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All About Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

There are few other places located along the eastern coastline where you can enjoy as peaceful a vacation as you can at Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. One of the Southern Brunswick Islands, this small coastal town provides visitors with a gorgeous beachfront, family friendly atmosphere, and a community of friendly local residents. Whether this will be your first time to Ocean Isle or it’s an annual trip, you’re sure to be awestruck by the sheer beauty that is Ocean Isle Beach.

The pristine, sandy beaches that outline the island are the perfect place for a stroll, a run along the water’s edge or just to sit and read a good book. The beaches here have low traffic flow. There are no billboards or bright lights to disturb the peaceful environment. The island has some of the best swimming conditions on the North Carolina coast due to the gentle surf that typically does not have strong currents. With water temperature that averages about 10 degrees warmer than the beaches of the Outer Banks region, this will likely become your #1 vacation destination.

Ocean Isle Beach is situated in the middle of the South Brunswick Islands between Holden Beach and Sunset Beach. The island has a high-rise bridge that spans across the Intracoastal Waterway and area marshes. This is the most developed South Brunswick Island of them all and due to its east to west orientation you’ll be able to enjoy sunrises and sunsets each and every day

Bring your boat when you come to the area. You’ll have easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway from a public boat launch facility providing you with direct access from the island side. Even those without a boat can still enjoy fishing from the local oceanfront fishing pier that is also suitable for just relaxing and taking in the phenomenal views.

Ocean Isle Beach is located just 15 minutes from Calabash known to be "The Seafood Capital of the World” so be sure to drive there and experience what Calabash seafood is all about. Ingram Planetarium is nearby and offers an 85-seat domed theater with an assortment of learning experiences for adults and children that include astronomy, energy, navigation, and space exploration. The not-to-be-missed Museum of Coastal Carolina offers family oriented activities with exhibits pertaining to coastal life, a touch tank, and a science hall.

Local events take place year round on the Brunswick Islands. There are free summer concerts every Friday night in Ocean Isle Beach where you’ll find some of the best beach, rock ‘n roll, Motown, and country music around! Grab a lawn chair and head over to the Museum of Coastal Carolinas where the concerts start at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot.

While you’re in the area be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to go out on one of the fishing charter boats. The charter boat companies provide everything you need to experience what very well may be the best fishing of your life. Go experience the thrill of riding on jet skis or take the family out on a leisurely tour along the ICW on a pontoon boat rental. These and so much more are available right here on Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.

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