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Oak Island Beaches

Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Oak Island
Type: Beaches
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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124 reviews 124 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We really like the Oak Island beaches. They are family oriented and low key, unlike that home of glitz and overcrowding just a few miles south

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Verona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We have been vacationing at Oak Island for about eight years now, having started twenty years ago at North Myrtle Beach and moving northward to Ocean Isle and now Oak Island. We are definitely smitten! We have rented condos on Caswell Beach and houses further down the island. Our children were 3, 7 and 10 when we began and are... More

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Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
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189 reviews 189 reviews
12 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and I had never ventured to Oak Island and we discovered that it's truly a great little destination. It's very quiet and the people are friendly. The beach is south facing, so you get both the sunrise AND the sunset. Awesome! Water was warm and the weather was perfect. We will return!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

First trip here. Definitely not the last. Eight days. Biking, kayaking, sailing. Beach? Very wide, very clean, beautiful sun, clouds, sand. Pretty sunsets. You can even watch the sun set over the ocean. Yes, in NC. Almost no people, especially weekdays or 7am beach walks. A condo with beach/ocean views was wonderful. Fell asleep every night to the sound of... More

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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

After 5 times I look forward to the 6th visit. Have come to Oak Island on and off for the last 25 years. What I like is that it still has the same laid back atmosphere, not crazy commercialized streets. The main road has everything you need, its close to other quaint towns to visit if thats what you are... More

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The beaches were clean and no where near crowded. Everyone had plenty of space between them. My only complaint are the huge rocks. It was easier to navigate them at low tide but high tide you can't really see them and you are sure to bash a toe. Truly a beautiful place.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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