The beach is the perfect setting for so many things. Perhaps it’s best at bringing families and loved ones together in a truly beautiful place. Whether for vacation or weddings, our pristine beaches, welcoming community, and variety of amenities have made our beaches the perfect place for your family gathering. This week we will tell you everything you need to plan that perfect reunion, gathering, or to just coordinate a few days where the extended family can hang out and reunite!
Fire up your Facebook, texts and your email and let’s get ready to invite everyone to Ocean Isle Beach!
Book your Ocean Isle Beach accommodations
Ok, so you are probably picturing a giant house filled with relatives. Relatives that, let’s face it, you may want to visit, but not live with for a week. We understand! And we actually have a better idea. Instead of renting one large vacation home, check withWilliamson Realty Vacations. We represent dozens of properties, some large, some small. These are perfect for individual families. One of the best options available is acondo.
Condos are ideal, as they range in size from one to six bedrooms. They offer some of the best locations and amenities. Not to mention, with a little planning you can have several family members near each other or even in the same building… perfect! For more info on why condos are great for vacations, check out our previous post: Why renting a condo is perfect for your next Ocean Isle Beach Vacation.
Getting to Ocean Isle Beach is easy
your family to Ocean Isle Beach has never been easier. If you are coming from
larger metropolitan areas like D.C, Charlotte, Philadelphia, or Richmond you’ll
find the drive to the beach easy. If you have guests that need to fly, there are
two options: Wilmington International Airport or Myrtle Beach International
Airport. Both are big enough to offer a variety of flight options including
many direct flights. The airports are just a short drive from your vacation
Plan your family events
Ocean Isle Beach offers visitors a ton of activities. From surfing to sea kayaking, an adventure awaits around every corner. Now before you venture out looking for those bigger adventures, remember to take advantage of the easiest, least expensive (and to be honest, the best) attraction… the beach! Ocean Isle Beach has miles of pristine beaches. Our beaches are never too crowded and you’ll find there is plenty of space to gather your tribe together for a family reunion – beach-style.
There are twenty-six beach access points on Ocean Isle Beach and four of them have handicap access as well. These are spread evenly geographically among the beach access points so you are never far from one should a member of the family need handicap access.
Do you need some ideas on things to do in Ocean Isle Beach? Check out some of our previous blog posts that are loaded with wonderful ideas and tips for making the most of your vacation. We update it weekly with all sorts of helpful Ocean Isle Beach related topics.
No gathering is complete without great food
No family reunion or gathering is complete without a meal together. Whether you have a large family or a small gathering, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect place. Here are a few suggestions on how to gather the family around the table.
Dining out is a great option for those smaller gatherings of loved ones. Ocean Isle Beach has loads of awesome restaurants, and … do we need to even mention our incredible local seafood? Make sure to call ahead for reservations or to make special accommodations for larger gatherings. Remember, our staff is here if you need a recommendation for a local restaurant.
A beach picnic is a fun and easy way to pool resources. Divide up the list of needed items among family members. Remember to always pack up any waste and avoid bringing glass on the beach.
Perhaps nothing is more traditional (and fun) than a large family cookout. There is just something about the smell of charcoal, the salt air and the sound of kids laughing. In many ways, this is exactly what family is all about. A shared experience that, for many of us these days, doesn’t happen often enough. Ferry Landing Park on Shallotte Blvd and 7th Street is a wonderful venue with everything you need for a picnic including a little pier that is perfect for the kids. Need a little grilling inspiration? Check out our previous post: How to grill the best seafood on your Ocean Isle Beach Vacation.
Now that you’ve got everything you need to bring the family together, it’s time to book your Ocean Isle Beach vacation home. Of course you can always speak with one of our friendly reservationists at 800-727-9222 but we’ve made it even easier to book the perfect vacation home. Just click the button below to visit our safe, secure, and easy to use online booking tools. See you on Ocean Isle Beach.