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Nice beach

We like it because it is nice and wide and not too crowded. The sand is hard packed but my kids... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Concord, North Carolina
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Beachy Keen

Recently visited Oak Island- I am a former resident for 10+ years. Pleased to see that the beaches... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Burgaw, North Carolina
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Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank RoseWrye
Reviewed 11 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mamabear1226
Reviewed 28 July 2018 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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank snapple01
Reviewed 27 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gary P K
Reviewed 25 July 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bobandberry
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We had a lovely time at the beach in Oak Island, NC. My sister got married there and we stayed in a couple rental homes that were a short walk from the beach. The weather was a little stormy during our visit but it was...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank tianna1378
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I loved the views and the fact that the beach was not crowded with people on top of each other like other Carolina beaches. What wasn’t so fun is the steep drop off into the water at basically any tide level. There were also large...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This beach should do more harm than ever but they don’t even clean up shells or rock. We are probably never return to this place until the clean up the dangerous beach. By the way swim was actually a bad idea for me because I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Autumn G
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Beaches were soft and user-friendly.. Gentle, warm, "swimmable" ocean - with waves that don't knock you over. Oak Island is about an hour north of Myrtle Beach and an hour south of Wilmington, so there are easy day trips within striking distance. Many good restaurants...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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20 October 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
5 September 2018|
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Response from Gary P K | Reviewed this property |
It's 38 miles from Wilmington & yes, u drive right there from where ever u are.
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17 August 2018|
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Response from christyr399 | Reviewed this property |
There is public access but no bath houses