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Great family beach

Beach was not overly crowded, clean, soft sand and mostly family. Very easy access with plenty of... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Big Island, Virginia
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RElaxing and quiet

It is a very low key beach. Relaxing and quiet. Families everywhere. Good fishing. Not much in the... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC
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All reviews public access island beach west end low tide laid back get away dogs are allowed low key family vacation ocean front free parking sunrise and sunset plenty of parking north carolina off season great fishing next year
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Beach was not overly crowded, clean, soft sand and mostly family. Very easy access with plenty of walkovers and parking.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank traveler19672014
Reviewed 22 June 2018

It is a very low key beach. Relaxing and quiet. Families everywhere. Good fishing. Not much in the way of retail stores or business which is nice. Clean beaches. I did not see any life guards though, so watch your family when you swim.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank WSTORM44
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

My kids loved the beach. They could look for shells, play in the sand, and play in the waves. It the morning and evening it was nice to walk a long the beach. It was great to not have back to back people on the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 82chrissy
Reviewed 16 June 2018

The beach is nice, although be ready for some hotter-than-average sand on a sunny day. There weren't a lot of people, so I don't foresee it being one of beaches that gets SUPER crowded, but I can't say for certain since we went in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank Squ3aky
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Hard to get to the beach as there are so many places that dunes are being replenished. Too many paths marked as private, saw many Ocean front houses with no beach access.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank cltprol
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Long Beach at Oak Island is truly a hidden gem. Beautiful wide, long clean beach with a laid back family atmosphere. Great place for a relaxing vacation!

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Wateree101
Reviewed 5 June 2018

We haven't been to Oak Island for ten long years and longed to come back everyone of those ten years. Lot's of well kept, clean, beautiful beaches.

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank revkws
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

First time visit to oak island! Absolutely loved it here! A lot quiter than MB! Very clean! I will definitely be back again!

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Juanita R
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The best thing about OI beaches is they aren't populated by tacky commercial ventures. The beach is wide and long. Parking is sparse and bathrooms are limited to porta potties. Pretty much families and locals frequent the beaches as their are tons of 3 story...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Forest W
Reviewed 3 May 2018

All of the properties were dumps with tons of over grown vegetation, and most of the businesses were roach infested shacks!

Date of experience: September 2017
7  Thank bivens3553
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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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Response from christyr399 | Reviewed this property |
There is public access but no bath houses