North Topsail Beach, NC.
54 deg. overcast, NE wind @ 4 mph.
Forecast = Cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High near 65F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
As planned, we pulled out of the Pierce's RV CG yesterday morning about 10:20 and headed back to US 17. Basically, we just stayed on 17 all the way down to Dixon, NC., (About 14 miles SW of Jacksonville, NC.), where we turned East towards the coast on NC 210. 210 took us to North Topsail Beach, where the road swung around to the SW, and followed the coast to the Surf City Family CG.
It was 12:50 when we pulled up in front of the office, so again, it was a short travel day of 2 1/2 hours, traveling 130 miles.
Surf City is a "Mom and Pop" CG and I think that the same folks are still running it that opened it back 1961. Many of the campers that come here have been coming here for years and years, some spending a whole season here. Right now, the CG has many folks here who are ocean fishing, but during the summer months, the really nice beach is the attraction.
You have to go over the large dune to get to the ocean,
but the view from the top is really neat, and there's a great beach.
It was overcast yesterday, but if Jim can get some photos when it clears up, I'll post them in the next few days.
We'll be staying here for a total of 3 nights before heading down to Myrtle Beach on Tuesday.
Did you know that North Topsail Beach was incorporated in 1990, the Town derived its name from its location, the north end of Topsail Island. The area was formerly known as West Onslow Beach and North Topsail Shores. Town population is 843 (2000 census).