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Bald Head Island, North Carolina Photos

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Although Bald Head Island is located only two nautical miles away from the North Carolina mainland, the island's quiet serenity and unhurried pace feel oceans away from the complexities of daily life. My first and only previous visit to Bald Head Island was many years ago, when private vacation houses, even then mostly quite large, were sparsely dotted here and there, the golf course had opened just a few years earlier and island-wide telephone service was a thing of the future.

Today, there are many more houses and two upscale club facilities. There is a new ferry terminal on the mainland and on-island services include a well-stocked grocery store, more dining and shopping options, as well as a day spa. As during my earlier visit, cars are not allowed on Bald Head Island, and the absence of them has the effect of enhancing the harmonious music and chatter of the island's natural environment and its wildlife inhabitants.

Enjoy this glimpse of the relaxed elegance of Bald Head Island.
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The Bald Head Island Harbour and Marina - Photo: © 2008 George Alexander, licensed to About.comThe Bald Head Island Harbour and MarinaPhoto: © 2008 George Alexander, licensed to About.com, Inc.Eb and Flo's Steam Bar in Ball Head Island Harbour VillageThe Bald Head Island Golf Course - Photo Credit: © 2008 George Alexander, licensed to About.comThe Bald Head Island Club's 18 Hole Golf CourseElectric Golf Carts at the Beach - Photo Credit: © 2008 George Alexander, licensed to About.comElectric Golf Carts Parked at the Beach
Bald Head Island Tidal Creek - Photo Credit: NC Tourism - Bill RussBald Head Island Tidal CreekBald Head Island Lighthouse - Photo: © 2008 George Alexander, licensed to About.com, Inc.Old Baldy - The Bald Head Island LighthouseVillage Chapel of Bald Head Island - Photo Credit: © 2008 George Alexander, licensed to About.comThe Village Chapel of Bald Head IslandBald Head Island Live Oak Tree - Photo Credit: © 2008 George Alexander, licensed to About.com, Inc.Bald Head Island Live Oak Tree and Marsh Grasses
Captain Charlie's Station - Photo Credit: © 2008 George Alexander, licensed to About.com, Inc.Captain Charlie's StationThe Shoals Club at Bald Head Island - Photo: © 2008 George Alexander, licensed to About.com, Inc.The Shoals Club at Bald Head IslandBald Head Island Beach Houses - Photo © 2008 George Alexander, licensed to About.com, Inc.Bald Head Island Beach HousesCape Fear Point and Frying Pan Shoals - Photo Credit: © 2008 George Alexander, licensed to About.comCape Fear Point and Frying Pan Shoals
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