Town of Ocean Isle Beach
Attractions

The best beach...

With seven miles of pristine beach, Ocean Isle Beach offers unique beach communities perfectly suited for families. The sloping strand offers gentle surf generally without strong currents. There are no bright lights, heavy traffic or other daily concern. Miniature golf, museum visits, swimming and beach activities afford fun filled family days. Our water temperature is on the average 10 degrees warmer than the Outer Banks area. Mild seasonal changes offer beach enjoyment year round!

The best golf...

On the northern tip of Myrtle Beach Grand Strand, the NC Golf Coast offers 30+ of the best golf courses among the 100 + within 45 minutes. Experience the fine courses nestled along the marshes and Intracoastal Waterway or among the pine forests, meadows and bays. Varied elevations, well-manicured greens and respect for the land are evident.

Dining...

Ocean Isle Beach is home of several waterfront restaurants,  The Isles, Giggling Mackerel, Pogies Waterfront Bar & Grill and Sharky's. Enjoy your meal overlooking the waterway or the ocean with breath taking sunsets. These restaurants offer a variety of dining experiences from very casual to casual fine dining.  

Shopping...

Visit the quaint boutiques of Ocean Isle Beach for your beach wear and souvenir needs. And if you need more...the Malls and outlet shops of Wilmington and Myrtle Beach are all within a 45-minute drive. Here you will find name brand outlets of great variety and pottery stores for baskets, pots and nick-knacks galore!

Fishing...

Capt. Brant's Deep Sea Fishing Carters provides fishing trips from the Gulf Stream to Inland Creeks. Based out of the Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Center. Check out the Ocean Isle Fishing Center website for available charter dates and up-to date reliable fishing reports. Contact Capt. Brant at 910-575-FISH or captbrant@oifishingcenter.com.

On the FOLLOW ME TWO charterboat Capt. Forest David takes Ocean Isle Beach visitors deep sea fishing daily throughout the year.  Visit the FOLLOW ME TWO deep sea fishing web site at www.followmecharter.com , call Capt. Forest at 843-340-5486 or contact by email at FollowMeTwoCharters@gmail.com . 

Ziplining & Swamp Adventures

The Shallotte River Swamp Park is a nature oriented eco park featuring the longest tallest zip line course on our coast, a tree top ropes challenge course adventure park, swamp boat tours, educational based nature trails, reptile exhibit areas, and more to come. The park is located at 5550 Watts Road, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469. Visit our site at ziptheswamp.com or call 910-687-6100


OIB Pier...

One of the favorite spots of vacationers and locals alike is the Ocean Isle Beach Pier. It’s filled with friendly smiling faces and a constant reminder that summer is here. The Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Pier is a great place to go have fun! The arcade features a large arcade room with a jukebox, video games, games of skill, games of chance, and billiards.  The pier’s grill serves as a local favorite spot for breakfast and lunch daily with tasty eggs, grits, omelets, fluffy pancakes, etc, to a lunch menu items of cheeseburgers, chicken fingers, crispy fries, etc, with great daily lunch specials including chicken breast and pork chops. Also, the pier grill serves up a traditional Thanksgiving dinner every November before the holiday! 

A recent addition to our pier’s fun-to-eat options include a new Soft Serve Ice Cream store serving up delicious soft serve cones, cups, cookie/candy blends, and sundaes! Back again is Sunset Slush, a store selling a large variety of flavored Italian ice. You’ll also find Sunset Slush carts serving beachgoers!The fishing pier also has a store where you can buy packaged ice cream, candy, chips, ice, drinks, water, some beach supplies, pier t-shirt and hats, fishing bait, tackle and rods. 

Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Pier is a great spot for fishing; you can bring your own or rent fishing equipment. Fishing passes can be purchased for daily, weekly or season fishing. Fishermen can fish off the pier using the pier’s fishing license. The pier does not sell fishing licenses for off property fishing.

There is a $1 charge for adults walking the pier, children under 6 are 50¢. The pier is privately owned and these funds go to help maintain the pier’s structure, lighting, and maintain pier restrooms. Beachgoers only pay $5 to park all day and can come and go all day. Fishermen and restaurant patrons are not required to pay to park. See the parking attendant or fishing desk staff for your vehicle pass to display on your rearview mirror.

The Ocean Isle Beach Pier is located at 1 West 1st Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. For more information about the pier call 910-579-3095 or visit their website at www.oibpier.com
 

OIB Community Center...

Come join the activities of the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center..  The Community Center, located at 44 East First Street, will be open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. during March through November.  During the summer, enjoy planned activities for the whole family!   Visit our Community Center page for a listing of these activities. 

Turtle Watching...

May through October offers nesting and hatching of sea turtles along our Islands. Experience the wonder of a nesting loggerhead turtle or the "boil" of a hatching nest! What an experience! During nesting lays, you may have an opportunity to name the nest for a small donation to the turtle watch program. "Nest parents" (volunteers) watch nests nightly during their expected hatching times to assist the babies into the surf and to protect them from predators. The Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization holds weekly learning lectures at the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center on Tuesday nights during the summer. This is a must do activity for kids and families of all ages. For more information view their website at http://www.oibseaturtles.org or contact  coordinators Jim Boyce at 910-231-8539, Deb Boyce at 910-231-3139 or you may email them atoibcturtleorg@atmc.net.

Museum of Coastal Carolina...

Conveniently located on Ocean Isle Beach the Museum of Coastal Carolina offers coastal history of the Carolina's. A walk through The Reef Room is the next best thing to being underwater. Experience the excellent displays of aquatic life, the tide machine, waterfowl diorama, antique fishing equipment, Carolina shells, shark teeth, and artifacts of Native American culture. Educational and entertaining programs are offered through out the year. For hours, program schedules and information visit their website at http://museumplanetarium.org/ or call 910-579-1016. 

Ocean Isle Beach Park...

The newest Brunswick County Park is now open at Ocean Isle Beach.  Located on Old Georgetown Road, the Ocean Isle Beach Park features tennis courts, an amphitheatre, multipurpose field for football, soccer and much more, two playgrounds, picnic area and restroom facilities.  The amphitheatre is designed to seat 300 with an additional space in and around the amphitheatre for lawn chairs and blankets.  If you are interested in renting this space please call 910-253-2670.
 

Ferry Landing Park...

Stop by Ferry Landing Park located on Shallotte Boulevard at the East end of the Island.  Ferry Landing Park is the site of the original ferry crossing to Ocean Isle Beach.  Enjoy relaxing waterway views or bring along your pole and try your hand at fishing.  Be sure to obtain a NC fishing license before fishing off any dock or beach strand.  This facility is open to the public from 6:00 AM until 10:00 PM.  No overnight parking or camping is permitted. 

Children's Playground...

Visit our Children's Playground area located adjacent to Museum of Coastal Carolina.  Kids can enjoy swinging, sliding, riding the hobby horse or playing on the jungle gym.  This facility is open to the public from 6:00 AM until 10:00 PM. 

Day Trips...

Many sightseeing adventures are available within a 45-minute drive of the beach.

Old Baldy...

The state's oldest remaining lighthouse is open for tours daily on Bald Head Island. Built in 1817, the 90-foot brick structure helped guide ships safely to the mouth of the Cape Fear River until 1935 when it was replaced by a new lighthouse at Caswell Beach. Some 100 steps and a wooden ladder lead to the top and a spectacular view of the island, Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River. You can explore this island by bike or golf cart (available for rental on the island) but no cars are allowed so you must reach the island by ferry from Southport. Admission to the lighthouse is $3.00 per person.  The ferry charge is $15 per adult and $8 per child under 12 for round trip.  For additional ferry information please call 910-457-5003. Additional information regarding Old Baldy may be obtained by visiting their website at  www.oldbaldy.org.

Brunswick Town...

Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson were founded in 1726 and burned by the British in 1776. The state historic site has been excavated, revealing much of the life in this colonial town. A museum displays artifacts gathered from the ruins. Ruins include St. Philips's Church, the home of two royal governors and the earthen mounds of the confederate Fort Anderson. Free admission. 910-371-6613.

Fort Fisher Civil War Museum...

The last major stronghold of the Confederacy, Fort Fisher was the largest earthwork fortification in the south during the Civil War. It kept the port of Wilmington and the Cape Fear River open to Blockade-runners. The alert visitor may catch a glimpse of the ghost of Confederate General William Whiting who was imprisoned by the Union following his unsuccessful defense of the fort. Free Admission. 919-458-5538.

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher...

Habitats emphasize the regions aquatic life including alligators, sharks, rays, touch tank, educational programs and much more. Open daily 9 am - 5 pm, year-round. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Admission is charged. 910-458-7468.  An open-air car ferry between Southport and Fort Fisher is an adventure to visit Fort Fisher. Crossing time is about 30 minutes, Reservations recommended. 919-457-6942, 1-800-BY-FERRY, or www.ncferry.org.

USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial...

Just up highway 17 to Wilmington is the immortal showboat, the USS North Carolina. She survived every major pacific naval offensive of World War II and earned 15 battle stars. The USS North Carolina Battleship was brought to the Cape Fear River in 1961 by the citizens of NC as a memorial to all the men and women who served in WWII. The self-guided tour includes an orientation film, crew's quarters, galley, sick bay, engine room, pilot house, guns, Kingfisher float plan and more. Open every day 8 am - 5 pm, summer hours are 8 am - 8 pm. Admission is charged. 910-350-1817, www.battleshipnc.com.

Myrtle Beach, SC...

This is it for all the bright lights, water parks, music theaters, shopping, amusement park rides you can stand! North Myrtle Beach is a short 30- minute drive and downtown Myrtle Beach can be reached within 45 minutes.

Wilmington, NC...

A short drive up Highway 17 offers you the historic city of Wilmington. Here resides the USS North Carolina Battleship. The historic downtown is worth a stroll to view the residences, the quaint shops and coffee houses.

       
       
       

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