Sea turtle nesting season is here and from May 1st til September 30th we can help the endangered Loggerheads, and other species that return to Oak Island and Caswell Beach every year, by caring for their habitat.
Did you know that bright lights at night disturb both nesting mothers and hatchlings? They mistake it for moonlight on the water or phosphorescence and it can lead them away from safety to places where they fall victim to predators and road hazards.
Similarly, sand-sculptures, holes, and equipment left on the beach after dark create hazards that can trap both nesting mother and hatchlings. Why not take a photo of your masterpiece and post it to Facebook before filling it in at the end of the day? Tag us - we love to see the fanciful creations dotting our shoreline!
There are many opportunities for you to learn more about these extraordinary creatures that visit our beach under cover of darkness. You can also donate online or by mail through the following links.
The Oak Island Sea Turtle Protection Program www.OKIseaturtle.org has 130 dedicated volunteers who monitor the nests and watch over the emergence of the hatchlings. Visit their website to view nest tracking data & view photos online.
The Caswell Beach Turtle Watch www.caswellturtlewatch.org also has a nest monitoring program and an extensive list of educational resources on their website.
The nearby Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center in Surf City, NC, even has a protocol for tracking turtles after they have been rehabilitated and released back into the wild! To see more and learn how you can contribute, visit them at www.seaturtlehospital.org
Let us hear from you at https://www.facebook.com/RuddRealty/ and share what you've learned, what you've loved about your trip to the beach, and what you look forward to on your next visit! Our sales agents are eager to help you find your niche, whether it's oceanfront, maritime forest, easy boating access, or the convenience of the mainland. The North Carolina coast is a beautiful place to make your nest!
The Oak Island Lighthouse stands at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, an iconic fixture of the North Carolina coast, where it has helped guide ships to safe harbor since 1958. Every year, the lighthouse is the focal point of the Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk, which offers an opportunity to stay fit, enjoy the gentle ocean breeze and picturesque scenery of Oak Island, and help raise money for a good cause.
For our REALTORS® on Oak Island, the annual Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk is one of the most anticipated events of the year. The 2019 race is just around the corner, so read on to find all the info you need to watch or participate in the race!
On April 20, Middleton Park in Oak Island at 4601 East Oak Island Drive will be the site for a free event to celebrate Earth Day 2018. It's designed to provide both fun and education for residents and visitors of all ages about the environmental challenges we face in Brunswick County.
Perhaps you've traveled Oak Island for a family beach vacation, heard about the community from friends, or simply stumbled upon one of North Carolina's best beach communities while surfing the Internet.
No matter how you find Oak Island, you certainly won't be the first to become... just a bit obsessed with living in our community. There is so much to love about living in Oak Island that our real estate agents just can't wait to tell you more about why the community is such a great place to call home.
Oak Island is a sunny, family-friendly coastal paradise nestled along the Carolina coastline. The town hosts countless community events including this weekend's Oak Island Lighthouse Half Marathon Run and 5k, 10k and 1 Mile Run or Walk. Hosted by the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Dosher Memorial Hospital, the run is now in its 18th year.
Our Oak Island real estate agents make it a point not only to help you find the best homes in Oak Island, NC, but also to keep you up to date on all the latest happenings around town. The Oak Island Lighthouse Run and Walk is one that you definitely don't want to miss.
Oak Island, NC is full of history, intrigue and fascinating stories that stretch back centuries to the earliest communities that called the area home. The history of Oak Island begins at the waterside and meanders through the coastal towns with plenty of stories to tell along the way. Whether you like nautical history, local legends or tales of heroism, you're sure to be delighted by the island's historic locations. Our real estate agents love exploring the communities of coastal NC. We've assembled some of the most interesting destinations around Oak Island to start your historical journey.
If you're considering buying a home in North Carolina's Brunswick County, one of the first things you might notice are the beautiful, historic lighthouses that dot its coastline.
The Oak Island Lighthouse located in Caswell Beach is one of those lighthouses. Built in 1958 to replace the former Cape Fear Lighthouse, the Oak Island Lighthouse has marked the mouth of Cape Fear River for over 50 years. Thanks to the many volunteers and sponsors who have worked to preserve and enhance the site, it's also a great place to bring friends and family.