Ocean Isle Beach Travel Guide
Member Reviews (3)
- Ocean Isle BeachAug 18, 2013
I'm an ocean isle native. My family and I have been visiting for over 15 years and I must say, it feels like my second home. This is a great family vacation spot, not too touristy, but also a great place to live. The community is wonderful, the beaches are beautiful, and there are so many activities.
Who to go with: Go with your whole family, including your spouse, children, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren if you have them.
Where to stay: I recommend renting a beach house for a week, because this allows you to have so much room. Beach houses range in price, anywhere from 8,000 to 15,000, depending on how large. Now this may sound expensive, but when you split the cost, the benefits outweigh. You have your own kitchen to cook in and you save money on meals, a living room and dining room for everyone to hang out in, and bedrooms so you can have your privacy.
What to do: Go to the beaches. After all, that's what you came to the beach for, isn't it? You can go on runs and walks on the beaches early in the morning or in the evening, during the day, you can swim, kayak on the intracoastal waterway, lay and listen to the waves, build sandcastles, or soak up the sun. At night, there's much to do, including free live concerts every Friday night in the summer, the pier, bike and golf cart rental, bars, crab catching,mini golfing, go karting, and if you go inland, there's an abundance of places to go. Driving fifteen minutes takes you to calabash, another great city, where you can find more restaurants, tourist shops, and boutiques.
Where to eat: Cooking many of your meals saves a lot of money, but when you're just too exhausted to make dinner, our favorite place to go is Joeys Pizza. It can be found inland, going towards Calabash. The pizza is great, and it is such a family friendly restaurant. The best place for a cool great is sunset slush. This is Italian ice, which is a mix between ice cream and a slush. Words cannot describe how amazing this is. Someone pushes a cart down the beach every day, where you have the option to pick between four or five flavors. The recent addition is the location on the pier, where you can treat yourself to any of the fifty flavors. The close second is Calabash Creamery, found in Calabash. This ice cream is homemade and so creamy. Their flavors are original and unique, my favorite is black cherry.
When to go: I recommend going in June or July, when the water is warmest. Stay for at least a week.
Ocean Isle Beach is a place that I one day hope to call home.
- Ocean Isle BeachFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Mynlast visit was the most special. Mothers Day weekekend, first ocean/beach trip for my daughter and the last time I/we got to see my best friend alive! :( R.I.P. Clint Melton.. another angel to watch over my daughter and I!
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