Is Topsail Island Part of The Outer Banks of North Carolina?

Marsh Waters at Sunset

In short no, Topsail Island is not part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Located just south of Camp Lejeune, the Bogue Banks, and the Outer Banks, Topsail Island is a 26-mile barrier island situated just off the coast of southern North Carolina.

The island includes the communities of North Topsail Beach, Surf City, and Topsail Beach.

Listed from north to south, below is a list of the towns that are part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina:

Corolla
Duck
Southern Shores
Kitty Hawk
Kill Devil Hills
Nags Head
Manteo
Wanchese
Pea Island
Rodanthe
Waves
Salvo
Avon
Buxton
Frisco
Hatteras Village
and Ocracoke Island.

Anything south of Ocracoke Island is considered to NOT be part of the Outer Banks.

Considering a trip to the island? Check out this video below from 2007!

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