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Oak Island Beach

Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“public access” (17 reviews)
“warm water” (10 reviews)
“laid back” (16 reviews)
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Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC
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"public access"
in 17 reviews
"warm water"
in 10 reviews
"laid back"
in 16 reviews
"low tide"
in 16 reviews
"dogs are allowed"
in 6 reviews
"family oriented"
in 6 reviews
"low key"
in 8 reviews
"get away"
in 11 reviews
"family vacation"
in 10 reviews
"plenty of parking"
in 7 reviews
"brunswick county"
in 5 reviews
"fell in love"
in 6 reviews
"ocean front"
in 7 reviews
"free parking"
in 5 reviews
"north carolina"
in 11 reviews
"off season"
in 10 reviews
"the cape fear river"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great clean beach not crowded wonderful weather!! We will be back if you have any hesitation about visiting here DONT !! Just come and enjoy

Thank 143camp
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We like it because it is nice and wide and not too crowded. The sand is hard packed but my kids like that because there isn't a lot of sharp shells and other debris that hurt their feet. It is family and dog friendly.

Thank rdhastings
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Recently visited Oak Island- I am a former resident for 10+ years. Pleased to see that the beaches remain clean, uncrowded (just a normal crowd for summer- not the wall-to-wall people seen at other beach areas). There are access points with public parking, and several...More

Thank RoseWrye
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful, family friendly and relaxing are the best ways to describe Oak island. Close to many restaurants and sights, Oak island is a great family beach to visit. No high traffic, no loud noises or disturbances and easy access to beach. We stayed in a...More

Thank Mamabear1226
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love this beach! It's very clean and not super crowded. Plus there are tons of public access parking areas to park. We will definitely be back next year!

Thank snapple01
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is very enjoyable. It is clean & not crowded. This beach is good for all family members. Lifeguards are also on duty.

Thank Gary P K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to relax with your family and have a good old fashion family vacation, this is the place to visit. We have gone here since the 80’s and love the fact that all the things we love never change.

Thank bobandberry
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lg5647
4 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.
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mammabert
21 March 2018|
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Response from SaltySeaBean | Reviewed this property |
I would say look by Oak Island Pier. you can walk to beach and restaurants. fish markets and grocery short drive away easily can be reached by bicycle as well.
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Jpteacher
24 October 2017|
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Response from Jennifer B | Reviewed this property |
TripAdvisor won’t allow me to put the link for the Beach/sand Wheel Chairs that Oak Islands Visitor Center allows guests to borrow, but you can find it here: Search google for: “sand wheelchairs oak island NC” When I... More
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