Strung along the southeastern coast of North Carolina are a string of islands featuring sandy white powder beaches: NC Beaches Brunswick Islands. Bright blue waters and amazing red and gold sunsets make NC Beaches Brunswick Islands among the most beautiful on the east coast.
Famous for their ideal location, the Brunswick Islands are located between the major commercial areas of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina.
These coastal towns offer peaceful, relaxing vacation destinations. They are close enough to bigger towns and cities so you can enjoy a wealth of entertainment, restaurants or shopping, but are far enough away from traffic and commotion that you can sit on the deck and listen to the waves crash and the gulls cry.
NC Beaches Brunswick Islands encompass over 45 miles of white sandy beaches. Each of these NC Beaches Brunswick Islands have their own characteristics, however each offer a premise of family fun.
Other beach communities have a lot of traffic and noise due to increased development and commercialism, but you won’t find high rises and buildings or the bright glow of neon lights along our area of the NC coast.
If it is your first time experiencing the wonders of the brilliant stars in a black sky over the ocean or if it has just been so long that it seems new to you, you can actually see at the sky at night and discover (or rediscover) how vividly the bright stars can shine.
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The southern-most of North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands, Sunset Beach is only three miles long but it is everything that a family beach should be. As you travel from the mainland, across the calm salt marsh, you’ll find yourself entering a relaxed and quiet world of Southern coastal living.
The island of Sunset Beach features a white sandy beach with undisturbed sand dunes, a natural habitat and a nesting ground for coastal wildlife of all kinds, including the endangered loggerhead sea turtle. There is a full-service fishing pier on this island, and both island the mainland areas of the town offer shopping centers, grocery stores, small boutiques, dining, golf and the Ingram Planetarium.
Ocean Isle Beach, known as the “Gem of the Brunswick Islands”, is located along the coastal corridor between Wilmington, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Ocean Isle Beach is connected to the mainland by a modern bridge spanning marsh savannas. The beach runs east to west and offers a fishing pier, public boat launch facility, direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway, and beach paths every 500 feet.
The Ocean Isle Fishing Pier offers recreational fisherman a fantastic opportunity for the best fishing the Atlantic Ocean has to offer.
The Ingram Planetarium features an 85-seat domed theater with learning experiences on astronomy, energy, navigation, and space exploration. The Museum of Coastal Carolina offers dioramas on coastal life, a touch tank, and a science hall. Ocean Isle Community Center with programs for children and adults. Other attractions are mini-golf and a go-cart track.
Ranked among the “Top 10 Family Beaches in the US” by National Geographic’s, TRAVELER Magazine, Holden Beach is a barrier island, located on the southern coast of North Carolina.
With 9 miles of oceanfront, Holden Beach is the longest and the largest of the three islands in the group known as the South Brunswick Islands.
Oak Island, NC offers a 14-mile stretch of south-facing beaches with quiet surf and moderate tides.
Devided into East Beach and West Beach, this family-friendly community has over 42 public beach accesses (most with parking), an extensive sidewalk system for pedestrians to enjoy, quiet streets for cycling, recreation trails and numerous parks and playgrounds.
From oceanfront homes and condominiums to quiet third row cottages and sound front rentals, you’re sure to find the perfect place for you and your family in Oak Island, NC.
From the moment that you depart on a private passenger ferry from the Indigo Plantation Marina in Southport, you will know that you are about to experience something special. Natural beauty surrounds you from the quiet unspoiled beaches to the maritime forests this is a truly exceptional place.
There are no gasoline powered vehicles. Transportation here consists of bicycles, electric golf carts and walking. Amenities and recreation on the island include a championship golf course, clubhouse facilities, a marina, croquet, tennis, swimming pools, restaurants, snack bars and relaxing on the beach or by the pool.
The most famous landmark on the island is North Carolina’s oldest lighthouse. Built in 1817, Old Baldy has guided many ships safely into the mouth of the Cape Fear river for over 86 years.