Bald Head Island

Bald Head Island provides the perfect getaway for a peaceful vacation. Remotely located across the Cape Fear River, this 12,000 acre island has coastal charm with a laid back atmosphere. Accessible by a private ferry or boat, Bald Head Island is a true picture of an unspoiled beach. Visitors and residents leave their cars in a secured lot and board the 25-minute ferry ride to the island. Travel on the island consists of driving with a golf cart or bicycle. Enjoy the 14 miles of white sandy coastline with nothing in the air except the smell of the salty ocean and an occasional grill.

Bald Head Island's history like much of the surrounding area is filled with stories of the hundreds of notorious pirates, including Blackbeard, who roamed these waters and made the island their hideaway. However, many years before the pirates came to Bald Head Island, native Indians used the island as a recurrent camp and canoed over to the Island to hunt wild boar and fish.


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Bald Head Island was named such because the southwest tip headland of the island was used as a reference point for navigating the rough waters of the mouth of the Cape Fear River, which was barren, but looking from the Ocean you could see the dense maritime forest behind the empty headland hence this reference point for sailors appeared a bald "headland."

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