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Learn about the beautiful Brunswick County homes by the water just waiting for you to find them.

Adventure is never far away in Brunswick County, North Carolina. From our many islands and beaches to incredible local restaurants, our real estate agents wouldn't change a thing about life on the Carolina coast! Here's what you can expect when you visit these charming beachfront communities.


One of the largest communities in Brunswick County, Southport is a hub for shopping, dining, art, and culture. The city's picturesque downtown is just footsteps from the waterfront and offers everything from art galleries and mom-and-pop bakeries to local seafood shops like the Provision Company, where you can dine on the local fishermen's freshest catches. Founded in the mid-1700s, Southport is a city rich in history too. You can learn more about the unique history of Southport at sites like Fort Johnson the Old Brunswick County Jail Museum, both just minutes from these Southport homes for sale.

Bald Head Island

Leave your worries behind when you visit Bald Head Island. This wild-and-wooly coastal paradise spans 12,000 acres, 10,000 of which are protected as a nature preserve. The rest is a cozy beachfront village with a handful of shops and charming Bald Head Island homes for sale. The best thing about Bald Head Island is that there are no cars. Just hop on the ferry from the mainland, and explore the island on foot or by bicycle. Bike rentals are available at Riverside Adventure Co. Bald Head Island is also home to Old Baldy, the oldest lighthouse still standing in North Carolina.

Oak Island

The first thing that strikes almost everyone when they visit Oak Island is the beach. Oak Island offers 10 miles of powdery white sand, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and seashell hunting. It's an oceanfront paradise far from noise and crowds. The island is a haven for fishermen as well who surf-cast from secluded beaches or try their luck from Ocean Crest Pier. Separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway, Oak Island offers spectacular sunrises and sunsets, as well as some truly stunning Oak Island homes for sale.

Holden Beach

Holden Beach is very much a secluded island getaway. An 8-mile long barrier island overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Holden Island offers unspoiled beaches and a friendly, small-town atmosphere. With a population of just 600 and many lovely Holden Beach homes for sale, it feels far from the everyday demands of civilization. Sea turtles frequent its quiet beaches and are protected by the Holden Beach Turtle Watch program. The Holden Beach Fishing Pier is a favorite spot for local anglers to wet a line, and beachfront camping is available within footsteps of the pier.

Ocean Isle Beach

A charming island community with abundant stretches of public beach and boardwalk, Ocean Isle Beach is a prime piece of real estate for anyone who values rest and relaxation. Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound near these Ocean Isle Beach homes for sale. Be sure to check out Ocean Isle Beach Park for a picnic, and enjoy the sea breeze at Ocean Isle Beach Pier, with its adjoining cafe and arcade. This is a perfect island to explore on a bike, and the protected waters nearby are great for kayaking. Another of the island's great attractions is the Museum of Coastal Carolina, a natural history museum that offers fascinating hands-on marine exhibits and a planetarium.

There's simply nothing like the ocean breeze and laid-back atmosphere of Brunswick County. Contact us today to learn more about life on the North Carolina Coast. Our team can't wait to help you find your dream home in Southport and the surrounding areas!