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A Brief History of the Beautiful Oak Island Lighthouse

The shores of Oak Island are an iconic feature of the North Carolina coast. For generations of families the sight of the Oak Island lighthouse on the horizon was the signal that their Oak Island beach vacation has officially begun. With the recent decision of many school ... View the full post »

Everything you need to know about Skydiving on Oak Island

Sometimes you just need a little adventure in your life. Of course, there are plenty of opportunities to sit on the beach with a book and just watch the waves roll in and that is great. However, if you are one of those folks who are looking for a little adventure than we h... View the full post »

Spend the Day in Beautiful Southport

Oak Island is a beautiful and unique destination on the North Carolina coast. Our little island is a charming oasis that many families have been coming to for generations. One of the best things you will discover about Oak Island is how close we are to some of the areas be... View the full post »

15 Interesting and Fun Facts About Bald Head Island

Oak Island is one of those places that finds its way into people's hearts. There is just something magical about our community. It isn's just the beaches, the water or the wonderful people, there I truly a special energy about Oak Island. It is also a great place b... View the full post »

How to Pack the Perfect Cooler for the Beach

Perhaps nothing is as important for a successful beach day as a well-packed cooler. Many of us have a favorite cooler; one that has been with us on many trips to the beach. We love its worn corners and each scratch is a reminder of a day in the sun on Oak Island. However, ... View the full post »

5 Tips for Cooking Seafood Like a Pro

Is there anything better than fresh seafood? No we didn't think there was either and if you agree with us you are going to love your Oak Island beach vacation. Why you ask? Because not only is Oak Island known for beautiful quiet beaches and its warm small town charm, ... View the full post »

Why You Should Love and Discover the Intracoastal Waterway

Oak Island is a unique and beautiful place. Unlike many of the crowded beaches further north our small town charm and pristine beaches makes Oak Island a destination like no other on the North Carolina coast. One of the features that makes Oak Island and Southport one of t... View the full post »

Everything You Need to Know to Have an Amazing Beach Vacation

Summer is almost here and Oak Island is back open to visitors as of May 22! You guessed it that means only one thing, it is beach time! We can all agree coronavirus has made the world a different place then it was a few short months ago. However, as things begin to open ba... View the full post »

Why Sea Shelling is the Perfect Way to Enjoy the Beach

One of the most enjoyable things to do on the beach is to hunt for seashells. As we enter late Fall and early Winter, we are also entering the best time of year to find seashells! This week we have everything you need to know to find the best seashells. We also have a few ... View the full post »

How to Pack the Perfect Beach Bag

Before you start packing your bag for the beach, let’s first look at what makes a great beach bag!  Not all bags are created equal. Bags come in all shapes, sizes, and types of fabric. You can spend a lot or a little on a bag. No matter what your budget is, there ar... View the full post »

10 Things You Never Knew About the Ocean

The world's oceans are a deep and majestic reminder of the world's natural beauty... but what do you really know about the ocean? This week we have lots of fun facts about the amazing ocean we all love so much! These are great to share with the kids or even to turn... View the full post »

Fun Ways to Bring a Little Bit of the Beach to Your Home

For those of us who are beach lovers, the beach is never far from our mind. Many of us at the moment can't make it to the beach, at least not today. But soon we'll be back to our normal Summer routines and headed to Oak Island. Now is the perfect time to bring a li... View the full post »

Why a Condo Is Perfect for Your Next Beach Vacation

When looking for your next Oak Island vacation rental, you'll have a lot of choices. Here at Better Beach Rentals, we have a large inventory of homes to choose from! Perhaps you have a large group or several families traveling together. No matter what you are looking f... View the full post »

Why You Should Make Oak Island Your New Beach Vacation Destination

If you're looking for a vacation destination that is unique and quiet, yet located near a ton of family-friendly activities and events then we have a secret. But, before we share it with you, we also want to know if you are tired of the crowds and the traffic of big... View the full post »

10 Delicious Local Restaurants You Won't Want to Miss this Summer

Vacations are all about spoiling yourself and of course, that had to include having great food. One of the best things about Oak Island is the many family owned and operated places to eat. After all, who wants to eat at the same old chain restaurants?  We don't ha... View the full post »