Oak Island Local Guide

Explore the Beauty & Relaxation of the Carolina Coast

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Oak Island History 

Located in the southeastern corner of North Carolina, Oak Island is a popular destination for families and individuals alike who are looking to make an easy and relaxing getaway to the coast. Although it was founded officially in 1999, Oak Island has been inhabited since the 1800s when nearby Fort Caswell was built. Oak Island has grown over the years and made itself the perfect location to spend your vacation and some quality family time. 


While you're here, you can enjoy some delicious, fresh seafood from the amazing local restaurants or try out a variety of activities on and off the water. From surfing & splashing in the ocean to deep sea & pier fishing, you'll find plenty of ways to keep yourself busy while you're in town. 


Check out some of our favorite things to do in Oak Island and a list of local restaurants and start planning your trip today!


Oak Island and nearby Caswell Beach, offer many fun activities and things to do so that you'll have entertainment your entire vacation. While it's always fun and relaxing to just hang out in your vacation rental, there are plenty of options when you want to venture out. 

From exploring the Oak Island Lighthouse to relaxing along the miles of beaches, you'll find exactly what you're looking for in Oak Island. The Fort Fisher Aquarium is one of the most popular attractions in the area so make sure to pencil that in before you come!


There are a wide variety of restaurants to choose from in Oak Island. Of course you'll probably be interested in some fresh seafood but there are many other delicious establishments as well. Browse through our restaurants and start planning your tasting tour of Oak Island today! 

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