Bald Head Island is a bird watcher’s delight. It is home to many rare species. Osprey, eagle kingfisher, sandpiper, and herons might be spotted anywhere on the Island- but the lagoons, nature trails and creeks offer the finest viewing opportunities.
The dock master (910) 457-7380 can arrange small boat or fishing equipment rentals/provide information about fishing charters. Bald Head Island’s marshes and creeks are best reached by kayak or canoe.
The Bald Head Island Club (910) 457-0265 offers a fun, safe, individualized camp program for children 5-12 years old. Camps include golf and tennis instruction, swimming, arts and crafts, movies and field trips. The Club also offers Junior Golf and Tennis programs throughout the summer.
The Shoals Club (910) 454-4888 offers a variety of programs for families such as movies, games and story times.
The Bald Head Island Conservancy (910) 457-0089 offers a wide range of excellent children’s programs and camps with ever-changing content.
CRABBING AND CLAMMING
Bring your crab traps and enjoy an old fashioned pastime of catching crabs in the Bald Head Island creeks.
Croquet enthusiasts from around the world come to play at the Bald Head Island Club. The Golf Shop also schedules beginner’s lessons and clinics.
Bald Head Island Golf Shop (910) 457-7310
There is a fitness center located at the Bald head Island Club and the Shoals Club. Please note that the fitness center fees are included in the cost of the Bald Head Island Club temporary membership.
Bald Head Island offers great fishing all year. Offshore – tuna fishing begins during March. Billfish and Marlin run in May. In early June, enjoy the annual Bald Head Island Fishing Rodeo, when contestants compete for the largest catch of Wahoo, tuna and dolphin.
Surf fishers enjoy fishing for red drum, pompano, blue fish, Spanish mackerel, flounder and speckled trout. The dock master can arrange small boat or fishing equipment rentals as well as provide information about fishing charters.
Bald Head Island Dock master (910) 457-7380
The Bald Head Island Club is best known for its world class golf course, designed by George Cobb and opened for play in 1974. This beautiful course was recently restored by Tim Cate, who breathed new life into the tired layout, making it much more aesthetically pleasing. The 18-hole course can be challenging, but more importantly, it offers the player an insider’s view of the Island. It’s not rare to see a gator sunning itself, ospreys flying overhead, or egrets, fox, and deer running across the fairway. The complex includes an extensive practice facility and a full-service golf shop offering apparel, equipment, and much more. The club’s professional golf staff also offers private lessons, clinics, and activities year round.
Bald Head Island Golf Shop (910) 457-7310
Enjoy the beauty of Bald Head Island by taking a self guided 20 – minute walk through the maritime forest and along the salt marsh and tidal creek. In the summer, the Bald Head Island Conservancy conducts turtle walks at night and alligator and bird walks in the morning. Space is limited. Call the conservancy for more information. Bald Head Island Conservancy (910) 457-5786
OLD BALDY LIGHTHOUSE
Old Baldy is North Carolina’s oldest lighthouse. It is open to the public. Climb to the top and enjoy a spectacular view. Visit the Old Baldy museum next door and see how the early lighthouse keepers lived. Historic narrated tours of the island are also available. Old Baldy Foundation (910) 457-7481
Buy a ferry day pass at the Bald Head Island terminal and spend a leisurely afternoon in historic Southport. Stroll the quaint and charming downtown and treat yourself to great antiques, shopping and dining. We’re sure you’ll enjoy the ambiance of this lovingly preserved Southern Village.
The Bald Head Island Club has four Mono-Ten tennis courts. Equipment rental and sportswear are available through the tennis shop. The tennis pro offers lessons/clinics. Call the tennis shop to reserve your court time.
Bald Head Island Tennis Shop (910) 457-0159
The Conservancy is a non-profit organization, and offers a variety of educational programs. These include fishing schools, and great children’s programs. We highly recommend the turtle walk. These begin with a short discussion of the magnificent 300-pound loggerhead turtles that nest on Bald Head Island beaches, and the hatchlings that will emerge. Then accompany the naturalist to the beach to view the nesting or hatchling sites. Space is limited. Call for reservations.
Bald Head Island Conservancy (910) 457-5786
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