Feeling wanderlust this Valentine’s Day? Skip the usual dinner-and-movie date and head out to Bald Head Island for a romantic adventure!

Located off the coast of North Carolina, this 12,000-acre island is the perfect Valentine’s Day destination for many reasons:

The Bald Head Island Ferry

There are fewer things more romantic on Valentine’s Day than being out on the water, which you’ll be able to do on your journey to Bald Head Island since the island is only accessible by boat.

Enjoy the relaxing 20-minute ferry ride from Southport to Bald Head Island with your loved one and take in the gorgeous ocean views. We dare you to shout “I’m king of the world!” like Jack Dawson from Titanic

Bald Head Island’s Natural Beauty

When you arrive at Bald Head Island, you’ll immediately notice its unmatched natural beauty with its expanse of preserved beaches, marshes, and forests. You might feel like you’re in the Garden of Eden!

During your visit, you’ll also see more stunning waterfront views, and, if you’re lucky, a sunset on the beach, which would be a perfect cap to your Valentine’s Day. 

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Bald Head Island’s Serene Atmosphere

In addition to its natural beauty, you’ll also notice that Bald Head Island is perhaps the most serene place you’ve visited thanks to the island’s prohibition of cars, so you don’t have to worry about traffic here.

Since there are no cars, everyone gets around the island by foot, bike, and golf cart. This not only helps with the island’s conservation efforts but also makes Bald Head Island a relaxing, intimate destination.

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Bald Head Island Offers Something for Everyone

Bald Head Island Offers a variety of activities and sites, so there’s something everyone can enjoy on this island. Those who love the great outdoors will like exploring the Kent Mitchell Nature Trail or lush Maritime Forest Preserve while history buffs will appreciate a visit to the Old Baldy Lighthouse and Smith Island Museum of History .

Animal lovers will definitely want to check out the Bald Head Island Conservancy and see the island’s wildlife including birds, reptiles, and sea creatures. Sports enthusiasts might like to hit the links at the Bald Head Island Club or go stand-up paddleboarding with Coastal Urge.

Then, of course, almost everyone loves spending a day at the beach, so both of you can enjoy swimming, building sand castles, collecting seashells, and sunbathing.

The options make it easy to find things each of you will enjoy on Bald Head Island, and what better way to spend Valentine’s Day than sharing your interests with each other?

Bald Head Island Lends Itself to a Day of Romance

Everything about Bald Head Island is reminiscent of a romance movie or novel: beautiful locale, seclusion, leisurely activities, opportunities for quality one-on-one time.

In such a setting, it’s easy to plan a perfect Valentine’s Day whether you decide to explore all the island has to offer or go for a romantic hike and picnic at one of its parks or beaches.

Bald Head Island makes for a great day trip on Valentine’s Day, but, if you want stay overnight, the island has wonderful accommodations like Marsh Harbour Inn. Here, you can cozy up in their lovely beach house-style rooms and see breathtaking views of the marina.

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Staying at the Inn also grants you temporary access to Bald Head Island Club's amenities including their pool, tennis courts, fitness center, and golf course, giving you even more options for things to do on Bald Head Island.

This Valentine’s Day, do an escape the right way and spend a romance and fun-filled day at Bald Head Island.

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