Make It A Day Trip

Most people hit the beach when they visit Ocean Isle and Sunset Beach. Soaking up the sun and jumping through the Atlantic Ocean waves. Sure, you can spend your vacation listening to the ocean, but did you know that there is so much to do that surrounds your vacation destination? Ocean Isle and Sunset Beach is not only a prime Beach location, but also a great hub to reach some of the major attractions that make the southern east coast the ultimate vacation package.

Catch More Than Waves

Instead of hanging out on the shore, why not spend the day on the water. Take the family or make time for yourself, and book a fishing charter. The battle between person and beast awaits your cast. Head off to the horizon or venture close to shore and catch your prize.

Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Charters

Take this vacation opportunity to bond with the kids as they catch their first fish, or take them dolphin watching. Spend this time creating memories that will last, and photos to brag with during your next watercooler visit.

Adventure into History

Why not travel into the past during your next visit to OIB or SB and visit one of the many historical landmarks. Stroll the paths of Old Baldy, the state’s oldest remaining lighthouse, or go back to colonial times with a day at Brunswick Town. There is always Fort Fisher Civil War Museum or you can take the short drive to Wilmington to tour the USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial.

USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial

Not that much into history, but still looking to satisfy that search for extended knowledge? Check out the North Carolina Birding Trail or the Museum of Coastal Carolina. Explore all the opportunities on our Nature, Museum, and Parks page.

Expand Your Vacation Options

A vacation to OIB or SB doesn’t have to be restricted to just this portion of the NC coastline. The best thing about a vacation here is that you are just a short drive to popular shopping, attractions, and dining destinations. Even though the Beaches host some amazing local options, who doesn’t like more?

Just a short distance south is the tourist capital of South Carolina, Myrtle Beach. Take in 18 holes in one of their many famous courses. You can even make it a mini 18 holes with some time on one of the hundreds of mini-golf courses that spread from North Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet.

Myrtle Beach Mini Golf

Need to spend time with some retail therapy? How about a trip to one of the several outlets and malls that make up the retail market of Myrtle Beach? From name brand stores to local shops, there is so much to see and purchase.

Retail Therapy

Don’t forget about Wilmington. This historic harbour hub is the home to many local shops and restaurants. Spend the day with a premium coffee as you stroll their boardwalk that sits right on the water.

Wilmington, NC Boardwalk

Start planning your day with the assistance of our Day Trip planner.

Do More During your Vacation

150E1 – Oceanfront House – Ocean Isle Beach

Get excited because when you book a vacation to Ocean Isle Beach or Sunset Beach, you are getting more than just an amazing beach view and a perfect Oceanfront Rental. You have so many options to make your vacation the ultimate vacation. Make room on your phone for all the photos you are about to take, and get ready to make 2021 the Best Vacation Ever!

Fishing on Ocean Isle Beach

Fishing Charters and other ways to Fish during your next OIB Vacation

Ocean Isle Beach FishingJust imagine a bright sunny August morning as you and your family embark upon a fishing experience. The warm air mixed with the salt from the ocean racing by you as you watch the pure enjoyment on your family’s faces while the waves splash against the bow of the boat on your way to “the spot”. Fishing during the late summer months provides more than just open beaches and less crowds. It provides plenty of opportunities to make new and lasting memories with your family.

Offshore Gulf Stream waters offer opportunities to catch mahi, wahoo, tuna and billfish. Combine that with the ability to drop down to the bottom for such tasty fish as snapper, grouper, triggerfish and a fresh fish family feast will be in order. Closer to shore king and spanish mackerel are there to put a bend in your pole as well as the opportunity to tangle with multiple species of sharks. Another great nearshore fishery is artificial reef fishing for southern and summer flounder. Quite productive during the latter summer this reef fishing for one of the best tasting fish in the sea coincides with the open of the recreational season starting August 15th. Enjoy the thrill of the hunt and the satisfaction of the catch while casting off on one of the many Ocean Isle Beach charters available to you.

If the open sea is not for you, there are plenty of options to enjoy fishing the local inshore estuaries. The benefit of vacationing in Ocean Isle and Sunset Beach is the choice of the ocean or the inshore creeks and waterways that team with wildlife, wonderful views and some good fishing. Avoid the large waves of the open ocean and allow your inshore guide to treat you and your crew to a true fishing and boating experience.

If you are not up for casting off, stay on land and take advantage of the Ocean Isle ICW pier, located on the east end of the island on the Intracoastal Waterway. Cast from the shoreline or pier to see what species mother nature may offer a chance for on your day. Stop by a local tackle store and get the local “intel” and maybe some suggestions for tackle and bait that you may need. Don’t forget that maybe instead of fishing – your group may enjoy crabbing from shore as well. Crabbing can make for a great time and an amazing family meal! There are many rental homes on canals – you can head out your own backdoor and cast the net!

Late summer offers less crowds which leads to more opportunity to explore more fishing spots. Check out the available Ocean Isle Beach vacation rentals.


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Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Charters

Need to find the perfect Charter? Check these guest favorite’s out!

Ocean Isle Fishing Center

Home of the one stop Fishing Shop. They have it all here. Tackle Shop, Charter Boats, a Restaurant, and so much more. The team at OIF has been helping locals and guests from all over the world get the most out of their next fishing trip. Go online or call them today to book your charter!

Address 65 Causeway Drive
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
Phone Number (910) 575-3474
Hours Monday – Thursday: 8am to 7pm
Friday – Saturday: 8am to 8pm
Sunday: 8am to 7pm

Salt Fever Guide Services

Whether you want to fish offshore or nearshore, their guides specialize in creating unique experiences. They offer inshore trips from 4-6 hours and offshore from 4-10 hours.

Address 21 Causeway Drive
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
Phone Number (910) 250-3021

Fish L.L. Sea

With some of the best rates on the beach, Great Day Golf Carts has a wide selection of 4 to 6 person golf carts. Equipped with Lithium Batteries, these carts are going to last your entire vacation, providing smooth rides. Friendly for the environment and for Ocean Isle Beach. Book online today!

Address 23 Cumberland Street
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
Phone Number (252) 982-6930

Capt'n Hook Outdoors

The True Captain Hook of the Ocean Isle Beach Coast, Capt’n Hook Outdoors will provide you an adventure like no other. Captained by a true and award winning captain, these “pirates” of the fishing world will give you and your family a day on the open waters like you have never experienced before.

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Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
Phone Number (910) 540-7332
Hours Monday – Sunday: 6am to 10pm

J&J Inshore Charters

Owned and operated by Captain Jacob R. Frick, J&J Inshore Charters provides full day and half day fishing excursions for you and your family. J&J Inshore Charters are perfect for smaller families looking for a personal experience and pure enjoyment to make lasting memories. With low rates and maximum fishing, select this charter for a full day’s worth of fun and enjoyment.

Address 56 Wilmington Street
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
Phone Number (910) 315-3310

CrossFit Ocean Isle Beach Kids Summer Camp is Coming

Bored kid on Summer Vacation at Ocean Isle Beach

So you’ve made your decision to spend the family vacation in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, this summer? That’s fabulous news! If you haven’t found accommodations check out our large inventory on the Sloane Vacations.

Bored kid on Summer Vacation at Ocean Isle Beachwe realize not all kids will stay occupied with the beach and the ocean. If your children are between the ages of 6 – 12, they’re eligible to attend CrossFit‘s Ocean Isle Beach Kids Summer Camp right here in Ocean Isle Beach from Monday, th through Friday, .

CrossFit OIB Kids Summer Camp is specifically designed for children ages 6 – 12. While including scaled down versions of adult skill training and workouts, CrossFit Kids Camp also focuses on fun, to get kids excited about exercising.

CFOIB Kids Camp Details

CrossFit at Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

Drop off is at 9 a.m. and pick up is at 12 noon. Price is $125 for the week. Registration includes 5 camp days that include CrossFit skills and games, gymnastics skills and games, nutrition info and yoga poses. One healthy snack per day will be provided as well as plenty of fluids.

Each camper should bring a backpack, a re-fillable water bottle, beach towel, and an awesome attitude! Get ready for friends and fitness. It’s the best kind of summertime fun!

CFOIB (CrossFit Ocean Isle Beach) Kids Camp can help enhances a child’s motor skills by teaching new and better movement and cognitive skills through engaging children to think about their movement, count their reps, remember the sequences, and work towards goals. Kids augments a child’s involvement in sports by incorporating strength training and conditioning to make our CrossFit athletes better athletes at any sport.

An experienced CrossFit Kids Coach will supervise and run your child through a short workout. Classes are set up to include a warmup, learn a new skill, and play a game using the skills they have learned. This makes learning and exercise fun!

CFOIB Kids Camp is located at 570 Meadow Summit Drive #17, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. To register or for more information you can contact them at or by calling (910) 579-9348.

Plan your vacation early

Book your Ocean Isle Beach rental through Sloane Realty now and get the place you want at the price you want. Avoid the crowds and spend a lovely week with your family enjoying everything that Ocean Isle NC and Sunset Beach NC has to offer. There are daily fishing charters during the summer for you and go-karts and arcades for the kids. Also the area is home to a near hundred . Enjoy the quiet, pristine clear water beaches away from the demands and stress of everyday life.

These are stressful times

The APA, American Psychological Association, released its findings from their annual stress survey and made the following comment, “One-third of Americans are living with extreme stress and nearly half of Americans (48 percent) believe that their stress has increased over the past five years.” This stress leads to poor diet, relationship issues, health issues, and a decrease in productivity at work. (Not to mention the possible balding issue) With all this stress Americans need to reevaluate their situations, exercise, and do a little bit of R&R. Even a weekend on the golf course or taking in the breezes off the clear waters of the North Carolina coast will provide an escape from those everyday stresses. As your stresses decrease so does that of those around you, like your family. Slone Realty offers beach house rentals for the weekend with premium golf packages in Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach, Holden Beach and Calabash. Contact Slone Realty and take the first step to a more stress free life.