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10/19/22
Christmas

Enjoy Oak Island Christmas Events and Activities this Winter [2022]

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The holiday season is right around the corner and there’s nothing like visiting the NC coast in the winter months! Oak Island Christmas festivities bring excitement and fun for the entire family and are perfect for getting into the holiday spirit — from extravagant parades and holiday festivals to brilliant light displays and many other cherished traditions. Plus, the mild temperatures make this an ideal time to soak up the...

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09/30/22
Discover the Area

20+ TV Shows & Movies Filmed in Southport, NC

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Southport has a rich history dating back to the 18th century, and its picturesque waterfront and downtown area have served as the backdrop for many movies and TV shows over the years! If you didn’t already know, North Carolina is the third biggest filmmaking state in the world, and the only ones ahead are California and New York. EUE/Screen Gems Studios even has a 43-acre full-service production facility right down...

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09/25/22
Things to Do on OKI

Fall on Oak Island: Top 10 Things to Do

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Thinking about visiting Oak Island this fall? Just because it’s after Labor Day doesn’t mean that the fun has ended! It’s one of the best times of the year to visit, with a perfect blend of warm afternoons and slightly cooler nights. Plus, there are so many fun activities and events happening — like golfing in enjoyable weather and the annual king mackerel tournament! No matter your reason for being...

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09/23/22
Discover the Area

Bald Head Island Day Trip [Itinerary]

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Planning your next vacation to the North Carolina coast? A getaway here isn’t complete without experiencing a Bald Head Island day trip! If you haven’t been to this NC barrier island before, it offers a slow-paced atmosphere that makes you feel like you’ve been transported back through time to a different era. The hidden gem is only accessible by boat, and you’ll find absolutely breathtaking oceanside landmarks to explore. Plus,...

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08/28/22
Historic Sites

Things to Do in Oak Island, NC When it Rains

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Oak Island typically offers a temperate climate and gorgeous weather year-round, making it the perfect destination for a relaxing beach vacation with family and friends! But, there is a chance for afternoon thunderstorms during the summer and occasional rainy days no matter when you visit. If you’re staying on the island and the storm clouds begin to roll in, don’t worry! There is an abundance of indoor activities and entertainment...

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08/18/22
Things to Do on OKI

Oceanfront Restaurants on Oak Island

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Imagine sitting down to enjoy a freshly caught, expertly prepared seafood dinner plucked from the Atlantic Ocean that morning. You’ll be sitting in the warm, salt-scented air, with a perfect, uninterrupted view of the sunset over the sea. The sound of the frothy waves washes over you as you stick your fork into a decadent slice of cake and take one final sip of delightfully bubbly dessert wine. Yes, please!...

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07/28/22
Annual Events

The Best Time to Visit Oak Island

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Situated between Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, Oak Island is a beautiful piece of paradise — no matter the time of year you visit! This paradisiacal place boasts stunning sandy beaches, mesmerizing blue-green waters, and tall dunes adorned with beach grass that sways gracefully in the breeze. It’s hard to imagine a better way to spend a family vacation than a trip to the beach, a stop for ice cream after...

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06/26/22
Things to Do on OKI

Where is Oak Island?

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Comprised of the Town of Oak Island, our coastal town is a scenic retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life and the largest and longest of the five barrier islands that comprise North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands! We’re nestled along the southern coast of North Carolina, just minutes from historic downtown Southport and the vibrant city of Wilmington. Visitors have a chance to experience what life was like before...

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06/10/22
Pet Friendly Activities

Pet Friendly Activities on Oak Island

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Have you been searching for the best pet-friendly beach destinations but haven’t discovered the perfect place for your next getaway? Welcome to Oak Island — a coastal town located on the shore of North Carolina filled with pet-friendly activities, restaurants, and a growing number of luxurious vacation rentals! That’s right; there’s no need to leave your furry family behind at home! Bring them with you to enjoy the incredible sunrises...

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05/6/22
Things to Do on OKI

Golf Cart Rentals on Oak Island: Fun for the Family

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What better way to explore the island than a golf cart rental on Oak Island? Whether you’re traveling with little ones, carrying loads of beach gear, or you feel like taking it easy, a golf cart rental is a perfect way to save your legs and conveniently get from one destination to the next. Here is everything you need to know about renting golf carts on Oak Island, North Carolina:...

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04/28/22
Annual Events

Oak Island Summer Concert Series 2022 [Best of OKI]

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One of the big draws of Oak Island as a top tourist destination — after the beautiful scenery and gorgeous weather — is the range of engaging events the town puts on each year. Summer is a time to celebrate, precisely what the Oak Island Summer Concert Series aims to do. This Music Concert is an annual event that seems to get better every year, and the line-up for 2022...

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04/14/22
Things to Do on OKI

Oak Island Pier – Fishing, Oceanfront Dining & More

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Are you excited about a trip filled with coastal adventures and creating vacation memories with your loved ones that will last a lifetime? One of the most popular pastimes for families and friends is spending an afternoon or evening at an Oak Island Pier! Here is where you’ll find kids playing, friends laughing, and families strolling along, taking in the seaside sights. If you’ve never visited OKI before, you might...

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