Ocean Isle Beach, NC

A barrier island attached to the mainland by a bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway, Ocean Isle has everything you need.  Home to just over five hundred year-round residents, Ocean Isle offers a quiet family friendly beach atmosphere with quaint shops and restaurants.

Ocean Isle Beach lies between the historic port of Wilmington, N.C. and the tourist attractions of Myrtle Beach, S.C.. Although Ocean Isle Beach has grown and developed over the years, it has maintained its relaxed and leisurely charm.  Miles and miles of powder white sand, sun-danced waves, and windswept marshlands make our community one of the loveliest places on the earth.
In contrast to other resort areas along the southeastern coast, Ocean Isle has chosen to avoid the everyday hustle and bustle. Instead, this resort island has sustained a family beach atmosphere and has proudly kept itself on a low-key, low-rise course. It’s the perfect place for vacationers who want to relax and enjoy a quiet, refreshing time.

Golfers will find more than 100 excellent courses within a 45-minute drive of Ocean Isle offering challenging play and spectacular greens. If you enjoy fishing, head down to the Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Pier, one of the oldest fishing piers on the coast, or take advantage of one of the local charter fishing services. If you have your own boat, you may launch from the town’s public boat ramp.

There are plenty of activities Children can enjoy the planned activities at the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center, Monday through Thursday in the summers, or learn about our coastal history through the educational programming at the Museum of Coastal Carolina. The Ingram Planetarium on nearby Sunset Beach, NC is one of the best in the southeastern united states.

Whether you’re in the mood for something casual or more formal, enjoy the seafood at one of Ocean Isle’s waterfront restaurants overlooking the ocean or the waterway.

So, take off your shoes and get out your flops for a walk down the beach – you’ll know why visitors keep coming back to Ocean Isle Beach year after year!