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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 »

Five Reasons to Take a Walk on the Beach Every Day

There are a lot of great things to do and see on Oak Island, and the beach is the epicenter of the best activities. This week we have a simple guide to one of the most relaxing things you can do on the beach – walking! Here are the five reasons we can all benefit fr... View the full post »

How to Clean Your Fresh Catch

Summer is almost here and that means it is time to pull out the tackle box, purchase your fishing permit, spool up your reel and head to Oak Island for some of the best fishing on the North Carolina coast. A lot of folks like to fish, but aren't as keen on cleaning the... View the full post »

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

Heading to the beach for a day of fun and relaxation is what many of us dream about all year long. There is just something relaxing about the sound of the ocean, the fresh salt air and the warm sea breeze that brings joy to almost everyone. Of course, as we all know manner... 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 »