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Awesome Strawberry Recipes You Will Fall In Love With

Is there anything better than the sweet, delicious taste of a strawberry? Strawberries are the quintessential summer fruit. This week we have five great recipes that are easy to make, perfect for summer and wonderfully delicious. So, head to the grocery store or local farm... View the full post »

10 Beach Hacks That Will Make Your Day

We all have them – those little tricks we use when we go to the beach that make our day just a little bit more enjoyable. Whether it is your first or hundredth time to the beach, here are ten great beach hacks that everyone will love. Hopefully you will learn a new trick... View the full post »

5 Simple and Delicious Ways to Prepare Fresh Shrimp

There are a lot of wonderful things that come with an Oak Island beach vacation. One of the best is access to the best fresh seafood on the North Carolina coast. Of course, you can't talk about seafood in North Carolina without talking about fresh shrimp. Oak Island is... View the full post »

Planning the Perfect Rainy Day at the Beach

It can happen even on beautiful Oak Island – the dreaded rainy vacation day. Parents panic, WiFi use explodes, and Netflix seems to be the only option to keep the family happy. However, there are a lot more options than you might think on a rainy day in Oak Island. In fa... View the full post »

How to Practice Great Beach Etiquette

You may have noticed that these days, it appears that good manners and etiquette have gone by the wayside. So, maybe it is time for a little refresher on proper beach etiquette and to review a few of the local ordinances and laws that visitors to Oak Island need to know. S... View the full post »

Book Direct and Save Big on Your Next Beach Vacation

In this day and age it's getting harder and harder for consumers to know when they're getting a good deal. We've all seen the advertisements for online bookings agents, like HomeAway and Airbnb. They seem great on the surface, guaranteeing low rates and great c... View the full post »

Awesome Tips for Planning the Perfect Family Beach Vacation

Ah ... the family beach vacation. A time-honored tradition. It is a time of relaxation, but for parents, planning a beach vacation can be a tad stressful. Whether you are working on a budget, juggling work obligations or just trying to find a good week to take off work, it... View the full post »

Ten Things To Look For In Your Next Beach Rental

For most of us, owning or renting your own beach house is a dream come true. However, before you buy or rent a vacation home, there are a few beach house essentials that will help make it feel like home. Check out this list of ten things you should look for in your Oak Isl... View the full post »

The Best Blog Posts of the Year

2021 is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to plan your next Oak Island beach vacation. Oak Island is the perfect family friendly destination and this week we have a collection of some of the best blog posts of the year to help you plan your next vacation. ... View the full post »

Christmas Traditions You Are Sure to Fall In Love With

For most families, Christmas traditions play an important part of the 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 and add ... View the full post »

How to Have A Beach Themed Christmas

Christmas is almost here, and many of us are seeing colder temperatures and cloudy weather. But that doesn't mean you can't add a little beach cheer to your Christmas celebration. There are all sorts of fun, easy and inexpensive ways to bring a little bit of the be... View the full post »

How to Have A Stress Free Holiday at the Beach

Ah the holidays, that wonderful time of year when families get together, and friends gather to celebrate the joy of the season. However, we all have to agree that at times, the joy of the holidays can be overshadowed by the fact that they can also be very stressful. This w... View the full post »

The Ultimate Fall Beach Vacation Guide

Fall weather, no crowds, beautiful foliage and Oak Island combine to create the perfect fall beach vacation. If you've never had a beach vacation in the fall then this is the year to do so. With the kids using distance or virtual learning and many colleges doing the sa... View the full post »

The Best Pumpkin Inspired Fall Recipes Everyone Will Love

Ahh, the sweet smell of pumpkin spice is in the air again signaling the official start of fall, which got us thinking about pumpkin recipes. Today we share our favorite pumpkin recipes of the season. We warn you, we bring a little Oak Island style to your table with this l... View the full post »

5 Inspiring Books to Read During Your Beach Vacation

Beautiful, wonderful fall is here on Oak Island and few things are as relaxing as enjoying a great book on the beach. If you think summer is the only time to enjoy the beach, you've never been to Oak Island in the fall. The crowds are gone, the water temperatures are g... View the full post »