Southport is a city in Brunswick County, North Carolina, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. It is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its population was listed as 2,351 for the 2000 census.
A popular filming location for television and movies, the small town can be seen in the television show "Dawson's Creek" and the movies "I Know What You Did Last Summer", "Summer Catch", "Domestic Disturbance", "Crimes of the Heart", "Nights in Rodanthe" and "A Walk to Remember", among others.
Southport hosts a Fourth of July festival of North Carolina. Every year vendors from all around the country travel to Southport for four days of fun and excitement downtown.