Visions of seascapes dancing in your head? Try someplace charming and out of the way, with sea salt air and a quaint village atmosphere, nestled between sand dunes and trees. Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. Centered around the seafood industry, the village honors its past and future with an annual Shrimp Festival with a variety of seafood dishes available for trying. Better yet a Car, Truck, Bike Show that lets a person appreciate mechanical marvels – restored or futuristic. There are so many things to do here in the Topsail Beach area! Attached to Blackbeard’s pirate story, many have searched for the treasures left there. An island the entire place has been developed for tourism with places to stay, fishing pier, one of a kind shops, and associated businesses that offer items for a beach vacation.

If visiting the beach does not intrigue you, then try the variety of boating options. Town Marina gives boaters access to the water and offers the accessories for water sports. If driving the boat isn’t your style, then a sunset cruise on Queen Jean allows water access by making a reservation. When done with the water take a trip to the Missiles and More Museum.

After a day at the beach return to Sneads Ferry for dinner. Rick’s Restaurant has rave reviews on its food. Cancun Mexican Restaurant serves food fast with recommendations from locals but more impressive from tourists who say the nachos delight, serve ample proportions, and staff can accommodate unusual orders from beachgoers. Take a tour of the Onslow County Environmental Education Center to understand the region’s habitats. Explore an art gallery or two.

Sneads Ferry offers a small-town vacation with some big features. Many gems of interest appear in the town and become discovered by chatting with residents. Not out to impress anyone Sneads Ferry retains a sense of who they are and share that with the rest of the world. Come join us!