Topsail Beach

Topsail Beach, North Carolina — An Ideal Location for Engagement and Portrait Photographs

Pris­tine, sandy beach­es, quaint beach­side neigh­bor­hoods, and the illus­tri­ous back­drop of the Atlantic Ocean make Top­sail Beach a prime loca­tion for shoot­ing por­traits and engage­ment pic­tures. The wood pylons and the pier there also make for a nice envi­ron­ment for pic­tures.

This beau­ti­ful North Car­oli­na com­mu­ni­ty is locat­ed on the south­ern end of the long and nar­row Top­sail Island, which lies par­al­lel to the south­east­ern coast of North Car­oli­na, just off of Hwy 17. Top­sail Beach shares the island with Surf City in the mid­dle of the island and North Top­sail Beach at the north end.

It enjoys a var­ied and rich his­to­ry, with a par­tic­u­lar­ly inter­est­ing sto­ry behind the name: The chan­nel behind the island became an infa­mous hid­ing spot for pirate ships in the 18th cen­tu­ry as they would wait for unsus­pect­ing mer­chant ships full of car­go to pass by. Savvy mer­chants even­tu­al­ly learned to watch for the tops of the pirate ships sails pro­trud­ing from behind pro­file of the island.

After being used by the gov­ern­ment dur­ing and after World War II, the island was sold to the pub­lic and incor­po­rat­ed in 1963. The town now boasts a sea­son­al pop­u­la­tion of around 7,000.

Are you in the Raleigh area and are inter­est­ed in hav­ing por­traits or engage­ment pho­tog­ra­phy done in the beau­ti­ful and his­toric set­ting of Top­sail Beach, or any­where else in the Raleigh area? Call me today I would love to speak with you. If you’d like to see some sam­ples of my past work, please feel free to vis­it my pho­tog­ra­phy gallery pages.

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