Welcome to Pender County, Home to Burgaw and Topsail Island, from the beach to the county seat, where you will find we are a great place to visit and vacation.  

With us, soak up the sun on a sandy beach, paddle down a scenic river, or travel back in time with the history of Topsail Island or while visiting a historic battlefield. Topsail Beach and Surf City are sun-splashed stretches of sand that are blank canvases for painting your family memories. 

This region offers a beautiful landscape for the perfect vacation – toes in the sand, soaking up the sun and surf or something more adventurous, such as running a Jet Ski up the Intracoastal Waterway or learning to surf, experience stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, or boating.

where you can enjoy incredible golfing, fishing, and water sports. Take a boat ride out into the crystal-clear ocean or explore our Intracoastal waterways. Kayak or canoe on our rivers and tributaries. Go shelling on our beaches, fish for our oceans and rivers, walk a trail, or enjoy our parks. Our beaches are sea turtle sanctuaries, the Mountains to Sea Trail wanders through the wonders of Pender County, and our nature preserves, and game lands offer hunting and hiking.

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Visit the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center or visit Missiles and More Museum, where rocket technology was developed, and where pirate lore is displayed. Don’t miss a visit to Moores Creek National Battlefield, Southeastern North Carolina’s only national park, the site of the first Patriot’s victory over the Loyalists. Tour the Town of Burgaw, our historic town of Burgaw is known for TV and movie shoots. 

Our friendly communities and great outdoors offer a wide range of activities and unique attractions that are perfect for spring to summer.