Ocean Isle Beach Makes Trip Advisor’s Affordable Destinations List

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, makes TripAdvisor's list of most affordable destinations in 2016!

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, makes TripAdvisor's list of most affordable destinations in 2016!

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.

And hey! It’s just a 45 – minute drive to Wilmington and Myrtle Beach.

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.

And currently in the works is the state-of-the-art Ocean Isle Beach Park being designed on 57 acres in the southeastern portion of Brunswick County.

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.

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