Are you planning on vacationing with us at Loggerhead Inn in October? Then you won’t want to miss the 30th Annual Autumn with Topsail. The event is held by the Historical Society of Topsail Island and Pender County Tourism, this is one you want to be at. After Hurricane Florence came through the area 2 weeks ago, we weren’t sure if this event was going to happen. Good news for everyone because Autumn with Topsail will be held this year!
Saturday, October 20th
On Saturday, October 20th at 9:30 am, the Arts & Crafts booths will open up. If you want to get a head start on purchasing Christmas gifts, this is the way to do it. Take home some beautiful artwork for either your home or as a gift. At 11:00 a.m., the Food Court, Beer & Wine Garden and Children’s Activities on the grounds will begin. Please note that anything that was originally supposed to be in the Assembly building will not happen. There was a lot of damage to the building and it won’t be fixed in time for the festival this year. Starting at noon, it’s time to get your dancing shoes on or just sit and listen to “The Carolina Band” play until 3 pm. And if you miss them, then you can always come and listen to “North Tower Band” play from 5 pm to 8:00 pm.
Sunday, October 21st
Starting at 9:30 am, you can again shop at the Arts & Crafts booths for those who like getting homemade things. Around 11 am you can enjoy some amazing food and when bring the kids, you can allow them to do some fun activities themselves. At noon the Beer & Wine garden opens up for you and your loved one to enjoy some tasty wines and beer. From 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm enjoy listening and dancing to “Band of Oz”.
If you think that only the adults will have fun at this event, think again. The children’s fun activities are just what every kid is wanting this year. You’re children can have their face painted or they can have their hair spray painted (don’t worry it comes out). They can decorate visors, doorknob hangers, make colorful sand art and more. What kid wouldn’t want to enjoy all this fun for the weekend?
Admission to this event is $5 per adult for one day and $8 per adult for a two-day admission. Children 11 & under are free of charge, and Active Military Personnel with a valid ID are free as well. All the proceeds from the festival will be used to maintain the historic Assembly Building. If you still don’t have a place to stay this year for the event, then you should check out Loggerhead Inn for your vacation. We can’t wait to see you this fall for your family vacation!
School will be starting soon meaning summer is slowly coming to an end, but it doesn’t mean your vacations have to stop. Visiting Topsail Island this fall can have its perks and benefits for you and your family. We have 4 reasons you need to visit Topsail Island this fall to take advantage of. Stay in Loggerhead Inn to be close to where the fun begins on your fall vacation this year. Let’s look at some of the other reasons we recommend visiting the island this fall!
Coming to Topsail Island during the fall means the crowds have dropped tremendously and you can actually enjoy the beach a little more. Yes, the kids are back in school and it just means you can enjoy the sand and surf a little more. It’s almost like having your own personal island while you visit during the off-season this year. And let’s talk about the traffic which will be less than the summer meaning it won’t take you long to get anywhere on the island.
The weather in the fall are so much better for enjoying the beach and the water. With the average temps being around 80 degrees and above in September. And in October being around 70 degrees with the water temperatures being around the 75-degree mark. This only means that you can still sit on the beach, soak up the sun and go for a swim while you are visiting the area. The humidity calms down some during the fall as well which means you will be able to see the bright greens and blues in the water. And the colors are so vibrant against the sunrises and sunsets that you must take pictures and share them with your friends and family!
Fishing is the best time for you to try to fish on the island. While the crowds are gone, it only means that you can take advantage of surf fishing. Now while you will need to get a permit if you don’t have one for the on the NC Wildlife website. You can also visit several local retailers to purchase one as well. And if you don’t want to try your hand at surf fishing but want to enjoy it off one of the piers, you will be able to purchase your fishing license there as well. No matter what you’d like to do as far as fishing goes, you won’t be disappointed in what kind of fish you might catch. It might be a spot, drum, Spanish, flounder & more that you could catch, but what a great experience to do while you vacation this fall.
Activities for Everyone
While many thinks that the local attractions close after Labor Day, they are still going strong in the Fall months. While there will be shorter lines if you visit the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital you will still be able to visit for a great educational trip for the kids. You can also visit the skating rink, mini golf and so many more activities that are in the area.
While there are many other reasons that coming to Topsail Island during the fall, these are just a few that we’d thought you’d enjoy. If you are still looking for a great place to stay in, we have plenty of space for you and your family to come relax this fall. We can’t wait to see you this fall and enjoy what the next few months has to offer you and your family for your vacation.
Want to get away with your loved one for a weekend? We understand that life can get busy and sometimes you just need to have a little romantic getaway with your loved one. Why not take a weekend vacation and recharge a bit while staying in a room at Loggerhead Inn? There are several things for you and your loved one to do while visiting Topsail Island area that we thought we’d share them with you.
Enjoy Your Hotel Room at Loggerhead Inn
Sometimes the simplest things in life can be getting away from the kids for a small weekend for two. Splurging on a nice room at Loggerhead Inn is just what you need for you to recharge before school begins and summer is over. We have several units that offer you an individual condo-hotel unit that has new bedding, cable TV, WIFI, a mini fridge, microwave and a Keurig Style Coffee Maker. Plus, you have access to the complex pool and it’s a short walk to the beach, area shops and restaurants.
Plan a Night Out on the Town
When you visit Topsail Island, getting to go out on the town sounds like a perfect date night. Whether it’s going into Wilmington and eating at a fancy restaurant or just visiting many of the little shops and restaurants the island has to offer you. Make sure you take a few pictures just to commemorate the night out together and enjoy the company of each other. Sometimes just walking along the beach is just as relaxing as staying in for the night.
Disconnect from Others
Sometimes turning off your cell phones and disconnecting from others is just what you need. We all need to have a few days without phones and computers and this might be the perfect opportunity. While you are on this little getaway, it’s important to spend as much time with your partner as you can. Turning off your phones and other devices for the night or even weekend can bring you both closer together. Make the best of the trip by not focusing on what is happening with others on social media and just enjoying your trip together.
Make it an Adventure
If you are into adventure, then take a day to where you rent a kayak or sign up together to take paddle board lessons. This can be not only fun for the learning experience for you both but it can be something that you will love and want to do again in the future. Everything is here for you to not only spend some quality time together but to do something that is adrenaline pumping fun.
Enjoy the Beach & Piers
Since you will have a short walk to the beach from the Inn, why not take advantage of spending the evening strolling on the beach. Or if you are a couple that likes to fish, head over to one of the 3 piers on the island and spend the day fishing together. What a wonderful day you can have with each other and make new memories on this special trip together. If you aren’t into fishing then you can walk along the piers and take pictures of the ocean and possibly the sunset in the background. Enjoy the nature that surrounds you while you are on this trip.
Topsail Island is a great place to make new memories with your loved one and what better way than to go ahead and book that getaway today. We still have plenty of dates left for you to be able to get into a unit that will be perfect for your little trip away. We can’t wait to see you before the summer ends for that kid free getaway!
Welcome to the new site. Beginning in 2018, the Loggerhead Inn is now under new ownership and management. Extensive room upgrades and improvements have been made to meet the expectations of today’s discerning traveler. Each room offers new bedding, cable tv, wifi, a mini fridge, microwave, and Keurig style coffee makers, along with the new decor. We are proud of the work that has been done and are excited to host our valued guests, both new and returning!