What Type of Activities Take Place at Topsail Beach in North Carolina?


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Topsail Beach, North Carolina, is known for it's stretch of sand that is perfect for swimming, sunbathing and surfing. Fishing is available at the Jolly Roger Fishing Pier and boats may be harbored or rented at the local marina. Sunset cruises are available on the Queen Jean. Learn about the roll Topsail Beach played in World War II at the Missiles and More Museum, go Roller Skating at the Topsail Island Skating Rink or play mini-golf at the Patio Playground.

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The Jolly Roger Fishing Pier is adjacent to the 65-room Jolly Roger Inn. The lighted pier reaches 850 feet into the Atlantic Ocean. A Blanket Coastal Fishing License covers everyone fishing from the pier, so no need to buy one from the government. Daily, multi-day and weekly fees are charged to fish from the pier. A tackle shop is available in case fishing gear, bait or other beach necessities are needed.

The Queen Jean, docked at Topsail Beach, offers half-day fishing trips, 2.5-hour kid's fishing trips and evening sunset cruises. The onboard galley sells sandwiches, hamburgers and snacks, as well as soda and beer, or guests may bring their own.

The Missiles and More Museum explores Topsail's secret missile testing program that was in operation during World War II. It also delves into the history of the WASPs, Women Air-Force Service Pilots. The "more" part delves into the history of pirates along the coast, including the much-feared Blackbeard.

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