Bald Head Island sits on the East side of the Cape Fear River – at the confluence of the river and the Atlantic ocean. It is one of the wealthier municipalities within Brunswick County. Only accessible by ferry, Bald Head Island’s popular reputation is that of an island playground for the affluent. Golf carts, bicycles, and feet are the primary means of on-island transportation. And although it’s largely a place of second homes, with the human population peaking in the summer months, estimates of the number of year-round residents range from 160 to 220 people.