Water and Beach Activities
Oak Island has beautiful sandy white beaches where you can enjoy any beach activity. On an Oak Island Beach, visitors can relax in the sun, play in the water or get sandy while building your own sand castle. Beach Walking is a great way to discover interesting aspects of maritime life. Take a morning or evening walk or run along the beach or sit with your special someone while watching the stunning sunsets on Oak Island.
Boating is a smooth ride along the ICW, or head out into the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean and explore. You can go fishing on the piers, from the shore, or on a deep sea fishing cruise. There are two fishing piers on Oak Island. Walking out on the piers is also enjoyable. If you fish, make sure you have the proper NC fishing license.
Swimming and surfing can also be enjoyed on an Oak Island Beach, and the shoreline is wide and shallow which makes it easy to splash around, The ocean and Intracoastal Waterway are also both popular destinations for kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and even kite boarding thanks to generally calm waters and miles of room to explore. Many local water sports companies in the Oak Island Beach area can offer hourly or weekly rentals to visitors who want to try a new Oak Island Beach activity on the water.