This was a great place to stay. Very sad to see that its gone, lots of good memories. Back in the late 50's my folks and I would travel from New Jersey to visit my aunt and uncle who had a dairy out in Burgaw, we would stay on the island. My dad and I would fish the surf and fish off the piers. Most of the piers are gone now also, just 3 left. One of our favorite piers was the Sound pier and thats also gone. My folks like the island so much that they retired in the 60's and moved there. Lived up near Surf City, and their little house is still there. At that time there were only about 225 people that lived on the island year around. It was very quite in the winter time. Now its wall to wall homes and condos. Back in the 60's you could walk the beach and you would be lucky to see 3 people, between the Surf City pier and the Dolphin pier. And ther would be no one up in the north end of the island. If you have any stories would love to hear them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for the memories Topsail Island....
I was checking out this site to find the Motel's phone #. We havent been there for quite a while and wanted to visit for a weeknd, and now I hear it's gone. TM has a special place in my heart, as do Bob and Peggy. The last time I saw Bob, he was nursing a broken arm from skateboarding with his young son! I, too,loved sitting on that little screened in porch..and sometimes we boiled shrimp there for supper. Loved going to sleep to the sound of
the ocean. You can't bring back time, but you can tuck it in your shirt pocket close to your heart. Thanks for the memories.
Topsail Motel was the place me and my husband spent our honeymoon,at in 94,and every anniv.......... after that up till about 3 years ago so sad its gone ...but it has its legacy t carry on E.C Willow Springs N.C.
I haven't been to Topsail/Surf City in a couple of years and did not know that the Topsail Motel had closed. How sad. We used to go there every other weekend in the 80's. It was one of the few ocean front motels in the immediate area. The owners, Bob & Peggy, were always nice.
I was crushed to hear that the Topsail Motel was bulldozed. I heard about it last year. I had hoped to go back with my family and my mom (79). Every summer (1968-1985) I went with my family and dog a yellow lab. (When I was in college at St.Mary's in Raleigh, NC, I saw a watercolor of my dog at Topsail!! I wish I could find that picture) I have memories of trying to be the first to see the ocean through the sand dunes, my dad surf fishing, my mom cooking in the little kitchen, catching blue crabs in the sound across the street, long walks on the beach to the pier, reading books, building sandcastles, swimming,learning to body surf...it was truly sun, ocean and beach. It was close to heaven to wake and watch the sun rise and then at night the moon rise over the ocean.
we loved the place except now we can't find any phone number or anything could anyone know about this place.we wold love to go back but can not find a phone number i loved sitting on the little porch and watch the ocean
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