Salty ocean air and colorful coastal views are just two reasons to call Oak Island home. The laid back vibe can be felt once you cross over the bridge when all your troubles seem to fall away. Discover the Island life with us.
Residents of Oak Island enjoy a laidback and friendly beach environment. Miles of beachfront offer up dolphin sightings, sea turtle nests, and, of course, an abundance of seashells. Launch your boat at the public ramp that leads directly into the Intracoastal Waterway. Visit the Oak Island Lighthouse and Coast Guard Station or stroll down one of two piers. From the mouth of the Cape Fear River to the Lockwood Folly Inlet, residents and vacationers alike can find casual and fine dining, an 18-hole golf course, boutique shops, water pad, pavilion, community parks and lots of public beach accesses. Life is good at the beach.
Oak Island Lighthouse
Trails: Scenic boardwalks.
Marina: Blue Water Point Marina & Municipal Ramp.
Oak Island & Caswell Beach Area Communities
Oak Island and Caswell Beach Happenings
The grand reopening of the Oak Island Golf Club and Duffers Pub and Grille located in the heart of Oak Island occurred in December 2019. The brand-new club is impressive, and the food is still great. We were worried about missing those beautiful Atlantic Ocean views with the new club being on the ground level, but the views are just as majestic! Surrounding views of the Oak Island Golf Course and Caswell Beach community are still extraordinary from the bottom level.
Check out some of our pictures from the new Oak Island Golf Club and if you want to visit their website it is http://www.oakislandgolf.com/.
No Foolin’! Early April brings much needed dredging of the Lockwood Folly Inlet. The inlet was dredged after Hurricane Florence and was in excellent shape. Then Hurricane Dorian came along a year later and pushed sand back in. Right now, low tide reduces water depth to less than 6 feet. Some spots are as shallow as 3 feet.
The dredging will not only allow passage for boaters, but marine life and ocean rescue will be able to access the Atlantic. The freshwater from the Lockwood Folly River also needs this escape. If the freshwaters back up in the inlet, the saltwater life will be in danger. The dredging will save further erosion on both Oak Island and Holden Beach.
Discover the whole story here: https://www.wect.com/2020/02/21/sand-build-up-lockwood-folly-inlet-causing-issues-waterway-waits-dredging/