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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 »

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 »