Mayor's Office

Mayor SmithAs Mayor I thank you for visiting this informational website for Ocean Isle Beach and invite you to visit and explore our beautiful island for yourself.

Ocean Isle Beach is a barrier island separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway and accessed by a single bridge. Our island is approximately seven miles long featuring a wide, gently sloping beach, with calm surf perfect for your family outings.

Ocean Isle Beach has a year-round population of 640 residents. The island has approximately 3200 homes and condos. Approximately 25,000 visitors enjoy Ocean Isle Beach weekly during the summer. Our secret seasons of spring, fall and winter can make you feel that the island is yours alone!

Family and a back to nature getaway are what Ocean Isle is all about. Our beach and deep water canals are dotted with private single family homes, condos and a few small hotels and Inns for your accommodation choices. We are blessed with almost 30 championship golf courses within a 15 mile drive for your choice of play. Boutiques, restaurants, miniature golf, biking, fishing, kayaking, bird watching, boating and watching sunsets are our island idea of fun activities. Concerts in the Park, fishing tournaments, golf tournaments, and the NC Oyster Festival may be enjoyed at Ocean Isle.

For those who want a night out on the town, Ocean Isle Beach is conveniently located mid-way between the bright lights and outlet shopping of Myrtle Beach, SC and the historic port of Wilmington, NC. Close for convenience but worlds apart in atmosphere!

I hope this site and its links will assist you in learning more about Ocean Isle Beach. Visit often as we are constantly making changes and updates; or best of all visit for yourself and experience Ocean Isle Beach...island style.

Mayor Debbie S. Smith