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  • Top 10 Things To Do In Holden Beach

    Posted on 07/23/2015 in Holden Beach

    When you’re making your plans for this summer’s beach vacation there are plenty of things to plan for. While you can kick back and relax without a care in the world, alternatively you can stay as active as you wish. You can spend your days on the beach and in the water or you can ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Holden Beach Days at the Docks Festival

    Posted on 04/20/2015 in Holden Beach

    Each year the Holden Beach Days at the Docks festival hosts over 50 arts and crafts vendors and a dozen food vendors on Jordan Blvd. under the Holden Beach bridge. It's a great way to officially kick off spring and the upcoming vacation season. This year's festival is Saturday and Sunday, ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • The Perfect Easter Sunday Dessert

    Posted on 03/20/2015 in holidays on brunswick beaches

    With Easter right around the corner you may still be planning the details of an Easter dinner for family and friends. If so, we have a dessert that will be on our menu for sure. We’re positive this will result in many “ooh’s” and “aaah’s” following ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Super Sweet Valentine's Day Treat

    Posted on 02/12/2015 in Coastal Cooking

    There’s no better time to indulge your self with the sweet taste of chocolate than on Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re celebrating the holiday with a loved one or spending it solo, take the time to treat yourself with the following good-for-the-soul treat. This is one of my most ...read more

  • Local Bridal Events Happening!

    Posted on 01/13/2015 in Beach Weddings

    If you’re one of the lucky couples that became engaged over the holidays we’d like to say a hearty congratulations to you. It’s just the beginning of a fun-filled time of planning and dreaming and making important decisions that will affect your special wedding day and ...read more

  • Check Out These Holiday Events

    Posted on 12/17/2014 in holidays on brunswick beaches

    This is such a festive time of the year when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. You can’t help but have your heart fill with joy and anticipation. If you get the opportunity to see Christmas through a child’s eyes, by all means take it! So many people are too busy spending the ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Spending Thanksgiving on Our Brunswick Beaches

    Posted on 11/12/2014 in holidays on brunswick beaches

    You truly haven’t experienced Thanksgiving as it was meant to be until you’ve spent it outdoors in nature along the Brunswick Beaches. While the northern states are usually too chilly to spend much time outdoors this time of year, here in coastal North Carolina the weather is simply ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Shrimp and Pineapple Tacos

    Posted on 08/01/2014 in Coastal Cooking

    Looking for a great meal to cook on vacation? Then look now further! Our shrimp and pineapple tacos are easy, tropical, healthy and delicious! Serve with black beans and rice, chips and salsa, or whatever you’re in the mood for. Serve with your favorite cocktail, or learn how to make our ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Sparkling Mint Raspberry Sangria

    Posted on 07/09/2014 in Cocktail of the Month

    What’s better than a light fruity cocktail on a hot day? A light fruity cocktail on a hot day at the beach! This cocktail recipe is an Ocean Isle Beach favorite, and is sure to be a hit with your family and friends this vacation. 21 and older only please! Not at the beach? Bring a taste ...read more

  • Fourth Of July

    Posted on 06/27/2014 in Ocean Isle Beach

    With most rentals being Saturday to Saturday in this area, tomorrow is the main check in day for Fourth of July week. History shows Fourth of July as one of the busiest weeks of the year in all of the Brunswick Beaches! Here are a couple tips we’ve learned about checking in to a beach ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Holden Beach Punch

    Posted on 06/19/2014 in Cocktail of the Month

    Looking for a beachy and refreshing drink to sip on while enjoying your vacation? Then look no further than Brunswick Beaches own “Holden Beach Punch” Holden Beach Punch Ingredients Dark Rum Light Rum Coconut Rum Orange Juice Pineapple ...read more

  • Fishy Fishy Live Music Schedule

    Posted on 06/04/2014 in Southport restaurants

    Have you ever been to Fishy Fishy Café in Southport? It is a great water front restaurant with awesome food, wonderful specialty drinks, a friendly staff, and a view that can’t be beat! It is one of my personal favorite Brunswick Beaches hot spots! It’s a great place for lunch ...read more

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  • Free Concert and Movie Series

    Posted on 06/02/2014 in Sunset Beach NC events

    Looking for something fun to do when in town for vacation? Brunswick County Parks and Rec is proud to present the Free Summer Concert and Movie Series! Outdoor concerts are all ages, and a great experience for all! Make sure you bring chairs and blankets to sit on! A cooler with drinks and ...read more

  • What Makes a Good Photographer?

    Posted on 05/27/2014 in Beach Weddings

    Guest Blogger Jesse Stephenson of Jesse Stephenson Photography shares what makes a good photographer. Read more below! What makes a good photograph?  If you aren’t trained as a photographer, you may not be able to explain why a photograph is good, but you know one when you see ...read more

  • Drift Coffee Ocean Isle Beach

    Posted on 05/15/2014 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Visit Brunswick Beaches would like to give a big welcome to the newest coffee shop in town, Drift Coffee in OIB! The below article was posted in the Island Living Easter tab of the Brunswick Beacon: Powell brothers hang up boards, open coffee shop By Sam Hickman Staff Writer OCEAN ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Grilled Salmon over Cilantro Lime Slaw

    Posted on 05/06/2014 in Coastal Cooking

    Here in the Brunswick Beaches, we love our seafood! Looking for a healthy seafood recipe with a bit of bite to it? Then look no further! Although salmon might not be local to our waters, we still love it! You can also use mahi, tuna, or any other fish for this recipe. Its good with shrimp too! ...read more

  • Cinco De Mayo

    Posted on 04/29/2014 in Brunswick Beaches Restaurants

    Going to be in the Brunswick Beaches for Cinco De Mayo? Great! We have a variety of Mexican restaurants with great deals on margaritas and a large authentic food menu! Below are some local Mexican restaraunts that would love to host your celebration: Las Palmeras (behind the food lion in ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • A Day at the Docks in Holden

    Posted on 04/22/2014 in Holden Beach

    When you’re planning a visit to our Brunswick Beaches plan on coming this weekend because it's only this weekend when you can experience A Day at the Docks in Holden. This is a festival that takes place about this time every year right here in Holden Beach. Beginning at 9 a.m. on ...read more

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  • Tipsy Carolina Tea

    Posted on 04/03/2014 in Cocktail of the Month

    Most people know of the classic Long Island Ice Tea. But here on the Carolina Coast we like to put a little southern twist on this classic cocktail. This adult drink goes down easy and packs a punch, so tread carefully! An ice cold glass of Tipsy Carolina Tea is a great way to end a day on the ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • How to Make Low Country Boil

    Posted on 04/01/2014 in Coastal Cooking

    Low Country Boil  is a classic staple of the Brunswick Beaches and other coastal areas. This is also refered to as a steam pot locally.  It’s easy to make at the house and you only use one pot so its great for easy clean up! You can get creative with the seafood you use, but I ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • St. Pattys Day at the Brunswick Beaches

    Posted on 03/18/2014 in Ocean Isle Beach events

    This has been one of the coldest St. Patrick’s Day I can remember! Usually we’re standing in the sunshine drinking cold beer. But this year, burrrr everyone was huddled around the fire. Even with the cold, it was still a blast! The Brunswick Beaches have their own special charm and ...read more

  • Holden Beach Fishing Charters

    Posted on 02/17/2014 in Holden Beach

    Looking for something fun to do on your vacation to Holden Beach? Then look no further than Ollie Raja Fishing Charters.  Capt Cane Faircloth and his crew will take you on the adventure of a lifetime. Options very include inshore, offshore and the Gulf Stream, as well as half day or full day ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Winter Weather Again?

    Posted on 02/11/2014 in Holden Beach

    It looks like we might be in for some more ice or sleet here in the Brunswick Beaches this week. As of right now, they’re saying the snow is going to stay inland, but we still have a chance of ice or freezing rain.   This is very unusual weather for this area! I can’t brag ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Best Wedding Songs

    Posted on 02/03/2014 in Beach Weddings

    Everyone loves a good wedding. And like most things in life, a wedding is even better at the beach! We are opening up the wedding division of Visit Brunswick Beaches and would like your help! We’d love to know what songs are the best to play at a wedding. Click here to take our survey and ...read more

  • Winter Storm Leon Hits the Coastal Carolinas

    Posted on 01/31/2014 in Ocean Isle Beach

    It’s been a cold few days here at the Brunswick Beaches. Many locals have been iced in since Tuesday. It’s finally supposed to get up to the mid 50’s today, and melt all the ice. I personally have been having some intense cabin fever! I’m not used to being stuck in for so ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Snow at the Brunswick Beaches?

    Posted on 01/28/2014 in Uncategorized

    Snow at the Brunswick Beaches? It’s been a long time since the Brunswick Beaches have experienced a large accumulation of snow. Every couple years we may get flurries, but nothing that really adds up to over an inch. This picture of a palm tree in Sea Trail Plantation is from last year. ...read more

  • Recommending Where to Stay in Southport NC

    Posted on 12/30/2013 in Southport NC vacation rentals

    One of my most favorite places to stay when I travel is locally owned Bed & Breakfast accommodations. So when we have company visiting from a long distance away, and we don’t have room for them at our house, we recommend they stay at the nearby Southport Inn. It’s a beautiful home ...read more

  • Merry Christmas to All!

    Posted on 12/26/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    The Holidays are a special time in Beaches of Brunswick County. Weather wise, you never know what you’re going to get. This time last week it was a warm and sunny 75. I for one skipped out of work early one day (shhhh, don’t tell my boss!), to enjoy the beach weather. Feeling the sun ...read more

  • Wishing You All a Very Merry Christmas!

    Posted on 12/18/2013 in Caswell Beach accommodations

    We have friends that come to the Oak Island and Southport area of North Carolina in the fall every year to do some offshore fishing. I don’t know what they’re using for bait but they never fail to return with at least one trophy fish. They say they keep trying for a bigger and bigger ...read more

  • Where to Stay and Dine in Calabash NC

    Posted on 12/17/2013 in Calabash NC accommodations

    When you hear the word “calabash” do you think of seafood? You’d be right, if you do! But did you know that Calabash-style seafood originated in Calabash, North Carolina? This area is famous for not just its seafood but also the phenomenal golf courses and shopping venues the ...read more

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  • Brunswick County NC Golf Vacations for You and Your BFFs

    Posted on 12/10/2013 in Brunswick County NC golf vacations

    When it’s time to just get away and you're looking for somewhere special to go with the gals or maybe for the best golf resorts for guys trips, consider what the Brunswick Beaches have to offer you. It’s right here that you can experience the best yet most affordable Brunswick ...read more

    Tagged: Brunswick Business |

  • Where We're Dining in Holden Beach

    Posted on 12/06/2013 in Holden Beach restaurants

    When it comes to dining out and choosing where to go it’s always a decision I have to wrestle with. The reason is because there are so many great restaurants in this area serving completely scrumptious food! So, when I decide to go out I come check out the list on this page for places to go ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Spend the Holidays in Our Accommodations in Ocean Isle Beach NC

    Posted on 12/03/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach NC accommodations

    If you’re making plans to spend the holidays on the South Brunswick Islands this year consider the Ocean Isle Beach NC accommodations available here. You’ll find our accommodations in Ocean Isle Beach NC to cover every type imaginable from hotels and Inns to oceanfront beach rentals ...read more

  • Finding Brunswick County NC Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

    Posted on 11/26/2013 in Brunswick County NC restaurants

    Many people like to go out to eat on holidays like Thanksgiving. Some of them don’t cook, many of them don’t want to dine alone, and still others are vacationing in the area and would prefer to eat their Thanksgiving meal in one of the Brunswick County NC restaurants in the area. We ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Where to Find Accommodations in Sunset Beach Over Thanksgiving

    Posted on 11/20/2013 in Sunset Beach NC accommodations

    The Thanksgiving holiday is fast approaching and if you’re planning on spending it in Sunset Beach North Carolina you may still be looking for a place to stay. We can provide you with a list of the area Sunset Beach NC accommodations, all of which are reputable places where you’re ...read more

    Tagged: Sunset Beach |

  • Top Ten Things To Do In Brunswick County This Fall

    Posted on 09/27/2013 in Uncategorized

    Fall is my favorite time of year, especially at the Brunswick Beaches. The crowds are gone, the weather is cooler, but there is still plenty to do! Some of my favorite things to do in Brunswick County NC this time of year are listed below. Check it out, and enjoy! Top 10 Things to Do in The ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Chilled & Grilled - Brunswick County Food & Wine Fest

    Posted on 09/11/2013 in Southport

    Come out for the 1st annual Chilled & Grilled. A “Taste of the Town” style event, this Brunswick Country Food & Wine festival will feature many local restaurants, bakeries, caterers and those in the food industry offering samples of their most popular dishes. Entries will be ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Ocean Isle Beach Commercial

    Posted on 09/03/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Wilmington and Southport, North Carolina have been long known as locations for filming many movies and TV Shows. Most recently the television show Under the Dome, and the movie based on the Nicholas Sparks book Safe Haven have been the talk of the town. Southport has a gorgeous location for ...read more

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  • Downtown Southport

    Posted on 08/13/2013 in Southport

    Downtown Southport, North Carolina is a town like no other. The charm of the coastal town has been the setting for many movies over the past 20 years or so. There is a reason why this town sparks the attention of Hollywood producers.  Keep driving down Route 211 until you hit the water, and ...read more

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  • Pogies Ocean Isle Beach

    Posted on 08/11/2013 in Biz A Day Feature

    Looking for a great place to hang out, enjoy live music, great food, and an unbeatable view? Then check out Pogies in Ocean Isle Beach! Located in the same parking lot as Sloane Realty Vacations, Pogies is the place to be in OIB! Formally Cinellis, Pogies is now under new ownership. Not only has ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Ocean Ridge Golf Course

    Posted on 08/08/2013 in Biz A Day Feature

    Ocean Ridge is one of the areas most pristine golf clubs. 4 four different courses you will have a new challenge every time you play. Located just a few miles from both Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach, Ocean Ridge is the perfect location! If you are staying on one of the Brunswick Beaches, give ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Bald Head Island Golf Course

    Posted on 08/06/2013 in Bald Head Island

    A course only reachable by ferry, experience a round like none before at the distinguished Bald Head Island Country Club. A day not to be forgotten, the Bald Head Island Golf Course transcends nature and sport into one fulfilling event. The southernmost of North Carolina’s barrier islands, ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Calabash Mini Golf

    Posted on 08/05/2013 in Biz A Day Feature

    For a fun, family activity, try Tropical Adventure Mini Golf in Calabash, NC. Just a short drive from Sunset Beach, NC and Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Tropical Adventure is a well maintained 18-hole miniature golf course the whole family will enjoy! Offering full day passes with the option to leave and ...read more

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  • Kimberly Jo's Boutique

    Posted on 08/04/2013 in Biz A Day Feature

    If you are looking for a unique boutique for women’s clothing, look no further than Kimberly Jo's. Kimberly Jo's used to be over by the Ocean Isle Beach Air Port, but has recently moved into the Lowes Shopping Center Plaza in Ocean Isle Beach, next to OIB Surf And Java. Kimberly ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Kindred Spirit

    Posted on 08/03/2013 in Sunset Beach

    Bird Island is truly a unique island all on it’s own.  The southeastern most point of North Carolina is completely uninhibited and preserved without any buildings, houses or even roads.  It’s a hot spot for boaters to beach at because it’s very private and a great ...read more

  • Ingram Planetarium

    Posted on 08/02/2013 in Biz A Day Feature

    The next time you Visit Brunswick Beaches, stop on in to a truly unique experience—The Ingram Planetarium. The only place of its kind in Brunswick County, this state-of-the-art HD digital projection displays the universe in an unparalleled manner. Couple this with their surround sound ...read more

    Tagged: Ocean Isle Beach |

  • Jumpin Java

    Posted on 08/01/2013 in Biz A Day Feature

    Jumpin’ Java Expresso Co. of Southport A unique locally owned coffee shop located in Southport, NC has been winning awards and offering some of the areas best coffee, smoothies and gourmet snacks.  They also have a coffee shop in Shallotte NC to service all of the Brunswick ...read more

  • Inlet View Restaraunt

    Posted on 07/31/2013 in Biz A Day Feature

    When dining in the Brunswick Beaches, don’t forget about Inlet View. Inlet View is off of the beaten path, in Shallotte Point (in between the town of Shallotte, and Ocean Isle Beach). This restaurant has both inside and outside seating with amazing views. With a 3rd story tiki deck ...read more

  • Calabash Fishing Charter

    Posted on 07/28/2013 in Calabash

      It’s not hard to find a lot of fun and interesting things to do around the Brunswick Beaches, but it’s hard to find a better trip than the hurricane fleet fishing in Calabash, NC.  They are very well known in the area for catching a lot of fish and having a good ...read more

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  • Holden Brothers Farm Market

    Posted on 07/26/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    If you are out visiting Brunswick Beaches and are looking for fresh, homegrown, fruits and vegetables, Holden Brothers Farm Market in Shallotte, NC should be your first stop. If it can be grown locally, it is grown here! Holden Brothers also ships in items that can not be grown locally, so you ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Fishy Fishy Cafe

    Posted on 07/25/2013 in Southport

    Looking for a great place to chill out, sit back, have some great drinks and great food, with a great view? Then Fishy Fishy in Southport is the place for you. Fishy Fishy is so cool, it has been used as the filmy location for many TV shows and movies, including the first season of ABC’s ...read more

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  • Antonios Deli Pizza and Grill

    Posted on 07/24/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    It’s 11 O’clock at night in a small beach town, and I’m starving! What do I do? Everything is closed! Not anymore!! Antonios Deli, Pizza and Grill is a great spot in Ocean Isle Beach, which is open Late Night. There hours are 10am-4am. That’s right! If you have a hankering ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Ocean Isle Fishing Center

    Posted on 07/22/2013 in Biz A Day Feature

    The Ocean Isle Fishing Center (OIFC) is a staple of the Brunswick Beaches sportfishing community. Whether you're looking for some gear to take home to loved ones from Ocean Isle or you're an experienced fishermen looking for top of the line tackle, OIFC is the place for you. I ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Coastal Urge

    Posted on 07/21/2013 in Biz A Day Feature

    For those interested in a little shopping while vacationing on Bald Head Island, take a long look at The Coastal Urge. Everything, and we mean everything you could possibly need regarding beach related items can be found here. From women’s, men’s, and kids wear to beach equipment ...read more

  • Ally Oop Surf Shop

    Posted on 07/20/2013 in Calabash

    Looking for the latest trends in all things beach wear? Try stopping in at the Alley Oop Surf Shop in Sunset Beach, NC. Looking for those perfect summer shades? In need of a better pair of sandals? Alley Oop Surf Shop is a locally owned business whose main focus is surfer and beach goer’s ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Causway Gourmet

    Posted on 07/19/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    For a fine dining experience without the pomp and circumstance of a stuffy restaurant, try the Causeway Gourmet in Ocean Isle Beach, NC! A healthy, fresh variety of options await you loaded with elegant and developed flavors-- you might just forget you are in a coastal town. From light fare such ...read more

  • Cape Fear Watersports

    Posted on 07/18/2013 in Biz A Day Feature

    Have you come all the way to one of the beautiful Brunswick County Beaches this year? Are you looking out onto the water and seeing all those happy people on paddle boards, jet skis, and pontoon boats? Do you wish you could join them? Be your own captain for a day. Or at least for half of a ...read more

  • Calabash Homemade Ice Cream

    Posted on 07/17/2013 in Calabash

    Looking for a place to cool off this summer? Look no further than the Calabash Creamery. Founded on the philosophy that premium, homemade ice cream is best, founders Greg and Kristi Hansen pride themselves on serving only the best ingredients in a very family friendly atmosphere. Using 16% ...read more

  • Beach Fun Rentals

    Posted on 07/16/2013 in Holden Beach

    For over a decade, Beach Fun Rentals has provided vacationers to Holden Beach, NC with quality rental equipment of every kind. You name it; they’ve got it—or will get it for you, deliver it to your location AND pick it up. From bike rentals, surf boards, beach equipment, cookout needs ...read more

  • OIB Surf and Java

    Posted on 07/15/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    OIB Surf and Java is a wonderful surf shop in Ocean Isle Beach, with a coffee shop in the back. In the front part of the store you will find clothing, jewelry, sunglasses, bathing, and more. The back of the shop is a coffee shop where you can order specialty coffee drinks, teas, and small bakery ...read more

  • Golf by the Coast

    Posted on 07/14/2013 in Bald Head Island

    A course only reachable by ferry, experience a round like none before at the distinguished Bald Head Island Country Club. A day not to be forgotten, the Bald Head Island Golf Course transcends nature and sport into one fulfilling event. The southernmost of North Carolina’s barrier islands, ...read more

  • Summer Concert Series

    Posted on 07/13/2013 in Biz A Day Feature

    I personally am a big fan of live music. It’s even better when you get to listen to it FOR FREE! Most of the beaches in the area participate in a Free Concert Series during the summer months. Mainly local bands participate in this outdoor event. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket as these ...read more

  • Ocean Isle Beach Night Life

    Posted on 07/12/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Ocean Isle Beach might be a family oriented beach, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some night life. You just have to know where to find it. Sitting on East Second Street, next to the Putt Putt course, is a charming local spot “Pelicans Perch”. You may remember this as ...read more

  • Adventure Kayak Tours

    Posted on 07/11/2013 in Sunset Beach

    The Brunswick Islands are home to some of the most beautiful beaches and wildlife in the southeast, so why not explore it in a unique way.  Summertide Adventure Kayak Tours is a company based out of Sunset Beach, NC, the furthest Southeast point in North Carolina, and has been serving the ...read more

  • Dead End Saloon

    Posted on 07/10/2013 in Southport restaurants

    Have you ever had a Maryland Crab Cake? Or Maryland crab soup? Yes, yes, the Brunswick Beaches are in North Carolina, but we have a taste of Maryland right here in Southport, NC. You haven’t tasted a crab cake until you have tasted a true Maryland one. Many restaurants boast “Maryland ...read more

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  • Get Your Work Out On

    Posted on 07/09/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Fitness is an important part of my every day life, and even when I am on vacation, I make a point to keep up with my regimen. Often when I travel I cannot find a fun place to work out, so I just end up running, which I often dread. I personally like work out classes as oppose to running. I was a ...read more

    Tagged: Ocean Isle Beach |

  • Brynn Elizabeth Jewelers

    Posted on 06/24/2013 in Biz A Day Feature

    Brynn Elizabeth Jewelers is a Jewelry Shop right here in Ocean Isle Beach. Brunswick County’s own Michael Abushakra followed in his fathers foot steps by opening his own Fine Jewelry Store, named after his beautiful daughter, Brynn Elizabeth. Michael told us a wonderful story the other day, ...read more

    Tagged: Brunswick Business |

  • Welcome to Our Biz-A-Day Features

    Posted on 06/23/2013 in Biz A Day Feature

    Welcome to this new edition of the Visit Brunswick Beaches Blog where we will be featuring a business a day throughout the summer.  Over the next 10 weeks we are going to help you discover 50 of the top things to do around the Brunswick Beaches and virtually show you around town.  We ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Southport, NC nominated for Best of U.S.

    Posted on 05/29/2013 in Southport

      Southport, NC has once again been nominated as one of the best 4th of July festivals in the country.  A 200 year old tradition, this quaint port city hosts one of the largest festivals around with an estimated 40,000 people expected to visit and enjoy the festivities. This ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • MoJo’s on the Harbor

    Posted on 05/27/2013 in Bald Head Island restaurants

    I quite unexpectedly attended a wedding rehearsal party at MoJo’s on the Harbor last Friday evening. It’s one of the Bald Head Island restaurants in the area of where the wedding will be held. There were 30-40 people in our group, which could have easily been more than many Bald ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • There's Always Lots to Do Here

    Posted on 05/24/2013 in Sunset Beach NC events

    Being located so close to Sunset Beach is a huge benefit for not just adults but for kids of all ages as well. There’s always plenty of Sunset Beach NC events going on throughout the summer that keep us all busy. That’s one of the things I love about summertime! One of the ...read more

  • Memorial Day in OIB

    Posted on 05/24/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Finally, the weekend we’ve all been waiting for, the start of the summer season, is here! When I think of Memorial Day weekend, I think of my childhood. Cook-outs, boat trips, sun block and the beach. The smell of hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill always brings me back to back yard ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Great Sunset Beach Treat for $1

    Posted on 05/23/2013 in Sunset Beach

    It's Sunday afternoon and I'm looking for a fun family activity around Sunset Beach.  As soon as we get over the new bridge, on the left side of the road, we come across a fun little shop called the "Sunset Beach Trading Company".  If you're looking for souveniers ...read more

  • Playing Close to Home

    Posted on 05/21/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach golf courses

    The majority of people that I talk to who don’t live around this area tell me I’m very blessed to have my home in a location that is surrounded by so many golf courses. From Wilmington, North Carolina, to the north down through Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to the south, there are so ...read more

  • Our Anniversary Dinner

    Posted on 05/17/2013 in Southport restaurants

    Our anniversary was just last week and we wanted to go somewhere special to enjoy a romantic dinner together without the kids. We headed to Southport because some of the best meals we’ve ever had have been in the Southport restaurants we’ve tried when in the area. Unsure whether ...read more

  • What's Happening on Ocean Isle Beach

    Posted on 05/17/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach events

    There’s always plenty to do on the Brunswick Islands no matter which island you visit but I thought I’d tell you about some Ocean Isle Beach events that are coming up soon. Throughout the summer the Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series will be held on Friday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ...read more

  • Seaside With Coffee

    Posted on 04/30/2013 in Oak Island shopping

    On a recent trip to the Southport area I thought I’d go exploring some stores, maybe do a little Oak Island shopping while I was there. I found a real gem when I came across the "Seaside With Coffee" clothing store that carries women’s and children’s clothing, plus a ...read more

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  • Where Our Relatives Stay

    Posted on 04/27/2013 in Holden Beach hotels

    When you live at the beach you tend to get a lot of family and friends from far away coming to visit. I love that I get to see so much of them — some of them even more frequently than when we shared the same zipcode! But family is, well, family and while you can pick your friends…you ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Dining Out in Calabash

    Posted on 04/23/2013 in Calabash restaurants

    Every now and then I get a severe craving for “Calabash Style” seafood. When that happens (more and more regularly these days it seems) I head over to The Dockside Seafood House in Calabash, North Carolina. This is, as they say, “An Original “Calabash Style” Seafood ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Entering My First Golf Classic

    Posted on 04/20/2013 in Brunswick County NC golf courses

    I’ve been spending a lot of time on the area golf courses in preparation of the upcoming Southport-Oak Island Area Golf Classic taking place early next month. It’s being held at the Oak Island Golf Club at Caswell Beach on May 4 and I’m planning on entering this year. This will ...read more

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  • Filming Again In Southport

    Posted on 04/19/2013 in Southport

    Did you know that one of the most popular areas for filming on the East Coast is Wilmington? Brunswick Beaches neighbor just a little to the north is famous for shows such as Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill as well as many movies. But Wilmington isn’t the only place for filming ...read more

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  • I Love to Shop

    Posted on 04/16/2013 in Bald Head Island shopping

    One of my most favorite pastimes is shopping and living coastal I have access to many different types of shopping venues than others might have. Let me make one thing absolutely clear – there are simply no bad shopping days for me. Any day shopping for anything is a fabulous day! I consider ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Where To Stay on Sunset Beach

    Posted on 03/29/2013 in Sunset Beach

    With this being Easter Weekend many people are coming to the area to spend the holiday at the beach while plenty of others stay home and celebrate with family. We stay in the local area as many of our friends stop by to visit over the weekend. If you’re planning on coming to the ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • A Chilly Evening in Sunset Beach

    Posted on 03/29/2013 in Sunset Beach

    It has been n the upper 50’s/lower 60’s all week, and here I am complaining that it is Easter weekend and it should be a lot warmer! After all, I do live at the beach and I am ready for warm temperatures and beach weather. After a few minutes of pouting I realize that weather in the ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Things To Do in Ocean Isle Beach

    Posted on 03/26/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    One of the things I like most about living here is that there are always things to do in Ocean Isle Beach no matter what time of the year it is. Children don’t get bored here and vacationers have to keep returning time after time to take it all in. There’s just not enough time to ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Finding a Place to Stay on Bald Head Island

    Posted on 03/21/2013 in Bald Head Island

    I love visiting Bald Head Island, North Carolina. It always feels like we’re going to some remote island far away somewhere because it’s 4 miles out to sea and is only accessible by boat. It is actually very secluded and I like that. The majority of the island is undeveloped and there ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • St. Patrick's Day is Here!

    Posted on 03/16/2013 in Holden Beach

    Ok, the truth is I’m not Irish but I like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as much as the next non-Irish person – and even the Irish ones! This year will be no exception. As with many holidays lately this day has turned into an entire weekend of celebration. Officially though, St. ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Our Weekend in Southport

    Posted on 03/11/2013 in Southport

    After a long winter I’m really glad to see Daylight Savings Time arrive. What a beautiful weekend we had to enjoy that extra hour of daylight, too! We were on the go all weekend long. Our family just climbed into the car and drove towards Southport looking for things to do. We were not ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • The East End of Ocean Isle

    Posted on 03/01/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    This Sunday I took advantage of the beautiful weather.  After church, I headed over to my momma’s house to spend the day with her. Dad was off golfing with his buddies at Ocean Ridge Plantation in Sunset Beach, taking advantage of the beautiful weather as well. And so, a much-needed ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

  • Its Almost Spring in Southport

    Posted on 02/26/2013 in Southport

    This weekend was a beautiful weekend at the Brunswick Beaches! It might only be February, but you can definitely feel spring in the air! I am lucky enough to live on the coast and get to experience this beautiful area everyday! This weekend a few friends of mine and I spent the day in Southport, ...read more

    Tagged: Southport |

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