Weekend in Southport, North Carolina

Sprawling oak trees and three bodies of water make this humble, Southern town feel like home—even to the Hollywood stars who often film here.

Southport: Where to Stay
Photo: Christopher Shane

Where to Stay

Along Bay Street looking out to the pier stand beautiful bed-and-breakfasts and former sea captains' homes from the early 1800s—hurricane-surviving structures protected 20 or so feet above sea level.

Just a short walk to the shoreline, the elegant Robert Ruark Inn, built in 1890, offers bedrooms with original fireplaces and luxurious baths in the former home of writer Robert Ruark's grandfather.
Rates start at $130; robertruarkinn.com.

Lois Jane's Riverview Inn on the waterfront has cozy, pretty rooms and a lovely balcony view.
Rates starts at $120; loisjanes.com.

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