Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Ocean Isle Beach NC is one of the southernmost barrier islands in southern Brunswick County. Separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway and marshes, going across the bridge takes you to another time and place. Known for its pristine beaches, white sand, and family atmosphere a stay here is relaxing to say the least. It is the perfect place to do nothing at all or take part in the many activities available to you. Golf, fishing, boat or jet ski rentals or a visit to the natural museum are popular ways to pass the time. With quaint shops and restaurants overlooking the ocean or waterway you can stay on the island for the duration of your stay never going to the “mainland”. Ocean Isle is only 45 minutes from Myrtle Beach for those that want to get out to the hustle and bustle of shopping and fun at the many tourist attractions. Ocean Isle has remained undeveloped in that respect, adding to its charm. There are only just over 500 year round residents. There is a variety of housing options on this seven mile, family oriented island. You have your choice of rental homes, Inns, or beachfront resorts. If you want to go fishing stop in at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. Located on the island just across the bridge you will find the latest fishing reports, bait and tackle, and charter fishing excursions. They offer inshore trips for sea trout, redfish and flounder as well as offshore day trips to the Gulf Stream for larger game fish such as shark, mackerel, wahoo, cobia, snapper, grouper, tuna, marlin and sailfish. Ocean Isle Beach has one of the oldest piers on the east coast for those that want to stay on land. Bait can be purchased at the fishing center or the pier. One thing Ocean Isle Beach offers in numbers and quality is professional golf courses. Many people combine a golfing vacation with a stay on the beach. Brunswick County alone has 30 highly ranked golf courses and if you are willing to drive 45 minutes to the north and south your options increase to 100 courses.

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