How to Make Mother’s Day Extra Special This Year

If your usual way of celebrating Mother’s Day is to have your Mom over for a cookout or buying her flowers, why not kick it up a notch this year and do something that’s a whole lot more fun. We have some great ideas for how to make this year’s Mother’s Day extra special. We think your mom will thank you!

How to Make Mother's Day Extra Special This Year

Take Mom to Silver Coast Winery for a wine tasting and plenty more. The winery is popular for their wine festivals, assortment of other special events as well as their wine tasting rooms. Located at 6680 Barbeque Rd., NW, Ocean Isle Beach.


Head over to Surf Unlimited and rent a couple of kayaks. What a relaxing way to spend Mother’s Day this year. Located at 17 Causeway Dr., Ocean Isle Beach. Phone (910) 579-1525. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


When was the last time your mother rode a bicycle? At Beachway Rentals and Service you can rent adults and children’s bikes by the week. Located at 6255 Beach Dr. SW, Ocean Isle Beach. Phone (910) 579-8788.

What Mom wouldn’t enjoy a fun filled game of bowling with the family! Family fun is available for all ages at Planet Fun Bowling & Arcade. Come enjoy bowling, mini golf, laser tag, arcade games or the grill next door. Located at 349 Whiteville Rd. NW, Shallotte, NC.

Dinner out is always a tried and true option for anyone’s special day whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or Mother’s Day. Take Mom out to The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar at 417 W 2nd St., Ocean Isle Beach. Phone (910) 575-5988. Check their full menu on their website.

Wishing all the mothers and mothers-to-be a very delightful Mother’s Day this year from all of us at Ocean Isle Inn!

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Planning That Summer Vacation in Ocean Isle Beach

It’s never too early to start making your plans for this year’s summer vacation in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. Those who have visited us at Ocean Isle Inn tend to return year after year. Come spend some time with us and you’ll surely see why! When you stay in our comfortable and affordable accommodations you’ll know you’re someplace special.

Planning That Summer Vacation in Ocean Isle Beach

If you’re trying to decide which week to come keep in mind the Free Concert Series we have right here at the Museum of the Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach every summer.

Join us every Friday night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at any of the following free concerts but be sure to bring a chair or blanket to sit on!

2016 Ocean Isle Beach Free Concert Series: 

May 27th The Fantastic Shakers
June 3rd Blackwater Rhythm & Blues
June 10th The Imitations
June 17th Tommy Black Band
June 24th The Embers feat. Craig Woolard
July 1st The Entertainers
July 8th Band of Oz
July 15th Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
July 22nd Too Much Sylvia
July 29th Continental Divide
August 5th The Legacy Motown Revue
August 12th Mark Roberts Band
August 19th Steve Owens & Summertime
August 26th The Attractions
September 2nd Holiday Band
September 9th The Carolina Breakers

Print this list and keep it so you know who’s playing when this summer!


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Celebrate Easter at the Southport Spring Festival

Celebrate Easter at the Southport Spring Festival


In celebration of Easter, the City of Southport NC is hosting the Southport Spring Festival on Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, 2016. Residents and visitors alike are invited to join us to welcome spring at this popular beach festival that’s been a tradition for over 25 years.

The festival takes place on Easter Weekend and lasts from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday. The two-day festival features a large assortment of activities that will include musical entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, children’s activities, gorgeous azaleas and other plants for sale, as well as plenty of food vendors. There will also be a 5K Run/Walk.

The festival will be held at Franklin Square Park, 130 East West Street, Southport, NC. Admission for this event is free.

The festival is sponsored by Downtown Southport, Inc. and the Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club. For general information about the event contact Downtown Southport Inc at (910) 279-4616. For specific information about the craft show please contact (910) 279-4616.

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Planning Your Early Season Vacation to Ocean Isle Beach

It’s never too soon to start planning your early season vacation to Ocean Isle Beach NC. In fact, it’s the best way to ensure there’s still available space at our Ocean Isle Inn for the specific time period that you want to be here. Planning early gives you the best selection of rooms and at the best rates. Furthermore, when you take advantage of early season specials you can save some cash. And who doesn’t like saving cash!

Wine & Art Class – “Painted Birdhouse” The Wine & Art Class –  “Painted Birdhouse” – is being held on March 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the Seaside Bakery, 7026 Beach Drive Southwest in Ocean Isle Beach. Just in time for spring, Francie Thomas will show how to paint this adorable birdhouse. The cost is $35. Reservations are required by calling 910-579-3052 or texting 910-616-0444. Bring your own wine glass and feel free to bring a favorite food to share, too.

Easter comes early this year, arriving on Sunday, March 27, 2016. If you wanted to do something special with your family for the holiday why not spend it along the North Carolina coast relaxing by the pool and listening to the sound of the nearby waves coming ashore.

Pisanki Egg Decorating at the Museum of Coastal Carolina Mark your calendars for Pisanki Egg Decorating at the Museum of Coastal Carolina from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. You can learn how to paint the beautiful pisanki Easter eggs. The price of the workshop consists of regular museum admission (waived for members) plus a small fee for materials. Attendance is limited, so preregistration is required by calling 910-579-1016. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult who will closely supervise them.

When you’re ready to make your reservations for that early season vacation, take a look at the assortment of affordable accommodations we can provide you with. If you have any questions or would like to make your reservations over the phone, you can reach us by calling 1-800-352-5988.



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What To Do About Valentine’s Day in OIB

Every year the romantic holiday of Valentine’s Day comes around on February 14 and every year is your chance to outdo yourself from the year before. Whether you’re treating yourself for the holiday, spending it with a significant other or spouse, or you want to do something to woo someone special, check out our specials for Valentine’s Day in OIB that we have taking place next month!

We have affordable 2 night packages that are sure to provide you with an unforgettable escape you’ll not soon forget. You can even add on additional nights at just $69 plus tax. You’ll have your choice of romantic packages that will take your breath away. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Love is Simple Package $199
Available from February 12-14, 2016.
Included in this package:

  • 2 nights in our oceanfront accommodations
  • Long stem rose for the ladies upon check-in
  • In-room champagne with chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate chip cookie tray

If you want to step it up a notch consider adding the following package:

Wine & Dine Package $329*
Available from February 12-14, 2016
Included in this package:

*Package price does not include gratuity at Pogies or Roberto’s.

Our packages are based on availability and prices do include sales tax. These cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

Call us at Ocean Isle Inn at 800-352-5988, to make your reservations now to get the package of your choice.

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