Welcome to Oak Island!
It’s easy to see why Oak Island, NC claims the title for the most populated and largest island between all of the Brunswick County Isles. With a community dedicated to preserving a family-friendly environment, visitors immediately feel at home as warm and generous locals display true southern hospitality. Oak Island has won national recognition for its focus on the environment which is mirrored in the dense natural environments. More than ten miles of white sandy shores line the beach and offer family and friends an unforgettable adventure filled with wonderful seafood, innumerous activities and beautiful views. With many different types of restaurant you’ll find a place to satisfy any appetite. Fresh seafood, barbeque, steakhouses as well as a variety of ethnic choices ensure you’ll find the perfect dish for every meal.
Order your meal to go and hike your way through the many nature trails to discover the wide variety of flora and fauna in this nature lover’s paradise. Or take a walk down the pristine shores of the beach and enjoy a picnic in one of the specifically designated areas. With extensive sidewalks, nature centers and trails as well as more than 50 public beach access points and several boating ramps you’ll always find something exciting along Oak Island’s shores. Many locals and visitors enjoy the crabbing, clamming and surf fishing. You’ll have the freshest dinner for you and your family. Mild temperatures year round allow many to enjoy activities such as golfing, boating and fishing in any season. Oak Island’s downtown area has many local and specialty shops which also provide ample entertainment throughout the seasons.
Oak Island also boasts of a rich history dating back to the late 1820’s when the government began constructing Fort Caswell, which now resides on Caswell Beach. The government also felt that the area needed a lifesaving station to guide sailors around the troublesome Cape Fear River and Oak Island was the place. Soon after the Oak Island Lifesaving Station opened, and in 1889 the Oak Island Lighthouse was complete and Oak Island had its first residents. The lighthouse still stands as a reminder of the area’s storied maritime heritage.
Oak Island’s continuous growth in both people and properties comes as no surprise to those who live in the beautiful coastal area. Yet the addition doesn’t detract from the small-town feel and southern hospitality embodied by this charming community. Its ideal location between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina attracts many who want to live the coastal lifestyle without the crowds, bumper-to-bumper traffic or bright neon lights. The peace and serenity of this south-eastern region has a resonance that will last for many more years to come.
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