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When planning your exciting vacation to Ocean Isle Beach, we know you’ll want to pack in as much fun as possible! Below, we’ve gathered a few of the best things to do in Ocean Isle Beach (other than relax on the beach, of course!), so take a look and make plans to enjoy a few of these wonderful attractions and activities during your vacation. Whether you want to learn about the local history, explore our marine life, enjoy delicious local food, or get a thrill, we have just the thing for you!

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Ocean Isle Beach Pier

Enjoy great fishing, beautiful views, an arcade, a gift shop, ice cream, a grill, and more at the Ocean Isle Beach Pier.

Opens Daily at 7:00 AM

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Museum of Coastal Carolina

Learn about all things “beach,” from tides to marine life, ships, and everything in between at the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00 PM

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Ingram Planetarium

Take a quick drive to Sunset Beach and enjoy a dazzling experience at Ingram Planetarium! They even have special laser light shows you don’t want to miss. For a personal planetary and stellar show, look up at night and enjoy the magnificent display over the beach! Click here for your guide to the best Ocean Isle Beach stargazing. This is one of visitors’ favorite things to do in Ocean Isle Beach.

Dome Shows – Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Laser Shows – Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 6:00 & 7:00 PM

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Silver Coast Winery

Indulge in a tasting of local award-winning wine and learn all about their process at Silver Coast Winery. Be sure to check out our blog post highlighting the winery before your visit.

Daily, 1:00 – 6:00 PM

waterfront dining

Waterfront Dining

Ocean Isle Beach is home to fantastic dining options, including waterfront dining! Don’t miss our guide to the best waterfront dining around. Discover where to go for the best fresh local seafood, steaks, American classics, and more. Find it here.

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Ocean Isle Beach Super Track

Challenge your friends and family to a fun go-cart race or axe throwing. You can also see who does the best in the batting cages! 

Hours change frequently, so please check their Facebook page for current information.

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The Swamp Park Outdoor Adventure Center

At The Swamp Park Outdoor Adventure Center, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Get a thrill from ziplining, an aerial adventure rope course, guided ATV tours, and swamp boat eco-tours.

April 1st – May 27th & September 1st – December 31st, Open Wednesday – Sunday 

June 1st – August 31st, Open Daily 

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Fantastic Golfing

There are several fantastic golf courses near Ocean Isle Beach that provide exceptional golf and exceptional views. Please take a look at our guide to the best golf courses around and start planning your fantastic day of fun on the golf course!

deep sea fishing

Fishing Fun for Everyone

Are you looking to reel in the big one? Whether you want to fish alone or book an exciting fishing charter, fishing is a great way to make memories during your Ocean Isle Beach vacation. Don’t miss our handy blog post about OIB fishing that fills you in on everything you need to know before you cast a line.

There are so many fun and exciting ways to have a blast during your time in OIB, and we hope you’ll try a few of these attractions and activities. Which of these things to do in Ocean Isle Beach will you try first?

If you haven’t booked your next beach vacation, now is the time! Click below to view our available vacation rentals. We’ll “sea” you soon!

P.S. … Are you looking for even more fun and FREE things to do on the beach? Check out this blog post!

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