How to Have an Adventure Packed Oak Island Vacation

How to Have an Adventure Packed Oak Island Vacation | Better Beach Rentals

Do you love adventure? Is a day of just laying on the beach reading a good book, not your idea of a relaxing beach vacation? Do you require a little more adventure in your vacation plans? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you’ll want to keep reading. This week we have all the best information for the adrenaline junkie in the family. From surfing to kayaking we have it all right here on or around Oak Island. Get ready to get moving and have an Oak Island adventure of a lifetime. 


There is kayaking and then there is open water ocean kayaking. For the true adrenaline junky being off shore paddling the chop and enjoying the rhythm of the sea is a thrill. Whether you just enjoy the view or are an avid kayak fishing enthusiast, the waters of Oak Island are the perfect place for you. 

Take a fishing charter

Having a giant tuna on the end of your line is one of the great thrills you can have while visiting the coast. Off shore fishing can be expensive, but the stories, and of course, the fish are well worth it. There are several types of charters, including in-shore, near shore, off shore, ,and there are even charters that are designed for the kids. If you would like more information, check out the folks at Oak Island Fishing Charters.


If you are a kiteboarding enthusiast, then you are going to love the steady winds off of Oak Island. For those of you who are looking for a great place to Kiteboard then you’ve found it. Never heard of kiteboarding? Think of kiteboarding as a sport that combines aspects of wakeboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, skateboarding, and sailing into one extreme sport. A kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water, land, or snow.

Surf Oak Island 

Oak Island is a great place to surf. Our beaches and surf are fun and a lot less crowded than other beaches on the North Carolina coast. If hanging ten is your thing then our Oak Island has a wave for you. If you've never been surfing but it's on your bucket list, then the Oak Island Surf School can help make your surfing dreams come true. No matter your experience level,l you too can make surfing Oak Island one of your summer adventures. 

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Take A Helicopter Tour

Do you want a real adventure that is sure to make memories your family will talk about for years to come? At the local airport, you'll find the High Tide Helicopter company which offers visitors the unique opportunity to see Oak Island and the surrounding area by air. While it isn't the cheapest adventure on the list, it is a unique opportunity that is well worth the cost.

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Trap/Skeet Shooting

If you love blasting a few clays, then the folks at the “Ye” Olde Gun Club in Southport is the place for you. The gun club is open to the public and offers reasonable prices that make it the perfect place for a little family day of shooting sports. There is also a pistol and rifle range so if shooting sports are your thing, we have a great local option. 

Rent A Motorcycle

Are you an avid motorcyclist but just didn’t feel like packing up your bike for vacation? If so, just around the corner in Shallotte you’ll find the Beach House Harley Davidson where you can rent a wide range of models that are perfect for a nice slow ride through the local area. If you’ve always wanted to take that tour of the beach and coastal NC, what better way to do it than riding Oak Island, heading out for the day and ending back on beautiful Oak Island. Sounds like a perfect adventure!

Zip Through the Trees

If your idea of fun is being strapped into a harness dangling from a cable all while flying between the trees at high speeds, then you are going to love heading over to Shallotte and checking out The Swamp Park. The park also features ATV tours, Kayak swam tours, and an aerial adventure tour. In short, if you can think of something that will get your heart pounding, these guys and gals have it. Our favorites are the ziplines. Check them out by clicking here. 

Cycle Oak Island

There is just something incredible about the power of the pedal. The wind in your hair, the stunning views of the water, and our friendly roads make cycling the local area on one adventure you have to try. You can cycle from Oak Island to Southport which makes for a nice 15 to 25 mile loop depending on your starting location. 

Have you found an adventure you want to try this summer or fall? If so, there is plenty of time to book your Oak Island beach vacation adventure. Just give us a call today at 910-278-1147 to speak with one of our friendly reservationists. We have some great deals on vacation homes and condos that you won’t want to miss. Remember, late summer and early fall offer visitors some of the best beach weather on the east coast. 

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