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Oak Island Beaches

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Address: Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC
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Great beach in south eastern NC

We were here for the long holiday weekend, and the temps were in the low 70s, so we headed to the beach for a stroll in the sand. The place was a really nice long white sand... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
James R
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were here for the long holiday weekend, and the temps were in the low 70s, so we headed to the beach for a stroll in the sand. The place was a really nice long white sand beach, with lots of folks taking advantage of the nice weather. Not to many in the water, as it was pretty cold in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beaches are peaceful and beautiful! Oak Island has numerous beach access areas with free parking. There are restaurants, motels, grocery store and a variety of other retail businesses on the island and easily accessible. If you want to take a nature walk or view the local wildlife, there are parks and nature walks easily accessible with free parking! There... More 

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Fayetteville, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my new wife got married right on the beach of Oak Island on November 8th 2016. our wedding was on the west end of the island and the beach was absolutely beautiful. Plus we had two military helicopters fly over right after we walked down the isle.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and tranquil at this time of year. The temperature is in the 50s and the beaches are not crowded. Several beach access points and places to park. Some stores have closed following the summer season, but several are open year round.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great stretch of beach with good waves. It gets very windy, which is good for kites, but not good for tents.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Oak Island for the first time as a family vacation for the week. This was only several weeks after Matthew and obviously Oak Island sustained damage to the beach dunes in some areas. The beach is still beautiful. This is a great place for families, not commercial but close to many attractions to interest any age. Great vacation area... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oak Island is one of the areas that is spread by word of mouth. The beaches are beautiful and the hotels wonderful. The restaurants run from seafood to Italian

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great clean-up effort following Matthew! No crowds. Just a long stretch of quiet, clean, beautiful, white sand beach. Surf fish or just plant yourself on the sand and relax!

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Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Oak Island Beaches offer plenty of beautiful shorelines and public access points. Kudos to locals for their great pride in beach conservation and preservation! During our visit the weekend after hurricane damage, residents spoke of more dune rebuilding due to major losses from Hurricane Matthew 2016. You're in our thoughts...

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I'm sure it's the time of year, but the beaches at Oak Island are peaceful and relaxing at the end of September. The water is perfect temperature. One day we had big waves to play in and the next was calm and easy swimming. Lots of wildlife to enjoy.

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