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Marsh Walk, Southport Marina

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Marsh Walk, Southport Marina, North Carolina NC

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The salt marshes of the Carolinas are so magical. I've always wanted to get closer to one, and here at the Marsh Walk, you can! A short boardwalk leads you over the salt marsh to a gazebo. This area is especially pleasant in the evening, after a meal at one of the Yacht Basin Drive seafood restaurants. You first walk past the loveliest 1870s houses on Brunswick Street. What a prime location! Then you will find the boardwalk. Along the boardwalk you can often spot rare birds. We saw a gorgeous one with a yellow spot on its black wings. Across the water you can see the pretty colors of the buildings where you just ate! This is one of the prettiest spots in North Carolina, so don't miss it!
After, check out the names of the yachts at Southport Marina, just steps to the west.
Or, walk east ten minutes to the Southport Fishing Pier and Waterfront Park, and sit on the blue adirondack chairs in front of Fort Johnston.

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Salt marsh.
Salt marsh.
I love this house along Brunswick Street! John W. McKeithan House.
I love this house along Brunswick Street! John W. McKeithan House.
House with lookout tower, on Brunswick Street, across from the Marsh Walk.
House with lookout tower, on Brunswick Street, across from the Marsh Walk.
Looking out over the marsh toward Southport Marina.
Looking out over the marsh toward Southport Marina.
The little openings in the salt marsh are sweet.
The little openings in the salt marsh are sweet.
Looking toward the restaurants on Yacht Basin Drive.
Looking toward the restaurants on Yacht Basin Drive.
The zig zag boardwalk.
The zig zag boardwalk.
Gazebo with nice ornamentation.
Gazebo with nice ornamentation.
Looking at the yachts from the gazebo.
Looking at the yachts from the gazebo.
Pleasant light on the marsh.
Pleasant light on the marsh.
Frying Pan, on Yacht Basin Drive, as seen from Marsh Walk.
Frying Pan, on Yacht Basin Drive, as seen from Marsh Walk.
Egret in the salt marsh.
Egret in the salt marsh.
Looking toward the colorful seafood restaurants.
Looking toward the colorful seafood restaurants.
   

Directions

The Marsh Walk is located at 522 Brunswick Street. There is no parking so if you need parking, drive to 201 N. Caswell Ave and park your car along the road. Then you can walk along W. Brunswick Street to the Marsh Walk. There is a blue sign at the entrance that says "Salt Marsh Boardwalk and Waterway Overlook."

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Last Updated: Fri, 10 May 2019 15:48:35 GMT