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Topsail Island, NC - tips, thoughts, etc...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 93Devil, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Anyone ever spend a week there in the summer?

    Wife and rising 2nd grader will be along for the ride.

    Thanks ahead of time.
  2. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Oh, I highly recommend the following:

    Missiles and More Museum Home - Missiles and More Museum

    It's on Topsail Island, and you'll see some of the missiles that were tested after WW2, using lessons we learned from the Germans and their V1 Buzz Bomb program. The early days of Navy guided missiles were tested from Topsail. In particular, the Bumblebee missile program did lots of shots from there, and one is on display.

    I think your 2nd grader will be intrigued.
  3. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure that Moddy is a Topsail guy. Send him a PM maybe?
  4. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Here is one of the inspirations for the engineers working on the Bumblebee missile program:

  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Off the top of my head
    Sea Turtle Hospital - rehab for sea turtles that swallowed wayward helium balloons.

    For a day off the island go to Wilmington
    Battleship North Carolina

    Fort Fisher- pay homage to the confederate soldiers
    Aquarium - imagine it would be huge for a 2 yr old

    Fast transition once you head back over bridge. It's gets red real fast.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Great stuff...

    How busy does it get? The OBX is a nightmare in the summer. I have heard it is less stressful here. Is that correct?
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

  8. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Does that duplex come with cucumber-scented candles?
  9. Ever stayed below OBX? Rodanthe? Avon?
    Lots of houses, but not Nags Head.
  10. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Totally agree with this. When my dad was stationed at Camp Lejeune years ago I practically lived there.

    It took huge hits from Bertha and Fran in '96 but still a great place. The Jolly Roger is still there.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2015
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone...

    Any places to eat that anyone could recommend?

    What about sections of the beach that might get too crowded with people? Is that a problem there? Are there parts of the island to avoid because of traffic?
  12. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    There is NO traffic.
    I stay in North Topsail and I've never seen the beach crowded. It is all houses, not hotels spilling 200 families onto the same spot.
    Restaurant choices are few, we go out only once and cook in the rest of the time.
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