Surf City, the most commercial area on Topsail Island, is still a quaint and peaceful place. An old swing bridge welcomes you to the island when you arrive via Hwy 50, also known as Roland Avenue. About 1/4 mile from the bridge you will find Surf City's only stoplight at the intersection of Roland Avenue and Topsail Drive. Continue about 100 feet past the light and you'll be in the public parking lot at the Surf City welcome center. If the surf is up, you'll see the surfers or their fans watching the waves from the small pavillion near the Surf City Pier.