Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, is a small community close to Topsail Island and Surf City NC. The town is based where the New River connects into the Atlantic Ocean and so there is a great selection of water sports and marine activities for visitors to take part in. The town used to be a rural fishing village but as Topsail Beach grew in popularity, Sneads Ferry also saw a rise in visitors.
There are also plenty of great resorts and beachfront accommodations for guests to relax in and for children to play safely near the water. Equally, come night-time, there are lots of bars, restaurants, and even vineyards to keep entertained.
Sneads Ferry is a great place for a getaway if you like water sports and beach activities. Lot of places offer jet skiing, paddle boarding, surfing and sailing opportunities and rental equipment as well. There is also plenty of space for swimming and tanning down by the waterfront, plus playgrounds for children to enjoy.
If you consider yourself a fishing professional, Sneads Ferry is sure to be your haven. There's a wide selection of spots to set up for the day and spend your hours looking out onto beautiful views and a colorful collection of underwater life. There are even boat tours that have clear glass bottoms so you can see the fish underneath you. Sneads Ferry is a great spot for golfing too, complete with courses that have scenic views of the entire area. Visit one of the golf clubs and enjoy a great game with a harbor view.
An especially wonderful family-friendly activity is the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center which teaches about the rehabilitation of these beautiful creatures. The center is also very informative about plastic waste in the oceans and how it effects marine life. Elsewhere, there are cool galleries and craft stores around Sneads Ferry, perfect for picking up a unique souvenir from your vacation. Once you've worked up an appetite, tuck into one of the seafood or grill restaurants -- you're sure to leave feeling full!
If you have time and want to do a little exploring, Jacksonville is not too far away from Sneads Ferry and there are lots of great sights and things to do there.
The best areas to stay are around the harbour front where there are the perfect beach rentals close to cafes and shops. Since the area became very popular at the beginning of the 2000s, real estate property has started to develop quickly, meaning new condos and villas have been built. The ST Regis Resort and the Topsail Dunes are very popular condos, but if you wish to stay in a different style of home or away from the Topsail Island vacation rentals, you can easily find more amazing homes in other parts of Sneads Ferry.
The best time to visit Sneads Ferry is May or early June when the weather averages 80 degrees. During summer, the weather is over 90 degrees and becomes very humid. The rest of the year is not too bad, with an average 56 degrees and plenty of sunshine.