is an island and village located on the east side of the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA. Compared to the city of Wilmington to the north, the village of Bald Head Island is a small and somewhat remote. It is only accessible by ferry from the nearby town of Southport. Cars are not allowed; instead residents drive modified electric golf carts. The village is revered for its picturesque nature and is a popular location for retirement. It was the primary filming location for the successful film ''Weekend at Bernie's
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15.0 km²).4.3 square miles (11.1 km²) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) of it (25.73%) is water. Since Hurricane Floyd, Bald Head Island is no longer a distinct island, but is connected along the shore with the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. There are three beaches on the island, as the north side consists of marsh.