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6 of the Best FREE Apps for Your Ocean Isle Beach Vacation

When planning an Ocean Isle Beach vacation, you obviously spend some time preparing and packing for your oceanside getaway. Most people even write checklists, so that they don’t forget anything at home! No one wants to forget their toothbrush…or their PHONE!!

Our phones go with us everywhere! Even on an Ocean Isle Beach vacation!! Right?! So why not have a beach checklist for your phone?

Whether you are an Apple or an Android lover, there are certain apps that will take your beach vacation form great to awesome! And since most of our Ocean Isle Beach vacation rental homes have Wi-Fi, you will be able to connect without using your data.

We encourage everyone to unplug a little while in Ocean Isle Beach, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t use technology to increase your beach user experience! Here are 6 of the best FREE apps for your beach vacation!



Uber is a ridesharing app for fast, reliable rides in minutes—day or night. There’s no need to park or wait for a taxi or bus. With Uber, you just tap to request a ride, and it’s easy to pay with credit or cash in select cities.

Whether you’re going to the airport or across town, there’s an Uber for every occasion. Uber is available in more than 500 cities worldwide—download the app and take your first trip today.

Requesting your Uber is easy—here’s how it works:
– Just open the app and tell us where you’re going.
– The app uses your location so your driver knows where to pick you up.
– You’ll see your driver’s picture, vehicle details, and can track their arrival on the map.
– Payment can be made by credit card, cash in select cities, Apple Pay, PayPal, and more.
– After the ride, you can rate your driver and provide feedback to help us improve the Uber experience. You’ll also get a receipt by email.

Kindle or Audible (Android, iOS: Free)

Who doesn’t love to sit on the the beach and read a book? But paper books are bulky and heavy. And what do you do if you want to read a book but have to keep your eyes on your little ones? The Kindle or Audible app may be just the thing for you.

The Kindle app gives users the ability to read eBooks on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You may also read your book on your phone, tablet and Kindle e-Reader, and Amazon Whispersync will automatically sync your most recent page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights, so you can pick up right where you left off.

With Audible, you can turn any time into story-time…even while lounging on the beach! You can listen to the latest bestseller while keeping your hands and your eyes free! From romance to mystery to self-help…the possibilities are endless.


Spotify (Android, iOS: Free)

How do you like the idea of lounging around the beach…or the pool at your vacation rental property…with awesome music to set the tone? Spotify is a free music streaming app that has a huge collection of artists, albums, radio stations, and even pre-made playlists. For those who want to move beyond the basic free version of Spotify, there is a $9.99 monthly subscription that gives you ad-free and offline listening.

UVLens (Android, iOS: Free)

The last thing we want for you during your trip to the beach, is a sunburn! The UVLens app is designed to help you throughout the day, as the app gives you information about UV rays. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV) from the sun can damage skin and even lead to skin cancer. This helpful app shows you when to pay particular attention to your skin, and when is the best time to enjoy the sun in a safe way.
Features of UVLens include a UV index forecast for the day, a burn risk analysis, and sunscreen reminders! If you have ever forgotten to reapply sunscreen…then you can appreciate the value of this app!!

Tides Near Me (Android, iOS: Free)

Are you interested in doing a little fishing while in Ocean Isle Beach? Are you curious about when low time (the best time for finding seashells) will be? Then the Tides Near Me app will come in handy. You can get tides and currents near you…fast and free.

Tides Near Me focuses on nearby tide stations and current tidal conditions. In addition to tides, you can also learn when the sun and moon will rise or set. This app features fully automated tide tables, charts, and predictions.


Photofy (Android, iOS: Free)

Without a doubt, you are going to be taking tons of pictures while on vacation. Do you plan on sharing any of those pictures to social media? Why not spruce your pics up a bit with a photo editing app like Photofy. They’ve got everything you need to create beautiful, professional photos without the hassle and cost of complex desktop software.

Do you feel more prepared for your Ocean Isle Beach vacation now that you have had a chance to browse through our pick of top 6 apps for the beach? Are you ready to unplug…for the most part…and find the perfect beach vacation rental? We have just the place for you…wi-fi included!! Give us a call today, and will be happy to help you find the perfect Ocean Isle Beach rental property for your getaway!

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