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A great beach for everyone, dogs too

Oak Island has lovely sandy beaches, not too many visitors off season, and it welcomes families and... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
crowsnc
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Cary, North Carolina
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Oak Island, N.C is a "dog friendly" Island.Many owners abuse this privlidge and let their dogs loose. T

The Island is basically free with no parking meters no bridge tolls and few other restrictions... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Walt B
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank crowsnc
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Walt B
Reviewed 25 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 150gregr
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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank whiteygpw
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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 488shirleenb
Reviewed 13 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cindyr743
Reviewed 12 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Terry V | Reviewed this property |
They are in great condition. My home town. Stayed there in October for my nieces wedding
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It's 38 miles from Wilmington & yes, u drive right there from where ever u are.
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There is public access but no bath houses
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