The “Canals” are 10 streets that run from the beaches to the sound on the waterway side of Topsail Island. Starting on the South, Broadway Street and going North to Ninth Street. They are mostly in Onslow County. There is a small part of Surf City in Onslow County where this area is located. Construction varies in this area from mobile homes all the way up to 3 story stick built homes. The deep water access is what draws boaters to this area. Many homes have beach access. Many homes have boat lifts. Many homes have boat ramps. This is a safe haven to small craft. Boats under 34 feet work best here. The intracoastal water way is a short boat ride away. The beach is a short ride as well. Flood insurance varies in this area. There is no HOA here. There are all municipal utilities available. Property here is very desirable and good schools close by.