To Beach or Not to Beach

To Beach or Not to Beach

When you think of Sunset and Ocean Isle Beach, the first thing that comes to mind is sitting back on a beautiful sandy beach and swimming in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. However, beaches are not the only thing that our amazing area has to offer! Here are ten things that you can experience while visiting Sunset and Ocean Isle Beach besides the beach:

The Swamp Park

Welcome to The Swamp Park & Outdoor Center, located 45 minutes South of Wilmington NC and 35 Minutes North of Myrtle Beach on HWY 17. Take a majestic tour and explore the ecological benefits of this natural environment or indulge in one of their many action activities we have on hand. You can choose from one of their three fun-filled activities or maybe do them all! 

Ocean Isle Mini Golf

Welcome to Ocean Isle Mini Golf! Come on in and explore their 18-hole course, with deliciously flavored soft-serve, a pond with fish, and tree shade to block the Carolina HEAT. We are located less than 5 minutes off the island at 6391 Beach Drive. As you leave the island, go over the causeway, left at the traffic circle, and they are located past the stoplight at Lowes, about 1/4 mile on your left.

Super Track

Ocean Isle Go-Kart Track offers their guests a number of fun activities for their enjoyment. Whatever you’re looking for, we have it all. Our Go Kart Track has set the bar high, providing a safe environment, as well as fun, family activities for everyone and be prepared for an experience you’ll never forget!

Summertide Adventures

Join us at Summertide Adventure Tours for an exhilarating and memorable kayak tour of the back waters and back-barrier marshes located in Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. Our experienced team will be your guides in exploring the network of tidal channels and creeks which make up the unique and beautiful salt marsh ecosystem.

Carolinas Coastal Adventure Tours

Come enjoy an adventure tour with Carolinas Coastal Adventure Tours that allows you to drive their boat. Drive while you explore the waterways of the Carolinas. One of the best things to do in Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island or North Myrtle Beach


Ocean Isle Fishing Company

The Ocean Isle Fishing Center is a one-stop-shop for guaranteed quality and fun. It is their goal to provide you with a quality experience through great service and product selection. 

Charter Fishing

Boat Rentals

Clothing & Gifts

Treasure Island

The Ocean Isle Fish Company Restaurant

Soar through the skies of Ocean Isle Beach and across the beautiful waters of the Atlantic Coast with an airplane tour from Epic Air Tours. A fun family experience, or a magical night out with friends. This unique experience is sure to be a highlight of your vacation, and one you will remember for years to come! 910-664-9191

Islands Art

Islands Art & Books

Shop Local Artwork, Prints, Photography, Books, Sea Glass Jewelry, Gifts and More all made by North Carolina Artisans.

6885 Beach Dr SW Ocean Isle Beach, NC 


Vereen Gardens

Vereen Memorial Gardens has been a bit of a "Hidden Jewel" for 30 years. The park features numerous hiking trails and wooden boardwalks that extend across several beautiful salt marshes and small islands, with a nice gazebo that overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway.

Ocean Isle Beach Park

Ocean Isle Beach Park features two playgrounds, eight tennis courts, four pickleball courts, baseball and softball fields, a dog park, 2 basketball courts, an amphitheater, restroom facility, picnic shelter and a multipurpose field used for soccer/football with walking trail and fitness stations. To rent space or check on availability call the Brunswick County Parks Department.

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