Take a break from the daily grind and dive into a game of volleyball, a trivia night, or just a few rounds and a hearty meal with friends and family with a visit to Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill & Sports Bar. This unique destination that’s appropriate for all ages features an expansive sand volleyball court, plenty of indoor and outdoor porch-style seating, and a menu that’s just casual enough to appeal to all appetites.

The Bar and Grill is almost a secondary attraction to the massive volleyball court and entertainment complex that’s cleverly hidden along Market Street, but hungry patrons will want to take a look at the surprisingly budget-friendly and extensive menu that features a host of southern specialties. Hungry diners can dive into big fish fry platters, “finger fry” platters with yard bird and spuds, and fried seafood combo plates with shrimp, scallops, clam strips and oysters. There’s also a big array of salads, sandwiches and wraps, and even pitas to satisfy a worldlier craving, as well as a nice selection of steamed seafood, including oysters, shrimp and snow crab legs. Boasting southern cuisine, seafood, and everything in between, Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill & Sports Bar is a fun hang-out and place to eat, both before and after the volleyball game.

  • Monday5:00pm-11:00pm
  • Tuesday5:00pm-11:00pm
  • Wednesday5:00pm-11:00pm
  • Thursday5:00pm-11:00pm
  • Friday4:00pm-11:00pm
  • Saturday11:00am-11:00pm
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Masonboro Island Coastal Estuarine Reserve

Masonboro Island Coastal Estuarine Reserve

Situated on the edge of the Cape Fear Coastline in between the bustling towns of Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach, the Masonboro Island Estuarine Reserve is a unique slice of undeveloped and natural barrier island shoreline that’s an important habitat for countless coastal species. Hard to reach but wonderfully isolated, visitors who make a trip to this literal deserted island will be rewarded with great shelling, beautiful landscapes, and miles of beaches to go around.

Cape Fear Serpentarium

Cape Fear Serpentarium

Not for the squeamish, the Cape Fear Serpentarium will surely thrill all of the reptile lovers in your crew, with one of the largest collections of live exotic venomous snakes in the country. Serpentarium owner and founder Dean Ripa, as well as the Serpentarium itself, has had local and national notoriety as one of the best places to come virtually face-to-face with an exotic but deadly critter. The Serpentarium has even been the focal point of a number of magazine articles, news articles, and even an Animal Planet television show, Fatal Attractions.