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  • Top 10 Things To Do In Holden Beach

    Posted on 07/23/2015 in Ocean Isle 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 spen more

  • Holden Beach Days at the Docks Festival

    Posted on 04/20/2015 in Ocean Isle 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 Sund more

  • The Perfect Easter Sunday Dessert

    Posted on 03/20/2015 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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 din more

  • Check Out These Holiday Events

    Posted on 12/17/2014 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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 spendin more

  • Spending Thanksgiving on Our Brunswick Beaches

    Posted on 11/12/2014 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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 simpl more

  • Shrimp and Pineapple Tacos

    Posted on 08/01/2014 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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 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 more

  • Fishy Fishy Live Music Schedule

    Posted on 06/04/2014 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Have you ever been to Fishy Fishy Café in Southport? It is a great water front restaurant w more

  • Drift Coffee Ocean Isle Beach

    Posted on 05/07/2014 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:

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  • Cinco De Mayo

    Posted on 04/29/2014 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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 more

  • Tipsy Carolina Tea

    Posted on 04/03/2014 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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 dr more

  • How to Make Low Country Boil

    Posted on 04/01/2014 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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.& more

  • Holden Beach Fishing Charters

    Posted on 02/17/2014 in Ocean Isle 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 h more

  • Winter Weather Again?

    Posted on 02/11/2014 in Ocean Isle 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 goin 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&rs more

  • Where We're Dining in Holden Beach

    Posted on 12/06/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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 fo more

  • Where to Stay and Dine in Calabash NC

    Posted on 11/21/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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 more

  • Finding Brunswick County NC Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

    Posted on 11/20/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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 more

  • Top Ten Things To Do In Brunswick County This Fall

    Posted on 09/27/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Top Ten Things To Do In Brunswick County This Fall

    Fall is my favorite time of year, especially at the Brunswick Beaches. The crowds are gone, the weather is coole more

  • Chilled & Grilled - Brunswick County Food & Wine Fest

    Posted on 09/11/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach
    Come out for the 1st annual Chilled & Grilled. A “Taste of the Town” style event, this Brunswick Country Food & Wine festival will feature more

  • Ocean Isle Beach Commercial

    Posted on 09/03/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Super Bowl Commercial

    Wilmington and Southport, North Carolina have been long known as locations for filming many movies and TV Shows. Most recently the television show more

  • Downtown Southport

    Posted on 08/13/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Southport NC

    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 more

  • Pogies Ocean Isle Beach

    Posted on 08/02/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Pogies Restaurant Bar and Grill

    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 more

  • Ocean Ridge Golf Course

    Posted on 08/02/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Ocean Ridge Golf

    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 S more

  • Kimberly Jo's Boutique

    Posted on 08/02/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Kimberly Jo's Boutique

    If you are looking for a unique boutique for women’s clothing, look no further than Kimberly Jo& more

  • Bald Head Island Golf Course

    Posted on 08/02/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Bald Head Island Golf Course

    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 more

  • Ingram Planetarium

    Posted on 08/01/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Ingram Planetarium

    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 more

  • Calabash Fishing Charter

    Posted on 07/26/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach


    It’s not hard to find a lot of fun and interesting things to do around the Brunswick Beaches, but it’s hard t more

  • Holden Brothers Farm Market

    Posted on 07/26/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Holden Brothers Farm Market

    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 yo more

  • Ocean Isle Fishing Center

    Posted on 07/18/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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 t more

  • Fishy Fishy Cafe

    Posted on 07/17/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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. more

  • Ally Oop Surf Shop

    Posted on 07/17/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Alley Oop Surf Shop NC

    Looking for the latest trends in all things beach wear? Try stopping in at the Alley Oop Surf Shop in more

  • Antonios Deli Pizza and Grill

    Posted on 07/17/2013 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 Gr more

  • Dead End Saloon

    Posted on 07/09/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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 ca more

  • Get Your Work Out On

    Posted on 07/09/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Body Edge Ocean Isle Beach NC

    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 fu more

  • Brynn Elizabeth Jewelers

    Posted on 06/24/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Brynn Elizabeth Jewelers is a Jewelry Shop right here in Ocean Isle Beach. Brunswick County’s own more

  • Welcome to Our Biz-A-Day Features

    Posted on 06/24/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Brunswick County Business

    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 t more

  • Filming Again In Southport

    Posted on 04/19/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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 more

  • Where Our Relatives Stay

    Posted on 04/16/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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 more

  • Dining Out in Calabash

    Posted on 04/16/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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” Seafo more

  • Entering My First Golf Classic

    Posted on 04/16/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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 more

  • I Love to Shop

    Posted on 04/16/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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 more

  • A Chilly Evening in Sunset Beach

    Posted on 03/29/2013 in Ocean Isle 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 th more

  • Where To Stay on Sunset Beach

    Posted on 03/11/2013 in Ocean Isle 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.

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  • Things To Do in Ocean Isle Beach

    Posted on 03/11/2013 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 more

  • Finding a Place to Stay on Bald Head Island

    Posted on 03/11/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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 th more

  • St. Patrick's Day is Here!

    Posted on 03/11/2013 in Ocean Isle 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, more

  • Our Weekend in Southport

    Posted on 03/11/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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 more

  • The East End of Ocean Isle

    Posted on 02/26/2013 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, ta more

  • Its Almost Spring in Southport

    Posted on 02/26/2013 in Ocean Isle Beach

    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 more

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