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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 »

10 Things You Never Knew About the Ocean

The world's oceans are a deep and majestic reminder of the world's natural beauty... but what do you really know about the ocean? This week we have lots of fun facts about the amazing ocean we all love so much! These are great to share with the kids or even to turn... View the full post »

Fun Ways to Bring a Little Bit of the Beach to Your Home

For those of us who are beach lovers, the beach is never far from our mind. Many of us at the moment can't make it to the beach, at least not today. But soon we'll be back to our normal Summer routines and headed to Oak Island. Now is the perfect time to bring a li... View the full post »

Why a Condo Is Perfect for Your Next Beach Vacation

When looking for your next Oak Island vacation rental, you'll have a lot of choices. Here at Better Beach Rentals, we have a large inventory of homes to choose from! Perhaps you have a large group or several families traveling together. No matter what you are looking f... View the full post »

Why You Should Make Oak Island Your New Beach Vacation Destination

If you're looking for a vacation destination that is unique and quiet, yet located near a ton of family-friendly activities and events then we have a secret. But, before we share it with you, we also want to know if you are tired of the crowds and the traffic of big... View the full post »

10 Delicious Local Restaurants You Won't Want to Miss this Summer

Vacations are all about spoiling yourself and of course, that had to include having great food. One of the best things about Oak Island is the many family owned and operated places to eat. After all, who wants to eat at the same old chain restaurants?  We don't ha... View the full post »

Why Booking Direct is the Best Way to Save Big on Your Vacation

The internet is flooded with sites claiming to offer the best vacation deals. One could be forgiven for wondering which one you should use.  Should you book your next vacation on VRBO, Airbnb, Trip Advisor,, Expedia or use a Travel Agency?Is it all startin... View the full post »

10 Reasons the Beach is the Perfect Place for a Romantic Getaway

Are you looking for a romantic place to spend Valentine's Day? Some places are just naturally romantic, but there's no place that lends itself to romance like the beach! There is just something special about that magical combination of water and sand that bring... View the full post »

Thank You for an Amazing 2019

In a few days, millions of people around the world will celebrate Christmas, and shortly after, we'll be starting a new year, but what a year 2019 has been! This may not be our longest blog, but it just might be the most important post of the year. It's that time o... View the full post »

The Ultimate 2019 Better Beach Rentals and Oak Island Blog Roundup

It’s hard to believe, but another year is almost over! However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good time to begin thinking about your 2020 Oak Island beach vacation! One of the best ways to plan your next vacation is by keeping up with our bi-weekly blogs. Our blogs co... View the full post »

How to Build the Ultimate Beach Themed Scrapbook

Are you having a case of the winter blues? Have you already been day dreaming about your 2020 Oak Island summer beach vacation? If you are, now is the perfect time to start planning your vacation. One way to beat the winter blues is to take a look back at your last beach v... View the full post »

How to Decorate Your Boat for the Holidays

Here on Oak Island, we love all things related to the ocean. We all love the beach and the beach lifestyle. Casual dress, cool breezes, and a laid back atmosphere that, well, just makes like better. For many of our residents and, of course, our visitors, t... View the full post »