This is the third time we have gone to Top Sail Island. A family friend has a house down there, which is where we usually stay. This is the first time The Husband was able to go with us and I was a little worried about what he would think. He grew up going to the Oregon coast, which is very different from our East Coast beaches, especially in North Carolina! He loved it though. Unlike the Outer Banks, Top Sail Island is not crowded. Especially when you stay right on the water, you pretty much have your own private beach. It was so refreshing to just go a relax for a week and enjoy time together! The last trip The Husband and I went on together was at Christmas when we went to visit his family in Montana, so it had been awhile!