Ocean Isle Beach Blog

4th of July Activities at Ocean Isle Beach for 2016

Looking for 4th of July activities at Ocean Isle Beach? We have all the information you need!   July 3rd   Ocean Isle Beach Fireworks - Sunday, July 03, 2016 (approximately 9pm)  Please join us after the sun sets (approximately 9pm) on Sunday, July 3rd, a... View the full post »

Activities for a rainy day at Ocean Isle Beach

At some point, it's bound to happen. You are enjoying the beach vacation you've waited for all year long and it begins to rain. Don't be sad, there are plenty of nearby activities to provide you with entertainment!   The Museum of Coastal Carolina - The Museum of Coasta... View the full post »

Where do we go for dinner (or breakfast or lunch) at Ocean Isle Beach?

"Where are we going to eat?" It's a question we have all asked a time or two while on vacation. We gathered a list of some of our staff's favorite places and even their picks! So next time you are asked "Where are we going to eat?" you'll have an answer!    ... View the full post »

2016 Ocean Isle Beach Summer Concert Series

The schedule for the 2016 Summer Concert Series at Ocean Isle Beach has been announced and we are looking forward to another season of Friday night dance parties!  The concerts are fun, family friendly and a great way to spend the evening. Concerts begin at 6:30pm on Friday nigh... View the full post »

Easter Services on the Beach - 2016

 Those of us at Sunset Properties would like to wish your family a very Happy Easter. If you are at the beach this weekend and would like to attend an Easter service on the beach, here are some options:      Ocean Isle Beach Driftwood access:   ... View the full post »

2015 Concert Series

The Ocean Isle Beach Free Concert Series has begun for the 2015 summer season! Be sure and plan to attend one of the Friday night concerts which are held beside the Museum of Coastal Carolinas. Bring a beach chair and join in the fun! May 22nd - Holiday Band May 29th -  Bailout... View the full post »

Beach Themed Easter Baskets

Heading to the beach for Easter or have a child that is begging for a beach vacation? Why not give them a taste of the beach by creating a beach themed Easter basket? If you have a beach towel or sand pail you are already on your way! Fold the beach towel so that it acts as a basket for all ... View the full post »

New for 2015, Shallotte River Swamp Park!

We had a pleasant surprise on a cold wintry day yesterday when a representative of the new Shallotte River Swamp Park stopped by our office! If you haven’t heard, the new park with have a groundbreaking ceremony on February 26th at 12:00pm at 5550 Watts Road, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. ... View the full post »

Photography Tips for Your Next Beach Vacation

We all want to have cherished momentos of our beach vacations and what a better way to capture the moment than with photos? Here are a few tips on how to make capturing those fun and special moments a breeze: Make it easy on yourself - keep it simple and only bring one or two of your fav... View the full post »

Local Events to Get You Into the Holiday Spirit

With Thanksgiving upon us and Christmas one month away, if you haven't gotten into the holiday spirit try attending one of these upcoming events. Small Business Saturday will kick off the morning of November 29th. There will be special promotions by local businesses throughout Shallotte. ... View the full post »

It's Oyster Festival Time!

One of the best highlights of the  fall season in Ocean Isle Beach is undoubtedly the North Carolina Oyster Festival. This year stands to be no exception as the 34th annual festival will be packed full of great music and some of the best food you will have all year! Did I mention the craft v... View the full post »

Rainy Day at the Beach?

If you have spent your summer vacation anywhere along the coast of North Carolina, at some point you have probably dealt with rain. One minute you are enjoying a sunny beach day, the next minute the sky looks as though Zeus is angry and preparing for vengeance.  With summer rain storms bei... View the full post »

Not So Ordinary Packing List

When counting down the days until your beach vacation, you probably make a list of the items you need to pack, a bathing suit, flip flops, sunscreen, a beach towel, etc. Here is a list of some items you may not think to pack, but you’ll be glad you did. A photo mat for a picture frame &... View the full post »

Vacation Home vs. Hotel Room

     For a lot of us when we think vacation we automatically think of the benefits a vacation rental home provides. There are some however, that still only consider hotel rooms when making their lodging decisions.  A vacation home offers several amenities you just can'... View the full post »

Ladies Day Out

If you are staying on Ocean Isle for your summer vacation, plan a day with the girls and hit the local favorites. The surrounding area hosts several great spots for spoiling yourself and shopping for that new unique find. Start your day with an appointment at Coral Tree Salon & Spa for a rela... View the full post »