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Riverside Motel

Southport's only historic waterfront motel was built in the early 1950s. It is family-owned and operated, and is the perfect place to relax in your private porch swing just a few steps outside of your waterfront room in the heart of downtown Southport. It is within walking distance to shops, restaurants, bars, museums, visitor center, marina, art galleries and parks. From the moment you arrive at Riverside, you are on "Southport Time!" (a slower relaxed pace of life). Settle into your waterfront cottage, and step outside to your back porch swing and enjoy the fresh salty air and breathtaking sunsets! Watch the ships go by or toss a line just off the bulkhead and pull in a fish or two!

Things to Do

The area of Southport, North Carolina is beautiful and right on the water. Visit the Waterfront Park or some of the amazing lighthouses in the area like the Oak Island Lighthouse. Franklin Square Park is full of culture and is another place that you must check out while in the area.


There are a lot of great places to enjoy a good meal in the area. Guests can try out some foods from all over the world. Ports of Call serves all types of Asian foods as well as Brazilian foods and other great cuisines from all over the world. Thai Peppers serve all kinds of Thai food as well as some yummy sushi. Then, of course, there is the fresh seafood available at Provision Company. The motel is also a short distance away from Oliver's, a local favorite that serves great seafood and comfort foods like mac and cheese.