About Pender County

Pender County’s beautiful beaches of Surf City & Topsail Beach are popular destinations for visitors seeking a relaxed, family-oriented vacation and are right next door to unspoiled rivers, bountiful woodland, and friendly communities such as Hampstead or Burgaw. Discover a variety of historical attractions, ecological activities, and hometown festivals. From Moores Creek Battlefield, the first patriot victory of the Revolutionary War, to Poplar Grove Plantation, one of the oldest existing peanut plantations in NC, there is always something going on.

Enjoy incredible golfing, fishing, and water sports. Take a boat ride out into the crystal clear ocean or explore our Intracoastal waterways. Kayak and canoe on our rivers and tributaries and you may see some of our unique wildlife. Whether you enjoy exploring the wonders of nature, shopping for antiques, dining on fresh seafood, camping, boating, or bird watching, you’re sure to enjoy a visit to Pender County, North Carolina. We are within a day’s drive of both the Northeast US and Florida and easily accessible from Interstate 40, which runs through the center of the county, and from highways U.S. 17 and 117.

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