Destination guide

Friendly Southport will entice you

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Southport. This welcoming city is known for its fishing, boating and restaurants. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Southport

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Southport has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Kent Mitchell Nature Trail (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Tregembo Animal Park (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest (17.3 mi / 27.9 km)
  • Halyburton Park (18.9 mi / 30.5 km)
  • Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation (21.5 mi / 34.6 km)

Seasonal weather in Southport

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Southport

Travellers appreciate the pristine beaches and island views, which is just a taste of what Southport has to offer. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Southport is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Fort Fisher State Recreation Area (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Bald Head Island Conservancy (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Ocean Front Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Carolina Beach State Park (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Carolina Beach (11.8 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Freeman Park (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Southport

Fly into Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.), the closest airport, located 24.9 mi (40.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR), which is 54.4 mi (87.5 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Southport?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,795 holiday rentals around Southport. From 1,582 Houses to 966 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Southport is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Southport?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Southport:

  • Long Beach: 1,043 holiday homes
  • Shell Island: 223 holiday homes
  • Tranquil Harbour: 906 holiday homes
  • South Beach: 103 holiday homes
  • South End: 331 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Southport?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Southport. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Southport Marina: 3,170 holiday rentals
  • North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport: 3,140 holiday rentals
  • Old Brunswick County Jail Museum: 3,123 holiday rentals
  • Bald Head Island Information Center: 3,206 holiday rentals
  • Franklin Square Gallery: 3,150 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southport listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Southport?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 1,582 Houses in Southport. Our other popular types of Southport holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 966 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 67 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 67 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Southport?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,217 holiday homes with pool available in Southport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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