Oak Island is the largest island located in Brunswick County, North Carolina. With over ten miles of pristine beaches meeting the crystal, cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean and abundance of oak trees, brush, marsh and flora, this vacation spot is a nature-lover’s dream come true. Enjoy your time on the beach by combing miles of white, sandy shores searching for shells and sand dollars or perfect your sand castle building skills. Splash around in the surf and try to catch that perfect wave. Or spend some time off the beach exploring the many nature trails that cover the area. Whatever your outdoor fancy, Oak Island is more than ready to provide.
Enjoy some of the rich history that encompasses Oak Island. Travel to the northern end of the island to visit the former site of Fort Caswell, located on Caswell Beach. Or take some time to visit the Oak Island Lighthouse, which dates back to 1889. This history combined with the southern charm and small-town atmosphere, makes Oak Island one of the most popular vacation destinations in Southeastern North Carolina.
Activities abound on this Brunswick County island. With more than sixty public ways to access the beach and the water, fun in the sand and surf is never far away. Fishing piers and docs are ready and waiting for the avid fisherman to come out and try his luck at landing the big one. Boat ramps are also available for those who go the extra mile and bring their boats with them on their vacation. Spend some time kayaking or participate in the many other water activities available. For those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on dry ground, Oak Island also offers several parks for all to enjoy. Boasting football and baseball fields, a skate park and more, there is no shortage of ways to stay active. And don’t forget your furry family members, as a dog park is also present for Fido to enjoy his vacation time as well.
When you come to the beach, you expect to enjoy great beach time and fun activities. You also expect to enjoy great food and the restaurants on Oak Island will not disappoint you. There are many great dining establishments to choose from, serving up some of the best and freshest seafood right from the local waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Fish, shrimp, oysters, clams and more will be sure to tantalize your tastebuds. And for the non-seafood eaters, you’ll find many restaurants providing excellent steak, pasta, chicken and other hearty dishes. Quick eats can also be found in the form of hamburgers, fried chicken, french fries, ice cream and more. With so many places to choose from, it’s safe to say that you won’t starve.
Despite its larger size in comparison to neighboring vacation spots such as Holden Beach and Sunset Beach, Oak Island still maintains that small-town feel that is popular for those looking to escape city life for awhile. But those who still need a dose of the city can take a drive to Wilmington, North Carolina or Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, both just an easy drive away. When you’re ready for that rest and relaxation and fun we all look forward to on vacation, look no further than Oak Island.
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Description: Oak Island is located on the coast of North Carolina and is a fun attraction for Bald Head Island vacationers.
Title: Oak Island
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