All the Best Reasons To Be Thankful for Ocean Isle Beach
Whether you're new to Ocean Isle Beach or have been visiting and vacationing for years, you know that OIB has an ambiance all its own. There is just so much beauty packed into these 4.5 square miles that it's easy to find something to be thankful for every day you spend on this island. Today we're taking a few moments to reflect on some of the many things we're thankful for about life on Ocean Isle Beach. What would you add to this list? Leave a comment after you read this, and let us know!
Reasons To Be thankful for oIB
For the Spectacular Sunrises & Sunsets
Set in the southern corner of North Carolina, Ocean Isle Beach is a south-facing beach which runs east to west, just like the rest of the Brunswick Island beaches of NC. Typically this means you'll watch the sun rising over the ocean and setting over the Intracoastal. But in the fall months, you'll actually see the both the sunrise and sunset over the ocean without having to move your beach chair. You can read more about this beautiful autumnal phenomenon and why that happens here.
For the Barrier Island Beauty
From the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway, Ocean Isle Beach is perfectly situated right in between these two bodies of water giving visitors and vacationers premium access to both. Known as the "Gem of the Brunswick Islands", Ocean Isle Beach is a 7-mile long, half-mile wide island located along the coastal corridor between Wilmington, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Observe a peaceful paradise where shorebirds, nesting sea turtles, pods of dolphins, schools of fish, and even red foxes grace its shoreline. Barrier island beauty abounds on OIB from its salt marshes to its sandy beaches and what lies between.
For the Pristine Sandy Beaches
Beautiful tranquil beaches are what draw many to Ocean Isle Beach each and every year. Skip the over-commercialized, overcrowded beaches and opt for quiet shores and pristine sandy shorelines where you get more beach for your blanket. There is nothing to distract you from the sun and sea once you find your place in the sand. Stay a while! When you can't be here with us, you can always get your OIB fix by watching one of these live Ocean Isle Beach cams.
For All the OIB Adventures
Just because things are quieter and more laidback here doesn't mean there is nothing to do. Ocean Isle Beach adventures are plentiful, and we think you'll find a little something for everyone here. Zip-line, golf, wineries, breweries, waterfront dining, museums, parks and more are all available to you during your Ocean Isle Beach vacation. You're also close to Myrtle Beach, SC and Wilmington, NC if you're looking for day trip options.
For the On-the-Water Fun
Surfing, sailing, fishing, kayaking, boating, sightseeing and more are all part of the on-the-water fun here. Choose your aquatic adventure each day and enjoy it to the fullest. There is as much or as little as you'd like to do during your NC beach vacation, so how you spend your sun-drenched days is up to you.
For the Fresh Seafood
From the local Ocean Isle Beach restaurants to nearby Calabash, the Seafood Capital of the World—boat-to-table seafood is served up daily in a wide variety of wonderful ways. You have plenty of opportunities to catch your own, too. Not a seafood lover? That's okay, there are a plethora of other culinary options for you. We previously did a blog on our staff picks for favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner spots, so check that out.
For the Relaxed, Family-Friendly Atmosphere
This is the place for a safe, relaxed, family-friendly vacation where the focus is on the beach and the time spent together with the ones you love. Ocean Isle Beach has been able to capture and maintain an ambiance that many present-day beaches have lost. We cherish that quintessential beach vibe that we offer to families now and for generations to come.
For the Beach Traditions
Speaking of generations, many families have called Ocean Isle Beach their vacation destination of choice for years. It's a family tradition for many—and for that, we are proud. Another local tradition is the Ocean Isle Fishing Pier, which has been on Ocean Isle since 1957 and has survived countless storms. This is an iconic feature you won't want to miss visiting during your OIB vacation. Want to learn more? Read these 15 fun facts you may not know about Ocean Isle Beach.
For the Best Ocean Isle Beach Rentals
Here are Williamson Realty Vacations, we know Ocean Isle Beach inside and out. We are one of the area's largest Ocean Isle beach vacation rental agencies and have been since 1978. Choose from among over 260 Ocean Isle Beach rentals for your perfect vacation accommodations. We offer 24-hour online booking for your convenience. Start your OIB rental search right here.
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