Enjoy Ocean Isles' 7-mile strand of Beach. Take a walk or ride a bike down our striking coastline. Relax on the beach under an umbrella or build a sand sculpture. Take a dip in one of our beachside pools or sail in the surf. The Ocean Isle Inn offers our guests the ideal vacation setting.

Sports: Play a round of golf at one of over 100 nearby championship courses. Partake in a game of tennis at Ocean Isles' tennis courts. Fish off the pier, in the surf, or charter a boat for a half day or full day trip to the Gulf Stream. If you just want to have fun in our backyard, play a game of beach volleyball, sail, kayak, or ride the waves on your surf or body board.

Dining: Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in our seaside garden or on your private oceanfront balcony. Visit the world-renowned Fishing Village of Calabash with its several seafood restaurants. Dining in the area ranges from family style to elegant.

For the Kids: The kids will love splashing around in the ocean or in one of our pools. Ocean Isle Beach offers an array of activities for children such as miniature golf courses, water slide, grand prix racetrack and arcades. If you want an educational experience, visit the Museum of Coastal Carolina or watch the stars at the Ingram Planetarium.


Shopping: Browse around the boutiques, galleries, gift shops, and surf shops on Ocean Isle and The Fishing Village of Calabash. Take a trip to the Grand Strand for a unique shopping experience at Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach or its many outlet stores. For a rare treat go to nearby Wilmington and visit the Cotton Exchange or Chandlers Wharf just minutes away.

Entertainment: Imbibe at one of Ocean Isles local clubs and enjoy a variety of live music or your favorite sporting event. Go to close by Myrtle Beach and see one of the spectacular shows at the Alabama Theatre, Dolly Parton's Dixie Land Stampede, Legends, House of Blues and the many others that offer musical shows and top performers. If you just want to relax and see a movie, go to a show at the new Coastal Cinema in Shallotte which feature's stadium seating.

Sightseeing: Besides our beautiful beaches, the Ocean Isle area is known for its history and natural grandeur. Visit the plantations, North Carolina Battleship Memorial, Fort Fisher Aquarium or take a walking tour of mansions and churches at Wilmington's historic waterfront. See our Attractions page for a more detailed listing.