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Although Oak Island is the biggest beach community in all of North Carolina, it still maintains a small town atmosphere that continues to attract new families looking to settle in the area. The 10 miles of pristine sandy beaches are outfitted with a marina, public boat launches and two piers. Popular beach activities here include surfing, fishing and riding jet skis. The popularity of activities and overall beauty of the area means that Oak Island Real Estate does not stay on the market for long.

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Oak Island’s Caswell Beach is home to the Oak Island Lighthouse. Standing 169 feet tall, this black, white and grey lighthouse is the brightest in all of the United States. Free tours and a climb to the top of the structure are available so long as you call to make reservations in advance.


For those looking to hit the links, the Oak Island Golf Club is just a short walk from the beach. The beautiful Oceanside setting of the course was designed by famous architect George Cobb and is accentuated by wind swept Yaupon and Live Oak trees. Majestic waterfowl and ocean dwelling birds can commonly be seen during a round of golf.

Restaurants in Oak Island serve up all kinds of delicious plates to indulge in. Atlantic Seafood & Steaks is a local favorite in Brunswick County. This dining venue boasts a classic southern seafood menu that highlights regional cooking traditions. Sample crab cakes, stuffed flounder, lobster tails, deep-sea scallops and more. If you are craving something other than seafood, try the sirloin centers, filet mignon, rib-eye steaks or Angus beef.

Oak Island has a strong sense of community that is bolstered by frequent public events. Residents can enjoy arts and crafts classes, festivals, an annual surfing competition, outdoor concert series, boat shows, fishing tournaments and so much more! All of these great activities, combined with the picturesque natural setting, make Oak Island Rentals a popular choice for people looking to stay in this beautiful town.

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