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Oak Island Beaches

Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Oak Island
Type: Beaches
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Clean & Never over crowded! Each time we have been there, there is never a crowd or dirty beach. We have seen dolphins from the shore and a baby shark and even turtle eggs that we avoid and watched from a distance.

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Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This small get away is sooo relaxing. There is not much here in terms of commercialism, therefore it's all about family and relaxing. We buy loads of water toys and just have a blast on the beach all day long.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is our first trip to Oak Island and we loved it!!! We love the beach and do not need all the "tourist attractions". This beach fit the bill. We loved having a condo so we could cook meals when we wanted but we also ate out several times and did not have a terrible meal. The area wasn't expensive... More

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Holliston, MA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This beach had some nice restaurants with great views. Not much to do there, but it's the beach...so nothing else is needed.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The perfect beach to have a quiet day with friends and family. Enjoy the wide beaches, sea shells, watching fishermen, and walking the pier. The pier is a fun destination while there and only costs 25 cents a person. The water wasn't rough when we were there in July 2014. There was also plenty of public parking making the trip... More

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Genoa, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was our first trip to Oak island. We stayed for a week and couldn't be happier with our choice. It wasn't very touristy like Myrtle is (not what we wanted this year). Plenty of room on the beaches and very very clean.

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Ocean Crest Motel was awesome! We liked the fact it was ocean front and clean. The staff were friendly.

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Upstate New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you are looking for a boardwalk with lots of shops, bars, water slide park, etc. then Oak Island is not for you. Try Myrtle Beach. If you want a real family beach with a long beautiful sandy shore, great swimming and sunning, not a lot of noise, and nice people who don't bring loud obnoxious radios with them, then... More

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Waynesboro,PA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Water was so warm, no chill factor! Little boys could actually snorkel the water was so calm most days and just enough thrill factor on the one day after a storm. Best beach we've ever visited for kids!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

great family beach, water not too rough, gullies at low tide for the little ones. no real drop off, but slopes quiet bit! my family says one of their favorites!

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