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10 Amazing Christmas Traditions You Can Start This Year

For most families, Christmas traditions play an important part of the Christmas holiday.  The passing down of a Christmas tradition from generation to generation is a time-honored part of the holiday season.  Occasionally though it's nice to change things up ... View the full post »

Plan Your 2019 Oak Island Beach Vacation

It's hard to believe but 2019 will be here before you know it. As your family and friends get together this holiday season take advantage of this time to plan a summer vacation. When looking for the perfect Oak Island vacation home look no further than Better Beach Rentals.... View the full post »

Top 10 Reasons to Celebrate Thanksgiving on Oak Island

Visiting Oak Island isn't just for summertime. The off-season on Oak Island is just as fantastic as summertime and it has a lot of advantages in and of itself. Fall is a particularly great time to visit because you can incorporate your Thanksgiving celebration into your visit... View the full post »

Celebrate the Holidays on Oak Island With These Awesome Events

That time of year is upon us... the holiday season. There is no better place to visit during the holidays then Oak Island. From Halloween fun to Thanksgiving with the family on the beach, and finally a wonderful beach Christmas  what could be better! There is nothing like ... View the full post »

Oak Island is Cleaned Up and Ready for Your Fall Beach Vacation

The North Carolina coast is a beautiful and majestic place, and Oak Island is one of the best destinations on the coast. Of course, being on the coast occasionally we have to put up with a feisty Mother Nature. Last month Hurricane Florence set her eyes on Oak Island. Who could... View the full post »

Learn all about the History of Carolina Beach Music

Few things are as fun as being on the beach except, of course, being on the beach with great music. Here in North Carolina we have a special connection with a unique kind of music that is infectious, fun, and beach inspired. If you've ever heard the term Carolina Beach Music a... View the full post »

The Best Fall Recipes for Your Oak Island Beach Vacation

Fall is fast approaching and it is about time to start thinking about two of our favorite things for fall, Oak Island and great fall seafood. Pumpkin is fun and this time of year everything from air freshener to latte's seems to have pumpkin, but for us, there is the "other... View the full post »

Build the Perfect Beach First Aid Kit

We never like to think about bad things happening, however they do occasionally occur even while on vacation. Being prepared isn't just the motto of the Boy Scouts, it's just good planning. This week we caught up with a North Carolina Certified Paramedic to get some adv... View the full post »

The Ultimate Low Country Boil

Sometimes simple is best and there is nothing more simple, delicious, and perfect beachy than a traditional Low Country Boil. This one pot wonder of flavor is the perfect way to celebrate an Oak Island beach vacation. So grab a pot, set the table, throw down some newspaper, and... View the full post »

Plan The Perfect Day Trip to Bald Head Island

An Oak Island beach vacation offers visitors a lot of amazing experiences. You can enjoy our beautiful beaches. Fishing enthusiasts are surrounded by world class fishing, and if you like adventure, there is surfing, kayaking, skydiving, and stand up paddleboarding. But as the s... View the full post »

Everything You Need To Know About Bringing A Drone On Your Oak Island Beach Vacation

Drones have become more and more popular over the last few years. Their small size, ease of use, and incredible HD video capabilities have made them popular with young and old alike. Bringing your drone on vacation is a great way to capture stunning video. In fact, now you can eve... View the full post »

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Oak Island

Oak Island is a unique place. Our small island may be small in land size, but we are big in family-fun, adventure, and the  perfect place you'll want to discover. This week we share with you all the things about Oak Island you never knew. A Little History Con... View the full post »

How to Have an Amazing Oak Island 4th of July Celebration

Are you ready for awesome fireworks, great adventures, and lazy days on the beach? If you said yes to any of these, then you are ready for an Oak Island 4th of July celebration. For years Oak Island and our partner, Southport, have been putting on one of the best Independence D... View the full post »

How to Have the Perfect Day Trip In Southport

Grab the camera, throw on some sunscreen, and get ready for a day filled exploring our neighbor to the east, Southport, NC. This quaint little town is not just a favorite locale for Nicholas Sparks books; it is also one of the nicest small towns on the Carolina Coast. Lucky for... View the full post »

There is Still Time To Book An Oak Island Beach Vacation

May is here and summer is right around the corner. Can you see yourself drenched in warm Carolina sun with toes in the sand with waves slowly rolling over the sand? If you can picture this blissful state, we can help you make that dream a reality. If you think it is too late to b... View the full post »