9 Reasons Why Topsail Island is the Best Beach in NC

9 Reasons Why Topsail Island is the Best Beach in NC

North Topsail, Surf City, South Topsail, it’s all part of the best beach in North Carolina.

1. The sunsets.

Topsail has the best sunsets out of any beach in North Carolina. Hands down.

2. The shark’s teeth and seashells.

You can always find a large amount of cool shells and shark’s teeth every beach trip. I have found that it is not like this at every beach, only at Topsail. Shell hunting tip: check out the point on the south end of the island every morning for the best shell selection. You might even come across a hidden mailbox with notes in it while shell hunting down there.

3. The food.

From Max’s pizza with the pepperoni under the cheese to the seafood at Breezeway and even having the experience of eating outside at Sears Landing, Topsail has some of the greatest restaurants any beach in NC has to offer. The best part about the food in Topsail is that the restaurants are all local. Also, there is a brand new doughnut shop in the Surf City part of the island...what could be better than doughnuts and the beach?

4. The Fourth of July.

Every year Topsail and neighboring town, Holly Ridge, rotate between who does fireworks on the fourth and who gets to do them on the fifth. Basically this means two whole days of celebrating our great nation at the beach. The Fourth is also fun in Topsail because the beach is full of people decked out in red, white, and blue, blaring country music, and playing cornhole and swimming all day. Some parts of the town even have mini Fourth of July block parties (okay maybe that's just my family and our neighbors but it’s still pretty fun).

5. The small town atmosphere.

Topsail is a small island which gives it a small town, everybody knows everybody kind of feel. It’s really easy to make life long beach friends here because you have the opportunity to see the same people out on the beach every summer.

6. The ice cream.

Growing up, we went out to get ice cream EVERY single night and admittedly we still do. It often feels like the whole island has the same idea because the lines are always out the door at every ice cream place on the island. Don’t let this discourage you though. It’s an unspoken rule to wait in the line no matter how long it may be because ice cream always tastes better at Topsail.

7. The best of both worlds.

Because Topsail is an island, in most cases you can see both the ocean and the sound from wherever you are staying. This is pretty awesome because you can watch the sunrise over the beach and the sunset over the sound without having to go too far. You also can go from playing cornhole on the beach to jet skiing in the sound without having to walk too far so you really do get the experience the best of both worlds.

8. Outdoor movies.

On certain nights of the week Topsail this has cool thing called “Summer Movies in the Park” where they play movies on a big blow up screen at a park that sits on the sound. The best part about this is that the movies are FREE. Tip: if you are vacationing at Topsail with bae, I highly suggest going to an outdoor movie together, even if it is Cinderella and even if you have seen it 100 times already you should still go. But, if outdoor movies aren’t your thing then I suggest going roller skating or playing a game of putt-putt.

9. The memories.

Whether you go for a week or a weekend, I promise that you will make some great memories with the people you love at Topsail Island. After spending 19 summers on the island, I know I sure have. From Fourth of July block parties, running into friends from all over NC, adventuring with cousins and swimming during hurricanes, I can honestly say that spending my summers at Topsail Island has been one of the best things ever.

North Topsail, Surf City, South Topsail, it’s all part of the best beach in NC and I highly recommend planning your next beach vacation to Topsail Island.

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30 Places Every Millennial Girl Needs To Travel To BEFORE She Turns 30

Live your best life, all around the world.

I am a travel enthusiast. There is nowhere I do not want to go.

Traveling the world is one of my biggest goals in life and I am determined to make it happen. The world is so big and I would love to see every inch of it at some point or another.

However, if I can travel to these 30 places before I turn 30, I will feel as though I have accomplished more than enough.

1. New York City, New York

2. New Orleans, Louisiana

3. Grand Canyon, Arizona

4. Las Vegas, Nevada

5. San Francisco, California

6. Los Angeles, California

7. Nashville, Tennessee

8. Honolulu, Hawaii

9. Walt Disney World, Florida

10. Chicago, Illinois

11. Nassau, Bahamas

12. Cozumel, Mexico

13. Cancún, Mexico

14. Bridgetown, Barbados

15. Basseterre, St. Kitts

16. Philipsburg, St. Maarten

17. Montego Bay, Jamacia

18. Christiansted, St. Croix

19. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

20. Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

21. Tortola Baths, Tortola

22. San Juan, Puerto Rico

23. Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

24. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

25. Oranjestad, Aruba

26. Mykonos, Greece

27. London, England

28. Paris, France

29. Barcelona, Spain

30. Rome, Italy

Okay, so these are 30 places I want to go out of like, a million. I have traveled to some of these places and would not hesitate one second to go back.

Every new place is like a new adventure, and traveling will forever be so exciting and intruiging to me.

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9 Things To Do In D.C. That Are Out Of The Ordinary

There is so much more to do in this city then what the tour books tell you.

I have spent this past week has been spent wandering around our wonderful capital. The place where our nation began it's path to becoming a global hegemon, Washington D.C. I would recommend doing everything and anything in the city, but here are 10 must do things in D.C for your next trip.

1. Monuments at Night

This was something I hadn't done before and I am so happy I did. Seeing these monuments at night totally blew my mind. Majority of the time we would be the only ones at a monument which made it even more meaningful.

2. Ghost Tour of Lafayette Park

This is one of my personal favorite museums. You get to walk through the history of news, and how important your first amendment right is. This is definitely a must hit if you're near the mall. It was super cool to see how important the media is in the course of history.

3. Go see Albert Einsteins Statue

Over by the Lincoln Memorial is the Albert Einstein statue. If you stand in the middle, right in front of the statue you will even be able to hear your eco bounce off of him, making it seem like he is talking back to you.

4. National Portrait Gallary

This is the location of all of the Presidental Portraits. You can see everyone from George Washington's portrait to the most recent edition of the Obamas. You can also see a portrait made of LL Cool J. Worth the walk back.

5. Get a Library Card at the Library of Congress

If you get a library card for the Library of Congress it is the only way you can get onto the floor of the library. You can wander through looking for books. I can promise you there will be something you will be interested in reading.

6. Register for a Capitol Tour with your Senator

I went about registering for tickets for the Capitol Tour with my Senator and it was so worth it! We got on a tour of four of us total, which was given by an aide. We also got to ride the tram that runs under the Capitol which was amazing.

7. The International Spy Museum

The Spy Museum is getting a new location over right off the mall. The current museum is amazing but will be even more impressive in the new facility. It is projected to open in 2019. It even has secret messages written in different places in the museum, better keep your eyes open.

8. Eat at the Yellow Food Trucks

The yellow food trucks behind the American History Museum will be one of your cheapest options for food in D.C. I ate at these food trucks and was super satisfied because it wasn't overly priced, and it didn't take much time out of sightseeing.

9. The Holocaust Museum

This is one of the most moving museums in D.C. I think it is something everyone needs to see in their lifetime. It is so moving and does an amazing job of showing what their lives were like.

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