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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 »

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 »