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Oak Island Beach Questions & Answers

Angier, North Carolina

Do you have to Ferry there or can you drive?

6 months ago Answer

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Flushing, New York
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It's 38 miles from Wilmington & yes, u drive right there from where ever u are.

6 months ago
Weddington, North Carolina
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No ferry needed. Drive right over to it. Family oriented so no drag along the main strip.

6 months ago
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No ferry needed

6 months ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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I believe there is a ferry from Wilmington that you can take to South port which is close to Oak island, but we drove right onto the island.

3 months ago
Richmond, Virginia
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No, you just drive over the bridge.

5 months ago
Milford, Connecticut
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There are 2 bridges that provide vehicle access to the island. One is scheduled for reconstruction this fall however.

5 months ago
Salisbury, North Carolina
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No ferry required

6 months ago
Richmond, Virginia
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No, there is a bridge so it is very easily accessible!

6 months ago
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There are two unmaned bridges to Oak Island, one on the west ent ( Middleton ) and one on the East end ( tgowards Southport,NC )

The East end bridge will close for 5 months for repairs. It will close on or about September 17, 2018. Thye only access will be the West end ( Middleton ) Bridge

6 months ago
East Palestine, Ohio
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You can drive. No ferry needed.

6 months ago
Naples, Fl
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There are two bridges, but if you are renting you made need to take the one closest to Southport to get your keys. We rent on the West end of the beach , so we then use the Middleton bridge after we have checked in.

6 months ago
Centerville, Ohio
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Drive

No ferry necessary

6 months ago
Greensboro, North Carolina
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You can drive to Oak Island. There is a ferry service near there. You can get to Fort Fisher from there by ferry.

6 months ago
Apex, North Carolina
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Oak Island you drive to and no ferry. Just about 2.5 hours from Apex, NC

6 months ago
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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Drive

6 months ago
Burgaw, North Carolina
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You can drive! There are two bridges- one close to Southport and the other close to Holden Beach. In October of 2018 the bridge close to Southport will be closed for several months for repairs, due to reopen by Easter 2019

6 months ago
Ripley, West Virginia
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Oak Island has two bridges that access the island.

6 months ago
Rice, Virginia
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No ferry.....you simply drive into the island.

6 months ago
Salisbury, North Carolina
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Drive

6 months ago
Hickory, North Carolina
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You don't have to take a ferry to Oak Island because it is connected to the mainland by two different bridges.

6 months ago
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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Yes drive right on over! Enjoy, you’ll love it!

6 months ago
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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There are two bridge that access the island, no ferry's that i am aware of, except to go over to Bald Head Island.

6 months ago
Galloway, New Jersey
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Drive! Interstate 95 to 40 east. Only two hours off of 95!

6 months ago
Panama City, Florida
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Definitely drive. It's pretty easy to get to.

6 months ago
Camden, South Carolina
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You drive. There are 2 different highways onto the island.

6 months ago
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