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Oak Island Beaches

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Address: Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC
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Great beach!

Had a great time on the beaches at oak island! It was so nice to be able to take our dog with us and to meet new furry friends!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a great time on the beaches at oak island! It was so nice to be able to take our dog with us and to meet new furry friends!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Oak Island comprises what was formerly known as Long Beach, Yaupon Beach, and Caswell Beach. Long Beach, as its name implies occupies the majority of the island, lying at the western end of this east-west oriented island. Long Beach, now simply called Oak Island, is a fairly typical southern beach, with many older cottages, some newer and larger houses, and... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I visited this sleepy beach town 15 yrs. ago with my kids. We went home packed up and moved here. The beaches are unspoiled. Sea turtles nest here. There is a healthy population of eastern box turtles. It's ecologically sound....and not by accident. Problem is the island is only 12 miles long. It's super packed during the summer months. During... More 

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Old Saybrook, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The beaches of Oak Island and Brunswick County are much more open and peaceful than Wrightsville Beach. There are quite a few spots that are open to tourists and parking is fairly abundant.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The beaches are uncluttered and clean. It is a family and also dog friendly place to vacation. Very relaxing. Plenty of things to do in the area, yet the waterway and beach are beautiful. Locals are friendly also. You can catch Blue Crabs in the waterway. Perfect walking and shelling beach. We have been there from 2008,2010-2013. Great beach for... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Even on an August weekend, the beach was not overly crowed. At low tide, it is a very wide beach with small pools of water that are perfect for young children to sit and play in. The sand is super soft and there are plenty of shells to look at. The water was very warm.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is our second year to Oak Island. We absolutely LOVE it here!!!! The list goes on and on! We visited August this year and the water temp was in the 80's! The coast line and water are beautiful! It's not super touristy and a GREAT family place. We saw dolphins almost everyday (including a spectacular flip!) I've never seen... More 

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West Monroe, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Oak Island is not the hustle and bustle that Myrtle Beach is. You can just relax all day on the beach if you want or play a game of football on the sand. The last two times we were there, we got to see turtles hatching! What an incredible sight. We got married on the beach this year and it... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Oak Island is very visitor friendly. There is a ton of beach access with a lot of parking. The South end of the Island is great for spending the day on the beach with a big group.

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good clean beaches, highly recommend for a vacation. During off season dogs can walk on beach without leash.

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