Oak Island, NC
Come to Oak Island to spend a week and you may spend a lifetime! Windswept live oaks and yaupon trees grace this beach community which offers both a great place to live and vacation.
Oak Island offers approximately a fourteen-mile stretch of south-facing beaches with quiet surf and moderate tides. This family-oriented beach community offers water related activities for all ages. Two piers, a marina, and public launch facilities make all types of fishing possible.
Enjoy the ocean breezes while golfing at an eighteen hole course within walking distance of the beach. Homes are situated along the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, and Davis Canal plus cottages nestled in maritime wooded lots.
The Town of Oak Island was formed in 1999 when the towns of Long Beach and Yaupon Beach consolidated. This consolidation gave it the distinction of the most populated incorporated town in Brunswick County. Although the largest town in the county, a small town atmosphere is enjoyed by its residents.
Oak Island has over 52 public beach accesses (most with parking), two public boat ramps, several areas to put in canoes and kayaks, an extensive sidewalk system for pedestrians to enjoy, quiet streets for cycling, recreation trails, numerous parks and playgrounds, a full service Parks and Recreation Department, and youth friendly facilities such as the recently completed skateboard park and teen center.