Although it’s near Southport, North Carolina, Bald Head Island is still considered part of the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand. This exclusive enclave, accessible only by ferry, was once the home of pirate Blackbeard and his merry thieves. Today, the pirates are gone and what’s left is an idyllic eco-friendly community where you can rent one of the homes, complete with golf cart, as there are no cars allowed. A brilliant 18-hole golf course, country club and several fine dining establishments are part of the amenities.
By Anita Draycott