Best Local Attractions for Families in Ocean Isle Beach

Looking for the best local attractions during your Ocean Isle Beach vacation in North Carolina? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

With the arrival of summer comes the time to get your fill of sun, sand, and plenty of relaxing! Spend your vacation on Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina and you’ll have plenty of options for activities to keep the whole family busy when they want to do something.

Ocean Isle Beach Local Attractions for Families

 

Family vacation at OIB

Aside from the inherent beauty of OIB, there’s quite a few activities and attractions for the family. Following is just a taste of some area attractions in and around Ocean Isle Beach definitely worth checking out.

Ocean Isle Fishing Center

If you’re looking to rent Jet Skis or take your family out on a fishing charter trip or sunset cruise, the Ocean Isle Fishing Center is a must-see.

Although they style themselves as “Southeast North Carolina’s Premier Charter Fishing & Tackle Center,” it doesn’t quite cover all of their impressive offerings. Sure, they have all of your fishing needs and the staff has the expertise to advise you on what to get and how to use it to catch more fish.

But there’s more. Charter Fishing, Watersports, Clothing & Gifts, “Treasure Island,” and even the “Ocean Isle Fish Company,” an open air, on the water dining establishment that will leave you coming back for more.

Ocean Isle Fishing Center
65 Causeway Drive
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
(910) 575 – FISH
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Museum of the Coastal Carolinas

The Museum of the Coastal Carolinas is one of the most popular attractions in Ocean Isle Beach. This is a natural history museum that offers free children’s programs where they are able to discover the nature of the coastal environment. Programs include educational programs for school groups, monthly lecture series, and seasonal outdoor classroom activities on the island. Summer programs include afternoon programs for children and families, live snake programs, and Family Night at the Museum program.

Museum of the Coastal Carolinas
21 East Second Street
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
(910) 579 – 1016
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Ocean Isle Beach Ghost Walks

Ocean Isle Beach Ghost Walk and Tour

Come experience Ocean Isle Beach Ghost Walks! You’ll get to hear about forgotten Civil War battles, haunted trains, lost ships, ghost planes, lights that baffle scientists, whiskey smugglers, haunted plantations, amazing apparitions, legends of lost treasure, and haunted houses, all right here on Ocean Isle Beach of North Carolina! The walks are approximately 1 mile with stops along the way. Tours leave from Salty’s on Ocean Isle Beach.

The ghost walks take place every Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm.

Ocean Isle Beach Ghost Walks
(910) 221 – 4387
oibghostwalk@gmail.com
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Ingram Planetarium

Ingram Planetarium is located between Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach, NC. You won’t want to miss the fascinating astronomy and science programs for all ages held in the 85-seat Sky Theater.

All shows are 1 hour or less, however late arrivals are not admitted to the theater.

The theater simulates a perfectly dark, starry night that you can experience from your seat. We strongly recommend that young children attend the 3 p.m. show.

During the busy summer season we offer fun family activities on various topics.

Ingram Planetarium
7625 High Market Street
Sunset Beach, NC 28468
(910) 575 – 0033
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Ocean Isle Beach Community Center

Ocean Isle Beach written in sand Come join any of the activities at the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center. The Community Center will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through November. During the summer, there are many activities planned for children being held Monday thru Friday.

Be sure to check out their Summer Activities and their Facebook page to get more details as well!

Ocean Isle Beach Community Center
44 East 1st Street
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
(910) 579 – 4394
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As you can just from the small listing of local attractions above, there’s a lot to do in Ocean Isle Beach. So don’t just make it a day trip. Come and stay awhile.

And since you’ll be staying awhile, better find some great accommodations. Come to think of it, we know of a place. 😉

Stay with us at Ocean Isle Inn – you’ll be booking the most comfortable stay for what very well could be the best vacation of your life!

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