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4 Activities to Try When You Visit the Beach This Winter

Have you booked an Oak Island vacation rental for this winter? That's a smart move! You will save a TON of money on your rental during the low season, and there are still plenty of things to do. Oak Island is a great destination during the winter for several reas... View the full post »

Start Your New Year Right: Plan a Beach Vacation!

Need something to look forward to in the new year?  Plan a vacation! Studies have shown that the simple act of planning a vacation can give you a real boost!  According to,"Planning and anticipating a trip ca... View the full post »

3 Cozy Winter Recipes to Prepare at the Beach House

Mmmmmm .... winter cooking! Now is the time to indulge in something warm, cozy, and possibly covered in cheese. Today we have gathered three easy, delicious recipes to cook this winter (although honestly, they would be perfect any time of the year). These recipes are so s... View the full post »

Fun Places to Shop and Browse in Oak Island and Southport

Just because you are on a beach vacation doesn't mean you can't have some fun OFF the beach! There are so many unique and adorable stores to check out, both on Oak Island and in the neighboring town of Southport. We are going to share a few of our favorites in tod... View the full post »

5 Fun Things Do When Visiting Oak Island, NC

Today's blog will explore 5 fun things to do when you visit Oak Island (and the surrounding area, including Southport). It was hard to narrow down to just five, but this list is especially helpful for people who are new to the Brunswick Islands. Book a beautiful ... View the full post »

Tips For Packing the Perfect Beach Picnic

A day spent in the sun and waves is sure to make tummies growl. Today we will give you some of our favorite beach picnic tips, from what to pack to how to pack it. The beaches of Oak Island are ideal for a picnic on the beach, no matter what time of year you are... View the full post »

Short and Funny Beach Quotes Make You Smile

Even if you can't make it to the beach, sometimes just thinking about your favorite place can make you smile. Are you guilty of scrolling through inspirational, funny or thoughtful beach memes and quotes on Instagram or Facebook? Well, we are here to feed that addicti... View the full post »

How to Buy Your First Beach House

If you have been vacationing at the beach for any amount of time, you have probably wondered if you should invest in a piece of beach property for yourself!  There are several reasons you might want to purchase a beach house. Today's blog will explore the pros and... View the full post »

Discover the Joy of Par 3 Golf

One of the great joys of a fall vacation on Oak Island is not just access to the beach, but access to some of the best golf in the country. Of course, for many of us, finding time to play eighteen holes of golf can be as daunting as a long dog leg. Here is where the Par 3 ... View the full post »

All the Best Fun Fall Events You Won't Want to Miss

Fall is almost here on Oak Island and that means now is the perfect time to pack up the car, load up the GPS and head to Oak Island for a fall family-friendly vacation. Fall on Oak Island is something special. The temperatures are great, the crowds are gone and there is so... View the full post »

Great Books to Read on the Beach

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 »

Five Fun Things Every Teenager Will Love To Do

Traveling with teens can present challenges for parents. With the advent of smartphones, tablets, and social media it has become harder and harder to create meaningful connections and adventures with your teens. This week, we have five simple and fun ways to make sure your... View the full post »

Have A Great Day Boating With These Safety Tips

There are a lot of great things to do and see on Oak Island. One of the more popular activities is boating. The waters in and around Oak Island are famous for fishing, beautiful sunsets, water sports and general boating. Whether you are an avid sailor or like to zoom along... View the full post »

Inspiring Quotes That Will Have You Dreaming of the Beach

We are just a few weeks into the summer season and some of you are still looking for a place to take your family for vacation. Oak Island is a wonderfully friendly place for families. Our small community is close to all the best regional attractions, the beaches are p... View the full post »

Everything You Need to Plan Your Oak Island Independence Day 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 Independe... View the full post »