Welcome to Bald Head Island.

Bald Head Island is a unique destination where time seems to slow down. As soon as you disembark the ferry at the marina, you’ll notice the difference. With no cars and 10,000 acres of protected nature preserves, this 12,000-acre island offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you explore the 14 miles of stunning beaches and visit Old Baldy. From shopping to private clubs and everything in between, Bald Head Island has something for everyone to enjoy.


Bald Head Island is steeped in rich history, dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries when it was a haven for notorious pirates like Blackbeard and the Gentleman Pirate. But its history extends beyond pirate tales.

During the American Revolution, Bald Head Island served as home to the British Fort George, and it played a role in the Civil War as Fort Holmes. The island was also home to three lighthouses over the years, including the famous Old Baldy, which was constructed in 1817 and is still standing today.


Bald Head Island boasts a variety of amenities that cater to both residents and vacationers. Two private clubs, the Bald Head Island Club and Shoals Club, offer a range of activities such as an 18-hole golf course, swimming, tennis, croquet, and exquisite dining options. In addition to the private clubs, the island is home to several shopping venues, including The Shops at Maritime Way and the Island Retreat Spa and Salon, and many restaurants to satisfy any craving. With plenty of activities to choose from, Bald Head Island has something for everyone.


Bald Head Island is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. With 14 miles of coastline and three beaches, as well as creeks meandering throughout the island and Bald Head Marina, water activities are a favorite pastime. The island boasts four distinct habitats: Dunes, Freshwater, Maritime Forest, and Salt Marsh, which are home to a variety of wildlife, including multiple species of sea turtles.

Bald Head Island hosts several outdoor events throughout the year, including marathons, 5Ks, and the monthly Howl at the Moon beach bash. 

Bald Head Island Neighborhoods

Looking to find your dream property in Bald Head Island? With various neighborhoods to choose from, such as the Southern Living Inspired Cape Fear Station or the cozy Harbour Village by the marina, and the secluded and serene maritime forest of Middle Island, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your real estate needs.  Explore all the available Bald Head Island property and let our PROACTIVE Trusted Advisors assist you in your search. Start your journey to finding your perfect retreat today!




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