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Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC
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All reviewspublic accesswarm waterlow tidelaid backget awaydogs are allowedfamily orientedlow keyfamily vacationplenty of parkingbrunswick countyfell in loveocean frontfree parkingnorth carolinaoff seasonnext year
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday at the beach. I have been here very often and September might be my favorite time. Weather is as you see, temp is 88 F at 3 pm, water is (guessing) mid to high 70s. Paradise

1  Thank Mike L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a large family beach that allows dogs on a leash and at low tide is very welcoming. However, due to a beach re-nourishment program, there are numerous rocks in certain areas of the beach. You cannot see them at high tide. I found that...More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oak Island has lovely sandy beaches, not too many visitors off season, and it welcomes families and their dogs. It is a wonderful place to relax and watch wonderful sunsets.

1  Thank crowsnc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Island is basically free with no parking meters no bridge tolls and few other restrictions. There is pleanty of free parking and many loxcal restaurants. There are NO chain rest6aurants and essentiaLLY, the Island is "small town' with no amusement parks.

Thank Walt B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oak Island is a very nice location to get away from the business of life. Everyone had a nice time. The beach is clean and the ocean is warm. Only one word of advice if you are there for the week, you have to keep...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We love this island! A great destination where their is a sense of community. Affordable living and access to both the ocean and the intercostal!

Thank Greg R
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I love visiting this beach. It's pretty, clean, and not super crowded. The view of the pier is also a perk!

Thank Gina W
Reviewed 13 August 2018

clean not a very busy beach. I like North Myrtle better. I would stay again in Oak island. Just wished they had more sidewalks to get to different places

Thank 488shirleenb
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The best the southern Atlantic has to offer: great sand, waves to ride and a dune backdrop. No crowding and the other beach goers were well-behaved.

Thank PeripateticLibrarian
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

My favorite beach! Quiet and beautiful! There are sea turtle nests along the beach. This year is our first time to stay right on the beach and it is amazing.

Thank Cindy R
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4 September 2018|
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Response from Gary P K | Reviewed this property |
It's 38 miles from Wilmington & yes, u drive right there from where ever u are.
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16 August 2018|
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Response from Christy R | Reviewed this property |
There is public access but no bath houses
3 June 2018|
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Response from boswellpho2 | Reviewed this property |
You will need to check with town hall. I have seen gas grills on the beach but it may have been in the winter.