Inexpensive and Free Ways to Enjoy the Beach


Inexpensive and Free Ways to Enjoy the Beach

There are a lot of great things to do and see on Ocean Isle Beach. However, many people think a beach vacation is too expensive or perhaps outside their family budget. That isn't always the case! Ocean Isle Beach is a small community that features a great location, beautiful beaches, loads of fun things to do and see – all for a great value. Forget spending huge rental fees on crowded beaches. Instead, discover the family-friendly atmosphere of Ocean Isle Beach. When you get here, try a few of the following suggestions and get the most out of your vacation. 

Dolphin challenge

Everyone loves dolphins, and they are a common sight here on Ocean Isle Beach. You can often see them from the beach, along the ICW, and of course, while out on the water. 

Kayaking is a really fun way to get out and explore the water and you never know what you'll discover. Remember to have your camera ready. See who can spot a dolphin or porpoise first! 

Do nothing

It may sound silly, but there is something very relaxing and rewarding about doing nothing. Ok, ok, we know nothing could be reading a book or enjoying your favorite beverage. The key is – don't have a plan, just let the day take you where it may. There is no shame in doing nothing on the beach, and not only is it very enjoyable, it also costs nothing!

Toss a frisbee

Frisbee is a classic beach game that people never get tired of enjoying together. There's only one prop needed, and it's very easy (and cheap) to get. Frisbees come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some of them are so easy to throw and the distance they can cover is simply amazing. Whether just tossing the frisbee or playing a small ultimate frisbee game, one thing is for sure – it is fun and inexpensive. 

Bike adventures

Biking around Ocean Isle Beach is not only fun, but inexpensive. All you need is a little energy and you can hit the road. Hey, what other activity can be powered by ice cream? Bring your own bikes from home, or take advantage of one of the local vendors that rent bikes for reasonable prices. Make sure to always wear a helmet and be safe. 

Build a sandcastle

This is a classic beach activity for kids and adults alike. From the simplest design to the most elaborate, sandcastles help you pass the time at the beach while doing something really creative and fun. There are all sorts of fun designs you can try. The best part is that all you need are a few buckets, plastic shovels and of course, a little imagination. Try Googling "sandcastles" for some inspiring ideas! Need more help? Check out our previous post: Build the Perfect Sand Castle Every Time.

Go fishing

Fishing is one of the most relaxing things you can do at the beach (and something people have been doing for centuries). It's something that you can focus on or just leave in the backdrop—your choice. The best part is, you might catch your dinner! Remember to have a North Carolina fishing license. If you need any assistance, the community is full of knowledgeable locals so don't be afraid to ask where to find the best fishing locations. 

Seashell hunting

Cruising the beach looking for seashells and sea glass is a great way to spend the day. Take photos of the best shells so that you can research them when you get home. This can even be a great activity for parents who are homeschooling. You can also make some shell art on the sand and take a photo to remember it by. Need more information? Check out our previous post: Everything You Need to Know to Find the Best Seashells

Social media photo challenge 

If your teenagers are like ours they love their phones, and getting them away from those phones is always a challenge. This activity is totally free. Just set a challenge to have the kids take the best social media post. Don't forget to tag Williamson Realty Vacations and Ocean Isle Beach. You can set challenges like best beach shot, most unique location, or the best marine life. Have fun with it. 


Now that you know some the best ways to enjoy your Ocean Isle Beach vacation, all that is left to do is to book your vacation. We have a wide selection of beautiful homes to choose from. All of our homes are maintained and cleaned to the highest industry standards and feature incredible amenities. Give us a call today at 800-727-9222 to begin planning your beach vacation or click the button below. 

Inexpensive and Free Ways to Enjoy the Beach

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