If you’re a Nicholas Sparks fan, you’re probably very familiar with Southport! The movie Safe Haven with Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel shot here! That’s one of the reasons I initially wanted to visit, but I go back because the town is adorable. Southport is also the perfect coastal escape if you’re not a lay out on the beach all day kind of person.
Where to Stay
I haven’t personsally stayed in Southport, but there are a few hotels in town. They also have some pretty
adorable looking Inns that catch my eye every time I visit. I’ll list them below for you!
Captain Newton’s Inn
Robert Ruark Inn
LaPolena Bed & Breakfast
Where to Eat
Fishy Fish Cafe
Flava’s Ice Cream (holy cow!! Not only is the ice cream delicious, but you get A LOT for a decent price).
Things to Do
Enjoy the scenery at Waterfront Park
Take a Safe Haven Movie Tour (separate guide on this coming soon)!
Visit The Christmas House
Swap a book at the free library at Keziah Park
Do a wine tasting at Silver Coast Winery
Grab some snacks from Southport Market
Shop til you drop in downtown Southport
Take in the views from the River Walk
Favorite Coffee Shop
Port City Java