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.
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.
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.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Bald Head Island. The warmest months in Bald Head Island are June and July, when temperatures reach 91 ˚F. The coolest month is August, when temperatures drop to -11 ˚F. The wettest month in Bald Head Island is September with 29.68 inches of rain, while the driest month is October with 1.36 inches of rain.
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