If you want to take a beach vacation but also want some peace and quiet you might want to take a look at Bald Head Island in North Carolina. Bald Head Island is the perfect spot for enjoying some quality rest and relaxation while still being able to enjoy an ocean front vacation.
Cars are prohibited on Bald Island. Visitors can take a ferry to get to the island and then rent a golf court to get to their Bald Head Island vacation rentals. Having no cars means there are no honking horns, loud engines or car exhaust fumes to disrupt your peaceful getaway.
There are nearly 15 miles of secluded beaches to enjoy. You can take quiet strolls on the sand whenever you want and not have to worry about loud music, drones and recreational vehicles racing by.
Chances are you’ll want to spend the majority of your time enjoying the gorgeous scenery, and there are a few different ways you can do this. Bike rentals are available by the hour, day or week so you can explore the island and pedal at your own pace. You can also rent kayaks or canoes to explore the island’s creek. You might see herons, egrets, osprey and deer all while sitting on the water. Two other water sports are available to visitors: stand up paddle boarding and kite boarding. Both require a little more coordination than their calmer counterparts, but they’re a fantastic way to enjoy the water and get some exercise in at the same time.
There are a couple of full-service marinas available to visitors so you can enjoy maritime activities like fishing and sailing. If you don’t have any prior sailing experience don’t worry about it. There are sailing options for all skill levels.
No vacation is complete without the requisite shopping trip. Bald Head Island offers an assortment of small boutiques filled with gifts, jewelry, clothing and art.