Ocean Isle Beach North Carolina
Called the "Gem of the Brunswick Islands," Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, is an island town with only a few more than 400 full-time residents. In the summer, the population swells with thousands of vacationers that come to enjoy Ocean Isle Beach’s small town atmosphere, beautiful coastline, and incredible array of activities.
Ocean Isle Beach NC Real Estate
Ocean Isle Beach is between Wilmington, NC, and Myrtle Beach, SC. Both cities are less than an hour drive from Ocean Isle Beach. Tourists and full-time residents enjoy being near the shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and healthcare available in these cities, but relish returning home to their peaceful, seaside retreat in the North Carolina Brunswick Islands.
Searching for Ocean Isle Beach NC real estate? The knowledgeable real estate professionals at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage can help you find just what you’re looking for. Ocean Isle Beach NC has home of all price ranges and styles. Whether you’re looking for a little place at the beach, a vacation home large enough for the whole family, a seaside cottage, a low-maintenance condo, a boat slip, a lot to build your dream home, a bank-owned property, or a timeshare – the Realtors at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage are ready to help you find it.
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Fun Things to Do In Ocean Isle Beach NC
From the mainland, cross the bridge over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and you’ll be transported away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. Things move at a relaxed pace on the island of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. The wide, white-sand beaches are the perfect place for swimming, fishing, collecting seashells, building sandcastles, or catching a nap under a beach umbrella. The island is lined with rows of beach houses and dotted with surf shops, restaurants, ice cream parlors, docks, marinas, fishing bait and tackle shops. Ocean Isle Beach NC attractions include Ocean Isle Beach Pier and Arcade, the Museum of Coastal Carolina, and Silver Coast Winery.
The sunrise over the ocean in the morning is beautiful from many Atlantic Coast towns, but Ocean Isle Beach and the North Carolina Brunswick Islands have stunning sunrises and sunsets. Most islands off the East Coast are orientated north-south. However, the Brunswick Islands are all orientated east-west. This results in glorious views as the sun rises and sets over the Atlantic Ocean each day. A romantic and unique way to view the stunning rainbow of colors in the sunset is with an Ocean Isle Beach sunset cruise aboard a powerboat or sailboat.
Ocean Isle Beach NC is also in the heart of North Carolina’s “Golf Coast,” an area boasting more than 30 challenging and highly rated golf courses and neighboring golf course communities. Many of these courses feature breathtaking views of tidal marshes and waterways. Does living in one of these golf communities sound appealing? The Realtors at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage will be happy to show you homes and home sites available in Brunswick County NC golf communities. There are 30 public golf courses within 20 miles of Ocean Isle Beach NC, including:
• Tiger’s Eye Golf Club at Ocean Ridge Plantation
• Lion’s Paw Golf Links at Ocean Ridge Plantation
• Panther’s Run Golf Links at Ocean Ridge Plantation
• Leopard’s Chase Golf Links at Ocean Ridge Plantation
• Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club – Sand, Piper, and Bay Courses
• Brick Landing Plantation Golf & Country Club
• Sea Trail Golf Resort – Dan Maples, Rees Jones, and Willard Byrd Golf Courses
• Brierwood Golf Club
• Thistle Golf Club – West, South, and North Golf Courses
• The Pearl Golf Links – East and West Golf Courses
• Oyster Bay Golf Links
• Rivers Edge Golf Club
• Crow Creek Golf Club
• Brunswick Plantation – Magnolia, Azalea, and Dogwood Golf Courses
• Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club
• Meadowlands Golf Club
• Farmstead Golf Links
• Lockwood Folly Country Club
• Carolina National Golf Club – Egret, Heron, and Ibis Golf Courses
Ocean Isle Fishing
Ocean Isle Beach is a wonderful fishing spot. You can try your hand at casting a net, surf fish from the beach, head to the Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Pier, rent a boat, or take a fishing charter. The marshes, Waterway, and Atlantic Ocean around Ocean Isle Beach are popular fishing spots for Amberjack, Bluefin, Barracuda, Cobia, King Mackerel, Sea Bass, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi (Dolphinfish), White Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Trout, Flounder, and Redfish. If you are a beginner or just want to expand your angling skills, you can even sign up for fishing classes.
There are dozens of ways to have fun on the water in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. From the wide, white-sand beaches of Ocean Isle Beach, you can swim, wade, surf, skim board, boogie board, or just grab an inflatable raft and float around. Exploring the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and waters around the island on a powerboat, sailboat, paddleboard, kayak, or paddleboat offers a unique you view of the island that you might otherwise miss. If you do not have your own form of boat, you can rent one on the island. Thrillseekers will love riding jetskis, parasailing, and kiteboarding in Ocean Isle Beach, NC.
Ocean Isle Beach NC Events
There’s always something going on in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. There are recreational activities at the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center, Ocean Isle Fishing Center, Museum of Coastal Carolina, Silver Coast Winery, and Ocean Isle Beach parks throughout the year that will delight folks of all ages.
Love beach music? Every summer, the Concerts on the Coast concert series bring great live beach music performances to Ocean Isle Beach. The free concerts are held on Friday evenings at the Museum of Coastal Carolina. Past performers have included the Craig Woolard Band, The Tams, and Band of Oz. Young and old will enjoy the sounds of summer and dancing the shag to the upbeat rhythm and blues music made famous on the North Carolina and South Carolina coast.
Every Labor Day weekend, sandcastle builders complete to build the biggest and most creative sand creation for the Ocean Isle Beach Family Sand Sculpture Contest at the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center. Do not be surprised to see Ocean Isle Beach covered in fabulous sand sculptures of mermaids, sea turtles, pirates, and crabs. It is buckets (and shovels) of fun!
Every October, Ocean Isle Beach hosts the North Carolina Oyster Festival. Since 1980, the festival has been gaining popularity. Now, more than 30,000 locals and visitors flock to Ocean Isle Beach to celebrate their favorite mollusk. The festival features an Oyster Stew Cook-Off, the North Carolina Oyster Shucking Championships, live entertainment, arts and crafts, a road race, shag dancing contest, and activities for children. There is lots of food, especially oysters, plus everything from cotton candy to corn dogs.
Want to reel in the big one? Ocean Isle has many fishing tournaments throughout the year, including the:
• Fall Brawl King Classic
• OIFC Year Round Fishing Rodeo
• North Carolina Kingfish Championship
• Thanksgiving Inshore Classic
• Jolly Mon King Classic
• Far Out Shoot Out
• Spring Inshore Classic
• Cape Fear Sailfish Classic
During the holidays, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina hosts holiday events with an island flair, including the Island Home Tour and the Ocean Isle Beach Christmas Flotilla.
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