Ocean Isle Beach NC

North Carolina / Coastal North Carolina / OIB Ocean Isle Beach, NC

For generations families have come to Ocean Isle Beach (also simply known as Ocean Isle) to relax and unwind from the pressures of life. A barrier island attached to the mainland by a bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway, located at the southern end of North Carolina's Atlantic Ocean coastline, Ocean Isle Beach has private homes, seasonal rentals, and various tourist attractions, you will find that perfect combination of low-key relaxation and family adventure at every turn.

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Take off your shoes and get out for a walk down the beach and you’ll know why visitors keep coming back to Ocean Isle Beach year after year.

In contrast to other beach areas along the southeastern coast, Ocean Isle has worked to avoid the everyday hustle and bustle. Instead, this island has sustained a family beach atmosphere and has proudly kept itself on a low-key, low-rise course. It’s the perfect place for vacationers who want to relax and enjoy a quiet, refreshing time.

Nothing beats basking in the sun for the better part of the day. Restaurants and hangouts with outdoor decks and waterfront views are always a great respite from the rigors of relaxing on the beach. Need a break from the sun? Visit The Museum of Coastal Carolina to encounter more sea life and even a touch tank, or unwind at the award-winning Silver Coast Winery.

However you decide to spend it, a vacation at Ocean Isle Beach will always be time well spent.

Stretching for seven miles along the Atlantic Ocean, our beach provides the perfect place for a relaxing morning swim in the surf, building sandcastles with your family or turtle-watching in the evening.


If you want to try your hand at fishing, head down to the Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Pier, one of the oldest fishing piers on the coast, or take advantage of one of the local charter fishing services. If you have your own boat, you may launch from the town’s public boat ramp.

Golfers will find more than 100 excellent courses within a 45-minute drive of Ocean Isle offering challenging play and spectacular greens.

Children can enjoy the planned activities at the Ocean Isle Beach NC Community Center, Monday through Thursday in the summers, or learn about our coastal history through the educational programming at the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

Whether you’re in the mood for something casual or more formal, enjoy the seafood at one of Ocean Isle’s waterfront restaurants overlooking the ocean or the waterway.

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Ocean Isle Beach Attractions

There are numerous Ocean Isle Beach attractions and activities nearby for visitors of all ages. The Winds Resort Beach Club is located centrally in the Brunswick County Golf Community literally surrounded by close to a hundred competition courses. If you’re here with family or on a romantic getaway, the area around The Winds offers a wide variety of activities. Pack your day bag and head out by car, bike or foot.

In addition to the many activities offered on-site at The Winds, guests can enjoy year-round golf, pier and deep sea fishing, jet ski rentals, miniature golf courses, fishing villages, crabbing, golfing, bird watching and boat cruises.

Ocean Isle Beach Free Summer Concert. Ocean Isle Beach hosts free outdoor concerts every Friday night during summer!

There are the Museum of the Coastal Carolina and the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center which both offer excellent, free children’s programs (museum children’s program free with paid admission) where they can discover the nature of the coastal environment.

A few minutes drive, between Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach NC, is the Ingram Planetarium where you can explore the heavens.

If it’s adventure you’re after, check out the Ocean Isle Beach’s adventure park—The Swamp Park! Experience the area with a guided Zipline tour, climb on the Aerial Adventure Park, or relax and enjoy the Shallotte River on a Swamp Boat Tour. For the more adventurous, climb to the top of the Main Tower and step off the Pelican Dive. This is the perfect combination of adventure seeking and ecological education. With something for all ages, these spectacular adventures and breathtaking views are all here waiting for you!

Fill your day with fun, from zip lining through the canopy at the Shallotte River Swamp Park's Ocean Isle Beach Outpost to catching waves at one of Brunswick surfers' favorite spots. Get up close and personal with the marine wildlife on a kayak trip through the marsh or a guided swamp boat tour. Or, watch the mesmerizing journey of baby sea turtle hatchlings making their first trek from nest to sea. There is more fun to be had here than just one trip could cover.

Charter Fishing is a great way to explore the area’s waters. Whether it’s offshore chasing big-game or inshore stalking the flats, the Ocean Isle Fishing Center and its staff of professional fishermen are recognized as the area’s best. However, beyond just fishing expertise, the Ocean Isle Fishing Center charter captain’s are clean-cut, courteous and take pride in using first-class equipment.

Watersports provide fun for the entire family, no matter what age. Jet Ski rentals provide an exhilarating experience while Boat rentals offer a more soothing, serene option to see and enjoy the area’s backwaters. Or sign up for a Sunset cruise of your choice, do something as simple as cruise the Intracoastal Waterway for a couple hours and take in the sights or visit popular spots including Little River, Holden Beach, Southport or Bald Head Island.

A short drive away from Ocean Isle Beach is The Silver Coast Winery and Art Gallery where there is always something interesting and fun to see and do.

Things to Do in Ocean Isle Beach AquariumA drive to Southport NC takes you to a historic seaport town where can go antiquing at the grand Antique Mall or jump on the ferry and cross over to the peninsula of Cape Fear and Fort Fisher. Fort Fisher is full of history and low country, sea life information.

In the mood for a short a road trip; drive down to Myrtle Beach South Carolina. While here visit South Carolina’s most popular and number one attraction Barefoot Landing. Home to hundreds of theme shops, restaurants, Myrtle Waves Waterpark, and shows, including The House of Blues. Cruise around and find yourself at the Alabama Theater where music events play nightly.

Further down the road is Broadway at the Beach with hundreds of theme shops, restaurants, Ripley’s Aquarium and shows nightly at The Palace Theatre.

With so many close to Ocean Isle and North Carolina and Myrtle Beach activities to indulge in, your evening return to The Winds Resort Beach Club will be relaxing and comfortable.

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