What to do Outside
Part-time resident and retired principal Lynn Williams and her husband bought a white-brick cottage a couple of blocks from
the water. "We can ride bikes safely and have a water view," she says. "We didn't know a soul before we came here, but we
liked the feel."
An easy drive away, the family-friendly beach on Oak Island is a beautiful 10-mile stretch of sand with plenty of public access. Bald Head Island is accessible by ferry from Southport every hour.
The town enjoys harbor breezes, but gets hot in July with temperatures in the low 90s. January is the coldest month, with temperatures in the 30s.