Where to stay, what to see in Southport

06/21/2013 3:05 PM

06/21/2013 3:06 PM

Where to stay

• Robert Ruark Inn,119 N. Lord St. Famed writer spent summers here; $130-$220 with breakfast. Details: 910-363-4169,


• Lois Jane’s Riverview Inn, 106 W. Bay St. Restored 1890s home served as home base for “Safe Haven” director Lasse Hallstrom; $120-$180 with breakfast. Details: 910-457-6701; www.loisjanes.com

Where to eat

• Yacht Basin Provision Company, 130 Yacht Basin Drive. Plan to wait in line at “Provisions,” Southport’s most popular seafood spot. Sandwiches, salads, sides, $3.95-$10.95. Details: 910-457-0654; www.provisioncompany.com
• Fishy Fishy Cafe, 106 Yacht Basin Drive. A favorite sunset and seafood spot. Lunch, $6.95 to $12.95; dinner, $10.95-$24.95. Details: 910-457-1881; www.fishyfishycafe.com
• Moore Street Market, 130 E. Moore St. Cafe appears in “Safe Haven” and was a favorite lunch spot for cast and crew. Breakfast, $3.50-$6; lunch, $5-$7.50. Details: 910-363-4203
• Ports of Call Bistro & Market, 116 N. Howe St. “Safe Haven” characters Alex and Katie shared a romantic dinner at this upscale restaurant. Lunch, $7.95-$12.95; dinner, $16.95-$32.95. Details: 910- 457-4544; www.portsofcallbistro.com

What to do

• Southport Visitor Center and Museum, 113 W. Moore St. Details: 910-457-7927.
• Southport Tours (leave from visitor center). 45-minute tour by golf cart focuses on history and filmmaking. $10 per person, must be 8 or older. Details: 910-750-1951
• Historic Southport Self-Guided Tour. Free brochure at visitor center. Walkable tour includes historic homes, churches, Old Jail and Old Smithville Burial Ground
• Maritime Museum, 204 E. Moore St. Exhibits cover region’s maritime history; don’t miss the working submarine periscope. Free admission. Details: 910-457-0003; www.ncmaritimemuseums.com/southport.html
• Ricky Evans Gallery, 211 N. Howe St. Evans sells “Safe Haven” posters, note cards, and giclee photographs on canvas. Details: 910-457-1129; www.rickyevansgallery.com
• The Adventure Company, 807 Howe St. Kayak and bicycle outfitter offers guided tours, including trips on Rice Creek. Contact for prices: 910-454-0607; www.theadventurecompany.net

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