You planned this vacation for months. Your calendar is filled with “X-marks” as you’ve been counting down to this moment. Mentally your mind has been on vacation since you booked that gorgeous island home. You just purchased a new swimsuit – perfect for the pool and the beach! Everything has come to this moment. That is until you check the weather once more just to see a hurricane has been named. Don’t worry, you purchased Travel Insurance.
The New Home Schooling
The summer is over and now families are facing a new “normal” as everyone heads into the school year. With most families becoming more involved with online school and “virtual” schooling, the need to keep things fresh and interesting is vital.
What if there was a way the family could experience a change of scenery while still promoting a healthy learning environment? Hmmm…what could provide a variety of learning possibilities, an escape from the home, and a way to bond with the family? How about the ultimate field trip!
When you’re on a shoestring budget but want to enjoy a beach vacation keep the following tips in mind and you can have a wonderful time without the huge expense. We have some great tips to help you save money on Sunset Beach, North Carolina vacation rentals that you’ll then have available to spend on other things.
Sunset Beach is the southernmost of the North Carolina barrier islands and is 3 miles of the most beautiful beachfront in the state. It’s an ideal location for anyone who enjoys pier fishing, surf fishing, swimming, surfing, building sandcastles — all the things that are associated with the beach. While a North Carolina trip offers one of the most affordable vacation destinations in the United States, any type of traveling can be pretty costly.
4 Easy Ways to Save a Bundle on Your Summer Vacation
Reserve Accommodations Early
This is so important that we can’t stress it enough. If you are thinking about renting a vacation home, you must make your reservation as early as you possibly can. Doing this will give you the greatest selection of vacation homes to choose from and at the best prices.
Plan Your Days Around Free Local Events
A great way to save some money is to take advantage of the free events taking place in the area. Take a trip to one or more of the wonderful lighthouses, go to free festivals and events, go for a bicycle ride, take a walk along the boardwalk, go shell collecting, or just spend the day on the beach relaxing. The possibilities are truly endless.
Dine In More Often Than Out
One of the biggest advantages to renting a house or Condo is having a fully equipped kitchen and a dining room table available. Try to plan the majority of meals to enjoy at your vacation home. To keep it exciting, why not make things you wouldn’t ordinarily be having at home. Prepare picnic lunches to have on the beach or stock a cooler with sandwiches and snacks you made to bring on a day trip if you go out.
Take Advantage of Seasonal Specials and Deals
There are often special deals on Sunset Beach North Carolina vacation rentals, many of which can save you hundreds of dollars on your rental. By checking the Sloane Vacations website you can find many specials and great deals throughout the year.
You can save a bundle on your summer vacation when you visit coastal North Carolina and stay with us at Sloane Vacations. Beach vacations really don’t have to sink you further into debt.
We look forward to seeing you at the beach!
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, recently made Trip Advisor’s list of the Top 20 Affordable Destinations list for beaches!
They combed the country for 20 seaside adventures that wouldn’t break the bank and Ocean Isle Beach made the list at #13!
The rank order goes from least expensive to most expensive but all are quite affordable.
About Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Ocean Isle Beach is the preferred vacation spot for many families because it’s less crowded, has gentler waves and warmer water than other popular North Carolina beaches like the Outer Banks.
The nearby Museum of Coastal Carolina plans a wide assortment of daily events tailored to small children, including story time, planetarium shows and the "Touch Tank Feeding," a chance to help staff members feed the museum’s marine animals.
Other Ocean Isle Beach Areas of Interest
- Free Summer Concerts
Every Friday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on the stage in the parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolina.
- Ocean Isle Fishing Center
Offering charter fishing trips inshore and offshore, jet ski rentals, boat rentals, sunset cruises, and the Fish Company Restaurant.
- Shallotte River Swamp Park
Home to challenging ropes courses, zip line tours, and — for those who don’t fancy the thought of whizzing through the treetops — swamp boat eco-tours.
- Silver Coast Winery
A vineyard with tasting and tap rooms.
- OIB (Ocean Isle Beach) Ghost Walk
Tours take place every Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm on Ocean Isle and the groups will either meet at the public beach access between Salty’s Surf Shop and the Ocean Isle Pier for the Ocean Isle tour. The cost of the tour is $10 for each adult, and children ages 5 and under are free. Tours go from May 27th until Labor Day and resume again in October for Halloween.
The plan includes a baseball and softball complex with five fields (four 300′ and one 200′ field), paved walking trails, three multipurpose fields, pickle ball courts, fitness equipment, inclusive playgrounds, picnic shelters, restrooms, horseshoe pits, a dog park, basketball courts, additional parking and open space areas. Existing park facilities include tennis courts, multipurpose field, playground, restrooms and an amphitheater.
If you’re looking for a few more options, definitely check out our Things to Do in Ocean Isle Beach page; you’ll find lots of goodies there. 🙂
When you’re ready to book a vacation and are looking for an affordable place to stay, contact us at Sloane Realty Vacations and we’ll tell you all about our special vacation rental deals so you, too, can have an affordable vacation this year.