Until the 1930s, Oak Island was relatively undeveloped, only frequented by fox hunters. Once the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway was completed in 1936, Oak Island became a true island as the waterway deepened the Elizabeth River and officially severed the island from the mainland of North Carolina.
Oak Island NC is located in Brunswick County, one of the oldest counties in North Carolina. The island is 12.6 miles long with an average of one mile across, making it the county’s largest island. Oak Island homes are close to many popular beaches, including:
Southport (7 miles)
Wilmington (30 miles)
Myrtle Beach (60 miles)
Oak Island Homes
For those searching for Oak Island homes, the area features incredible beaches and so much more. The island itself has lush fauna and flora, salt marshes, freshwater wetlands, maritime forests, and miles of sandy beaches on which to enjoy breathtaking sunsets. Walking around Oak Island you may also see an abundance of sea turtles, since the island’s Parks & Recreation Department runs the Oak Island Turtle Protection Program to help save the fleeting population from erosion.
Spread around Oak Island NC you’ll find beautiful Oak Island homes created for those who long to live alongside the beach or those who are searching for somewhere to call “home” that has a coastal, small-town feel.
Check out the full range of Oak Island homes for sale, whether you’re thinking of investment properties, a summer home or your permanent residence. Contact our Realtors today to arrange a tour of Oak Island real estate that fits your lifestyle and your budget.
Oak Island Activities
Residents of Oak Island homes can take advantage of the never-ending activities available in the area, including: