Ocean Isle Beach Area Activites

The Ocean Isle area offers something for everyone's interest! The focus on the island is relaxation; whether it's a day at the beach or sitting on a rental cottage deck catching up on reading or spending time with the family. But once you're ready for more, it's waiting for you.


In And Around Town:

Ocean Isle Community Center

This town-sponsored center located at 44 East 1st Street has free Children's programs each week day during the summer. These are fun filled events like arts and crafts, buried treasure hunts, beach games and storytime. There is free public parking and restroom facilities.

Friday Night Concerts

Free concerts are held between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends at the Museum of Coastal Carolina's parking lot-folks bring chairs starting at 6:30 pm to listen to a night of music under the stars. Sunset Properties is one of the event sponsors-please enjoy!

The Ocean Isle Beach Summer Market

Pure Markets is excited to announce the Ocean Isle Beach Summer Market. It is held in town center enclosed in a sunny and grassy field located where the breezes from the ocean can be felt and the sound of the surf can be heard. The Market will be weekly on Tuesday beginning June 4th through August 27th from 9 am until 1 pm.

Visit their website for more information: The Ocean Isle Beach Summer Market

Zipline Ocean Isle Beach

Are you ready for adventure at the beach? Whether it's the largest, longest Zipline Tour on the eastern seaboard, a full 53-element Aerial Adventure Park, or a serene Eco Boat Tour, adventure is waiting for you at the The Swamp Park. Call 910-687-6100 or visit their website for reservations.

Museum of Coastal Carolina

Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at Ocean Isle. Great for the kids. Standing exhibits on the beach tides, local animals and fish. Sunset Properties is proud to be a sponsor of the 'touch tank' where kids can see and feel some of the creatures of the sea. Watch for special speakers and events that the museum hosts throughout the year. One of the regular events is a weekly Turtle Talk at the museum during the summer on Monday nights at 7 pm. We have an active turtle program-in 2012, there were 24 turtle nests on Ocean Isle Beach, and 8 on Sunset Beach. Come learn about the turtles-admission is free with regular admission to the Museum. To learn more about the Ocean Isle Beach Turtle program, click here.

Ingram Planetarium

Ingram Planetarium is a state of the art facility located on the mainland in Sunset Beach. It includes a theater for rotating shows about the sky and a science and education center, and a gift shop. Click on their link for show schedules.

Learn to Surf

Learn to surf from some top talent while you're on vacation, or treat someone in your family to a lesson. Learn more at Carolina School of Surf's website

Yoga Classes

KISS (Keep It Simple Sweetie!) Yoga and Wellness offers classes. Visit www.facebook.com/KissYogaNow for the current month's class schedule.

Silver Coast Winery

Silver Coast Winery is located on 40 acres about 15 minutes from Sunset Beach. Go on tours to learn how the wine is made; see art by local artists, and more. Click through for their schedule of upcoming events.

Southport, North Carolina

Southport, North Carolina is about a 45 minute drive from the island. It is a small boating town with antique shops to browse, boats to watch, and good places to eat. A Maritime Museum is located in town as well. A nice half day trip is a visit to Bald Head Island out of Southport. You reach it via a ferry, and can tour North Carolina's oldest lighthouse among other sites on the island.

Other Day Trip Ideas:

Wilmington is about an hour drive from Ocean Isle Beach. It has plenty of downtown shops to visit, several museums and the Battleship NC to tour, and many restaurants.

North Myrtle Beach is about 30 minutes from Ocean Isle Beach. Plenty of factory outlets for the shoppers, and theme shows and restaurants for nightlife. A great family attraction is Ripley's Aquarium located at Broadway at the Beach on Bypass 17.


Several restaurants are available in and around Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach. Calabash home of "Calabash-style seafood" is about a twenty minute drive from Ocean Isle and offers a number of additional restaurants. The theme restaurants of Myrtle Beach are also a big hit with our guests-they are a 30 to 40 minute drive from the island.

Causeway Gourmet

Causeway Gourmet (Ocean Isle Beach) has great gourmet deli and is located before you drive over the Odell Williamson bridge in Ocean Isle Beach. Well known in the area for great service and delicious food. They feature a large menu perfect for a light lunch or early dinner. As part of our Sunset Advantage Program, Causeway Gourmet offers our guests 10% off the daily special.

Sunset Slush

When you visit the island, try some refreshing Italian Ice. Sunset Slush is the ONLY place to get REAL Italian Ice in town. They have over 20 flavors to choose from, or you can mix and match for endless combinations. You'll get 10% off your bill with our Sunset Properties Advantage program. Available at their 6848 Beach Drive location on the mainland.


A great place for the family to eat-steaks, seafood, and chicken fingers for the kids! Located between Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach on Beach Drive.

Wedding & Photography Services:

BeachPeople Weddings

Revs. David & Margo Sears are available for Nondenominational, Spiritual or Traditional services by an ordained ministers. (336) 314-0503

Calabash Photography Studio

Set an appointment with Forrest or Suzy King for your family's vacation photo. Call them at 910-579-2093.

Need more information? Try the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, or the area info link under "All about Sunset Beach".