIN! The Ferguson children have free rein on the third floor, a space filled with whimsy and wonder. On opposite ends of the common area are identical bunkrooms reminiscent of the design efficiency typically found on custom yachts. Both contain two built-in beds, each with their own TV, cubbies and charging stations.


PLAYERS READY? GAMING CHAIRS FACE A LARGE-SCREENED TV PERFECT FOR VIDEO GAMES AND MOVIES. A ROUND TABLE COMES INTO PLAY WITH PUZZLES, CRAFTS AND SNACK TIME.


THE STUFF OF DREAMS. Soft and serene, the sea foam green of the solid mahogany king-sized bed with hand-carved posts defines the master bedroom’s relaxed coastal vibe. In an upstairs bath, a rich, distinguished gray on the cabinets is echoed throughout the home, as are the countertops of easy-maintenance quartz that looks like marble.


BUNK MATEYS. TAKING ADVANTAGE OF EVERY NOOK, THE BUILDER TUCKED BUNKS INTO THE UPSTAIRS HALL, OPPOSITE THE WET BAR. PORTHOLES ARE WINDOWS INTO THE IMAGINATION.


DESIGN TEAM

SOUTHERN STUDIO INTERIOR DESIGN www.southernstudio.com A nationally recognized, award-winning firm based in downtown Cary, N.C., Southern Studio Interior Design is a member of the elite Designer Network. Their mission is to provide a high level 
of creativity, integrity and personalized attention to every project. ALLISON RAMSEY ARCHITECTS www.allisonramseyarchitect.com Based in Beaufort, S.C., this esteemed firm is known for their Lowcountry-inspired home plans. Projects range from singlefamily homes to commercial mixed-use developments, and from design concepts to construction. WHITNEY BLAIR CUSTOM HOMES www.whitneyblair.com The work of this highly regarded company, run by Jeff Sanderson, is on full display at the Southern Living Inspired Community at Cape Fear Station. Whitney Blair is a twotime winner of the Southern Living Custom Builder of the Year award. BALD HEAD ISLAND LIMITED www.bhirealestate.com Stewards of the island since 1983, Bald Head Island Limited has led the planning and development for all areas, including this section of Cape Fear Station, named Southern Living Inspired Community of the Year by Southern Living magazine.


DAVID BERNE A Tradition of Trust... EXPERIENCE | RELIABILITY E X P E R T I S E | E T H I C S | R E S U LT S

...Dedicated to Service 2C Merchants Row | P.O. Box 3033 | Bald Head Island, NC 28461

A Bald Head Island Company

(910) 470-0198 | davidberne@arpnc.com | www.baldheadislandrealestatesales.com


Kick back and cool off with scrumptious poolside fare and a full bar featuring frozen drink specialties. open seasonally | 910-454-4850 | shoalsclub.com

EAT, DRINK and be MERRY before you BOARD THE FERRY! WE SERVE FRESH MADE SUBS, SALADS, HOT & COLD SANDWICHES and a wide variety of BREAKFAST items. Enjoy fresh made GOURMET CHEESECAKES, BREADS, SPECIALTY CAKES and CUPCAKES. Serving BEER, WINE, CHAMPAGNE and other COLD AND HOT BEVERAGES. Check out our fresh made TAKE N’ BAKES for dinner or breakfast.

“Stop in to the cafe on your way to and from the Island for a delicious snack or meal.” LOCATED UPSTAIRS IN THE WAITING LOUNGE OF DEEP POINT MARINA

WWW.ISLANDTIMESCAFE.COM

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G O U R M E T C H E E S E • W E L L - S T O C K E D D E L I • C A F É S E R V I N G B R E A K FA S T & L U N C H • FA M I LY M E A L S T O G O • G R O C E R Y D E L I V E R Y

• F R E S H N C S E A F O O D • U S DA P R I M E M E AT S • L O C A L P R O D U C E • F I N E W I N E S • G O U R M E T C H E E S E • W E L L - S T O C K E D

• F R E S H N C S E A F O O D • U S DA P R I M E M E AT S • L O C A L P R O D U C E • F I N E W I N E S • G O U R M E T C H E E S E • W E L L - S T O C K E D


D E L I • C A F É S E R V I N G B R E A K FA S T & L U N C H • FA M I LY M E A L S T O G O • G R O C E R Y D E L I V E R Y • O N - I S L A N D C AT E R I N G •

Whether the day’s plans include a picnic for two in a kayak, an oyster roast on the side porch, or a potluck cookout on the beach, the Maritime Market is here to help you break bread with family and friends. Don’t spend time and energy lugging groceries over from the mainland. From fresh local seafood, to USDA Prime meats and local produce, to an extensive wine selection and gourmet deli, you’ll fi nd just what you’re looking for and more at the Market. Savor breakfast or lunch at the newly expanded Maritime Market Café, or call ahead and the Market can customize take-out appetizers or complete family meals. Save time when you order your groceries and meals on the Market’s website and have them waiting for you in your home when you arrive. Stay in-the-know about wine tastings, “Howl at the Moon” parties and special café dinners by visiting the Market’s website, following the Market on Facebook, or by subscribing to Claude Pope’s emails about goings-on here and around the island. Don’t forget to call on Sweet Bay Catering for all your on-island special event needs, too.

Proudly owned and operated by island residents Claude & Melissa Pope.

Hours vary seasonally | 8 Maritime Way | 910-457-7450 www.facebook.com/MaritimeMarket | claudepope@yahoo.com

www.maritimemarketbhi.com

G O U R M E T C H E E S E • W E L L - S T O C K E D D E L I • C A F É S E R V I N G B R E A K FA S T & L U N C H • FA M I LY M E A L S T O G O • G R O C E R Y D E L I V E R Y

GOOD FOOD makes for GOOD TIMES.

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We bring it. We cook it. We clean up!

Cape Fear Boil Company is a locally owned and operated seafood catering business specializing in traditional Carolina-style Coastal Low-Country Boils, serving Bald Head Island! Our mission is to provide visitors, locals and vacationers an opportunity to enjoy not just a meal, but a memory by hosting their own coastal seafood boil at their home or event. Our hope is that just as vacationing on BHI has become a tradition for many families, so will the Cape Fear Boil Company. Cape Fear Boil eliminates the headaches of dining out during the busy summer season at the beach. Specializing in Low-country seafood boils, we show up at your vacation home with all of the equipment, utensils and ingredients. We handle all of the cooking, serving and clean-up for you and your guests so you don’t have to!

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R ELY ON AN ISLAND EXPERT.

Patricia Wingfield Patricia Wingfield’s connection to Bald Head Island runs deep. She’s lived and worked here for 32 years and in that time has listed, sold, owned and rented many properties. In other words, when it comes to any aspect of Bald Head Island real estate, Patricia has tackled it. Patricia has a first-hand knowledge of the island’s diverse environments—marsh, river, ocean, fairway and maritime forest—and loves educating her clients about each of them. Nothing makes her happier than fitting the ideal property to the right person and keeping in touch after the sale to ensure a smooth transition. Stop by the Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales office in the harbor to meet with Patricia and let her put her experience and knowledge to work for you.

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Timeless design is reflected in a collection of treasures from a life well lived.

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Creating a Sustainable Future for Generations through Responsible Building, Classic Residential Design & Timeless Interiors 2016 Southern Living Custom Builder of the Year Lead Builder, Southern Living Inspired Community at Cape Fear Station on Bald Head Island Member

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meet the neighbors

Three Generations Strong. Back row, left to right: Grace, Martha, Noah, Brad, Ben, Kerry, Harrison, Eric, Jonny, Edward and Eran. Front row, left to right:  Stephanie, Caroline, Jeanne, Isabella, Emma, Prudy, Lee, Charles, Susannah and John.

The Weavers Raising Appreciation of Bald Head Island to an Art Form BY O D E T T E E M B E R T A R N O L D

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t is often said there’s an art to living well. For the Weaver family, the very best of times happen one week every summer when 21 of them gather on Bald Head Island to relax, reconnect and enjoy the island’s simple pleasures. Like most families who come here, the three generations play on the beach, ride bikes just about everywhere and climb to the top of Old Baldy, the island’s iconic 200-year-old lighthouse. They play games together, go out for ice cream and check in frequently at the alligator pond. The Weaver grandchildren, however, gain more than lifelong memories from their reunions. They also come away with inspired

works of art they created under the tutelage of their grandmother, Prudy Weaver, an accomplished artist whose work is showcased throughout the region, including extensively on Bald Head Island. DRAWING ON FAMILY TIES Prudy, or Nana as her grandchildren call her, started family art camp in 2013, the year Old Baldy Foundation sponsored a children’s art contest featuring interpretations of the lighthouse. “The grandchildren participated in the contest, and art camp just evolved from there,” Prudy said. Typically on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings of their haven 69


reunion week, Prudy and the grandchildren, who range in age from 10 to 18, work on a designated project in the screened-in porch under the Weavers’ Lighthouse Landing home. When they moved in, Prudy and her husband Lee found a sign reading “The Twilight Lounge” that was left by the previous owners, and the children quickly adopted that name for their space. Furnished with two picnic tables, the area functions as the children’s makeshift studio, as well as an overflow dining area. Also part of the tradition, Prudy takes her six grandsons to lunch after the first day of camp and her five granddaughters out on the second day. “I like it because there are no boys and we get to have special girl time with Nana,” said 10-year-old Caroline, the youngest grandchild. On Fridays, in celebration of their week together, the young artists showcase their work in a family art show and present a video the children (spearheaded by the granddaughters) have filmed on their phones, edited on iMovie and put to music. In the past, they have staged talent shows at the end of the week, charging their parents admission and donating the money to the Bald Head Island Conservancy. “I really like art camp,” said Noah, 18, the oldest grandchild. “Our Nana is very knowledgeable and we enjoy

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Working it. Opposite page, top: Isabella and her Aunt Kerry work on their masks side by side, as Caroline gets assistance from her Aunt

Jeanne. Bottom photo, clockwise, from left: Isabella, Caroline, Jeanne, Emma and Susannah put the finishing touches on their creations. Mask artists, from upper left to right: Caroline, Isabella, Harrison, Charles, Emma, Noah, Edward, Susannah and Jonny.

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FINDING HER TRUE COLORS Prudy and her husband Lee raised their

four sons in Matthews, N.C., where Lee is an attorney. For 17 years, Prudy owned a

decorating store, after which she got her real estate license and then her general

contractor’s license. She built houses for three years, stopping to care for her

mother full time when she became ill.

When Prudy moved her mother to

Charlotte, she looked for things they could do together that weren’t too strenuous

and signed them up for a watercolor class at the local community college. After

her mother was admitted to the hospital, Prudy said she brought her art supplies and camped out in her mother’s room.

“Hospitals are so stressful, and painting

is meditative and peaceful,” she said. “I was doing it

for therapeutic reasons, but then people

started asking if they could

buy my work.”

In 2000,

Prudy painted a watercolor of Renfrow

Hardware, in celebration

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of the Matthews landmark’s 100th

anniversary. “I had 100 prints made of it

and thought I’d never get rid of them,” she

it because of her. We all get the same assignment, but we each express our own personality through the art we create.” Painting subjects have ranged from the lighthouse to turtles to birds, and other projects have included papier-mâché masks and each child writing, illustrating and performing a story. For the July 14-21, 2018 camp, the kids outlined their profiles and filled them in with illustrations of the things

they love about Bald Head Island. “It was really interesting because we got to think back on all the years we have come to the island and all the memories we’ve made here,” said Isabella, 13, whose family lives in Sonoma County, California. They are the only West Coast residents in the family; the other cousins live in North Carolina and Virginia. “Every year the project just keeps

Gone to Bald Head Island in his mind. Opposite page: Ben’s profile is colorful and creative,

as is Noah’s interpretation of Old Baldy Lighthouse (above). In the abstract. Next page: This piece by Harrison captures the joy and energy of the family’s week on Bald Head Island.

said. “To my surprise, they sold out in less than three months.” That piece launched her new career as a full-time artist.

Prudy said two of her sons showed

exceptional artistic ability growing up and she often wondered where

they got their talent. “I had no idea,”

she said. “I can’t tell you how amazing it is that I’m doing this now.”

Prudy said her sons are all busy in

their careers and raising their children, but she added, “Who knows? Maybe they will be like me and take up art later in life.”

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“My grandkids really get what Bald Head is all about,” said Prudy. “They’ve been coming here their whole lives and would rather be here than anywhere else.” getting better and better,” said Susannah, 14. “It’s so nice that my Nana teaches us about what she has such a strong passion for. Creativity is so present in the room, whether we’re doing art or not, and it just gives us another outlet to freely express ourselves.” INSPIRED BY NATURE’S PALETTE For several years, the kids have also organized a trash cleanup, stretching from the Weavers’ home on the marsh all the way to the Bald Head Island Conservancy campus. “My grandkids really get what Bald Head is all about,” said Prudy. “They’ve been coming here their whole lives and would rather be here than anywhere else. They love how natural it is, and enjoy riding bikes freely, all over the island. It’s like it used to be when I was a kid.” Noah is now a freshman at North Carolina State University where he is considering environmental science as a major. “That interest is 100% influenced by the time I have spent on Bald Head 76

Island,” he said. “Bald Head represents a different way of life. It’s simpler, with the focus on spending time with family and in nature.” “At Bald Head, we go out and look for sea turtles every summer,” added Isabella. “That is a really fun time with my cousins. Now that we’re older, our parents let us go out to search for turtles by ourselves at night. We did that this summer and had such a fun time.” Prudy said watching the cousins interact is so gratifying. “Those 11 grandchildren get along so beautifully and look forward to being together so much,” she said. “I love it, and so do they.” Susannah summed up art camp, as well as their time together, by giving credit to the one who inspired it. “My Nana is one of the most creative and selfless people I know,” she said. “I feel so blessed to have her as a mentor, teacher and role model.” Suffice it to say, this is one family that seems to have mastered art appreciation, including for the art of living well.


Jennifer Van Ness:

BRINGING AN OWNER’S PERSPECTIVE TO SERVING YOU

Jennifer Van Ness has always felt that one of the greatest gifts she, and her husband Jim, ever gave their children is Bald Head Island. Jennifer enjoys sharing the gift of Bald Head with others and helping them with all of their island real estate needs. When she’s not at our office in the marina, you can find Jennifer running the wynds of Bald Head, playing tennis at the Bald Head Island Club, out on the water with Jim and their children Ashton and Hank, or enjoying the beach with her dog Oliver.

“Jennifer is without a doubt the best realtor we have ever had. We have been coming to Bald Head Island for many years and had always dreamed of buying a home here. We began the process by merely asking for information on a listing online. She responded immediately. I am not sure I have ever encountered anyone who has better follow-up skills than Jennifer. We ultimately purchased a home and had the easiest and smoothest closing we have ever experienced because of her efforts. We cannot more emphatically endorse Jennifer.” - Susan & Jeff Sampson, Louisville, KY

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WHAT HER CLIENTS ARE SAYING SAYS IT ALL.

Lindsay Farris With a commitment to providing great service before and after the sale for her clients, real estate professional Lindsay Farris’s track record speaks for itself: “When we came to Bald Head Island to look for our home this past April we were very fortunate to be paired up with Lindsay Farris. Lindsay’s passion about the island and her desire to find us the perfect beach home led us to the home that we put a contract on that very day. Lindsay carefully listened to all the things we desired in a home and the result was the perfect home for our family. Our relationship with Lindsay didn’t end the day we closed on our home. In fact, she has gone above and beyond to help us in countless ways. We know we can call upon her for anything and we value both the professional and personal friendship that has formed. We feel fortunate to have worked with someone who has such a passion for what she does!” - Jill and John Crowder, Orange, VA

Contact Lindsay today so she can help find the perfect Bald Head Island home or homesite for you.

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WHERE’S TIPPY? FAMILY photo HUNT

Join Tippy & her faithful companion Mia in their quest for “Truth, Justice, & The Bald Head Way!” Prizes. brought to you by : Riverside Adventure Company since 1983. • www.riversideadventure.com • 910.457.4944

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AN UNFORGETTABLE DAY DESERVES AN UNPARALLELED SETTING.

Passenger ferry access, golf cart travel and exceptional natural beauty make Bald Head Island, North Carolina, a picture-perfect destination wedding site. Overlooking Cape Fear, the Shoals Club combines exceptional service and culinary flair to create a remarkable ceremony and reception venue, exclusively for Shoals Club members and their guests. Contact us to start planning your unforgettable day.

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DAVID S. BERNE Bald Head Island’s Most Experienced Real Estate Agent

GORDON DAVIS

Representing both Buyers and Sellers.

• MOST TRANSACTIONS COMPLETED 1996-2018

• FAMILY BUILT 1ST HOUSE ON BALD HEAD ISLAND IN 1973

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Bald Head Island Timeline

1829 John H. Holmes and John Walker purchase Smith Island complex at public auction.

Ownership & Development of Smith Island Complex 1713-2019

1863 Confederates build Fort Holmes on Bald Head Island.

1817

Brunswick County acquires title to Smith Island through foreclosure following the death of Governor Benjamin Smith.

1789 Benjamin Smith, governor of North Carolina 18101811 and last of the heirs of Landgrave Thomas Smith to hold title to Smith Island complex, donates 10-acre lighthouse site to the State of North Carolina.

1794 First Bald Head Island Lighthouse is constructed on southwest point of the island. (In July 1813, due to the encroachment of the sea, it was necessary to pull down the lighthouse on Bald Head Island.) 1858 John Walker purchases undivided shares from a number of heirs of John H. Holmes and becomes sole owner of Smith Island.

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Bald Head Island has seen many important dates in its long and colorful history, but few have had the lasting impact of June 14, 1983, when the George P. Mitchell Family purchased the island’s unsold land and made a commitment to responsible and sustainable development. Many critical decisions were made in those first few years—to abandon an earlier developer’s plans to build a second golf course on the island, but instead dedicate 200 acres of maritime forest as a preserve; to build no bridge to the island, but instead rely on ferry access and golf carts as the primary modes of transportation; and to buck the high-rise building trend overtaking coastal towns, but instead pursue a sensitive land plan that respected the island’s natural environment. Further, the Mitchell Family would donate land and funds to help establish the Bald Head Island Conservancy and Old Baldy Foundation, caretakers of the island’s ecology and history.


1916 Brunswick County forecloses on the Walker heirs. Tax lien is purchased by Thomas Frank Boyd.

1963 With a bid of $133,000 Sherrill buys the two lighthouse sites, and the island complex is under one owner for the first time since 1789.

1924 T. F. Boyd builds Pavilion pier and hotel on BHI’s southwest bank and promotes sales of homesites on “Palmetto Island.”

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United States Government acquires 20 acres for the Cape Fear Lighthouse and the “Federal Road” through condemnation, a legal procedure used to purchase the property when other efforts to negotiate a price with the Walker heirs were unsuccessful. The assessed award of $4,000 was “paid into court.”

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1882 Cape Fear Life Saving Station is built on East Beach approximately one mile above the point of Cape Fear. On April 10, 1882, Dunbar Davis, the first keeper assigned to the station, and his six-man crew successfully rescued all aboard the schooner Minnie, marking the station’s initiation into service.

1937 At second courthouse sale, Allen C. Ewing is the high bidder. Frank O. Sherrill purchases Smith Island from Ewing for $45,000.

1970 Carolina Cape Fear Corp. purchases Smith Island from Sherrill for $5.5 million.

1917 Thomas Frank Boyd pays $45,000 to Thomas W. Davis, commissioner for James Alvis Walker, and acquires title to all of Smith Island except the two lighthouse sites and the “Federal Road.”

1974 Marina permit application is approved by State of North Carolina and Federal Corps of Engineers.

1914 U.S. Coast Guard Station on South Beach replaces Cape Fear Life Saving Station on East Beach.

1903 Cape Fear Lighthouse and Captain Charlie’s Station are constructed on East Beach, approximately one mile north of the point of Cape Fear.

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1987 Environmental study of Bald Head Island guides development of lowdensity master land plan. Island-wide phone service installed. Village Chapel of Bald Head Island opens for first Easter service. Bald Head Island Club organizes. 1976

1996 BHI Conservancy opens new campus at East Beach. Harbour Village expands with new homes. Additions and improvements are made to docks, wet slips and island ferry landing. BHI Limited builds new sewer treatment plant on island.

1991 BHI Club hosts grand opening of clubhouse. Installation of island-wide fire suppressant system and construction of Village Fire Station. Construction begins on Village Post Office.

Bald Head Island Corporation, a subsidiary of Builders Investment Group, acquires Smith Island title from Carolina Cape Fear. Passenger ferry Bald Head I is launched.

1985 Village of Bald Head Island establishes municipality. Electric golf carts replace gasoline-powered vehicles.

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Opening of Indigo Plantation and Marina ferry landing in Southport.

New water treatment plant with reverse osmosis system is built.

1983 Bald Head Island Limited, formed by the George P. Mitchell family, buys out Cambridge Properties and Walter R. Davis.

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Cambridge Properties, headed by Walter R. Davis, purchases remaining property and improvements from Builders Investment Group.

Old Baldy Foundation begins efforts to restore and preserve North Carolina’s oldest lighthouse.

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BHI Limited donates land for expansion of BHI Conservancy’s East Beach Campus.

1988 Volunteer Fire Department is established. Conservancy day camp opens first season.

1993 BHI Limited deeds 178 acres of maritime forest to the State of North Carolina.


1999 Dedication of Bald Head Woods—178 acres of maritime forest—to North Carolina Coastal Reserve.

2000 Completion and dedication of the Smith Island Museum of History. First homesites released in Cape Fear Station.

2003 BHI Limited celebrates 20th anniversary of development and stewardship of Bald Head Island.

2007 Crew’s Quarters along Maritime Way—residential and retail spaces—opens. Kent & Mark Mitchell on behalf of the George & Cynthia Mitchell Foundation donate $50,000 to the BHI Conservancy toward construction of a proposed Barrier Island Study Center.

2017 Old Baldy Lighthouse celebrates its 200th anniversary. Southern Living Idea House constructed at Cape Fear Station.

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BHI Limited celebrates 30 years as stewards and developers of the island.

2018 BHI Public Safety complex completed.

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Southern Living Inspired Community opens in Cape Fear Station on the east end of the island.

Deep Point mainland ferry terminal opens.

2002 Two Idea Homes constructed at Cape Fear Station. DSL Internet service provided for island residents.

2006 New catamaran ferry, Ranger, is put into service. Merchant’s Row commercial space completed.

2001 The Maritime Market fullservice grocery store opens. Water line installed under Cape Fear River to provide Brunswick County water source to island residents. Grand opening of Bald Head Association Center. The Bald Head Island Yacht Club formed.

2014 Timber bridge crossing the marsh and connecting North Bald Head Wynd and Keelson Row is constructed and opens for island traffic.

After nearly four decades of stewardship, the Mitchell Family remains committed to its original vision: To create a viable premier island community where people may live in harmony with nature and each other.

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$608,875,872 $58,744,868

TRANSACTIONS: 1002 SINCE 2007 130 IN 2018

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All numbers represent sales of homes, land, multi-family, fractional, and boat slips and are sourced from the BCAR MLS. All 12-year numbers have been run from 01/01/2007 through 12/31/2018. Numbers for 2018 run from 01/01/2018 through 12/31/2018. An agent who is both Buyer’s Agent and Seller’s Agent is granted 200% credit. All information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. © 2018 BCAR MLS

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A N E L E VAT E D O U T D O O R D I N I N G E X P E R I E N C E Cascading terraces offer breathtaking views of Cape Fear and a refined atmosphere at the Shoals Club’s sophisticated new outdoor dining venue—The Verandahs. You’ll discover delicious seafood dishes, fresh salads and gourmet sandwiches on the menu for lunch and dinner, along with full bar service. Open seasonally, weather permitting.

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All great dives typically have a few things going for them: tasty food, colorful atmosphere and a good back story. MoJo’s on the Harbor, fronting the Bald Head Island Marina, delivers on all counts. Owned and run by John and

Andrea Pitera, the vibe here is all about letting your hair down. The bar scene is lively year ‘round, with its large screen TVs and dollar bills taped to the rafters (refer to aforementioned back story). When the weather’s balmy, ask

to be seated on the open deck, or better yet, upstairs on the second-story screened porch. Along with dramatic

water views, you’ll be treated to an eclectic mix of seafood specialties. Summertime even brings sushi and sashimi

presented by a master chef. For a hearty change of pace, order one of John’s secret family pasta recipes. Time it right, and you can enjoy live music, or if the crowd is lingering late, karaoke. Next door to MoJo’s, the Piteras’ other venture, Honey’s BBQ, specializes in pulled

BALD HEAD ISLAND CLUB VENUES: THE GRILLE, THE PALMS, THE TERRACE AND HORIZONS 1 Saltmeadow Trail 910-457-7300 www.bhiclub.net DELPHINA CANTINA & LUNA FOREST 10 Marina Wynd 910-457-1222 www.delphinacantina.com HONEY’S BBQ 16 Marina Wynd 910-457-5959 www.honeysbbqbhi.com MARINA PIZZA 10 Marina Wynd 910-457-1226 www.delphinacantina.com/marina-pizza MARITIME MARKET CAFÉ 8 Maritime Way 910-457-7450 www.maritimemarketbhi.com MIKE’S BITES 700 Federal Road MOJO’S ON THE HARBOR 16 Marina Wynd 910-457-7217 www.mojosontheharbor.com SANDPIPER COFFEE & ICE CREAM 10 Marina Wynd 910-457-1222 www.delphinacantina.com/sandpiper SHOALS CLUB VENUES: AQUA, LATITUDES, THE VERANDAHS AND SANDBAR GRILLE 100 Station House Way 910-454-4888 www.shoalsclub.com WILL O’ THE WISP 96 Keelson Row 910-457-6844

pork, brisket and slow-cooked ribs, smoked overnight until they’re fall-off-thebone tender. Dine outside at picnic tables or grab your meal to go. For big orders, be sure to call ahead.

Just down the street, Delphina Cantina serves up fresh Latin-inspired

dishes prepared by Executive Chef Carlos Rojas and his talented kitchen staff. Born in Veracruz, Mexico, Carlos spent his childhood watching his grandmother

cook meals in an outdoor brick oven over an open fire, and he carries on her

passion for sharing food made with love. Delphina’s most popular menu items

include fish tacos made with blackened tuna, cucumber and wasabi slaw, avocado and cilantro; chicken enchiladas verdes topped with crema fresca;

and sizzling steak fajitas, a frequent chef’s special. In the summer months, you’ll want to visit the restaurant’s nearby Luna Forest, an outdoor patio with a warm

atmosphere and cold drinks. The classic mojito or sangria never disappoint, but if you’re feeling more adventurous, ask for the jalapeño margarita for a

spicy twist on an old favorite. While ordering at the bar, be sure to check out the portrait of namesake Luna, the late great island dog owned by proprietors

Harper Peterson and Plunkett Dodge. Follow the smell of coffee and waffle

cones around the corner and you’ll find Sandpiper Ice Cream & Coffee. Early risers show up at 7:30 a.m. for its premium java, while late night visitors stand in

line for homemade ice cream and handspun milkshakes. Always worth the wait!

In the warmer months, enjoy beer and wine while you watch the boats

come and go at Will o’ the Wisp, an outdoor venue just around the corner from MoJo’s beside the Sail Shop. A call to Marina Pizza (operating out of

Delphina’s kitchen) gets you dinner delivered. Or simply order popcorn and nuts to accompany that Pinot or IPA.

A quick cart ride down Federal Road and a couple of sharp turns brings

you to the Maritime Market Café, where you’ll find a salad bar, pizza by the

slice, and an array of gourmet sandwiches, wraps and burgers. If you plan to get an early start, the café is tops for breakfast. Along with everyday offerings

like pancakes and biscuits, you’ll want to try the chef’s daily specials, which could be Nutella-stuffed French toast, a Belgian waffle or savory crab and eggs Benedict. Owner Claude Pope is the consummate host, putting on exquisite

wine dinners at the café on occasion, along with lavish oyster roasts under the

adjacent Forest Pavilion, prepared by classically trained Chef Marc Berruet. Don’t miss the chance to watch the sun go down and the full moon come up

with Pope and a few hundred of his closest friends at a monthly Howl at the

Moon party, typically held at Beach Access 39. Everyone is invited—just BYOB and an appetizer to share.

For a grab-and-go lunch or snack where shirt and shoes are optional, pop

over to Mike’s Bites, located in a small brick building near the foundation of

the Cape Fear Light. Along with fresh sandwiches and hot dogs, they serve a nice variety of Italian ice flavors and popsicles.

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CLOCKWISE: SUMPTUOUS SUSHI FROM MOJO’S ON THE HARBOR; A GOURMET BURGER FROM THE MARITIME MARKET CAFÉ; A SPICY JALAPEÑO MARGARITA FROM LUNA FOREST; SIZZLING FAJITAS FROM DELPHINA CANTINA.

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CLOCKWISE: A SAVORY SALMON BLT FROM THE VERANDAHS; DELICATE GROUPER, CRAB, CHAYOTE AND WATERCRESS SALAD FROM AQUA; OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL FROM THE PALMS; CHEF’S SPECIAL SEAFOOD STEW FROM THE GRILLE.

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A full or temporary membership (available through your rental company) opens the door to

four different dining venues at the Shoals Club, overlooking the Cape Fear Point. The most casual is the bathing suit-friendly Sandbar Grille, located poolside. The menu includes

Caribbean, Asian, Southwest and local influences that focus on light, fresh ingredients. Recent favorites include the citrus fried crab cake with cilantro and avocado cream. For less adventurous palates, chicken tenders and burgers are always available, too.

Overlooking the Shoals Club’s pool on a series of cascading oceanview terraces, you'll

find The Verandahs, an outdoor seating area with a more refined atmosphere than the Sandbar Grille. Gourmet sandwiches like the salmon BLT with Atlantic salmon, bacon aioli, green tomato chow chow and bibb lettuce on a sprouted grain bun tempt you at

every turn, along with creatively composed artisan salads. Both lunch and dinner service are offered seasonally.

Watch the sun go down over the ocean while you dine al fresco or in the lounge

at Latitudes Wine Bar at the Shoals Club. Inspired small plates like seared sea scallops with saffron aioli, pickled fennel, jalapeño and sweet corn or ahi tuna with sweet and sour slaw, crispy wonton and wasabi aioli will make you want to return. Oftentimes an acoustic

guitarist lends additional atmosphere to the scene. Make sure you make reservations to dine at AQUA, the Shoals Club’s premier dining venue. Seafood lovers will appreciate

the restaurant’s superb locally sourced fish and shellfish. Executive Chef Caitlyn Fisher

relies heavily on local vegetables and cheeses, too, so the menu changes with the seasons. Recently appearing on the menu was a delicate local grouper, crab, chayote

and watercress salad, garnished with orange. If you don’t enjoy seafood, a beautifully prepared beef filet or N.Y. strip typically appears on the menu, along with creative options

for vegetarians. Save room for dessert, too. Their caramel panna cotta is a house favorite.

Located along South Beach, the Bald Head Island Club offers four dining options

for members and temporary members. Opening in the spring of 2019, the spectacular new poolside Horizons restaurant will offer incredible ocean views and a Caribbean-

inspired menu from their second-level dining room. Their poolside first-level snack bar

serves up kid-friendly sandwiches, chicken fingers and burgers, along with fried seafood baskets and lighter salads. Call ahead to verify hours.

The Palms and The Terrace at the Club provide a pub-style indoor atmosphere

and al fresco dining respectively, with the convenience of open seating—no reservations required for lunch or dinner. Whether seated inside or outside, you’ll enjoy the views of

the croquet greensward and golf holes 10 and 18. Steak lovers will appreciate the variety

of cuts offered here, along with gourmet burgers. Seafood is always on the menu, too, with salmon especially popular. Stop by the not-to-be-missed Sunday brunch buffet at The Palms for a perfect start to your day.

The Club’s chef brings a decidedly more upscale approach to The Grille, which

offers a range of seafood, beef, pork and poultry dishes for lunch and dinner. Order

a dozen or two East Coast oysters for the table while you debate which entrée to try. The “From the Sea” section of The Grille menu offers a range of locally and regionally sourced fish and shellfish options. The beautifully presented sesame seared ahi tuna

bites with seaweed salad, citrus ponzu, mango puree, wasabi and pickled ginger marries unexpected flavors to great effect. The prime filet mignon is always cooked perfectly to order, while vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike will devour the stuffed Portobello

mushroom with shaved garlic, balsamic glazed Brussels sprouts, shallots and smoked gouda. Yum!

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For the best BBQ you’ll find in our neck of the woods, stop by Honey’s for pulled pork, ribs, brisket and more, all cooked fresh daily in our onsite smoker. Pick up a take-out meal to feed a crowd or enjoy a sandwich and the view outside at our picnic tables. Don’t leave without scoring a bottle of Honey’s special homemade sauce to take home. For large or evening orders, please call ahead.

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New for 2019! Ocean View Restaurant & Aquatics Center The new Horizons restaurant sits majestically among lush palms and panoramic vistas of pristine beaches and crystal blue waters while overlooking an awe-inspiring, family aquatics center below. The ocean breezes and sensational sunrises and sunsets from this open-air venue are breathtaking! Enjoy fresh, regional land and sea specialties in an island-inspired atmosphere oering indoor and outdoor seating with deluxe bar areas and expansive porches. Our aquatics center, complete with a poolside cabana bar, double waterslide, splashpad zone, water playground, olympic-sized and resort pools, is truly unique to the region and designed for endless fun under the sun for all ages! Inquire about Guest Memberships to discover the new Horizons experience exclusively at the Bald Head Island Club. www.bhiclub.net | 910.457.7300

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FIND YOUR ISLAND STYLE PROFILE

Looking cute and feeling comfy on vacation is easy—you just gotta know where to shop. Check out three of our favorite styles sourced entirely from island stores and find a way to make them your own.

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Channel your inner bombshell with this ’70s-inspired swimsuit and denim cutoffs. Skip the typical beach tote and opt for a leather fringed bag, big enough to hold sunscreen and a cotton blanket. Slides are chicer than flip-flops and just as easy to kick off. A straw hat, feather necklace and oversized sunnies complete the look.

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Set sail and turn heads with a sweet sleeveless striped top and crisp canvas shorts. Rope flipflops won’t leave marks on the deck and an oversized sailcloth tote holds every little thing you’ll need for a day on the seas. A gold tone bracelet in the shape of a square knot lends a subtly nautical touch while letting a bright red hat and statement earrings steal the show.

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Island Shopping FROM FINE WINE TO RESORT WEAR, OUTDOOR GEAR TO ONE-OF-A-KIND GIFTS, BALD HEAD ISLAND OFFERS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST. ALL ABOUT ART Located along Merchant’s Row, All About Art features works in a variety of mediums by some of the area’s top artists, as well as nationally recognized artists. They also offer classes, workshops and events for all ages and skill levels year-round. The popular Wine-ing About Art painting class encourages aspiring artists to bring a bottle of wine and work on a painting in the studio. Classes in sewing, quilting, fabric dyeing, jewelry design and rug making are also available. www. AllAboutArtBHI.com ANTIQUE MAPS AND MORE Right beside All About Art, Antique Maps and More presents an eclectic mix of historical maps dating back to the 1600s; nautical charts; and other items to inspire cartography lovers, history buffs and travelers. www.AntiqueMapsAndMore.com BALD HEAD BLUES Next door to the Maritime Market, Bald Head Blues presents high-style men’s and women’s apparel with a relaxed attitude. From polo shirts to canvas shorts, needlepoint belts to key fobs, you’ll find a wide array of clothing and accessories that celebrate the coastal way of life. www.BaldHeadBlues.com BALD HEAD ISLAND CLUB GOLF SHOP Adjacent to the Clubhouse, the Golf Shop carries a variety of men’s and ladies’ golf, croquet and casual apparel. You can also shop for golf equipment and accessories or rent clubs and shoes for a day on the links. Schedule your tee times, court times and golf clinic times here, too. www.BHIClub.net BALD HEAD ISLAND CLUB TENNIS SHOP The Tennis Shop carries a variety of men’s, women’s and children’s apparel from Nike and Adidas. You’ll also find the women’s tennis line Lucky in Love, as well as Babolat racquets, strings and athletic shoes. www.BHIClub.net BEACH & BABY EQUIPMENT RENTAL Beach & Baby has families covered with full-size cribs, high chairs, baby monitors, swings and more for rent by the day or week. Beach rentals include bocce ball sets, beach carts, chairs and tents. Online reservations at www.BaldHeadBabies.com.

CARY CART COMPANY With a showroom located along Edward Teach Wynd, Cary Cart Company is an authorized dealer for Club Car, Garia and Atomic electric golf carts. The company also provides maintenance for all electric cart brands, as well as gas- and diesel-powered vehicles. Their Golf Cart Rental Shack, located steps from the ferry landing, is your one-stop shop for cart rentals. Book ahead online at www.BHICarts.com. COASTAL URGE BIKE SHOP Coastal Urge’s Bike Shop offers a wide array of bikes for sale or rent, including beach cruisers, fitness bikes, tandem bikes, kids’ bikes, trailers and baby joggers. Daily and weekly rentals are available, as is home delivery. Coastal Urge is also a fullservice bicycle shop, offering parts as well as repairs from a certified bike technician. Online bike rentals are available at www.CoastalUrge.com. COASTAL URGE BOARD ROOM The Board Room, located in the harbor, is your headquarters for all things standup paddleboard (SUP) related. Rent boards or book lessons and tours with one of Coastal Urge’s knowledgeable staff. Online booking is available at www.CoastalUrge.com. COASTAL URGE RETAIL SHOP Stop by Coastal Urge’s retail shop for a wide selection of men’s and women’s active wear, swimwear, shoes and accessories, all ideal for the island lifestyle. Coastal Urge carries Patagonia, Maui Jim, Lilly Pulitzer, Rainbows and other outdoor brands. Check out their new fishing rod section. www.CoastalUrge.com DOCKMASTER CONVENIENCE STORE Overlooking the Bald Head Island Marina, the Dockmaster carries marine and fishing supplies, souvenirs, ice, snacks and a limited supply of grocery items. www.BaldHeadIslandMarina.com THE FRIENDLY FOX Located inside Riverside Adventure Co., this lively, eclectic toy shop stocks games and toys for all ages. www.RiversideAdventure.com


HARBORMASTER STORE AT DEEP POINT MARINA Located at Deep Point Marina in Southport, the Harbormaster Store is open to the public as well as to marina guests, and offers beverages, snacks and ice. www.DeepPointMarina.com ISLAND HARDWARE & MAINTENANCE Centrally located near the Maritime Market, Island Hardware & Maintenance is a fully stocked hardware store that sells a large variety of home improvement items including tools, paint, housewares, grills, garden supplies, beach gear and toys. ISLAND PASSAGE Specializing in comfortable clothing for men, women and children, Island Passage ensures you’re in style for all your Bald Head Island adventures. If you’re looking for your favorite beach brands like Quicksilver, Billabong, Roxy, Volcom, O’Neil, Rainbow and Reef, head here. They also stock a nicely curated selection of accessories and jewelry, as well as brands like Free People, Velvet, Tart, Hobo, French Connection and more. www.IslandPassageClothing.com ISLAND RETREAT SPA AND SALON Located near the Maritime Market, Island Retreat is a fullservice spa specializing in pampering you while on vacation. Services focus on skincare, massage, hair care and nail care for men and women. Schedule facials or peels at the start of your vacation and return home looking completely revitalized. Bridal packages can have your entire wedding party feeling relaxed and looking their best for the big day. Book services online at www.IslandRetreatSpa.com. MARITIME MARKET The Maritime Market is a full-service supermarket that offers grocery staples and a whole lot more, including natural and organic foods; rare wines and craft beers; homemade pastries and breads; organic produce; gluten-free items; USDA Prime Beef; locally sourced seafood; and a full-service deli with Boars Head cold cuts, house-made salads and artisan cheeses. Other conveniences offered at the Maritime Market include grocery delivery to your home prior to arrival, sunbathing products, magazines, personal care items, over-the-counter medications, a movie rental kiosk and an ATM. The Maritime Market also has an adjoining café serving breakfast and lunch daily, along with freshly made pizza and ice cream during the summer season. Order groceries online at www.MaritimeMarketBHI.com. NOONIE DOODLE SWEETS & TREATS You’ll find candy by the pound, gourmet chocolates and other fun treats at Bald Head Island’s first and only candy shop, tucked beside Island Retreat Spa and Salon, and open seasonally. www.NoonieDoodle.com RIVERSIDE ADVENTURE CO. Located near the ferry landing, Riverside Adventure Co. rents

bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas. Shop for BHI T-shirts, hats, sunglasses, gifts and souvenirs. Along with a wide variety of men’s and women’s fashion, the shop offers a great selection of shirts for children. Numerous brands are well represented, including Escapada, Prana, Johnnie-O, Cova, Sanuk, Oliphant, Freaker, Suncloud, Cabana Life, S'well, Kavu, Sun Bum and more. Online reservations for bikes and beach rentals are available at www.RiversideAdventure.com.  ROOM SERVICE If you’re looking to furnish your beach house or take a bit of coastal style back home with you, look no further than Room Service, found along Maritime Way. They offer a fresh mix of new and vintage home decorative items and gifts, including rugs, lamps, throw pillows, picture frames, bedding and kitchenware, in addition to furniture. Room Service is also a design resource center, employing professional designers to help you choose fabrics and paints, and aid in making other home décor decisions. www.RoomServiceBHI.com THE SAIL SHOP Located on Keelson Row in the harbor, the Sail Shop is your outdoor activity center for both fashion and recreation on Bald Head Island. It has a great retail selection with a coastal vibe for men and women. Brands include Dark Seas, Jetty, Freewaters, Dakine, East Beach Surf Apparel, Mink Pink, Hard Tail, Sanuk and Hydro Flask. Rentals include kayaks, canoes and surfboards. Seasonally, the Sail Shop also offers guided and unguided kayak tours, surfing lessons, kayak fishing expeditions, fun sails and sailing instruction. www.TheSailShop.com  SILVER PEDDLER The Silver Peddler is known for its discriminating collection of sterling silver jewelry. Find charming gifts, home décor, body products and a pewter collection, many exclusive to the Silver Peddler. The shop is also home to the BHI sterling silver destination bracelet and more one-of-a-kind keepsakes. www.TheSilverPeddler.com SMITH ISLAND MUSEUM GIFT SHOP After climbing Old Baldy, don’t forget to visit the Smith Island Museum Gift Shop and pick up gifts and souvenirs celebrating the island’s seafaring history. The shop also offers a great selection of coffee table books. All proceeds from purchases made at the gift shop benefit the nonprofit Old Baldy Foundation. www.OldBaldy.org TURTLE CENTRAL For unique environmentally oriented gifts, books, toys, jewelry and apparel, a visit to Turtle Central, located on the Bald Head Island Conservancy Campus, is a must. Sales help fund the Conservancy’s initiatives, including the Sea Turtle Protection Program. Stop by or visit the online store at www.BHIC.org/store.


DISCOVER THE BEST VALUE ON BALD HEAD ISLAND

There’s nothing more precious than vacation time with friends and family. You may be surprised to learn how affordable it can be to own on Bald Head Island. Shared ownership in The Hammocks allows you all the benefits of a vacation home for a smaller financial commitment than whole ownership. As a Hammocks owner, you’ll enjoy four weeks of vacation in your home annually, one in each season. You also get year-round membership to the onsite Hammocks Club, as well as the Bald Head Island Club and Shoals Club. Professional management by Vacation Resorts International ensures a relaxing stay every time you enjoy your home. 116

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n the mid-1970s, the five original homeowners, along with property owners in the process of building, met and agreed that a property owners’ association was needed to create and uphold restrictions for the

preservation, maintenance and thoughtful development of Bald Head Island. They called themselves “The Generator Society” because they relied on generators and each other before Bald Head Island had any power.

Their original vision was to “Live in harmony with nature.” This tenet included protection of BHI from overdevelopment, carefully balancing the delicate ecosystems of a barrier island with people, ensuring the stability and safety of wildlife and their habitats and build-out guidelines that do no harm to the island. Born from their foresight, Bald Head Association has continued to lead this charge since 1982. BHA works hard to preserve and minimally impact what so many people love about BHI — the natural beauty of its beaches, creeks, marsh and maritime forest — allowing the kid in all of us to come out to play (in keeping with BHI’s ageless appeal), not only for today but for generations to come. On BHI, you choose your social connection experience — from solitude to community gatherings. You choose your recreational experience — from walking, jogging, biking to kayaking, surfing, fishing and more. From the ocean to the creeks and all in between, the Bald Head Island experience is what you make it. BHA helps create shared community experiences — from potluck dinners and book clubs to yoga, Pilates and knitting.

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instant and lasting friendships.

If you own property on Bald Head Island, BHA can help you navigate the design guidelines of owning, remodeling or constructing a residence and maintaining your landscaping — to preserve the island for all — on a barrier island, in keeping with the original “living in harmony with nature” tenet.

Through BHA, its members help control the destiny of Bald Head Island. We work for our property owners. With ongoing feedback, we can serve you better!

Keep up-to-date!

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LOCATED ALONG THE CAPE FEAR RIVER IN SOUTHPORT, NC, Deep Point Marina offers comfortable dockage for both large and small vessels, along with easy ocean, ICW and river access. Slips are available for lease on a daily, monthly and annual basis. The Harbormaster Store, open to the general public as well as marina guests, offers beverages, snacks and ice. Transient boaters and annual slipholders enjoy use of the swimming pool, shower and laundry facilities. 33˚ 55.872’ N - 77˚ 59.772’ W • Across from red Cape Fear River buoy #20 • 82 slips accommodating vessels up to 102’ with 8’ draft at MLW • Lighted entrance channel • 30-, 50- and 100-amp electric hookups • Gas, diesel fuel & marine pump-out • Cable TV & wireless internet service • Harbormaster building with laundry, showers, ship’s store and pool • Convenient to Southport’s downtown restaurants, shopping and historic district • Adjacent to the Bald Head Island Mainland Ferry Terminal • Overnight rates are $1.40 per foot, 24’ minimum

1301 Ferry Road, Southport, NC | 910-269-2380 | dpmarina@bhisland.com | VHF channel 16

www.DeepPointMarina.com

For All Your Boating Needs Boating and fishing supplies Snacks and provisions Beer and ice BHI Marina logo wear

Dockmaster Convenience Store Harborside-Bald head island marina

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FOND FAREWELL. BUILT IN 1915 AS A SIMPLE WOODEN STRUCTURE FOR TRANSPORTING SUPPLIES FROM CREEK TO SHORE, THE OLD BOAT HOUSE’S STURDY RECTANGULAR FRAME AND GABLE ROOF WERE A STRAIGHTFORWARD EXPRESSION OF THE ELEMENTAL LIVES OF LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS, COAST GUARDSMEN AND THE MARITIME ENVIRONMENT THAT SHAPED THEM. AFTER STANDING SENTINEL FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY, THIS CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL LANDMARK FINALLY YIELDED TO NATURE THE MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2018, WHEN HURRICANE FLORENCE PASSED OVER BALD HEAD ISLAND.


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BALD HEAD ISLAND MARINA

Your Next Port of Call.

A PPROXIMATELY TWO NAUTICAL MILES OFF THE SOUTHEAST TIP OF NORTH CAROLINA,

the Bald Head Island Marina is a convenient base for mariners cruising the Intracoastal Waterway, Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean, or for those who wish to explore and experience Bald Head Island. The 10-acre, protected harbor is framed by floating docks and surrounded by private homes, restaurants, inns and shops. In addition to the traditional seaside pleasures of boating and fishing, Bald Head Island offers 14 miles of pristine beaches, acres of protected salt marshes and tidal creeks, as well as a rare maritime forest. 33.52’ N – 78.00’ W 2 MILES EAST OF ICW MILE MARKER #307 NEAR CAPE FEAR RIVER BUOY #13A

ICE-FREE BASIN WITH LIGHTED ENTRANCE CHANNEL 30-, 50- AND 100-AMP ELECTRIC HOOKUPS

OFFERING EASY ICW AND OCEAN ACCESS VIA A DEEP-WATER SHIPPING CHANNEL WITH FEDERALLY MAINTAINED NAVIGATIONAL AIDS

WIFI AND CABLE TV AVAILABLE

ACCOMMODATES YACHTS TO 100’ WITH 7’ DRAFT AT MLW

GAS AND DIESEL FUEL AVAILABLE VIA HIGH-FLOW PUMPS

RESTROOMS, SHOWER AND LAUNDRY IN CENTRALLY LOCATED BATHHOUSE

For slip rentals call 1-800-234-1666 ext 7380 or 1-910-457-7380 or use VHF channel 16. For Bald Head Island Yacht Club slip sales information, call 1-800-888-3707.

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2019 FERRY SCHEDULE

PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR ALL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES To Island: (910) 457-5003 To Mainland: (910) 457-5006 www.BaldHeadIslandFerry.com

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Schedule Key Ferry Service Not Available Tram Service Not Available

Service offered during May through September only. from 2nd ° Offered Saturday of June through Labor Day Weekend

from Memorial °° Offered Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend

Supplemental ferry service departing Deep Point on the half-hour may be provided on holidays as needed. See Notices posted at terminal prior to the holiday for details. All times are departure times from terminal listed.

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LOCATOR MAP LEGEND Public Beach Access

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

ISLAND AMENITIES, LANDMARKS & BUSINESSES

*Indicates Emergency 911 Beach Access

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Private Beach Access Handicapped Access Public Restrooms Restaurant Fire Station Emergency Medical Services Emergency Telephone Amenities

Bald Head Island Marina Marsh Harbour Inn The Inn at Bald Head Island Coastal Urge Boardroom The Sail Shop/Will o’ the Wisp Mojo’s on the Harbor/Honey's BBQ Dockmaster Convenience Store & Fuel Dock Bald Head Island Limited Property Management Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales Ferry Landing

Delphina Cantina/Marina Pizza/Luna Forest/ Sandpiper Coffee & Ice Cream Riverside Adventure Co. Cary Cart Co. Cart Rental Shack Old Baldy Lighthouse Smith Island Museum Gift Shop Bald Head Island Chapel Bald Head Association Ft. Holmes Trailhead Village Post Office/sland Package Center Village Town Hall Village Creek Access Wildlife Overlook The Hammocks Bald Head Island Club Former Site of the Old Boat House M. Kent Mitchell Nature Trail Room Service

26 Island Retreat Spa and Salon 27 Noonie Doodle Sweets & Treats 28 Maritime Market & Cafe 29 Sweet Bay Catering 30 Bald Head Blues 31 Silver Peddler 32 Coastal Urge Retail and Bike Shops 33 Island Passage 34 Island Hardware 35 Village of BHI Public Safety Department (Fire/EMS/Police) & Dosher Medical Clinic 36 Merchant’s Row • All About Art • Always Ready Cart Care • Antique Maps & More • Atlantic Realty Professionals • Bald Head Island Vacations

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• D&D Heating & Cooling • Nance’s Heating & Air • Project Works • Seabreeze Rentals & Sales • Tiffany’s Beach Rentals • Wendy Wilmot Properties, Sales & Rentals 37 Cary Cart Co. Sales & Service 38 Village of BHI Utilities Dept. 39 Island Mini Storage 40 Bald Head Woods Trailhead 41 Captain Charlie’s Station 42 Cape Fear Lighthouse Foundation 43 Bald Head Island Conservancy/ Turtle Central Gift Shop/Mike's Bites 44 The Common at Cape Fear Station 45 Shoals Club

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2019 Haven Magazine  

A guide to exploring the exceptional nature of Bald Head Island, North Carolina.

2019 Haven Magazine  

A guide to exploring the exceptional nature of Bald Head Island, North Carolina.