Review the following directions for Getting to Oak Island to ensure a safe and easy trip to the Brunswick Beaches, and a great start to your coastal North Carolina vacation!
Getting to Oak Island
The G.V. Barbee Bridge (the older of the two bridges that leads to Oak Island’s east end) is closed to all traffic while NCDOT performs repairs on the bridge (estimated completion date is Easter 2019). All motorists should follow the detour signs that will point them to the Swain’s Cut Bridge to access Oak Island.
Take I-95 South to I-40 East. Take I-40 East to Exit 416A (Hwy. 140). Follow signs for 17 South and Brunswick County Beaches. Merge to the right at the second sign for Brunswick County Beaches and exit at 133 South. Make a left onto 133 South at the bottom of the ramp.
Take US 17 North to Route 133 South at Supply. At the second traffic light (Midway Road) make a right and cross over the Swains Cut Bridge. At the stop light, take a left onto East Oak Island Drive and follow until you reach Oak Island Accommodations on your right.
Take a left onto 23rd Street. Take a right onto Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy. Cross the Isabella Holmes Bridge and turn left onto Highway 421. Follow signs to Highway 17 South. Exit at Highway 133 South to Oak Island.
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