“Safe Haven” in Southport


Explore Nicholas Sparks’ "Safe Haven" in this coastal town

Immerse yourself in Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven in the town of Southport, the setting for his book-turned-movie also known as “America’s Happiest Seaside Town.” Step into scenes filmed at Old American Fish Company and the historic Grey Burriss House, or kick back where the stars relaxed around town. Some locations — like Ryan’s Port Market — were just outside of town or built for the movie and later torn down. But don’t worry — you can still see memorabilia like the market doors, costumes and other props at the Southport Museum. Stay at the 1890 Robert Ruark Inn and let the owners take you on a Southport Tour by golf cart to see where the movie magic happened. See for yourself why Sparks, residents and visitors alike are smitten with this small town.


Southport, NC

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Old American Fish Company

Old American Fish Co., Yacht Basin Drive, Southport, NC

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Southport Museum

Southport Visitor Center, East Bay Street, Southport, NC

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Grey Burriss House

410 West Brunswick Street, Southport, NC

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Robert Ruark Inn

Robert Ruark Inn, Southport, NC

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