The pilgrims may have landed at Plymouth Rock, but had they headed a little further south, we are sure they would agree that Ocean Isle Beach is one of the most beautiful places in the New World. As you and your family contemplate the many things to be thankful for this season, we hope that Ocean Isle Beach makes it onto your list. From pristine beaches, to sea turtles, to good ole Southern hospitality…here is our top 10 list of things we are grateful for in Ocean Isle Beach (and her surrounding areas)! Here in coastal North Carolina, there is certainly a whole lot to be thankful for.
1. Wide Sandy Beaches
Ocean Isle Beach is one of 3 barrier islands that make up the South Brunswick Islands. On either side of Ocean Isle are Holden Beach and Sunset Beach. Ocean Isle Beach is the largest island of the three, stretching out across 8 pristine miles. Our soft sandy beaches are the perfect foundation for vacationers from near and far.
2. Salt Water
The Atlantic Ocean, offering hues from tropical turquoise to midnight blue, gives Ocean Isle Beach so much to offer. From fishing to kayaking to swimming…our waterways (inland, beach side, and off-shore) are stunning. Salt water is the quintessentialingredient to any seaside holiday! The waters here are typically 10 degrees warmer than the Outer Banks, which extends the beach season and offers a different variety of aquatic life!
There is an extremely large variety of wildlife that is native to the shores of eastern North Carolina. Among the favorites are sea turtles, bottle-nose dolphins, white-tailed deer, shore-birds, alligators, and so much more! On land and in the water, we value the rich heritage that wildlife provides.
4. Southern Hospitality
Who can resist some good ole fashion SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY? Here in Ocean Isle Beach, you will find a quaint and charming community of locals who love to share their home town with guest from around the world. “Hey ya’ll.” or “Where are ya’ll from?” are phrases that visitors should expect to hear. We strive to make everyone feel welcome and at home.
5. Gorgeous Homes
There is no shortage of gorgeous homes in Ocean Isle Beach. From small fishing cottages to palatial oceanfront manors, we have it all. There is something for everyone, whether renting or buying. You will admire the attention to detail that our vacation rentals have to offer! Beautifully decorated interiors will take your breath away, and cozy porches lined with rocking chairs will sooth your soul!
6. Savory Seafood
One of our richest resources is the large variety of seafood available right out our back door. Blue crabs, flounder, shrimp, and oysters…to name just a few. The legacy and heritage of commercial and recreational fishing is something that we are very proud of. And we can’t wait to share it with you! So grab a fishing pole to catch your own supper, or dine at one of our fabulous restaurants!
7. Day trips
With Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC each within an hours drive of Ocean Isle Beach, we have day trips galore for you to choose from. There are many historical sites that make for excellent educational opportunities. And there are also several wineries in the area, that offer wine tastings and vineyard tours.
From Civil War forts, to battleships, to a taste of mid-century coastal americana…you will love the history that surround the Ocean Isle Beach area. Want to get the real “history”? Find a local, preferably with gray hair, and ask some questions.
9. Sunrises and Sunsets
Ocean Isle Beach sits in an unusual east to west direction. This means that you can see beautiful sunrises as well as spectacular sunsets. Most of the properties available at Williamson Realty Vacations have incredible decks for your solar viewing pleasure. And forget about the moon and stars! You will experience some of the most incredible nighttime sky views here in Ocean Isle Beach.
10. You…Our Guests
Being a beach community, a large part of our economy is driven by you…our guests! And we could not be more grateful for those who share their extremely valuable vacation time, here in Ocean Isle Beach!
From our family to your…the folks at Williamson Realty Vacations says “THANK YOU”.
We hope that you have a Thanksgiving that is full of love and laughter. And we hope a little piece of Ocean Isle Beach makes it onto your “thankful” list this year!