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Bald Head Island, North Carolina Travel Guide

Perched out off the coast of North Carolina, Bald Head Island is one of the region’s best locations for a quiet summertime getaway. The island is one of the few places in the United States where cars are not allowed, so the vibe here is very tranquil and relaxed. With under 200 permanent residents, there isn’t much in the way of a “downtown,” but the nature here is stunning. Sand dunes, pristine beaches, salt marshes and maritime forests, all teem with wildlife. Bald Head Island is only a 20-minute ferry ride from mainland North Carolina, but it can feel almost worlds away.

Things to Do in Bald Head Island, North Carolina

Visiting the island, one of the best things to do is the Old Baldy Historic Island Tour. The island was involved in both the revolutionary and civil wars, so it’s rich with military history. It also had its fair share of encounters with pirates and shipwrecks. Visit some of the historic lighthouses, or go on any of the amazing nature tours to spot some of the endemic birds and mammals. Another great way to explore Bald Head is by bike. You can rent one or bring your own and traverse as much of the island as you’d like. Otherwise, feel free to stroll the 14 miles of pristine beaches to reconnect with nature.

Best Time to Visit Bald Head Island, North Carolina

Locals commonly say the fall -- specifically between the months of September and October -- are the best time to visit the island. There are less crowds, it's not quite as hot, and the prices tend to fall on everything, including housing and activities.

Price and Availability Index in Bald Head Island

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Bald Head Island is in July, while the cheapest month is in December. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Bald Head Island is in the high season in July. Bald Head Island has its low season in December, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Bald Head Island tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Bald Head Island tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Bald Head Island

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Bald Head Island. The warmest months in Bald Head Island are June and May, when temperatures reach 91 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 18 ˚F. The wettest month in Bald Head Island is August with 7.45 inches of rain, while the driest month is October with 1.53 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Bald Head Island

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including VRBO, Airbnb, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 620 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Bald Head Island, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Bald Head Island is available at $30 per night. On average, a place to stay in Bald Head Island will cost you $622 per night.

If you need an internet connection during your stay in Bald Head Island, then you can choose from over 312 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 5 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. Choose from 83 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on arriving in Bald Head Island by car, be sure to choose from 137 accommodations that provide parking. 12 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

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In Bald Head Island AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 3 providers, including 253 places to stay from VRBO, 31 accommodations from Airbnb and 31 places to stay from Homeaway.

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