We’re Named as One of the Cool Off-Season Beach Resorts

This month Travel + Leisure named Ocean Isle Inn as one of the best “Cool Off-Season Beach Resorts” in the country! With an eye on what it takes to make a beach resort special enough to visit during the off-season, the publication scoured the country for the very best resorts to fend off the winter blues and we made the list!!

Travel and Leisure Magazine

During the off-season months you still get the great ocean views and sandy beaches but what makes this time of the year extra-special is the low off-season rates on all of our comfortable 70 rooms. This is also your opportunity to see that there’s way more to do at the coast than just the water sports in the ocean and suntanning!

Our off-season rates drop to the $80 range for oceanfront rooms at our Ocean Isle Inn. We’re located on a private stretch of sand halfway between Wilmington, NC, and Myrtle Beach, SC. Winter temperatures hover in the 50s here, but swimming remains a pleasure at the heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi spa.

Take a day and drive to Wilmington to visit Fort Fisher Aquarium, the Battleship Wilmington or take a tour of the historic buildings along the waterfront there. Or go south to Myrtle Beach and experience more than 110 championship golf courses, endless opportunities for shopping and plenty of theatre, concerts and other live entertainment.


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Don’t Miss the South Brunswick Islands Bridal Expo

If you’ve timed your vacation to coincide with the South Brunswick Islands Bridal Expo that’s very smart of you — and you’re not alone! So many people are just tired of the shortage of their sunshine in their days that they swarm to the beach this time of year because there’s just overall more of it here than anywhere else it seems.

South Brunswick Islands Bridal Expo

The annual South Brunswick Islands Bridal Expo is taking place on Sunday, March 1 from 2-5 p.m. at the South Brunswick Islands Center (SBIC). Conveniently located just minutes north of the NC/SC state line, just off Hwy 17at Brunswick Community College.

There will be more than 30 unique vendors set up for the event as well as Redds’ Photobooth, DIY Booth with Becky Smith Little and awesome prizes you can win. The list of vendors follows:

Art Catering & Events Movement Works
Bobvox media Prudential – Maria Denney
Calabash Tea Room Rodan & Fields Skin Care
Cape Fear Yacht Club Shoresound Productions LLC
Coastal Catering & Events Silver Coast Winery
Crow Creek Golf Club Southern Grace – Origami Owl
Grapeful Sisters Vineyard Sweedeepie Cheesecakes
Horry County Parks & Recd. Tangles Salon
Jimmy Jackson, DJ Thirty-One Gifts
Mary Kay Cosmetics Wrappinggirls – It works!
ME Greetings, LLC Yums the Word

The presenting sponsor for the fashion show is Coastal Knot Bridal. Premier sponsors include Coastal Floral Designs, Totally Chic Salon & Spa, and Time 2 Remember Portrait Artists and event photographer. Z107.5 FM will be broadcasting live from the event. Admission is $5 at the door.

South Brunswick Islands Bridal Expo
For more information contact Gaye Fulford at 910-755-7419. BCC South Brunswick Islands Center, 9400 Ocean Hwy West, Carolina Shores, NC 28467.

If you’d like more information about weddings and how Ocean Isle Inn can help you with that, check out the Weddings page of our website. Give us a call at 800-352-5988 if you have any questions we can answer for you.

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Things to Know If You Got Engaged Over the Holidays

If you were one of the fortunate people that were lucky enough to become engaged over the holidays — congratulations! We have some important things to tell you about when it comes to making plans for your upcoming wedding.

Things to Know If You Got Engaged Over the Holidays
More and more, beach lovers all over the country are deciding to have an oceanfront wedding ceremony on their favorite beach. You won’t find a much more beautiful location in the country than right here in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.

Located on a small barrier island on the southeast coast of North Carolina, Ocean Isle Beach is positioned halfway between Myrtle Beach, SC to the south and Wilmington, NC to the north. Pearly white sand covered beaches make this a breathtaking location for weddings and many people have joined in matrimony here. If you’re looking for a place to hold your wedding this just maybe be the place for you.

Choosing a theme for your wedding makes the day memorable and fun. Take plenty of time beforehand to consider themes that you and your fiancé can relate to. Spring themed invitations are readily available but it’s also acceptable to make your own wedding invitations. If you don’t have a large budget, your friends and close family can help make your special day eventful and would likely be honored to be asked to help.

Things to Know If You Got Engaged Over the Holidays
At Ocean Isle Inn we have wedding packages that will include your accommodations for both before and after the ceremony. Whether you’re getting married or renewing your vows, we’re sure to have a package that will work for you. Each year many engaged couples hold their ceremonies right there on the beach. The weather is moderate in the winter and hot in the summer, so anytime of the year can be the perfect time. Your wedding should be a special day you’ll never forget and at a location that is incredibly beautiful!

Our Inn has richly decorated rooms reminiscent of a South Pacific getaway. Each room is displays Polynesian decor featuring handmade teak furniture, beautiful Spanish tile floors and unique artwork. The Atlantic Ocean and panoramic scenes of the Intracoastal Waterway with its winding canals provide unbeatable views.

With advance planning your day will come together successfully as the most important day of your lives. Visit the Wedding Section on our website for more details to help with all the steps of planning. If you’d like to talk with us about our wedding packages or have any questions please give us a call at (910) 579-0750.


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Area Events Over the Christmas Holidays

If you’re visiting Ocean Isle Beach, NC, for the holidays or you reside here and have family visiting, there is much going on at this time of the year that you won’t want to miss out on! If your quarters are cramped and you have no place to put your out-of-town guests consider our comfortable holiday accommodations at Ocean Isle Inn. When you stay in our holiday vacation rentals you get free views and unlimited walks on the beach thrown in as well as being in close proximity to the area events for the holidays!

Area Events Over the Christmas Holidays
Holiday Girl’s Night Out is taking place at The Tulip Tree Boutique from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 18. Come enjoy complementary wines and appetizers from The Purple Onion/Art. Register to win a gift basket valued at $200. The drawing will be at 7 p.m. The Tulip Tree Boutique, 6778 Beach Drive SW, Ocean Isle Beach. For more information call 910-579-9070.

Area Events Over the Christmas Holidays
Sea Trail Golf Resort at the Jones Course is holding the 1st Annual Chili Open on Saturday, December 20. Shot gun starts at 9:30 a.m. On course contests, scramble format. Ask for member pricing. Food and awards to follow at Magnolias. Admission fee is $35 per person. Call to get your team registered today! Call 910-287-1122 for more information or visit their website.

Area Events Over the Christmas Holidays
The 4th Annual New Year’s Eve Bonfire will take place at the Calabash waterfront in the parking lot of Hurricane Fishing Fleet, 9975 Nance Street, from 8:30 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31. Sponsored by the Town of Calabash 910-579-6747.

Area Events Over the Christmas Holidays
The 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration – Dance The Night Away is being held at the BSRI Shallotte Center – 3620 Express Drive, Shallotte, NC from 7:30-11 p.m. on December 31. Tickets are $25.00 each. Dinner by Arts Catering and Music from the Brunswick Big Band (Cash Bar Available). Join us for a fun filled evening of good food, great fun, and an evening to remember as we welcome in the New Year with an early toast!! All proceeds from this event go to “Baskets Of Love”, a BSRI Program that provides weekend nourishment to seniors in need. Call Debra Marlowe @ 910-754-2300 Ext. #1008 for more information.

All of us at Ocean Isle Inn wish you and your family and friends a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



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Holiday Events in Ocean Isle Beach

When you decide to spend your Thanksgiving at the ocean you’re making a decision that may affect every future Thanksgiving holiday. It’s hard to compare a stay-at-home holiday with a holiday spent along the coast, especially when you stay with us at Ocean Isle Inn. We’ll make your stay cozy and comfortable. We promise.

If you’re visiting, the following are some of the local events taking place on behalf of the holidays. These are favorite annual events of residents and visitors alike. The best part of all is that these are right here in Ocean Isle Beach so you won’t have far to travel to enjoy them.

Ocean Isle Beach Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Ocean Isle Beach Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony
These annual events will be held on Saturday, Nov. 29 starting at 2 p.m. with the parade. The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is on the mainland side of the Causeway and begins at 5 p.m. Join us to gather and sing Christmas carols followed by hot cocoa, coffee and other goodies at the Fire Station where Santa will be making an appearance!

Holiday Events in Ocean Isle Beach
10th Annual Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla
The flotilla takes place beginning at dusk beginning in front of Inlet View Bar and Grill. It proceeds down the canal and ends at Sharky’s Restaurant. Pick a viewing spot between those two spots and it will be a great place to watch. Judging will be held at Sharky’s with a party with live music by the Bailout Band following. There’s also an auction with many exciting prizes including Jimmy Buffet concert tickets. All proceeds benefit the Brunswick Family Assistance Program.

Holiday Events in Ocean Isle Beach
Ingram Planetarium Holiday Laser Music Show
If you’ve never seen a laser music show you won’t want to miss this one! Held at Ingram Planetarium from November 28 through January 3 from 4-5 p.m. this will surely get you in the spirit of the holidays while offering plenty of entertainment. Free for members. Non-member per-show admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children (3-12), free for age 2 and under. For more information call 910-575-0033.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, from all of us at Ocean Isle Inn. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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