The Perfect Day Trip to Bald Head Island
Posted on June 17 2020
Bald Head Island is a 14 mile stretch of paradise right off the North Carolina coast.
Take the Ferry
Arriving to BHI
When you arrive to the island, you can make your way to the bicycle and golf cart rental area. I recommend making a reservation online in advance through Cary Cart Company or Riverside Adventure Company, as carts and bikes book up quickly - especially during the summer season!
If you prefer, you can choose to walk on foot and enjoy visiting Old Baldy Lighthouse, the restaurants within the marina, and perhaps a beach access point. However, to really see the island and all it has to offer, we highly recommend renting a golf cart!
Old Baldy Lighthouse
You can see Old Baldy - the oldest standing lighthouse in NC - from the rental companies! Simply make your way over the iconic bridge over the marsh or follow the paved roads until you reach the base of the lighthouse. To enter, you'll need to stop by the gift shop and Smith Island Museum first! Season permitting of course, you can climb all 108 steps to the very top of Old Baldy Lighthouse. The 360-degree panoramic view of the island is simply breathtaking! It's definitely worth the workout.
Bald Head Island Chapel
Right beside Old Baldy are two iconic Bald Head Island landmarks: The Village Chapel of Bald Head Island and Post Office! The BHI Chapel is straight out of a fairytale! You can walk around and even take a step inside. Behind the chapel, you'll find a breathtaking view of the marsh! The adorable island post office is across the street and makes a great photo op!
Lunch at Jule's
Enjoy lunch on the water at Jule's! The food is incredible and you can't beat the outdoor dining views of the marina! Plan to stay for an hour or two for max relaxation.
Explore the Island
Interested in a Bald Head Island Coastal Wall Art Print? Visit the Saltwater Collection Print Shop!
Want to plan your Bald Head Island Vacation? Visit BaldHeadIsland.com!
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