<< Back to Topsail Island Attractions
Sea Turtle Nest Sitting
Surf City, NC 28445

Lucky vacationers walking on the beach between July and October on Topsail Island, NC, might spot the signs of a turtle nest about to hatch. Turtle project volunteers prepare the nesting area for the emerging turtles by creating smooth runways in the sand and clearing the area of obstacles. At night, trained volunteers sit by these nests and await the actual hatching, as well as advise nearby homeowners to shield their lights. Light pollution distracts turtles. Being mindful of coastline lighting helps turtles to aim for the ocean. When visitors and/or residents come upon a roped-off nest that has been prepared with turtle-driveways, they are welcome to join volunteers in silently observing this breathtaking, truly genuine experience. However, survival of the baby turtles requires patience and a willingness to follow instructions on the part of the spectators and participants. 


Fill out the form below to send your comment or question to Sea Turtle Nest Sitting!

Your Name 
Your Email 
Phone Number 
To reduce unwanted SPAM, please answer the following question and complete the CAPTCHA field:
What colour is a blue sky?
Enter code above

You might also like:

Thank you to our site sponsors for supporting the local business community