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Learn all about the History of Carolina Beach Music

Few things are as fun as being on the beach except, of course, being on the beach with great music. Here in North Carolina we have a special connection with a unique kind of music that is infectious, fun, and beach inspired. If you've ever heard the term Carolina Beach Music a... View the full post »

The Best Fall Recipes for Your Oak Island Beach Vacation

Fall is fast approaching and it is about time to start thinking about two of our favorite things for fall, Oak Island and great fall seafood. Pumpkin is fun and this time of year everything from air freshener to latte's seems to have pumpkin, but for us, there is the "other... View the full post »

Build the Perfect Beach First Aid Kit

We never like to think about bad things happening, however they do occasionally occur even while on vacation. Being prepared isn't just the motto of the Boy Scouts, it's just good planning. This week we caught up with a North Carolina Certified Paramedic to get some adv... View the full post »

The Ultimate Low Country Boil

Sometimes simple is best and there is nothing more simple, delicious, and perfect beachy than a traditional Low Country Boil. This one pot wonder of flavor is the perfect way to celebrate an Oak Island beach vacation. So grab a pot, set the table, throw down some newspaper, and... View the full post »

Plan The Perfect Day Trip to Bald Head Island

An Oak Island beach vacation offers visitors a lot of amazing experiences. You can enjoy our beautiful beaches. Fishing enthusiasts are surrounded by world class fishing, and if you like adventure, there is surfing, kayaking, skydiving, and stand up paddleboarding. But as the s... View the full post »

Everything You Need To Know About Bringing A Drone On Your Oak Island Beach Vacation

Drones have become more and more popular over the last few years. Their small size, ease of use, and incredible HD video capabilities have made them popular with young and old alike. Bringing your drone on vacation is a great way to capture stunning video. In fact, now you can eve... View the full post »

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Oak Island

Oak Island is a unique place. Our small island may be small in land size, but we are big in family-fun, adventure, and the  perfect place you'll want to discover. This week we share with you all the things about Oak Island you never knew. A Little History Con... View the full post »

How to Have an Amazing Oak Island 4th of July 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 Independence D... View the full post »

How to Have the Perfect Day Trip In Southport

Grab the camera, throw on some sunscreen, and get ready for a day filled exploring our neighbor to the east, Southport, NC. This quaint little town is not just a favorite locale for Nicholas Sparks books; it is also one of the nicest small towns on the Carolina Coast. Lucky for... View the full post »

There is Still Time To Book An Oak Island Beach Vacation

May is here and summer is right around the corner. Can you see yourself drenched in warm Carolina sun with toes in the sand with waves slowly rolling over the sand? If you can picture this blissful state, we can help you make that dream a reality. If you think it is too late to b... View the full post »

The Top Summer Events of 2018 in Oak Island

It seems long overdue, but it is true, summer is just around the corner. Here on Oak Island we are gearing up for another summer of awesome family fun. This year we have even more events, camps, and ways to enjoy your Oak Island beach vacation.  Summer Ev... View the full post »

Everything You Need to Know About Spring Fishing on Oak Island

Spring is here and the waters are warming up which means it's time to break out the rod and reel and head over to Oak Island for some of the best spring fishing on the North Carolina coast. From inshore to offshore and everything in between there is something for every type... View the full post »

How to Protect Your Oak Island Vcation

You've packed the car, the kids are fired up, and you've booked the perfect Oak Island vacation rental. Everything is set for a blissful week of well-deserved rest and relaxation. But, before you leave the driveway let's talk about all the little things you can do t... View the full post »

How to Have an Amazing Oak Island Easter Vacation

Easter is almost here. The trees are budding, the temps are warming up, and it's time to celebrate this special holiday here on Oak Island, and we hope you hop on down, and join us. From beautiful sunrise services to great DIY projects, we have something for everyone this E... View the full post »

Your Guide to the Best Local Places to Eat on Oak Island

One of the best things about Oak Island is the many different family owned and operated places to eat. After all, a great beach vacation has to include great food! We don't have anything against the big chains, but we think you'll find the local atmosphere to be one of th... View the full post »